You know your movement’s in the crapper when Cindy Sheehan is the biggest name you can roll out. Maybe this time she won’t cancel because she’s got a headache. In case you’re in or around Concord, CA today, keep an eye out for the demonstrators. They might reach double digits.
Occupy Concord on Saturday will hold its second major march and rally event, this one to support military veterans transitioning to civilian life, struggling with home foreclosures and, in some cases, homelessness.
The rally, at Todos Santos Plaza downtown, is scheduled to include an appearance by activist Cindy Sheehan, who has taken part in other Occupy events, and other speakers, including local military veterans. Joe Glasner, a Concord resident and an Occupy Concord organizer, said he hopes about 400 people will attend.
An Occupy Concord news release said Saturday’s march is in protest of funding of the military-industrial complex and in support of political prisoners. The release cited Bradley Manning, jailed on suspicion of having passed restricted material to the website WikiLeaks.
Occupy Concord held its first major public event Nov. 5, when about 300 marchers circled Todos Santos Plaza, holding signs with messages such as “The Death of Democracy,” “Shut Your Loophole” and “System in Crisis.” The demonstration was mostly peaceful, though a handful of hecklers shouted epithets at the protesters.
They even have a poster!