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Occupy Wall Street
Why the OWS movement is a huge auccess
By Alexis Campestre: The reason why the Occupy Wall Street movement is already a success is simple. If you can look beyond the big to-do being made about the movement’s lack of direction and leadership, and instead consider the action of the movement as a whole, it becomes quite obvious that they have already accomplished their number one goal: to begin the discussion about the elephant in the room. Although the many participants of various demonstrations have quite different personal objectives, such as ending corporatocracy, auditing the Federal Reserve, and taxing the rich, they all agree that enough is enough. Read More
OWS: A movement too big to fail
By Chris Hedges: The truth of America is understood only when you listen to voices in our impoverished rural enclaves, prisons and the urban slums, when you hear the words of our unemployed, those who have lost their homes or cannot pay their medical bills, our elderly and our children, especially the quarter of the nation’s children who depend on food stamps to eat, and all who are marginalized. There is more reality expressed about the American experience by the debt-burdened young men and women protesting in the parks than by all the chatter of the well-paid pundits and experts that pollutes the airwaves. Read More
From me culture to we culture: There is an alternative
By Kristine Mattis: The movement must never forget to include not only the currently disenfranchised who thought they could succeed under this system, but the always disenfranchised who never had a chance. In short, the movement will be worthwhile and long-lasting if it can embrace a future society in which “we” always comes before “me.” Read More
How the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement is like the space program?
By Rob Kall: The Occupy Wall Street movement is not just another sit-in or march or protest. It’s a major new phenomenon, a kind of social change invention. What the OWS IS is not as important as what it’s becoming. Read More
Why the Wall Street protestors can’t quit?
By Arlen Grossman: The Wall Street protests must grow and spread across this country because they are the only realistic hope for change remaining for the 99% of Americans falling behind in this broken economy. Read More
Why the elites are in trouble?
By Chris Hedges: The lords of finance in the looming towers surrounding the park, who toy with money and lives, who make the political class, the press and the judiciary jump at their demands, who destroy the ecosystem for profit and drain the U.S. Treasury to gamble and speculate, took little notice of Ketchup or any of the other scruffy activists on the street below them. The elites consider everyone outside their sphere marginal or invisible. Read More