Occupy National Gathering 2014
The event was peaceful. The government of Sacramento, CA obliged the gathering. The police were respectful of the citizens. The local media, including The Sacramento Bee, covered the event with integrity.
- Occupy activists flock to Sacramento for national meeting (July 31, 2014)
- OCCUPY NATIONAL GATHERING DRAWS 50 TO SACRAMENTO (Aug. 1, 2014)
- Occupy gathering offers discussions, performances at Southside Park (Aug. 2, 2014)
- Occupy Wall Street Is Growing Into a National Grassroots Movement (Aug. 3,2014)
The cameras and crews of the televised media, however, were noticeably absent. Jerry Ashton, pointed out in a recent Huffington Post article, "Unless there is blood, smoke or threatened police arrests, Occupy consistently complains that mainstream media (MSM) reporters ignore or shy away from social protests and activism - their movement, in particular."
Occupy National Gathering 2014 addressed this by providing Livestream coverage linked to Ustream, and Livestream.
@buell003, PMbeers, and Mary Jane, were just three of the Livestreamers covering this year's National Gathering. If Mainstream Media did not cover the event it is, as always suspected, because they chose to ignore it.
The 2014 Occupy National Gathering produced two resolutions.
- OCCUPY NATIONAL GATHERING STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINE
- VOICE TO THE VOICELESS SOLIDARITY DECLARATION
- A CALL FOR A MONTH OF RESISTANCE TO MASS INCARCERATION, POLICE TERROR, REPRESSION AND THE CRIMINALIZATION OF A GENERATION!
Attendance at the Occupy National Gathering ranges from 50 to 150 depending upon what time of day it was, and what workshops were occurring.
For more information go to the NatGat2014 website, or search #NatGat2014 on Twitter.
There is a New Occupy Rising.