No more make-believe Tea Parties. It is too early to know if Occupy Wall Street activists will try to emulate the Tea Party's "outside-inside" strategy. The participants of Occupy Wall Street are modelling not just a new form of open-ended, patient activism in the face of a Tea Party that grasps for answers before it has even articulated any questionsbut also a post-market, collaborative approach to creating and exchanging value.
From both groups this I see this as a positive result of their passion. This includes taking preventative measures such as encouraging healthy relationship dynamics and consent practices that can help to limit harm.
A spokesman for Williams later stated that he had been pushed by police while trying to explain his reason for being in the park, but was not arrested or injured.
Critics suggest that the political message of the Occupy groups has been confused, or that multiple groups have attached themselves to the protests so that it is hard to figure out whether this is just a protest against the economic power of Wall Street or one that also incorporates opposition to the decade-long war in Afghanistan or support for Palestinian independence, etc.
The American people do not think the system is fair. But donations are in the small change category. Foundations are in many ways the epitome of the concentrated wealth of the United States. It is a movement that yearns for the restoration of an imaginary past, when the world was simple, men were men, women were women, leaders were white males, when the church steeple reigned over little towns and, aside from vaudeville, minorities had no public presence.
Veteran protesters said the force used by police was the most violent they had witnessed and a Guardian reporter witnessed a protester being slammed into a glass door by a police officer.
Media focus on the movement in the past half year, according to the report, has been almost directly proportional to the attention paid to income inequality and corporate greed by mainstream outlets.
I realize that some probably think this kind of reflection is a waste of time. The Ideology is different You already knew that government assistance is for the weak and lazy, you knew that your party needed a wakeup call Remember that the Tea Party initially disrupted Republicans, not Democrats.
In contrast, Occupy Wall Street was initially ignored by the mainstream media. While a large percent of them were employed, they largely reported they were "unconstrained by highly demanding family or work commitments".
In the State of the Union address, President Obama addressed income inequality, resulting in an even greater increase in searches for the phrase. Occupy Wall Street is now dealing with a dilemma that has faced many movements: Occupy Wall Street has no seats. They both communicate to their participants and allies via Facebook and blogs, so that local groups feel part of a larger movement.
The purpose is different The Tea Party-OWS comparison is more than misleading; in the context of the shutdown, it fogs an ominous direction in politics: So many people are more focused on getting as big a piece of the pie as possible, everyone else be damned.
The few billionaires who hovered around Occupy Wall Street are probably still mad at us for resisting cooptation by the Democratic party machine. No comparable framework has emerged for the Occupy movement. In addition to sending out posters across the different Occupy encampments, Occuprint collaborated with the OWS Screen Printing Guild to make buttons and silk screen clothing free of cost.
For the Tea Party, the solutions are lower taxes and less government except those programs that Tea Partiers want to preserve. And contrary to early media reports, they are thoughtful and well-informed.
Here are some key points of comparison. It published five issues from October to September with a commemorative sixth issue published in Mayto support OWS activist Cecily McMillan during the sentencing phase of her trial. The DHS keeps a file on the movement and monitors social media for information, according to leaked emails released by WikiLeaks.
There was over-stated income and cooked credit applications and robot-signings of stacks of documents by people who had no idea what was inside those documents.
Now, the political discourse would revolve around a false impending debt crisis which gave Republican obstructionists the ammo they needed to obstruct a faster recovery.
Some took issue with any kind of comparison, while others argued about the true nature that each group held. The Ideology is different A Politico exit poll of a major Tea Party event last April found that she was the most popular politician among those in attendance.
Sally Kohn is a community organiser turned political commentator.Does the Occupy Wall Street movement feel like the Tea Party movement? Are these social movements the new wave of political organizing and mobilization?
What do they mean for the nonprofit sector? Occupy Wall Street (OWS) was a progressive protest movement that began on September 17,in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City's Wall Street financial district, receiving global attention and spawning a surge in the movement against economic inequality worldwide.
The Occupy Wall Street protests continue with hundreds of union members joining the march at Zuccotti Park while students walk out against rising tuition fees and levels of student debt.
Oct 09, · If the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street are both anti-elite, why can’t they just get along? Oct 13, · The Tea Party movement began on Feb.
19,when Rick Santelli, the CNBC financial journalist who reports from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile E.
Oct 09, · In contrast, what should we make of Occupy Wall Street? The movement is, of course, nascent, and growing: on Oct.
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