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#OccupyWallStreet, a movement demanding financial reform, is going on right now. Similar to what Egyptians did in Tahrir Sq to get rid of Mubarak but much closer in spirit to the Acampada Sol in Spain; so are activists from all over the United States descending on 1 Liberty Plaza and squatting in the open air to demand change.

The activists of #OccupyWallStreet have one simple goal: to awaken the 99% of the US who are under the economic fist of the 1% who control the wealth and resources of this country. Just as "Los Indignados" demanded from La Plaza del Sol financial, governmental and election reform along with dealing with the bread and butter issues like unemployment and labor rights, so are the occupiers doing it at Wall Street. Not to just speak truth to power, but to show to their 99%ers how to create a movement against the 1%ers who have wreaked the economy, corrupted our politics and deign to control our lives.

You may be wondering: squatting in the open air? Yes, as in SLEEPING OUT IN THE OPEN AIR & HARD CONCRETE. The occupiers cannot set up tents, cannot even set up tarps. It is one of the most hard-core acts of peaceful protest I've seen in years. So what to do if you, like me, have lives and bodies that can't tough it out in the hard concrete?

Over at twitter some people had great suggestions: Use ZIP TIES in solidarity with the activists who were victims of NYPD police brutality; put up FRONT LAWN SINGS WITH #OccupyWallStreet and even write the hashtag with window crayons on CAR WINDOWS. I thought, if people are going to do this, we need a record and we need to spread it far and wide. Have #OccupyWallStreet everywhere.

That's why we're here.

The point is to get people's attention, get them talking and thinking and maybe joining. More importantly though, whatever solidarity we can show to our fellow occupiers will be overwhelmingly welcomed BECAUSE THEY ARE THERE FOR US. They are doing the "sleeping out in the cold" hard work that we can't. Let's show them how grateful we are, and how committed we are to making this movement larger and stronger.

Then it occurred to me:
take a pic in front of your local big bank with sign saying #OccupyWallStreet + State so we can make a 50 state photoblog

So here's what to do:

1. Write up a sign with #OccupyWallStreet and the name of your state (or country!)
2. Go to the "Big Bank" closest to you
3. Take a pic in front of the bank with your hand-sign
4. Post it to this here group
5. If you can tweet it, please mention @blogdiva so I can retweet and record your entry for further blogging.
6. Share your pic with friends and family and if they have questions you can't answer, bring them here or to twitter to have the community help.

That's it.

So go out there and get all those pics from all over the country and world into this group and in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.


Liza Sabater, @blogdiva

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