Taking Root in Unlikely Soil, Occupy Florida Gains Momentum | The Nation

14 Dec

The Sunshine State seems unlikely territory for the movement, but Occupy has taken root in cities and towns across Florida. Swaths of the state are deeply conservative—ostensibly more hospitable to the Tea Party than Occupy Wall Street—and the state is known for beaches and Disney World, not political action. But Occupy has resonated here, drawing hundreds of people to demonstrations even in the smallest towns. And this month, Florida will be home to the first-ever state Occupy convention—the “People’s Convention.”

via Taking Root in Unlikely Soil, Occupy Florida Gains Momentum | The Nation.

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