Sunday, October 9, 2011
Today, several of us from the local Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America took part in the Occupy Minnesota (Wall Street) event.
There is some hope that people are waking up, and confronting the powers. Unchecked corporate power is a threat to our democracy and to social justice.
Americans of all types were at this event- anarchists, socialists, tea-partiers, Ron Paulites, libertarians, and ordinary people, all protesting Corporate power and its alliance with government. It is not shrill to suggest that unchecked corporate power is leading to a nascent fascism. Average Americans are being asked to sacrifice, while the rich and corporations are not being asked to sacrifrice. Corporate profits are privatized, while corporate losses are socialized.
Join the movement, stand up for your rights. Take part in the Occupy Wall Street event in your city. If there isn't one in your city, start it!
Here are some links:
"Occupy" movements are spreading to other cities, in the U.S. and in other countries, including:
Albuquerque, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Dallas, Des Moines, Houston, Iowa City,Jersey City, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Portland/Oregon, Portland/Maine, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Fe, Seattle, Tampa, Trenton, Washington D.C., Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, London, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth.
Memember of the Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America, including your truly, at the Occupy Event
Young Anarchist woman at the event.
Congressman Keith Ellison (D) of Minnesota, and Antonia from La Asamblea de Derechos Civiles
See more pictures on my public Facebook posting (may have to log in to Facebook to see the album):
Occupy Minnesota- Democratic Socialists of America, Twin Cities
Antonia from La Asamblea de Derechos Civiles speaks on the need to prosecute Wall Street, and on the shared struggle of all people, Latina, Black, White, and others, for social justice.