Sat Dec 31, 2011, 09:24 AM
n2doc (39,884 posts)
Occupy's Rose Parade float: 70-foot octopus of corporate greed
Occupy protesters are busy finishing their float that will run at the end of the Rose Parade: a 70-by-40-foot octopus made of recycled plastic bags.
The octopus, said activist Mark Lipman of Los Angeles, represents Wall Street's stranglehold on political, cultural and social life, with tentacles "that reach into your pocket to get your money and a tentacle to get your house."
"This is the real Rose Parade, and the other is the Rose Charade," said Pete Thottam, 40, an Occupy activist.
Protesters will march the parade route after the floats and marching bands have passed. The group has been working with Pasadena police and Tournament of Roses officials on how not to disrupt the parade.
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Sat Dec 31, 2011, 09:38 AM
90-percent (5,670 posts)
3. Occupy Rose Parade donation
is real easy to donate to.
I like to put small portions of my money where my mouth is in support of such causes, OWS being my favorite.