Professor Black provides this observation about #OWS – “If you look [at the Occupy protests], not just nationwide, but worldwide, you will see some pretty consistent themes developing,” Black says. “Those themes include: we have to deal with the systemically dangerous institutions, the 20 biggest banks that the administration is saying are ticking time bombs, that as soon as one of them fails, we go back into a global crisis. We should fix that. There’s no reason to have institutions that large. That’s a theme. That accountability is a theme, that we should put these felons in prison… That we should get jobs now, and that we should deal with the foreclosure crisis. So those are four very common themes that you can see in virtually any of these protest sites… I think, over time, you won’t necessarily have some grand written agenda, but you’ll have, as I say, increasing consensus. And it’s a very broad consensus.”
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You go, girl!
It is way past time we American’s hold not only the government BUT the corporatocracy accountable for the ongoing assault on our precious natural resources, our psyche and our pocketbooks. Remind me when exactly our republic turned into a democracy which is now a full blown fascist form of rule. Next step – oligarchy. Look it up. Learn for yourself like many of us have bothered to do and then tell me this is the structure you want to raise your families in. I’ll be waiting.
Cherri, we will be joining in on the Road to Washington.
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Louisiana resident Cherri Foytlin, mother to six children and wife to displaced Deepwater oil rig worker Forest Foytlin, has had enough. As her family’s livelihood is increasingly threatened by financial deprivation, Ms. Foytlin has run out of time.
Beginning March 13th, 2011, Ms. Foytlin will embark on a journey that she hopes will forever turn the tide of destruction left in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Ms. Foytlin will walk 1,243 miles from New Orleans to Washington, D.C. En route she hopes to garner enough support to captivate the nation with her message of change.
Ms. Foytlin has been fighting for the welfare of the families in the Gulf since the spill first began. She has cried and pleaded for president Obama to restore the people’s faith in the government by demonstrating accountability, transparency, and support towards residents affected by the oil spill. Prompted by desperation, but drive by hope, this walk represents her final attempt to reach the administration.
“This is a pilgrimage of love for the people of the Gulf. I am taking their concerns about health, the economy, the environment and the claims process to the President of the United States. I asked him to come down at the height of the spill so he could meet the people who were truly impacted. My request fell on deaf ears, but we will not be ignored. My walk is a universal and non-partisan event; it is about preserving our civil rights as a nation, and our human rights as a global community” [Read more…]