05 Oct '11, 11pm

Climate activism stands with Occupy Wall Street Movement: #occupywallstreet

Climate activism stands with Occupy Wall Street Movement: #occupywallstreet

Photo: David Shankbone Cross-posted from Climate Progress . The Occupy Wall Street Movement started with a handful of protesters in the middle of September. Today, it is snowballing into a national movement for "the other 99 percent " -- representing a diverse group of Americans who feel disenfranchised by a political and financial system that ignores them. And now, riding on the momentum created by the Keystone XL pipeline protests in Washington last month, leaders of the climate movement are getting involved. This evening, a coalition of climate activists led by 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben is marching through New York City and joining the thousands of protesters outside of Wall Street: "For too long, Wall Street has been occupying the offices of our government, and the cloakrooms of our legislatures," wrote Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org, in an email urging su...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/climate-change/2011-10-05-climate-ac...

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