From:   Micah White <micahmwhite@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Monday, October 17, 2011 1:50:55 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Reports on occupations around the US
 

At this point, one of the biggest possible contributions to the movement would be a central site that aggregated all the local news about each individual occupation.

I am in Berkeley, and there at least half a dozen occupations within 15 miles (SF, Oakland, Richmond, Walnut Creek, etc etc). Some of these are attracting 2,000 people or more on the weekends. And yet, I can barely locate any information. There is no single source of information.

We need a site like occupytogether.org that handles news (local corporate news and citizen journalist eye witness accounts).  This is a labor intensive project, but could be aided by scraping RSS and other aggregating techniques.

Micah

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 12:39 PM, Doug Singsen <dougsingsen@gmail.com> wrote:
We know that there are hundreds of occupations happening around the country, but I've had a hard time finding good reports on what has actually been happening at them, how big they are, what they're thinking about or working on, what other groups and struggles they are linking up with, etc. The Google Maps and Meetup maps show where meetings, rallies and occupations are happening, but they don't provide much information on what these events actually look like, as far as I can tell. For anyone who's interested in seeing more detailed reports on some of the many occupations taking place, SocialistWorker.org has set up a page to post reports at http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/17/reports-from-occupy-everywhere. There are only five up there now, but we'll keep adding reports as we receive them, and anyone can submit a report, so if you have info on any occupations outside NYC, please send them in. And if anyone knows of any other good resources for reading details on occupations around the US (or the world), please send them to the list as well.

Doug Singsen

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