User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


32° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Occupy Movement Taking Root in Brookings

November 12, 2011, 10:09 PM by Hailey Higgins

Occupy Movement Taking Root in Brookings
BROOKINGS, SD - From Wall Street to Oakland, California to South Dakota, the Occupy movement is starting to take shape in KELOLAND.
 
While Occupy Sioux Falls has held protests, it's now beginning to take root in Brookings after their first official meeting Saturday.

Farmers, writers, students, economists and even pastors sit together planning to make Brookings and the country a better place to live. These people are joined together, frustrated with the direction the country is headed.

"We had no idea what to expect, but we kind of felt if we got a dozen, 15, we would be doing pretty well," Phyllis Cole-Dai said.

More than 25 people from all ages and walks of life say they're fed up with corporate greed and mismanaged government.

"I hope to get this country back to what it was founded upon, freedom for everybody, equal opportunity for everybody, government by the people for the people," Richard Seese said.

"I think in Brookings it's to improve Brookings, to work with other people and give everyone a chance, make things happen the right ways and open it up so people feel empowered," Russell Stubbles said. "You want to educate, you want to inform and then you want to empower."

Currently, the group is considering an initiative urging people to buy local Christmas gifts to send a message to large corporations, as well as improve the local economy.

"I think the people of Brookings will like it," Stubbles said. "I think the people who came tonight are good people with good ideas. All I see is a better future for Brookings."

And while the group is just getting started, members say they're refusing to back down.

"We have to be prepared for a long struggle and we have to come out of that with a lot of conviction and a lot of joy and a lot of organization and creativity," Cole-Dai said.

Occupy Brookings plans to hold another meeting next Saturday as they hope to keep their momentum going strong.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

1 Dead After ATV Goes Through Ice On Perkins Co. Lake

1/25/2015 8:08 AM

A Newcastle, Wyoming man died after an ATV broke through the ice on a lake in northern Perkins County in South Dakota.

Full Story
Augustana College Student Found Safe

1/28/2015 10:56 AM

On Tuesday, a 19-year-old student left her room saying she was headed to the bathroom. Her roommate reported her missing when she had not returned.

Full Story
SF Man Arrested For One Pot Meth Lab

1/22/2015 2:08 PM

A Sioux Falls man has been arrested for having a one pot meth lab.

Full Story
5 More Flu-Related Deaths Reported In SD

1/23/2015 11:42 AM

The latest report from the South Dakota Department of Health shows that 23 people have died from the virus this season.

Full Story
SD Legislation: Daylight Saving Time All The Time

1/28/2015 6:02 PM

Imagine driving home in the winter with the sun still shining. It could be possible if a proposal in the South Dakota legislature passes that would pu...

Full Story | Watch


Events