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Occupy Wall Street : a Global Perspective
Originally posted on The Mad Hatters:
It started with a few hundred people ‘occupying’ Wall St then gathered momentum, growing in numbers and sparking similar ‘occupations’ in cities across the USA and abroad.
This vid compares the OWS protests with recent demonstrations in the Arab world. Whereas the latter, however, had a clear objective – the replacement of dictatorial or military rulers by civilian democratically elected rulers, I am still not clear what specific aims the OWS protestors have. I know what they are unhappy about. But what would the government need to do to make them happy – to make them feel their protests have achieved their purpose?
Putting that aside, however, this vid does a pretty effective job in highlighting the hypocrisy of political leaders in response to protests by civilians at home and abroad