Sunday, November 20, 2011

#Occupy_Albany - trying to distance itself from the media circus of who gets arrested every night?

"Some in the group are feeling that a focus on the nightly arrests is taking attention away from the group's main goals..." and the Times Union also says many in Albany's tent city are now vowing NOT to get arrested!
UPDATE! That rake-in is apparently going to take place at night. (see box at end of post)
Sunday Times Union columnist Fred LeBrun points out that "Occupy albany is still here" - he also mentions hyrdrofracking. Indeed: anti-hydrofrackers make up a very unique component of the Albany Occupants, who no doubt support LeBrun's speculations that the local Occupy will keep their tent city going no matter what happens to the nationwide Canadian-inspired movement.

The very first time I visited Occupy_Albany I encountered anti-hydrofrackers. They've been there on each and every of my subsequent visits to the tent city. But until now, the story HAS NOT BEEN about hydrofracking (or verizon, for that matter) - but it looks like all that is changing --- which could end up taking the local movement in the direction described in another Times Union column by Casey Seiler: "Time for Occupy to go INDOORS."

The History of "Occupy" - hover and click on the graphic to the right!

Hmmmm... Seiler muses that down through history "occupations never work." It is logical to assume the leadership of the leaderless movement needs to find winter quarters. Perhaps an activist-attorney will donate a flat along Elk Street, so the Occupants will have a bse from which to launch protests at the State Capitol against Governor Andrew Cuomo during the long, cold Albany winter.

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