Occupy New York.
Even though it sometimes appears to have quieted down a little bit – here are a couple of headlines from Press TV this weekend:
Main Narrative for 2012.
The NH editor that endorsed the not-Romney GOP candidate this week had the following reasoning:
“I think — and this is crazy, but so are we — that Gingrich is going to have a better time in the general election than Mitt Romney,” publisher Joe McQuaid told FOX News. “I think it’s going to be Obama’s 99% versus the 1%, and Romney sort of represents the 1%.”
If this really sticks as the framing for the 2012 General Elections – then kudos to Occupy Wall Street.
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Dr. Jeffrey Sachs comments on Occupy Wall Street in the larger picture of centuries and American History. A New Progressive Movement is quickly taking shape – one that could last for generations:
From Times Square, New York:
From 1:35 – what to look for the coming weeks.
“What happens is in all of these movements … the foot soldiers of the elite — the blue uniformed police, the mechanisms of control — finally don’t want to impede the movement and at that point the power elite is left defenseless … the only thing I can say having been in the middle of similar movements is that this one is real, and this one could take them all down …“
This one is strong. Listen and be proud.
Zuccotti keeps going.
The standoff was cancelled yesterday – as the base camp for Occupy – right at the heart of the most corruptive forces on government, keeps going. And as an outlet and indication of a larger resentment among the people after decades of private wealth dismantling the democratic institutions, this might be a good step forward towards better democracy and a better country.
From the NY Times:
Inside City Hall, the calls poured in late Thursday, predicting a debacle: Hundreds of people sympathetic to the Occupy Wall Street protest were streaming into Lower Manhattan, vowing to resist a forced cleanup of the park taken over by demonstrators.
“This is not going in a good direction,” Daniel L. Squadron, a state senator, recalled telling aides to the mayor.
Just before midnight came a sign that the calls were having an impact: The park’s owner, also under pressure, e-mailed City Hall to say the plan should be canceled. The mayor’s office agreed — the police would stand down and the protesters would remain, with their sleeping bags and tents, in Zuccotti Park.
Let’s see what this day brings.