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Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Olympia

Occupy Olympia carries on, as of this writing, as one of the longest-standing occupations in the country.

See the statement of support from the the Coordinating Committee of the UFE.

UFE members have been contributing to the Occupy movement in several ways.  Many of us have attended General Assemblies and camped overnight.  We’ve attended rallies, and UFE coordinators have spoken at the major rallies at the capitol.  Some members have cooked meals and delivered them.  We are donating $500 to Occupy Olympia and Occupy Tacoma.

Several UFE members and Evergreen faculty have written articles related to the Occupy movement.  Here are links to those that we know about:

Bret Weinstein (Evolutionary Biology): (originally published in the Tacoma News Tribune).

Trevor Griffey (U.S. History) :

Peter Bohmer (Economics), with Ron Jacobs.  Transcontinental Occupation
Zoltan Grossman (Geography): Rise of the Planet of the People

Alan Nasser (Emeritus, Political Economy) has a series of articles at Counterpunch. many of which relate to core Occupy themes.  See, for example,  How the Oligarchy Gets Politicized (Nov 15)


Rallies at the Capitol: 2011

April 8 Rally: 7,000 – 12,000 strong, including many UFE members. UFE Chair Laurie Meeker is quoted in this front page story from the Olympian.

Photos from the March 17 Rally at the capitol, featuring UFE members and others.

February 21 Rally (photos from UFE Steward Lin Nelson):