Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. President John F. Kennedy

The Miami Herald, CBS, Salon Magazine, Reader Supported News, and Beached Miami all showed up to document the first organizational meeting of Occupy Miami, the southern vanguard of the movement to end government-sponsored corporate cronyism and economic oppression. 

Even in a leaderless movement, duty falls to those with the greatest sense of urgency and awareness, those who take initiative to act and who focus on uniting the vox populi under an all-inclusive flag. That is more or less what led to the events depicted in these photographs (including but not limited to a flourish of my debonair ways with a megaphone and a crowd of more than 200 of my new best friends).