Long Live the Occupation (With or Without Occupying) Updated and Updated Again:
The bastards may have taken down Oakland, Portland, New York City, and other occupations in what is increasingly clear was a coordinated attack on the movement by city halls and, perhaps, really, the Department of Homeland Security. But fuck them. There's still many, many OWS protests around the nation, sea to shining motherfuckin' sea.
The following Occupy encampments, big and small, are still going strong, according to a Facebook request put out by the Rude Pundit (this list is inevitably going to be incomplete - feel free to write so it can be updated, which it will be throughout the day):
Boise (really? Cool...)
Columbia, South Carolina
Rochester, New York
They're gonna need supplies. And next Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, the Rude Pundit wants a whole lot of people to show up with the cold-weather gear that the people camped out are going to need to make it through the winter. If the NYC occupiers are not back in camp by then, the Rude Pundit will come out to Philadelphia. Who is organizing there?
Blanket the occupiers. Blanket the Earth.
But let's not get too "We Are the World" here. The siege is ongoing:
San Francisco has been raided and is being dismantled. San Diego is under attack. Dallas could be gone as early as today. Albany has been under constant threat by the police. Minnesota has been threatened by city officials in Minneapolis. Houston is in a battle over what is or is not a tent. Tulsa keeps getting fucked with. Occupy Missoula has been fucked with, too. Detroit is moving indoors rather than face the brutal Michigan winter. Charlottesville isn't sure if it'll be there past the 26th. Riverside, California, has been raided and still stands. And cops keep hassling the good people of Honolulu.
Yet Chicago keeps going without a camp. They are gonna need gear, too.
Let's show the nation that this movement can't be squashed by billionaire mayors or colluding authorities. They may have the cash, but we have the numbers.