Press release from Wyoming PBS
[March 27, 2012] – One of the founders of Occupy Jackson Hole, Pete Muldoon, sits down with Wyoming Chronicle to talk about the movement, what he hopes to accomplish, his hopes for the future and Foster Friess this Friday at 7:30 p.m. on Wyoming PBS.
Pete Muldoon was raised all over the country in a military family, and then joined the Army himself at 17 before attending Northwestern State University in Louisiana, where he studied journalism, engineering, math, philosophy, and music.
Muldoon moved to Jackson in 2000, and is now the owner of an audio engineering company. He’s been following and writing about politics and economics most of his life, but has only recently become involved in activism. Muldoon is also a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and keyboard player in five local bands, and tries to find time to ski, bike, and paraglide in between work, activism, and gigs.
Muldoon, along with Seadar Davis, Shawn Cooper, Amy Kallaugher, Colleen Thompson, and David Swift is a founding member of Occupy Jackson Hole. The group was founded in late September, 2011.
Occupy Jackson Hole is part of the leaderless, larger movement, Occupy Wall Street, which began September 17, 2011 in Zuccotti Park in New York City. The protests are against corruption, social and economic inequality, greed, high unemployment, and the undue influence of corporations on the government. OWS was initiated by the Canadian activist group Adbusters.
In Wyoming, there are Occupy movements in Jackson Hole, Sheridan, Casper, and Cheyenne. There is also an Occupy Wyoming. While Occupy protestors have been arrested elsewhere, there have not been any arrests made of Occupiers in Wyoming.
Occupy Jackson Hole holds weekly meetings that are open to the public. More information about the weekly meetings can be found at www.occupyjacksonhole.com.
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