The Arab spring gave birth to the occupy movement which became “occupy the world”
The Occupy Wall Street movement has become a global phenomenon, spreading to more than 1,000 cities in the United States and at least 92 countries worldwide: Occupy Wall Street, a leaderless protest movement that started in New York City, has quickly become a global phenomenon. On Sept. 17, men and women of varied backgrounds and beliefs organized at New York City’sZuccotti Park in nonviolent protest.
The protestors say they represent the 99 percent and have gathered in protest with the goal of ending the greed and corruption amongst the wealthiest 1 percent of America. “This is a populist movement,”New York occupier, Tony Smith, told Digital Journal. “We don’t know why everyone is out of work, but the stratification between the rich and poor has grown to an alarming level, and people in poverty aren’t going to stand for it much longer.”
First I really have to say that I am impressed that some here are finally standing up to the corporatocracy that rules and governs this country. I am also dismayed to see them degraded as ilk and rabble rousing nay Sayers. They are speaking the truth whoever they may be and once again the truth is going to be discounted and if by force as necessary so a hidden selfish agenda can be followed.
With that said I watched the Arab spring countries thinking that we should be doing the same thing here and for exactly the same reasons. Less so in some degrees and more so in others! I was wondering what it would take to get us in the streets and now I know. However, I remember when this started on wall street a protester was interviewed and he nailed it when he said this is our Arab spring.
The movement has become a global phenomenon, spreading to more than 1,000 cities in the United States and at least 92 countries worldwide but it started with the Arab spring. The Arab spring gave birth to the occupy movement which became “occupy the world” I believe it will continue to grow unless another war possibly a world war intervenes and side tracks this movement one way or the other.
Of course the US is taking credit for starting this but as we know it was the Arab spring countries. It is however right that the US pick up the gauntlet and lead the way.
we the average citizens of every country regardless of ethnicity are fighting for the same thing. We are all fighting because we are being lied to , controlled, we have no jobs, no food, we have no future. In Yemen, Syria, and Bahrain they are being stepped on and killed.
They are protesting in Europe for the same reasons. The entire world is feeling the pinch even China who has been taking measures against its citizens for months. China as you can surmise is starting to hurt because its biggest customers the EU and the US are in trouble. I warned years ago for countries to stop wishing for the US demise because today we are all intertwined, the leader goes down we all go down.
What is happening in Europe and the Arab spring countries is now here. The weak always feel the hurt first and we have been pretty weak over the last ten years because of our grotesque governing in the first place. Average citizens of the world have hit the breaking point. The Wall street protests have spread to Boston and around the country with promises to get results.
We are all peeved. As our plight worsens at the hands of our grossly inadequate bickering mis-government even in the US the breaking point in many instances has been hit. The worlds Governments and the worlds citizens will pay the price. Anarchy is our future.