Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Occupy Wall Street: What has this bolt of political lightning done?

From the AlterNet by Matt Stoller

The growing movement will force political leaders to chose between Big Money and popular legitimacy.

It's been a little over a month since this bolt of political lightning known as Occupy Wall Street jolted through the political establishment. It's time to assess just what Occupy Wall Street has gotten done. That it has accomplished a great deal is beyond dispute. Franklin Foer in the New Republic and John Nichols in the Nation have both noted that Occupy Wall Street profoundly challenged President Obama and the Republicans. But what an odd challenge. A few thousand people camped out in parks around the country? Really?  READ MORE.

For on-going analysis of Occupy Wall Street and its effect around the world, check out:
www.democracynow.org     Democracy Now also has a daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez which gives in-depth reports and interviews on a variety of major issues.
www.thomhartmann.com  Excellent analysis which includes a viewer call-in section is provided in "The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann" on FSTV (Free Speech TV).

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