The real purpose of [this movement], I would argue, is to :
re-engage the 99%, from the bottom up, community by community around the world, first to learn how things really work and what is really going on, and then to decide what actions need to be taken in response. In every nation and community the situation is different and the response that is needed will inevitably be different.
Humans have an enormous capacity for problem-solving. It’s been our hallmark trait for hundreds of thousands of years. And now, we are faced with the most serious problems the planet has ever faced. So don’t be bored. This is by far the most interesting possible time to be alive.
ATHENS, Ga. — As the “Occupy Wall Street” protest moves into its third week in New York City, the movement is spreading to other parts of the U.S., including Georgia. “Occupy” movements have sprung up in Athens, Atlanta, Columbus and Savannah.
The groups are getting their message out via social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. The Occupy Atlanta group is Georgia’s largest with more than 3-thousand followers. They are planning a march for Friday in the city’s downtown Woodruff Park.
But events are also planned in Savannah, Columbus and Athens where 29-year old computer programmer Carter Adams lives. He says he grew up during more prosperous times and never expected the economy to be in such bad shape, and that’s why he’s demonstrating.
“We are on the wrong path and as a young person who has to live on this planet for 60 more years, I am very concerned with what is going to happen to this country.”
Adams says right now their week-old group is comprised of twenty-something’s but they are reaching out to others.