Repressive and brutal class warfare has been waged for centuries in this country and elsewhere. The rich use their ill-gotten power to grab more wealth – leaving the majority of people shut out in the cold. For the last two weeks a brave group of protestors has been trying to wake and shake up the 99 percent of Americans who have been screwed by the “banksters.” These protests on Wall Street represent the leading edge of a larger assault against those who have manipulated the system to gain power and money. Too bad Obama is also beholding to Wall Street or else we might see some arrests and prosecution for these despicable characters. This article provides a detailed overview of the Wall Street protests to date, along with the participants’ motivation and movement structure. I highlight the main messages and implications for the future.
Clearly, these protests show a great need and opportunity to Occupy Charlotte, NC next summer with all manner of activists for engaged descent and civil disobedience (glad to be two hours away!!). I wrote an article in 2008 encouraging people to come to Denver and have their voices heard. This also provides many lessons from Chicago in 1968. Click here to read Get Involved to Recreate the Spirit of 1968. This type of street protest is already expanding across the country – having drawn inspiration and insights from Cairo, London, and elsewhere. One of my earlier articles entitled Karl Marx Would be Marveling at Capitalism’s Colossal Collapse. This is widely read article will give you details on the reality and inevitability of class conflict in a capitalist society. Marx would say that the protests are an attempt to create a class consciousness among the 95 percent of Americans who have been screwed to feed Wall Street’s greed. You will learn how this constitutes a legitimate, grass roots movement that is likely to grow quickly – according to Michael Moore, Susan Sarandon and others profiled here. Click Below to Get Fired Up!!