Occupy Heads to Iowa for "People's Caucus," Targeting GOP Candidates

 As 2012 elections creep up, it's getting increasingly interesting to speculate on how Occupy will affect the proceedings. Here's an early glimpse: this week, Occupy protesters from across the country are converging upon Iowa to organize how best to protest the caucuses. SF Gate:


Hundreds of Occupy activists from at least 10 states were expected to participate in a "People's Caucus" near the Capitol to plot activities between now and Tuesday's caucuses. The activists are promising to interrupt candidates at events and camp out at their Iowa campaign offices.

They say they want to change the political dialogue, but critics fear their tactics could tarnish Iowa's reputation for civil political discourse ahead of the contest. Activists say mass arrests are possible.

They planned to break up into preference groups based on which candidates they want to target and present with a list of grievances.

No doubt there's a lot to choose from, particularly in light of Romney's low-tax revelations and a new report about Congressional pay. Either way, whatever goes down will be interesting, and it's safe to say the candidates might have some dissatisfied Iowa City Occupiers to contend with, too. 



AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at December 28, 2011, 5:54am

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