Some suggestions by Michael Moore can be found at his website. There is much agreement with certain proposals found here, but unfortunately reaching unanimous consensus has proven to be a difficult, if not impossible, task. The effort to provide a framework is appreciated, and we will add his suggestions to those that are being collected for that purpose:
LOS ANGELES—“Los Angeles officials have offered Occupy protesters a vacant office building and two empty lots for a community garden if they dismantle their tents from the City Hall lawn . . . It was uncertain Tuesday if occupiers would accept the offer . . . “
There will be more on this subject, city leaders and unidentified “representatives” meeting with the city according to the Times. But what is the source for reliable information regarding meetings that have taken place over the last two weeks? At this point, it seems to be anyone who has sources at City Hall minus quotes from the participants. This is not conducive to reaching an “agreement” because no one knows what is being discussed or how resolutions are presented or considered. Let’s see how this plays out, knowing that the encampment is filled with diverse opinions and many have grievances that are unrelated to the Occupation Movement.
The article below is a must-read, one of the few pieces we’ve seen that touches all the bases as it were:
“Americans who flew bombing missions in World War II had a saying: "You know you're on target when you start getting a lot of flak." The protesters in today's nascent "Occupy Wall Street" movement must really be on target, then, because -- boy! -- they're enduring an unrelenting barrage of rhetorical flak from political and media defenders of America's plutocracy.”
Occupy protests: Shop mom-and-pop on Black Friday
Here’s an idea. Don’t spend Thanksgiving night pushing, shoving and waiting in line for something you can probably buy online for less anyway. Some retailers like Target and Wal Mart are opening their doors at ungodly hours as if to demonstrate how mindless consumerism makes fools out of everyone involved, especially the retailers who have ordered their employees to sacrifice family time for this insult to the holiday spirit. Mom and Pop wouldn’t ask you to leave your kids at home in the middle of the night for an opportunity to join an unruly crowd of people who want to get out, and back home, as soon as they can.
There will be more on the Stop Black Friday effort here throughout the week.
And the AntiSec folks have made an announcement, viewable at this link: