Occupy Colorado Movement Growing Exponentially

The views expressed in this blog are those of Brandi and Nick and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views of all of the Occupy movements in Colorado. OccupyColorado.com is not officially endorsed by any GA in Colorado.

Future history books will refer to the Occupy Wall Street movement as an epic phenomenon. For now, many are still trying to understand the concept and how it pertains to Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Greeley, Grand Junction, Aspen, Durango, Boulder and their own local communities as well. A few days into the Occupy Wall Street movement, supporters from all over Colorado began gathering in different online forums, from Facebook to Twitter, finally
emerging as a collective on Broadway and Colfax. Friday, Sept 23, was the first day of sign holding by approximately 25 people, including many commuters. The next day the group had doubled, and began their first march down 16th Street Mall. By the third night, Denver was a 24-hour occupation, consisting of about five people, and hasn't stopped growing since; their last march
turned out nearly 5,000.

With a few keystrokes and then a few more, a revolution began. Ignoring the movement has
become difficult as it continues to grow exponentially. In the face of 4 am raids by Colorado
State Troopers in riot gear, Denver Police Department standoffs with nonviolent protesters
(again with police in riot gear), and unwarranted uses of pepper-spray and batons, many
commuters have begun organizing in their local communities and creating what seems to be a
second wave of occupations, known collectively as Occupy Colorado. The occupations located
in every major Colorado city were already organizing shortly after Occupy Denver began. The
backlash created by Governor John Hickenlooper and Mayor Michael Hancock's responses to
the protest, combined with the wildly unpopular encounters against riot police forces, resulting in
several dozen arrests, have merely served to fuel the hunger of the Colorado population to right
the injustices these occupations believe to be so wrong. A social networking site, called Occupy
Colorado, has recently been designed to specifically allow a space for all those interested to
communicate and network for the cause. Parts of www.occupycolorado.com state the following:

Occupy Colorado publicizes and promotes all Occupy teams and activities in the
state. All posts and entries are visible to the public, you don't have to be a member to read
or view. The only exception is private messages between members. There are no ads, and
no widgets or tools that would allow other sites to track your activity here. This makes it
a little harder to post links on Facebook or Twitter, but we feel that keeping corporations
out of your personal data is just as important as keeping their money out of politics.

To find out more information about what is going on locally, the following is a list of access
points for the current occupations and as more develop, please get in touch:


Facebook: Occupy Denver

Twitter @OccupyDenver

You Tube Channel: #OccupyDenver

Occupy Boulder

Facebook: Occupy Boulder

Occupy Fort Collins

Facebook: Occupy Ft. Collins

Twitter: @OccupyFTCollins

Occupy Colorado Springs

Facebook: Occupy Colorado Springs

Twitter: @OccupyCOSprings

Occupy Greeley:

Facebook: Occupy Greeley

Twitter: @OccupyGreeley

Occupy UNC Greeley

Facebook: Occupy UNC

Occupy Pueblo

Facebook: Occupy Pueblo

Twitter: @OccupyPueblo

Occupy Durango

Facebook: Occupy Durango

Occupy Aspen

Facebook: Occupy Aspen

Twitter: @OccupyAspen

Occupy Grand Junction

Facebook: Occupy Grand Junction

Twitter: @OccupyGJ_CO

In the spirit of the Occupy movement which is built around equality, being leaderless, and the importance of the collective, Brandi and Nick write this blog collaboratively.