Occupy the Dream

By Ezra Silk

Members of the African-American faith community have joined forces with Occupy Wall Street to launch a new campaign for economic justice inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Faithful to its philosophical origin, the “Occupy the Dream” coalition has called for a National Day of Action on Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 16, 2012 – to focus attention on the gross injustice visited upon the 99% by the financial elite.

There were apparently Occupy the Dream protests in at least 16 major cities across the country today. It was top of the fold on the San Francisco Chronicle, but it doesn’t seem to be getting much national play at the moment, which I find a little surprising. The group is apparently organizing a three day mobilization in DC in early April, as well. As I see it, this could be a very big development.


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