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Friday, November 4, 2011

Occupy New Haven activists to hold a 'Day of Action' in solidarity with 'Bank Transfer Day'

By Abbe Smith
Register Staff
asmith@nhregister.com
NEW HAVEN – The Occupy New Haven activists plan a “Day of Action” to coincide with national “Bank Transfer Day” events going on across the country Saturday.
The idea is to encourage people to take their money out of big corporate banks and put it into local community banks or credit unions.
Ben Aubin, one of the local organizers of the leaderless movement, stressed that Occupy New Haven’s “Day of Action” is in solidarity with the “Bank Transfer” movement, but the local event covers a broader spectrum of ideas and goals.
New Haven’s “Day of Action” will kick off with a march at noon to protest corporate influence in government and elections. The theme of the demonstration is a march against “governing under the influence.”
“We, as well as occupations throughout the country, have agreed that one of the mainstays of this movement is to take money out of politics,” Aubin said.
The march will start at the Green, go along Wall Street to show solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and then head to City Hall. at 12:30 p.m., there will be guest speakers on the front steps of City Hall, where the marchers will gather.
There is a potluck meal at 3 p.m. on the upper Green followed by a serious of workshops and classes offered by guest community organizers and local educators. People are encouraged to bring pastas, salads, soup and bread to the potluck dinner.
There will be another march at 7:30 p.m. from the green to the New Haven People’s Center at 37 Howe St., where there will be a “Hip Hop Against Policy Brutality” show.
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