Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"Occupy Seattle Bans Activist (Dorsol Plants) from Discussion Group"

Morning Fizz (publicola):
Speaking of Occupy Seattle, while the NYPD were kicking all the protesters out of Zucotti Park last night, Occupy Seattle was doing the job locally, banning a local activist from its Facebook chat group. Local homeless and veterans advocate Dorsol Plants was banned from an Occupy discussion after he suggested that the group run candidates in 2012 and 2013. I guess the protesters aren’t interested in occupying office.

Plants, 26, who ran an idealistic and surprisingly solid campaign as a progressive city council candidate himself in 2009 (he got 18,000 votes), wrote on his Facebook page yesterday afternoon after getting bounced:http://publicola.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=2067105557&action=edit

Was just banned from the Occupy Seattle group for suggesting that they needed to prep people to run for office in 2012 and 2013. It would seem that the group is dedicated to shrinking their members down until they have everyone in line that agrees with them….I think that number is something like 1%. Sad to see what Seattle’s movements coming too. I know several of the people last week who left were forced out, and that number seems to be growing.

Plants has been working with veterans and the homeless at the Occupy protests, trying to connect them with social services. He says a couple of his friends were banned from online Occupy discussions for disagreeing with comments such as ones saying they should “kill white people for thanksgiving.” MORE...

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