Sunday, October 16, 2011

The World, Occupied

Just read a nice piece in Truthout on the worldwide spread of Occupy Wall Street HERE.

There are some funny or slightly ironic moments in it though...

 “We thought they were going to stay down on Wall Street,” said Sandi Bernard — who is 59 and was visiting from Waldorf, Md. — while wondering if she would have trouble making the 8 p.m. curtain call for “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.”

Yes, the link is in the original.

"Brief clashes were reported in London, where the police were out in force with dozens of riot vans, canine units and hundreds of officers. But the gathering, attended by people of all ages, was largely peaceful, with a picnic atmosphere and people streaming in and out of a nearby Starbucks."

Because Starbucks isn't corporate or anything nefarious like that.

"The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, made an appearance when a crowd assembled in front of St. Paul’s Cathedral. To loud cheers, Mr. Assange called the protest movement “the culmination of a dream.”"

Sort of a Second Coming, really.

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