sam smiley reporting from AstroDime..
I went Monday October 10..around 4pm to the base camp..it’s really well organized. It reminds me a little of the way Burning Man is set up..less art, but very clear where to go. It has a library, “spirituality tent”, postermaking tent, logistics tent, and more. I brought stencils and chalk and left them at the library tent. I wasn’t there later in the evening for the protests and ensuing arrests.

trusty bike basket with stencils and chalk

trusty bike basket with stencils and chalk

I thought a lot of the impact of social media on this gathering..lots of hand held signs but very few flyers. A media tent. And despite what the mainstream media says, a pretty coherent message..i really don’t think “anarchy” is a good way to describe this, although it is the word that mainstream media and “spinners” of the story are saying. Not everyone is holding the same sign but they generally seem to be there for the same reason..the effect of the economy problems of the U.S. on the largest groups of people, while the ruling class emerges unscathed from any financial disasters.

Here is where I am getting my information:
Twitter is most up to date:
#OccupyBoston

A great news site, I love how they “occupied” the Globe concept.
http://occupybostonglobe.com/

And the Occupy Boston web site proper
http://occupyboston.com/

various posters on a tent

various posters on a tent

nurses poster: heal america tax wall street

I saw lots of these posters

wagon with memorial

Dewey Square Oct 11 4pm

Dewey Square Oct 11 4pm