[lbo-talk] We are the 99% ! We will win !
cb31450 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 05:07:32 PDT 2014
To someone who was calling Occupy Wall Street a "mess": I want to say
as someone who has been on the left going to protest demonstrations
for 46 years starting about 1968 at University of Michigan, but then
to many national demos in DC including Solidarity Day 1981, and the
NYC anti-nuke demo of 1 million, and many ,many more nationally and
locally. I camped out against war on Iraq in sympathy with Cindy
Sheehan. The Occupy Wall Street protest was and is a qualitative
advance, a revolution, in left protest demonstrations of the modern
era. Because 1) it lasted so damn long and 2) it was literally on the
ground nationally , all over the country physically, not just in "DC"
; 3) and _not_ in DC but centered in Wall Street, the capitalists'
center, not their politicians' center. Occupy Wall Street is radical
because it gets at the capitalists' root. 4)Occupy Wall Street
continues to exist as a facebook network of pages ( and probably other
social media), nationally , and the activists are still in touch with
each other locally in many places; carrying out scores of local
protests and political actions. All I can do is salute the new
generation of left activists who are Occupy Wall Street, and hand over
the generational baton to a new group of worthy revolutionaries
We are the 99% ! We will win !
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