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Because I was asked to keep talking about this. - Tactical Ninja

Sep. 27th, 2011

10:51 am - Because I was asked to keep talking about this.

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If you don't read anything else about the #OccupyWallStreet protests, please read this: Correcting the Abysmal New York Times Coverage of Occupy Wall Street.

"These are the kinds of massive oppositional forces activists find themselves facing these days: an incredibly oppressive police state and a corporate cash monster bearing down on them from the right. Meanwhile, their union support army is either in retreat or preoccupied fighting other battles on other fronts in Wisconsin or Ohio, or one of the other forty-eight states where anti-union legislation was introduced this year courtesy of ALEC, a front group that serves as proxy for corporate interests.

Instead of bemoaning the fact that protesters haven’t arrived in matching uniforms with a coherent PowerPoint presentation, these are the issues we should be addressing. Of course the majority of Zuccotti Park occupiers are young, brash and lost. They’d have to be to do something like this, and risk getting hypothermia for the chance to be ignored and belittled by the media. Young people are always the first ones willing to risk comfort and security for the romantic vision of a better tomorrow.

No, a movement can’t be supported on a shaky foundation, nor do I expect journalists to also serve as activism advisers, but Bellafante’s piece does nothing to help us understand why Zuni Tikka is the last woman standing."

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From:polychrome_baby
Date:September 27th, 2011 12:36 am (UTC)
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I've been pointing people to you left and right. All of these links are being forward on Facebook, as have several straight links to you. Thanks.
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From:tatjna
Date:September 27th, 2011 12:56 am (UTC)
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Thank you. These guys need all the exposure they can get.
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From:pombagira
Date:September 27th, 2011 04:38 am (UTC)
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from that same article,

"My home has been seized, I’m unemployed, there’s no job prospects on the horizon. I have two children and I don’t see a future for them. This is the only way I see to effect change. This isn’t a progressive issue. This is an American issue. We’re here to take our country back from the corporations,” he said, adding he fears for the future of the United States where corporations can now spend unlimited, anonymous dollars to elect the candidates of their choices. After the protest ended for the day, Matthew couldn’t occupy the park because he had to go care for his two children."

this speaks volumes.. so many many volumes, it is also similar concerns of the Egyptian People, not to mention Tunisia, Syria, etc etc that also speaks volumes..

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From:tatjna
Date:September 27th, 2011 08:04 am (UTC)
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Yeah - she chose that guy to talk to rather than zoning in on the freakiest looking person she could find and trying to wind them up. Respect.
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From:adam_0oo
Date:September 29th, 2011 04:00 am (UTC)
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Also, this thing http://thegeek531.tumblr.com/post/10775841379
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From:tatjna
Date:September 29th, 2011 04:37 am (UTC)
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Wow. That's going up on my blog tomorrow.
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