If there were ever an event that embodies what the Occupy movement stands against, this is it — this Saturday, January 28th, the country’s elite of the elite will gather, as they do secretly once every year, for an alcohol-fueled dinner at the Capital Hilton Hotel near McPherson Square. Known as the Alfalfa Club (because of the plant’s infamous thirst), a highly selective group of nearly 200 attendees, including CEOs, Supreme Court Justices, congressmen, and other extremely wealthy dignitaries will get drunk on booze and self-importance.
January 27, 2012

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Occupy DC invites you to party:

If there were ever an event that embodies what the Occupy movement stands against, this is it — this Saturday, January 28th, the country’s elite of the elite will gather, as they do secretly once every year, for an alcohol-fueled dinner at the Capital Hilton Hotel near McPherson Square. Known as the Alfalfa Club (because of the plant’s infamous thirst), a highly selective group of nearly 200 attendees, including CEOs, Supreme Court Justices, congressmen, and other extremely wealthy dignitaries will get drunk on booze and self-importance. On the 99th gathering of the Alfalfa Club, it is only fitting that the 99% non-violently crash the party and have a gala of their own outside of the hotel. Dress however the hell you want.

Fun facts: The Alfalfa Club’s meeting date is chosen to celebrate the birthday of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. African Americans were barred admittance until the 1970′s, and women weren’t allowed in until the 1990′s. In their annual mock election, they’ve correctly “predicted” numerous future presidents, such as Presidents Nixon, Reagan and George W. Bush.

Let’s kill their buzz. Party outside of the Capital Hilton Saturday night, and bring a friend. Be at McPherson Square by 5:15pm for preparations and festivities, and march at 6:00pm.

For more information on the Alfalfa Club and to see last year’s attendee’s program we’ve obtained, see this document.

No justice, no feast.

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