By Patrick Miller:
Although it went largely unnoticed by the population for sometime, the Occupy Wall Street movement has gained incredible amounts of momentum, captivating people of all backgrounds, educations, ages, races, genders, religions, and political standpoints. The likes of Michael Moore and Kanye West are now literally voicing the same opinions as homeless people, unemployed middle class folks, and members of various unions for public service workers. The city of Buffalo has been no exception.
OccupyBuffalo.org represents the movement’s Buffalo region online, featuring a blog, a forum, events listings, locally written articles, photos, videos, and daily updates from the community activists taking position at Niagara Square. Created on October 2, 2011, the site has grown substantially – currently seeing well over 1,000 hits per day, and sporting a roster of over 300 members, nearly 40 authors & contributors, and an administration team of just under a dozen volunteers.
Despite the rapid growth, the site/blog/forum aims to stay true to its roots: bringing together the “Occupiers” of the Buffalo region, keeping them informed about every local & national event, and allowing them to help out in any way they are able. The site strives to allow all voices to be heard, with even those entirely opposed to the protests being encouraged to publish their opinions for discussion, as long as an essence of fairness and open-mindedness persists.
Curious what’s going on? Stop by Niagara Square or visit OccupyBuffalo.org today for the latest official news from the Occupy Buffalo group.