|Spring Brings Local Occupy Movement To Life|
|By Stephen Dravis,|
03:55AM / Monday, April 30, 2012
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The local residents who would effect change on a national scale have spent the winter months keeping themselves occupied.
And after a long period without many high-profile events, the Occupy Berkshires movement is poised for a major May Day rally on Tuesday at Pittsfield's Park Square.
"Through the winter, it's definitely a lot harder to organize," Occupy member Ritchie Wilson said. "It's harder to get people to picket in the snow, and [the movement] was dropping off the national news. But I think we did a good job flowing with that and figuring out what we could do in the
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|Occupy Berkshires Assembles at Colonial Rebellion Site|
|By Joe Durwin,|
04:38PM / Tuesday, October 18, 2011
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The first "general assembly" for the rapidly emerging Occupy Berkshires movement was held following another sizable rally in downtown Great Barrington on Sunday, Oct. 16.
A Main Street demonstration, held from 1-3 on Sunday, drew around 150-200 supporters over the course of the afternoon.
About 40 people attended the assembly meeting held immediately after next to the iconic gazebo behind Town Hall. The location of this first Occupy Berkshires General Assembly is interesting, as it was at this location that the first open and armed resistance to British rule in America occurred
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