Occupy Maine

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The Occupy Maine demonstration (not to be confused with Occupy Portland, OR) is a part of the Occupy Movement which began on Sept. 17, 2011 with the original Occupy Wall Street demonstration in New York City. Demonstrators have been encamped in Lincoln Park in Portland since Sept. 30.[1]

Other protests associated with the Occupy Movement also taking place in Maine are Occupy Bangor and Occupy Augusta.



Participants

Names grouped by source; the reference for the first name in a group is the reference for the below names also.

Support

DSA Involvement

Democratic Socialists of America member Harlan Baker performed a scene from his one man play, Jimmy Higgins, at Monument Square in Portland, Maine for the demonstration. Jimmy Higgins has long stood for the name of the rank-and-file union and socialist activist. During his performance at Occupy Portland, Baker performed a scene in which Jimmy Higgins listens to Eugene Debs give his famous 1918 speech in Canton, OH. During this speech, Debs urged those present to resist the military draft of World War I. He was arrested 14 days later on 10 counts of sedition, and later sentenced to ten years in prison, two of which he served.[6]

Other Organizations

The following unions are supporting the protest:[4]

External Links

References