Thursday, February 23, 2012

Occupy Activists From Across US And Abroad Converge in Olympia

Over President's Day weekend, Olympia, Washington became the first city in the nation to host a major national occupy movement conference. Activists from all across the country gathered to participate in three days of organizing activities, including dozens of workshops, training sessions and meetings. The Occupy Solidarity Social Forum was sponsored by the Alliance For Global Justice and Occupy Olympia.

Over 300 people attended the event, and organizers are calling it a great success. Due to the large number of activists on board an Amtrak train coming in from California, folks along the route renamed it the "Occupy Express." The train was met by a boisterous welcoming party of conference organizers when it arrived at the station in East Olympia.


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