Correction: A previous version of this article had the wrong date for the Occupy Weston meeting. The meeting is Dec. 8, not Dec. 1
WESTON, Conn. – Occupy Weston is up and running and will meet at 2 p.m., Dec. 8, at the Weston Public Library.
The local chapter of the national group, which was founded by Keith Brooks, a Weston resident, is dedicated to a protest against the 1 percent of wealthy Americans “and their strangle hold on our government, our politics, our jobs and our growth,” Brooks said.
Fourteen residents attended the first Occupy Weston meeting Nov. 19 and selected a series of issues to pursue, including prohibiting Wall Street and banking practices that harm society and reversing the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Citizens United case that removed corporate restrictions on political spending, Brooks said. The plight of women in prisons, tax reform and establishing limits on salaries are other issues the group will pursue.
At Saturday’s meeting, Richard Duffee, a member of the group will lead a discussion of “The Price of Inequality,” a book written by Columbia University professor Joseph Stiglitz.
Interested individuals are invited to attend Saturday’s Occupy Weston meeting at the Weston Library, 56 Norfield Road. Refreshments will be served.