In Birmingham, Alabama hundreds of leaflets declaring “We are in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street” have appeared across the city. As the Washington D.C. occupation of Freedom Plaza begins its first night on October 6, Occupy Birmingham will have a meeting about starting its own demonstration. The meeting will be held at 7:00 PM at Railroad Park, 1600 1st Ave S. “We stand to support human need, instead of corporate greed. We are partnered with no political party. We will not fit in political boxes. We will not be silent. We are the 99% of America whose future has been gambled away for the sake of corporate greed,” says the group’s mission statement.
In Tampa, Florida, where an occupation would be much more comfortable than on Wall Street, an Occupy Tampa organization has formed and held its first General Assembly, declaring, “We’ve had enough corruption and cronyism. We’ve had enough of corporate dollars flowing, hidden, into the coffers of politicians who let those corporations walk all over We The People. End Corporate Personhood. End the illegal wars.”
Occupy Austin says in its solidarity statement, “We are dedicated to non-violently reclaiming control of our governments from the financial interests that have corrupted them. We demand that our public servants recognize that the people are the supreme authority.” The group plans to assemble at Austin City Hall at 3:00 PM on October 6.
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