Kudos to al.com for covering the Occupy Birmingham chapter of Occupy Wall Street, which has been gaining momentum nationwide for more than a month. Birmingham is no stranger to civil unrest and public demonstrations. While I have my own reservations about the Occupy Wall Street movement as a whole, it is refreshing to see a public space like Railroad Park activated for political expression. Watch out for police dogs and fire hoses out there! If anyone in our readership is attending or participating in the Occupy Birmingham protest we’d love to hear from you.