Occupy Long Beach

we are the 99%

Occupy Long Beach in the news

 

Long Beach group to protest for social change

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Podcast on Kevin and Bean Show 10/20/11



 

 

 

 

 

 

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Excerpt:
 
"What are the demands of the protesters?"
 
"Ugh- the zillion dollar question. Technically there isn't one yet. In the weeks leading up to Sept 17th, the NYC General Assembly seemed to be veering away from the language of 'demands' in the first place, largely because government institutions are already so shot through with corporate money that making specific demands would be pointless until the movement grew stronger politically. Instead , to begin with, they opted to make their demand the occupation itself - and the direct democracy taking place there - which in turn may or may not come up some specific demand. When you think about it, this is actually a pretty powerful statement against the corruption that Wall Street has come to represent. But since thinking is often to much to ask of the American mass media, the question of demands has turned into a massive PR challenge."

In other words, the collusion between the major establishment institutions (media, corporations and banks, government , prisons and military) is being carefully discussed in a horizontal organizational manner among the protesters as a best means toward getting the moneyed interest out of the veins of these major institutions in order to spread the pure democracy endeavors already being undertaken by this infant grassroots movement.

What are the demands of the protesters?

Ugh—the zillion-dollar question. Again, the original Adbusters call asked, “What is our one demand?” Technically, there isn’t one yet. In the weeks leading up to September 17, the NYC General Assembly seemed to be veering away from the language of “demands” in the first place, largely because government institutions are already so shot through with corporate money that making specific demands would be pointless until the movement grew stronger politically. Instead, to begin with, they opted to make their demand the occupation itself—and the direct democracy taking place there—which in turn may or may not come up with some specific demand. When you think about it, this act is actually a pretty powerful statement against the corruption that Wall Street has come to represent. But since thinking is often too much to ask of the American mass media, the question of demands has turned into a massive PR challenge.

 
 

What are the demands of the protesters

Ugh—the zillion-dollar question. Again, the original Adbusters call asked, “What is our one demand?” Technically, there isn’t one yet. In the weeks leading up to September 17, the NYC General Assembly seemed to be veering away from the language of “demands” in the first place, largely because government institutions are already so shot through with corporate money that making specific demands would be pointless until the movement grew stronger politically. Instead, to begin with, they opted to make their demand the occupation itself—and the direct democracy taking place there—which in turn may or may not come up with some specific demand. When you think about it, this act is actually a pretty powerful statement against the corruption that Wall Street has come to represent. But since thinking is often too much to ask of the American mass media, the question of demands has turned into a massive PR challenge.njkjk

What are the demands of the protesters?

Ugh—the zillion-dollar question. Again, the original Adbusters call asked, “What is our one demand?” Technically, there isn’t one yet. In the weeks leading up to September 17, the NYC General Assembly seemed to be veering away from the language of “demands” in the first place, largely because government institutions are already so shot through with corporate money that making specific demands would be pointless until the movement grew stronger politically. Instead, to begin with, they opted to make their demand the occupation itself—and the direct democracy taking place there—which in turn may or may not come up with some specific demand. When you think about it, this act is actually a pretty powerful statement against the corruption that Wall Street has come to represent. But since thinking is often too much to ask of the American mass media, the question of demands has turned into a massive PR challenge.

 

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