The Occupy Wall Street group is experiencing some growing pains; the same sort of issues that the Finance Committee will be dealing with here. The protesters are also dealing with near-freezing temperatures without tents. The weather will continue to be a major contributor to the course of events.
We hope that Occupy Wall Street will not become casualties of their own efforts; that they will work out an organizational structure that meets the needs of their group. All organizations have to find their own solutions to regulatory issues, political considerations, health department compliance, financial concerns, and so on.
But even if they are forced to find shelter elsewhere, the Occupation Movement has progressed to the point that it is self-sustaining, a global movement with broad support according to polling data.
As we and our brothers and sisters in other locales find their way through the hazards of growth, let us remain focused on our purpose and principles. Let us continue to share views and engage in the intelligent discussion that I’ve been privileged to witness here.
There will be an action today that was not announced for logistical reasons, however a report will be forthcoming later if it happens.
The Finance Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, and we’ve been told they have fashioned a system to deal with finance issues that maintains transparency from the various proposals that were submitted.
We have also been told the “90% Resolution” will be considered again at the General Assembly, the two hard-blocks concerned with peripheral issues that can be resolved.