What started as a trip up to Lower Manhattan to cover #OccupyWallStreet has now turned into a frenetic attempt at capturing the birth of something historic: a purely people-powered democratic movement focused on not just reforms, but potentially creating a new system.
The Project was there at the Brooklyn Bridge when one of the largest arrests in recent memory occurred–700 to be exact, by a police force bent on protecting the wealthy elite at the expense of the average American, people like you and me. The Project was also on Wall Street when things got ugly last night. And so this journey continues–through live-tweeting and editorials you’ve been receiving in your Inbox. Next will be a glimpse of the Boston occupation, and following that, the major event in Washington D.C., where the #October6 movement kicks off today, and with them, #OccupyDC and #OccupyKStreet. And after D.C., I return home to spend time with the peaceful, brave citizens of #OccupyPhilly.
The Project will continue to bring you updates via live-Tweeting (@DavGolProject and @DustinSlaughter) information as it happens, as well as profiles and editorials. I’m also putting together a short documentary about the movement. But I can’t do it without your help.
Please consider donating just $10 to the Project’s Occupy Media Fund. Your help will enable me to continue my work as I literally live on-site, sleeping in plazas and tent cities as the American Autumn unfolds before our eyes.
Thank you so much for your interest in the Project, and don’t hesitate to contact me with comments, criticisms and questions.
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Sincerely and in Solidarity,
Dustin M. Slaughter
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