#OccupyBrooklyn Coming this Weekend

We received this dispatch regarding Occupy Brooklyn this weekend:

On November 12th and 13th, Occupy Brooklyn is teaming up with community groups from across Brooklyn for a weekend of rallies, teach-ins, direct actions and arts events.

For the past month, Brooklynites have gathered together twice a week in communities all over Brooklyn to discuss the economic struggles facing the city’s largest borough. Those conversations took on commercial development, gentrification, foreclosures and evictions, and other pressing issues we face.

This weekend, Occupy Brooklyn will ally with organizations, community groups, and movements who’ve long fought for economic justice — and we’re challenging Brooklynites everywhere to unite to help evict corporate greed from our borough.

Come join us.

Brooklyn Occupy Your Block Weekend of Action

Saturday Nov. 12 and Sunday Nov. 13, 10a.m. – 9p.m.

Brooklyn Borough Hall, the Korean War Veterans Plaza at Cadman Plaza West/East between Tillary and Johnson Sts.

For more information contact ows.brooklyn@gmail.com

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  • Wrennie

    I think you’re reading my use of the word entitlement too literally. I simply mean that there are many people who think they’re entitled to everything (jobs, trophies, high fives, good grades in school, raises, promotions, nice homes, cars, ponies, etc.) just for showing up and existing in a mediocre, average way. In my mind, that isn’t the American Dream, which involves hard work. Sometimes, unfortunately, hard work isn’t rewarded; however, there are still those who don’t work hard, and expect to be rewarded for menial effort nonetheless.

  • AEB

    …and others work desperately hard, have multiple jobs, and still can’t make ends meet, even if a spouse or family member contributes to that goal.

    The more civilized a society becomes, the more it attempts to keep all its members from poverty and its horrible effects. This makes sense morally, ethically, and practically.

    The blanket characterization of have-nots as lazy (which is what it comes down to) is abhorrent. We are all human; we are all linked.

  • Elmer Fudd

    No one said it was going to be “fair”. And it isn’t. But our government and society should strive for fairness to create peace among people and reward hard work for those who work hard.

    We shouldn’t pass laws to enable someone to steal someone’s retirement (hard work), or create fraud (without penalty) to steal someone’s house in a mortgage scam to get richer at the cost to others.

    The rich control our government, and the rich are taking advantage by changing the laws, and not playing “fair”. Things need to be different than they are now to have peace and prosperity.

  • Livingston

    @ Elmer Fudd:

    It is not the role of government to “reward” anybody. Period.

  • Master Of Middagh

    @Livingston- So then, you agree that the government should stop rewarding super-wealthy financial criminals? It’s weird, because your tone suggests that you disagree with Elmer Fudd, but your words actually support his point-of-view…

  • Elmer Fudd

    Livingston. What about the banksters? They are getting government rewards for crashing the economy.