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Solidarity with Western Mass Occupation’s March

The occupations of western mass participated in a direct action today that hit all the local places of greed including Bank of America and Verizon Wireless among other places. Here are some @OWSBus tweets from that march 

#occutrippers standing in #solidarity with #occupywesternmass as their march starts. twitter.com/OWSBus/status/…

— OccuTrip (@OWSBus) February 2, 2012

VerigreedyWireless Banner. #occupynorthhampton #occupywesternmass #ows #occutrip twitter.com/OWSBus/status/…

— OccuTrip (@OWSBus) February 2, 2012

Getting amped for the march with a brass band and some beautiful banners. #OWSBus #occupynorthhampton #occupywesternmass

— OccuTrip (@OWSBus) February 2, 2012

"What does Verizon want? No health care for it’s workers, no pensions. Is that what we want? No!" #occutrip #occupynorthhampton

— OccuTrip (@OWSBus) February 2, 2012

"Get up, get down! We need public spaces in this town!" #occutrip #occupynorthhampton #occupywesternmass

— OccuTrip (@OWSBus) February 2, 2012

This is one of the smallest marchers. twitter.com/OWSBus/status/…

— OccuTrip (@OWSBus) February 2, 2012

Out of your houses, into the streets Western Mass! #Occutrip #occupynorthhampton #occupywesternmass

— OccuTrip (@OWSBus) February 2, 2012

The management at servicenet pays half what the workers pay for healthcare. That’s wrong! #Occutrip #occupywesternmass #occupynorthhampton

— OccuTrip (@OWSBus) February 2, 2012

#occupynorthhampton #occupywesternmass #occupyhcc #ows protesting corporate greed. twitter.com/OWSBus/status/…

— OccuTrip (@OWSBus) February 2, 2012

Some  of the Occutrip crew in Boston looking all bad ass 

Some  of the Occutrip crew in Boston looking all bad ass 

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#OccupyLateNight with #OccuDog (via @OccupyWallStNYC)

#OccupyLateNight with #OccuDog (via @OccupyWallStNYC)

#OWStalgia from the beginning of this #OccuTrip journey!

Come together

On the heels of a difficult meeting yesterday - where many people left feeling disrespected and frustrated - we met again today:

Some of the issues we were encountering: confusion around individual autonomy vs. commitment to group, timeliness at gatherings, and ‘Step-up, Step-back’. 

The march last night, though, had re-invigorated and united the group:

And now we’re psyched to see Week 2 coming in!

#OccuTrip News Roundup

Here’s a round-up of news about our road trip so far:

Occupy Wall Street Builds Momentum for Spring Resurgence: Launches 5-Week Bus Trip - Paramus Post 

Activists take off on 5-week Occupy road trip - Wall Street Journal 

Occupy protesters expected in Boston - MyFoxNews.com

OccuTrip Press Release - OccupyWallSt.org

This is hospitality. Thank you, Angela! #OccupyApplePie

This is hospitality. Thank you, Angela! #OccupyApplePie