Nation Topics - Occupy Wall Street
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I thought I might find a simple meme of the Wall Street protest. What I discovered was a desert flower brought to blossom by an activist tradition, coalition-building and old-fashioned grit.
In our new landscape of imperial defeat, it’s remarkable how consistently things that are officially going so well are actually going so badly.
Occupy Wall Street has already made the concentration of wealth at the top a central issue. Now, it promises to do the same with the realities of poverty.
The People of Color working group aims to bring more minorities into the Occupation, as well as to make sure that people of color are repesented throughout the movement.
Besides sleeping in a park, what should those of us sympathetic to Occupy Wall Street be doing to advance the well-being of the 99 percent?
Visiting occupations in New York, Madrid, London and beyond, one finds almost eerie similarities, but also important differences.
Occupy Wall Street may be a directly democratic and leaderless movement—but that doesn’t mean it lacks structure.
Now it is time to put a face on the 1%.
The movement’s urgent challenge is to meet organized repression with organized resistance.