For a movement that is supposed to be dead, Occupy is curiously active.
Take this word sent to Irregular Times by Daniel Pflaker of Wesleyan University today:
What: #Occupy march on Bank of America
Where: Wesleyan University’s Olin Library
When: Friday, April 27, 3pm
Middletown’s Main Street branch of Bank of America will be the target of a march and a “people’s foreclosure” on Friday, April 27th. Wesleyan students, local Middletown residents, and activists from across the state will meet at 3:00pm on the steps of Wesleyan University’s Olin Memorial Library (252 Church St.) before marching on the bank and symbolically “foreclosing” on it. The demonstration will be in protest against Bank of America’s support of environmentally destructive practices, predatory lending practices which target minorities, thousands of home foreclosures, and ability to shape US policy through unrestrained lobbying, among other unethical practices.
This action is part of a broader “Move Your Money” campaign on Wesleyan’s campus through which students are being encouraged to withdraw their funds from corporate banks and reinvest them with local credit unions, which are being brought to campus to facilitate the transfer. The campaign is being organized by students active in the Occupy movement.
Dead? Not so much. Occupy keeps right on trucking.