Monday marks the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, and yesterday Occupy SF announced a Financial District protest beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday, which is sure to disrupt something, but how much we don't know. There will also be daytime demonstrations at the PG&E building, in the Castro, and at the War Memorial building, starting at noon.
On Sunday in New York there's going to be a big Occupy anniversary concert featuring Jello Biafra, Tom Morello, Michelle Schocked, and others. There are also Monday demonstrations planned in New York, Seattle, and elsewhere.
Though next month is a time when weather gets colder in New York, where Occupy was born, it's of course the height of our Indian summer, when camping outdoors is fine and dandy. The movement seems to have given up on the whole encampment strategy, and the lawn in Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland is currently fenced off while it's being re-sodded. But we're curious to see if the anniversary galvanizes some new efforts by Occupy after a few months of quiet. Let's just hope it's not a bunch of bullshit anarchists throwing paint bombs.