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Boulder organizers plan local 'Occupy Wall Street' rally
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By Amy Bounds/Camera Staff Writer
Posted: 10/09/2011 08:42:12 PM MDT

The Occupy Wall Street movement is coming to Boulder.

At least two different groups have formed to get demonstrations going here, with the first rally planned Saturday in front of One Boulder Plaza. Students at the University of Colorado at Boulder also are planning activities later this month around the same theme.

People are feeling hopeful that there could be some real systemic changes coming out of grassroots activism, said Carolyn Bninski with the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center.

The Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center is helping organize Saturday's event, along with hosting a sign making night on Thursday. Saturday's event emulates Occupy Wall Street, a demonstration that has drawn thousands of protestors daily for several weeks in the Manhattan financial district to protest big business and misguided government.

We feel the big investment banks are responsible for the economic crisis that is facing the United States and many other countries around the world, Bninski said. We need to take back our democracy. Banks do have a function on our society but not, out of pure greed, to speculate and destroy people's savings and jobs. ...
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