At least 39 people, many fed up with the death of the American dream, made their voices heard last night thanks to the magic of telephonic conferencing. People with degrees ranging from business management to graphic design, some struggling to find decent paying jobs in a dire economy, called in to discuss the best way to lend their talents to Occupy Orange County's efforts at staging multiple protests around the county in coming weeks.
The call, which lasted more than an hour was prompted by a Facebook announcement posted yesterday by the group which is loosely associated with similar groups currently operating in Los Angeles and New York.
This past weekend, many East Coast rabble rousers were subject to mass arrests and seemingly unprovoked pepper spray attacks by police officers in New York City as they protested the collusion of government and corporate entities.
And for those of you ripping up your old Dead Kennedys shirts to use as Molotov wicks, the goal is to keep things civil and peaceful. The discussion in last night's conference call focused on establishing various committees to handle protest logistics, communications and food services as well as to obtain permits.