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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Notes on the Recent #OccupyMcAllen Planning Meeting

Several members of the Rio Grande Valley Zeitgeist Movement recently attended the initial planning meeting for the local Occupy McAllen movement. There were nearly 30 people in attendance during the nearly 3 hour meeting which took place on the University of Texas-Pan American campus. A diverse group of people with a variety of perspectives came together to discuss the initial preparations for the upcoming event occurring at Archer Park on Thursday, October 6th at 5:30 PM.

Fortunately, there was several former and current activists in attendance who had years of protest and organizational experience, and were able to identify and layout the significant issues and roles that should be addressed and quickly ran through the responsibilities and resources that we needed to provide. There was a great deal of passion and enthusiasm expressed throughout the meeting and people were eager to pitch in with their ideas and their support. Two events were created specifically to produce signage for the protest, and additional information and ideas will be disseminated to people through the event's website and Facebook event page.

The Rio Grande Valley Zeitgeist Movement, as well as the global Zeitgeist Movement have publicly stated their support for this movement and our members will be in attendance at this, and similar occupations across the country and around the world. The general public, particularly in the United States, is becoming acutely aware of the many problems that the current social, economic and political paradigms are creating and perpetuating, and will soon start to demand alternative methods and processes for accomplishing the basic functions of society. The Venus Project, and its associated Resource Based Economy is a viable alternative that will be offered as such, and it is my sincere hope and belief that it will be studied, examined and ultimately demanded by the people who so desperately want meaningful change.

Below are video recordings of the planning meeting. We encourage you to attend this and similar events going forward, in order to demonstrate the growing demand for a better world for all people. Thank you for your time and attention.