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Wed Feb 1, 2012, 02:26 PM

"Occupy Koch Town, Wichita, KS" -- February 17 - 19, 2012

Calling all Kansans!!!

'Occupy Koch Town' is planned for Presidents' Day Weekend, February 17-19, 2012, in Wichita, Kansas, hometown and headquarters of Koch Industries, Charles and David Koch and their think-tank, the Kansas Policy Institute.

Along with direct action, Occupy Koch Town will include focused discussions of how energy policy is endangering our climate and ecosystem, and how corporate dominance of politics and distortion of science, exemplified by the Koch brothers, is perpetuating bad energy policy. There will be plenty of time for cross-talk and planning for future actions by Occupiers, Sierrans, and others who come to act on behalf of "the 99%".

The organizers of Occupy Koch Town represent various Mid–West Occupations of the Occupy movement; local, regional, and national groups, including Sierra Club and others representing not only environmental issues and concerns; but also, the related concerns of the 99%, including the connection of those issues to the interference of "the 1%"! We are members of many different Occupy groups; the Sierra Club; smaller local and regional environmental multi-cultural and multi-ethnic groups; and faith and interfaith communities; we represent concerns for jobs, labor and unions, farmers, students, educators, and other individuals and groups, with new ones joining in daily! You and your organization are welcome to join us and add your voice.

'Occupy Koch Town' will have a discussion-provoking 'teach-in' including speakers (electronic and/or in person) such as
--Bill McKibben of 350.org and Tar Sands Action, Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and prolific environmental author;
--Mike Elk, Washington D.C. based journalist with In These Times;
--Michael Marx of the Sierra Club's Beyond Oil campaign;
--Robin Mann, President of Sierra Club Board of Directors
--Donna Bule, Board of Directors, Sierra Club
--Dave Murphy from Food Democracy Now;
--Mary Lindsay, a leader of Kansas City Move To Amend;
--Richard Davies, author of 'Heirloom' and faculty member of Wichita State University;
--Richard Mabion, of "Race and Occupy Wall Street", and member, Kansas chapter, Sierra Club; Building a Sustainable Earth Community
--Jim Turner, associate professor emeritus of Truman State University and current Missouri Chapter Chair, Sierra Club;
--Yvonne Cather, Kansas Chapter Chair, Sierra Club;
--Kent Rowe, Wichita Occupy and Pipeline Safety Contractor;
--Charles Eisenstein, faculty of Goddard College, author of 'Ascent of Humanity' and soon to be released, 'Sacred Economics';
--Representatives of Native American First Nations;
--Representatives of Interfaith Power and Light;
--Monta Welch, President and Founder of Columbia Climate Change Coalition and also Interfaith Care for Creation and participant in Occupy CoMo.


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Wed Feb 1, 2012, 04:12 PM

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