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Occupy Co-opts MoveOn.org

Occupy Spring
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New tactics for the 99%... Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators descended on San Francisco yesterday in an attempt to crash banking giant Wells Fargo's annual shareholders meeting. Dozens of shareholder- protestors were ejected from the meeting for shouting about lofty executive pay, demanding the company pays a fair share of corporate taxes, and calling for a moratorium on home foreclosures. Some of those arrested identified themselves as members of the “99% shareholder spring,” or the “99% spring”… a collaboration between several activists groups. Josh Harkinson took a civil disobedience class sponsored by MoveOn.org, and wrote about it for Mother Jones magazine.