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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:36 PM
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Jesse Jackson visits Phoenix occupiers
Source: Arizona Republic

The Rev. Jesse Jackson delivered a message of peace, unity and support for the Occupy Phoenix movement to protesters Thursday.
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He ended his talk by saying, "Looks like we march for democracy, looks like we should now march on, day after day, until there is justice, healing and love in the land. Keep hope alive. I love you."

Energized by Jackson's words to "march on," the protesters proceeded to the nearby Arizona Republic and 12 News building and then to Cesar Chavez Plaza in front of City Hall, where Jackson repeated his speech and led a prayer.
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Jackson's message to the protesters was "to remain persistent, non-violent, disciplined and focused." He said that "if they maintain this quest for economic security, they will ultimately prevail."

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/201...



This was a very inspiring march. Rev. Jackson's talk with us was deep. He spoke of the days when he engaged in non-violent protest with with Dr. Martin Luther King. Here's a short clip from you tube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HerHkAyThzQ

A few days before, he spoke at the University of Nebraska:

Rev. Jesse Jackson compares Occupy movement to Civil Rights movement during Lied Center speech

As part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Diversity Leadership Symposium, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, a civil rights icon who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. and has continued his own struggle for social and economic equality since, spoke Tuesday at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Afterward, Jackson briefly visited the Occupy Lincoln camp, the local off-shoot of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement.
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Because of that economic situation, Jackson repeatedly voiced his support for the Occupy Wall Street protests to murmurs of agreement and claps from some in the crowd. The movement began in Manhattan more than two months ago when an eclectic group of protesters converged on the financial district and camped out in a public park in protest of income inequality and the power they say corporations wield over politics. Hundreds joined the original encampment, and similar camps popped up in towns across the country and around the world, including here in Lincoln.

"Occupy is really a new name for an old game," Jackson said. "It's a struggle for social justice. It's a struggle for fairness."

http://www.dailynebraskan.com/news/rev-jesse-jackson-co...
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PETRUS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:47 PM
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1. Net recommendation: 0 votes (Your vote: +1)
Is the objection to Jackson, Occupy, or the intersection of the two?
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 02:03 PM
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2. lol. Could be the intersection,
plus a third variable; because the unreccing crew usually honors me by unreccing my posts automatically.
:hi:
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PETRUS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 02:06 PM
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3. Ah, yes. Your "fans." nt
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zalinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 02:15 PM
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4. THIS is who I wanted for President, not who we got. n/t
Edited on Fri Dec-02-11 02:16 PM by zalinda
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 04:51 PM
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5. sigh
Maybe he'll be more like that in his 2nd term.

i hope.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 05:23 PM
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6. I voted for him in 1984 and 1988. I learned a lot about the *liberal* media in those years.
He's saved lives and stayed loyal to peace and human rights.

Of course the RW media hates him, always has.

I'm glad that he was allowed to speak.
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