Occupy Davos Builds Igloo as Occupy Wall Street West Gets Serious--by Dancing-- in San Francisco
Sorry one-percenters, the Occupy movement is sticking around and growing--all the way to Switzerland, where protesters are building igloos to occupy the Davos World Economic Forum.
The New York Times' blog "the lede" has a bit about the story:
In preparation for the economic summit of world leaders, which begins on Wednesday in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland — where daytime temperatures have hovered around 23 degrees Fahrenheit and dipped to around 10 degrees at night with a dusting of snow — protesters are carving out igloos from the packed powder. The plan to build a small igloo village near the Congress Center building, where nearly 3,000 representatives from more than 100 countries are expected, launched on Saturday. Calling for others to join them, the “Occupy WEF” group states the goals of constructing the igloo villageon its Web site:Every year, self-proclaimed «global leaders» allegedly committed to improving the state of the world meet up for the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss mountains to propagate their own businesses and network amongst the so-called global economic elite. This year, we will not let them exclude us, the 99%! We say: occupy WEF!
The AP has a video of the igloos being made:
Meanwhile, Occupy stays strong at home.
Over on the West Coast, a flurry of Occupy-related activity has signaled a resurgence of the movement in the Bay Area.
A gorgeous new video, "Embody the Movement" captures the dancing spirit of Occupy Wall Street West: