This is only the third Democratic National Convention to be in the Right-to-Work South since 1932.
Thousands Expected to March in Charlotte, NC in March on Wall Street South to Raise People’s Agenda for Jobs and Justice to the Banks and the DNC
Live Streaming of the March on Wall St South!
Occupy Plans Resurgence At Democratic Convention, by COREY DADE
Charlotte, Huffington Post tells us in the last 24 hours, was the site of another ejection of an Occupy Wall Street encampment: "Finally, by late January, the city passed an ordinance banning camping on public property, and police razed the camp."
Note that the mayor and the city council, by an 8 to 3 majority, are Democratic.
The Secret of the Sauce: What Democrats Need to Know About North Carolina's Kick-Ass Populism: A native explains how the people of North Carolina have been giving hell to fatcats for over 300 years. Lynn Parramore, August 27, 2012
NY Times: Charlotte's Plans for Democratic Convention Security Draw Criticism, August 9, 2012
Students to monitor protesters, police when Democrats gather in Charlotte
The National Law JournalAugust 30, 2012
Hands Off Occupy Charlotte
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9/1/2012
The Coalition to March on Wall Street South stands in solidarity with Occupy Charlotte and the occupation of Marshall Park and supports Occupy Charlotte’s statement, which follows:
“Occupy Charlotte, NC, is calling for support of our peaceful Occupation of Marshall Park in the Wall Street of the South. During the Democratic National Convention our voices will be heard. Hundreds from across the country are already here. Thousands are on their way. Come and join us! This is the hour! This is the moment!
Any repression of this Occupation would be a black eye on the City of Charlotte and the Democratic National Convention at a national and international level. This would be a greater embarrassment to the City and the DNC than an inconvenience to us. The whole world is watching.