31 Dec '11, 10pm

'Octopus Of Corporate Greed' Will Occupy Rose Parade via @Care2

For the past few days, Occupy Wall Street protesters in California have been preparing a massive Rose Parade float to illustrate corporate America’s stranglehold on the political system. The 70-by-40-foot “octopus of corporate greed” is made entirely of recycled plastic bags, and will march around the parade route after the last official float has passed by. The Rose Parade takes place in Pasadena, Cali., immediately before the Rose Bowl football game. It is watched by millions of people, in person and via television, and presents a brilliant opportunity for local Occupy groups to share their message with the masses. Watch the video below to hear members of Occupy LA and Occupy Pittsburgh explain the use of an octopus as political satire. According to the LA Times, members of Occupy Los Angeles have been working with Pasadena police and Tournament of Roses officials to fig...

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