Denver’s American Spring

March 21, 2012 in Press

As the winter of discontent blossoms into the American Spring Occupy Denver is on top of the world and ready to meet the challenges that the Occupy Wall Street movement faces locally and nationally. Over the past few weeks enemies of the occupation have done their best to repress the Occupy Wall Street movement in the Denver area. During this time resilient brothers and sisters of Occupy Denver have stood their ground ever resistant against the oppression of the State. While some may see the targeting and imprisonment of our brothers and sisters on The Row combined with the fenced eviction from Civic Center Park as harsh blows to Occupy Denver most do not. Many in fact are standing as defiantly as ever with fists raised high ready to greet this new phase of the occupation with much zeal. Even as you read these words know that plans are being laid for the freeing of our imprisoned comrades, continuing the occupation, and protesting loud and clear to make our grievances known to the 1%.

Though Occupy Denver has temporarily lost parts of Civic Center Park due to lawn maintenance a renewed camp on the Capitol side of Civic Center Park has arisen. Located across Broadway from the winter occupation there is a prime strip of land ready for Denver’s American Spring. Signs are being held and the people are gathering. Already The Row has broken ground and made camp. The forecast is for beautiful weather this weekend so create a sign, grab your sleeping bag and come on down to join the occupation. If an overnight isn’t an option for you feel free to swing by any time to join in as you may. To facilitate this weekend’s occupation donations of warm food, warm blankets, and warm smiles for the occupiers are very welcome.

Besides occupation Occupy Denver has many other events planned this week to get involved in.

The Citizens Oversight Board Meeting is Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Escuela Tlatelolco Centro de Estudios, 2949 N. Federal Blvd at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Occupy Denver is attending this meetings so we may civilly and respectfully express grievances to the C.O.B. concerning excessive use of force and repression of the occupation by the City of Denver and its Police force. Click here for more event details.

On Saturday, March 24, Occupy Denver is having a Peace and Non-Violence Teach In and a march against police brutality. The Peace & Nonviolence Teach In begins at 11 AM, at Civic Center Park, with march planning occurring at noon and getting underway around 12:45 PM. Click here for more event details.

Also on Saturday, March 24, the Occupy Denver Outreach Committee is hosting a fund raising event at Hamburger Mary’s in order to raise money for an Occupy Float in the Pride Parade. This event will be held at 7:00pm at Hamburger Mary’s, 700 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO. Click here for more event details.

Of course there are also regular General Assemblies and Spokes Council meetings occurring too. Everyone is encouraged to join in the General Assemblies being held on Tuesday nights at 7:00pm and Saturdays at 3:00pm in Civic Center Park. Spokes Council meetings are Thursday nights at 7:00pm in Civic Center Park. General Assemblies and Spokes Council meetings are the doorway for the public to join in the participatory democratic processes that organize and shape Occupy Denver. All are welcome to attend and participate.

The American Spring is upon us brothers and sisters. It is time to unite together as a community in the bright spring sun and show those who would oppress us just how ready and able we are to meet the challenges at hand to ensure the continued local occupation. There has been much talk lately of many people getting their camping gear ready for occupying Civic Center Park this weekend. Fence be damned. Full steam ahead. Occupy Denver encourages you all to consider occupying Civic Center Park this weekend for as much or as little time as you may. Don’t forget to join in the events on Thursday and Saturday day and evening. This is the beginning of the American Spring Denver, so let’s act like it is and give the 1% a Spring that may never be forgot. #SOLIDARITY!