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Friday, September 14, 2012

Occupy Movement Turns One Year Old on Monday, But Shows No Sign of Growing Up

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Birthday bash, occupy-style - OCCUPYSF
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It seems like just yesterday Occupiers had created their own unregulated cities playgrounds in downtowns, hoping this would help combat American poverty.

Here we are a year later, and it's time to ask: What's really changed?

Well, nothing, of course. 

But who gives a damn really, the Occupy Movement is turning 1 year old on Monday, which is a good excuse to party. And how else do you anticipate these disgruntled, jobless folks to celebrate? By tampering with your already rough commute!

Hey, what were you expecting from a baby?

Come Monday, Occupy protesters will "occupy" all day long. That means lots of food, marches, and even money-burning session for protesters.

And for you, the fellow 99 percenter, it probably means lots of traffic. At 5 p.m., occupiers in San Francisco will convene at the usual spot in front of Bank of America, 555 California, for a march/festival. Oh, and there will be a casserole (?), so bring your own spoon.

We contacted Muni to find out if the agency has any specific plans to

accommodate commuters, should this planned birthday party get out hand.

No word back, yet but we will let you know. 

If you brave souls over in Oakland were hoping for a little bit of this birthday excitement this year, you will be disappointed. It seems protesters from Oakland are planning to join fellow occupiers in Davis that day to protest Monsanto's Oxnard seed distribution facility for its "genetic crimes."

You can get the full celebration schedule here.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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