The People’s Energy Independence Day Parade

Occupy Missoula (and many group/organization/others) will “take it (Independence) to the streets for a July 4 (Wed) Peoples’ Energy Independence Day Parade/Picnic …

Decentralized, unorganized and Independent, we will march, stroll, ride, skate etc
through Missoula, parading our Independence and Inter-dependence!
A whole lot of us (the 99%?) are fed up with the “way” it is and
want to facilitate change. Bring yourselves, your signs, books, soap box, instruments
(and picnic stuff) and let’s have some fun and connect the dots for everyone who shows up.
Maybe our theme will be “What does Independence/Inter-dependence mean to You?”
(An example – not set in stone) Show up at the XXX’s at 11am on Wed July 4 for an Occupy the streets Peoples’ Energy Independence/Inter-dependence Day Parade/Picnic. We will invite and include any non motorized modes of conveyance (i.e walk, dance,  skate, wheel, cart, hop, strut, puppet, hula etc). We will parade through downtown to Kawanis Park where we will picnic from 12 to 5pm supporting our Independence/Inter-dependence. Please join us with your friends/neighbors …

Missoula County Commissioners to Hold Public Meeting Regarding Proposed Resolution Related to County Property

December 29, 2011
CONTACT: Dale Bickell
Chief Administrative Officer, Missoula County
Phone: 258-4229,


Missoula County Commissioners will hold a public meeting on
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 in room 201 of the Missoula County
Courthouse Annex at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will provide the public an
opportunity to comment on a proposed resolution that would prohibit
camping and structures on County property. The proposed resolution is
available on the County’s website.

Interested members of the public are encouraged to attend. Citizens can
also submit comments on the proposed resolution by calling or emailing
the Commissioners’ Office – 258-4877 or

Text of Resolution after the jump. Continue reading

Occupied Media: Interview With Ryan Devereaux

By Taryn Hart, Occupied Media

I cannot tell you how excited I am to present Occupied Media’s interview with Ryan Devereaux of Democracy Now! Ryan has been covering Occupy Wall Street since before the physical occupation began. He has covered and live tweeted many of the critical moments, including – among many other events – the mass arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge and the arrests and violence that occurred at the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway.

In addition to reporting for Democracy Now!, Ryan is a contributing writer for The GuardianAl Jazeera English,The NationAlterNetNew America Media, and others. You can also follow him on Twitter at @RDevro.

This interview is actually from about mid-October, but there were terrible sound issues that required painstaking editing. Many thanks to video editor Paul Shockley for doing that very slow-going work. And thank you to Ryan for agreeing to meet with us and for his patience. I cannot say enough about Ryan – everyone should follow him on twitter, follow his work on Democracy Now! and should read everything he writes.

Mass Occupation P O T L U C K

Mass Occupation P O T L U C K

When – Saturday, 3 December – 6 p.m.
Where – Missoula County Courthouse – Broadway and Ryman
Who – All and sundry peaceful folks, like minded or not, are invited to attend
What – Food and non-alcoholic beverages to share (Those bringing extra garbage bags to donate to camp and/or taking a bag of trash away from camp receive double karma points)
Why – Because the Constitution SAYS WE CAN!!!!

Food Rotation (recommended IF you can manage it — if not NO WORRIES! We just want

*Y O U R* company!)

Born in January or February – bring veggies or side dish
Born in March or April – bring beverages
Born in May or June – bring vegetarian protein main dish
Born in July or August – bring animal protein main dish
Born in September or October – bring bread and spreads
Born in November or December – bring dessert


Come at 430 pm for a drum/dance circle to work up your appetite and afterward for a drum circle to stay warm! (We’re all about the impromptu drum circles around here!)


Carry On

Occupy the Home Front: Why Veterans Are Deploying With the 99 Percent

Occupy the Home Front: Why Veterans Are Deploying With the 99 Percent.

A story by John Nichols for the noteworthy publication of “The Nation”.


Veterans Occupy Wall Street | More information about Scott Olsen
A Story By Paolo Cravero for the noteworthy publication of “The Nation”.

Election Day in Missoula

Reminder: City referendum to overturn the 2010 Supreme Court decision regarding corporate personhood on today’s ballet. How/where to vote. We decided at a GA to support this referendum. Here is a message from Jason Weiner:

“On every city ballot, there is a referendum on whether to urge state and federal legislators to overturn a disastrous 2010 Supreme Court decision that granted corporations a first-amendment right to spend unlimited amounts of money electing and defeating candidates. The profoundly flawed logic of the majority was that corporate “persons” have a right to free speech. To reverse the Court, we need to amend the Constitution to state explicitly that human beings have rights and legal fictions do not. Vote FOR the referendum. “

The voices of Occupy Missoula (The Pod-casts)

The voices of Occupy Missoula (The Pod-casts)

This is a link to the pod-cast The voices of Occupy Missoula. You will get the full story on the 11 year old drunken boy. Also anyone who is considering setting up an occupy event “this is food for thought” and may help you avoid problems.

Veteran’s Day Ceremony – Friday, November 11, 2011


Veteran’s Day Ceremony – Friday, November 11, 2011

Occupy Missoula will voluntarily shut down during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2011 in a show of support and solidarity for Veterans and guests attending a Veteran’s Day Celebration on the courthouse lawn.

The east side of the courthouse grounds are to be cleared by 9:00 a.m., Friday November 11, 2011.  

The east side of the courthouse grounds, the side including the flag pole, is to be cleared of all tents, tarps, and personal items.  In addition to the east side grounds, the courthouse main entry, steps and main sidewalk must be cleared.  To clarify, the sidewalk to be cleared is the one leading to the main entrance to the courthouse, not the sidewalk with the porta-johns.

The Veterans will start their set up at 9:00 a.m.  

The Veteran’s ceremony starts at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

Occupy Missoula, in support of the Veterans, asks that everyone respect and honor this request.

There will be no passing out fliers, sign carrying or any pro-Occupy Missoula activities during these hours.

Many Veterans agree with what we are doing and the ideals for which we stand.

Thank you for your support.  Hope to see you there.

OccupyCapitol in Helena Details Firmed Up

A flyer with all of the details of the OccupyCapitol event in Helena and OccupyMontana GA has been posted. Here is the flyer to download and pass around. It would be great if someone would print some up and hand them out at the GA tonight.


You also can leave a note on our forum about carpooling. My understanding is that some folks will meet at the court house lawn between 9 and 10 to ride-share.

Oh, and did we mention that the gathering place at Hill Park is right across the street from the Federal Reserve Bank in Helena? Well, it is. Yes it is.

Final Schedule: Continue reading