Occupy Fort Lauderdale Gathering Momentum; ACLU Sends Out Pamphlet of Protesting Rights

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UPDATE: As of 10:20 a.m., there are now 250 people who say they're showing up on Saturday.

Occupy Fort Lauderdale appears to be picking up steam -- when we wrote Monday evening that the group announced its first meeting would be held on Saturday, there were about 20 or so people who confirmed on Facebook that they would be there.

There are now more than 200 people who say they'll be outside the Broward Main Public Library at 6 p.m. Saturday.

After many people said they won't be able to make it to the meeting due to Yom Kippur, the group is tentatively planning another gathering for Sunday.

The actual protesting has yet to begin, as the meeting on Saturday is more of a preface to the demonstrations so the group can organize itself.

"A core piece of this meeting will be to vote on time, place and logistics for a future demonstration as well as to delegate duties to those willing to volunteer," organizers write.

Meanwhile, amid all the Occupy gatherings going on around the state, the ACLU of Florida released a "Rights of Protesters" pamphlet that can tell you just about anything you'd need to know when encountering the po-po while protesting.

Anonymous also issued its own document called "Revolution: a how-to," which describes tips for a few different things, including the etiquette of a "consensus meeting" -- something the Occupy Fort Lauderdale folks have said they plan on utilizing during the meeting, similar to the methods of the Fort Lauderdale Food Not Bombs members.

Here's the new flier the Occupy Fort Lauderdale people cooked up:

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You can visit the Occupy Fort Lauderdale website by clicking here.


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Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

When you compare that to the 49 cents I have in my checking account, it does seem a bit off..

But what the fuck do I know.  I'm only a card carrying Socialist.

Lifewithbliss
Lifewithbliss

I wish it was earlier too. Will anyone even notice us at that time when downtown is deserted for the weekend?

sjminflorida
sjminflorida

Keep the politicians, labor organizations and moveon.org out of this or it won't be taken seriously, just a tool of the Democratic Party and Obama.

FQS9000
FQS9000

Great, just what we need.  A bunch of snivellers organizing to whine about something which is just fine now.  What they really want is more cash so they don't have to get a real job and do something that actually creates something or provides a real service.

Kiutpi
Kiutpi

Dear FQS9000         I truly believe that these protests are about raising our consciousness and awareness in America. For me, this movement is about criticize by creating new business models in our community and co-creating the kind of world we want our children, and grandchildren to live in. This occupy movement, is a wake- up call for all of us.Occupy Fort Lauderdale:  First General Assembly - October 8, 2011Awesome video!http://youtu.be/dyUm-BouaOg      

Our greed, exploitation of resources, and exploitation of humanity will no longer work as the standard way of "doing business" in this world. I am for new Entrepreneurs and Conscious Business leaders to rise up to the challenge. Please see the "Conscious Business" movementhttp://youtu.be/qBpveh... is my proactive billboard message to the world …Goodbye Corporate greed, Government corruption and Wall Street abuses, and Hello Main Street creative business models that have a "higher" purpose to serve society, the planet, employees, investors, and that foster human flourishing at every level.  

Samantha
Samantha

Are you kidding me? Are you so out of touch with reality you don't notice the LACK OF AVAILABLE jobs because of greed? There are college graduates clamoring for jobs everywhere you look. These people aren't whiners, they're revolutionaries.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

You're a typical rightwing douche, who doesn't have a clue as to what the real issues are today. And if you're not wealthy, you're a stooge for the elite.

le_philosophe
le_philosophe

It has to be recognized that the disparity in income between those who have capital and those who do not has become too great. The working man has lost ground over the last 40 years. He has lost ground to capital and to government itself. While talking about a problem gets it recognized, the fear is that the ideologues will take charge and push a particular agenda? But how does one define an agenda before the cause of the effect that needs to be addressed is understood?

The problem with ideologues taking control of a socio/political movement is that there can be no inclusion beyond some prescribed limit. Ideals are a representation of perceived perfection and so to deviate from an ideal is a seen as surrendering political virtue on the guillotine of pragmatism.

The arguments that the Occupy movement is Not a political movement are ill-conceived and shallow ideas. Because, even if it is not at the present, the government will have to respond at some point. Then it becomes a political movement, because there will be political powers that wish to use the movement to push a particular agenda. As the positive is defined, the obverse will be also. There is no other possibility. So says Hegel. Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Max Weber and other sociologist knew of the necessity of a political response to social unrest. We have seen that extreme responses in Communism and Fascism.

The Occupy movement seems to be a movement of expression. The expression is dissatisfaction with the new status quo. Our democratic republic is specifically designed to rectify such expressions. The VOTE is that mechanism by which change is created. We have witnessed the result of that expression by the Tea Party movement in the recent 2010 elections.

Then the question becomes are the "Occupy" demonstrators voters? Are they a disenfranchised and dissatisfied? Are they simply dissatisfied and fed-up? They have yet to present a unified voice. The most eloquent representative was on Anderson Cooper 360 last evening, a practiced speaker and college professor in NYC, undoubtedly seen at Broad and Wall who seemed to be pushing an agenda of his own making, incorporating some liberal media talking points and repetitively, convincingly delivering them.Despite the lack of clarity and unity in their message there seems to be elements sufficiently organized to tap into the dissatisfaction and capture the media’s attention. As well as the attention of a sufficient number in the local community to create a public spectacle that ties the local events into the ostensibly spontaneous national movement.With universal citizen suffrage the US has now must recognized the need of every individual voter. Little Jimmy Madison whose brain appeared to be much bigger than his body said, the future and viability of the Republic rests on public virtue, which is by definition the willingness of individuals to forgo personal benefit in favor of the national agenda. I do not see that in this movement.

Tom Jefferson said and Ben Franklin agreed, that as soon as the citizens realize they can vote themselves wealth, they will. Now the stated goal of the Occupy movement is rectify the disparity of incomes that has created our current situation. But at what point does rectification become unjust enrichment? The ultimate question regarding the sustainability of the Occupy movement is the will rest upon whether the economy turns for the better this year. Working people have no time to demonstrate. The signs on Wall Street point to stagnation, at this point.

Yakovac24
Yakovac24

When you have Corporations that instead of making things better for us they devise ways too charge us more and bleed us dry. You have a broken system. Corporations that look at the next quarterly profit is the problem. Our view needs too change to a 100 year view, energy security, high paying jobs that actually help people not exploit people all over the globe. We make them rich and they squeeze us for more. The income gap is the call for Revalution. You don't need to be a slave anymore by supporting corporations that do not work in the best intersts of the people.

julescator
julescator

This country cannot and willnot exist with the wealth of the nation in the hands of 1% of the people.  That is a formula for disaster.  I am so happy that the citizens finally realized who has the power and it's WE THE PEOPLE.  This is absolutely a grassroots movement that has taken far too long to start.  But I support it all the way. 

R. D. M.
R. D. M.

I wish it was little earlier than 6pm

legal Guy
legal Guy

can someone explain what the goal is?

who should create jobs?  loan money to businesses, so they can create jobs.

I don't get it... its like the Greeks, complaining about how the government needs to cut back after spending more money than they had.

-just like the USA.

Tom Baxter
Tom Baxter

Corporations are holding only $1,000,000,000 in cash today. The US government has only loaned/granted a few trillion of corporate bailouts for those too big to fail since 2008.  

Karl
Karl

The Goal? Why yes, it is simply this.....

From each according to abuilityTo each according to need.....

PPLRstrange
PPLRstrange

Are you drunk again, Karl? My second grader has a better command of the English language than you. Maybe that's why you useful idiots can't get a job.

Exactly, "legal Guy".

julescator
julescator

Perhaps you will like MY English better.  They are making a statement that the US can't survive as long as the wealth is in the hands of 1% of this nation.  They are Right!  Capitalism gone too far introduces Socialism as the havenots are forced to rely on the Government.  It produces the exact opposite effect that the GOP wants.  Is that better?

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