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The movement's protesters want you to understand what ALEC is and why you should fear it.
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:
This is from a year ago but I just ran across it and thought it still had value. I see that some of the planned activites from Occupy last year took hold over the year and are continuing to gain strength and spread citizen awarenesss.
Excerpt from article:
In the works since January, today's protests are just as much about the broader issue of corporate control of politics. "We are rejecting a society that does not allow us to control our future," says a call to action on Shut Down the Corporations, the umbrella website for the protests. Here is a rundown of some of the planned actions:
Southern California: Actions targeting one of the largest Walmart distribution centers in support of nonunion warehouse workers
New York City: A teach-in by Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi (coiner of the "vampire squid" meme) and
actions targeting Bank of America, Pfizer, and the Koch brothersSalt Lake City:
A mock debutante ball in the state capitol that will draw attention to a Utah replica of Arizona's anti-immigrant lawPortland, Oregon:
Actions targeting ALEC corporations throughout the cityPhoenix:
A rally at the state capitol focusing on union-busting and anti-immigrant bills followed by a "museum-style" tour of ALEC corporations
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