Forty people rallied at State House Plaza this afternoon to express continued outrage at the capture of the US economy and government by wealthy individuals and powerful corporations, now known in the vernacular as “the 1%.”
Active discussions are now going on about finding permanent outdoor and indoor occupation sites in Concord. And with the first-in-the-nation presidential primary only 2 months away, proposals to “Occupy the Primary” are starting to be circulated.
In a general assembly that included a sharing of ideas and plans, one participant, a painting contractor, speculated that a former employee committed suicide due to lack of work. That story drove home the “show us the jobs”message carried by another participant.
After the General Assembly and a photo op in the archway between the plaza and the State House lawn, several dozen people marched through downtown Concord to the Bank of America branch on Storrs Street, then back to the State House.
Occupy Concord (or is it Occupy New Hampshire at Concord?) plans to meet again Wednesday. Occupy NH at Manchester plans to continue daily GAs in Veterans Park, but to travel to other sites on Sundays, starting next week.
The Occupy NH web page continues to be the best source of information. The site includes forums for discussion, as well.
Occupy gatherings continue to provide opportunities for exchange of political ideas
among near strangers, something that is relatively rare in normal times. Today I had a mostly cordial conversation with a Ron Paul supporter, spoke to a couple Bank of America customers after they visited the drive-through teller, and described nonviolence training to an interested Plymouth resident.