It’s time to talk about the Occupy Wall Street movement. As with the movement itself, I have more enthusiasm than analysis to offer at this point. I’m in Washington DC at present and i went to a (very small) meeting  a couple of weeks ago which was part of the planning for a similar protest starting on 6 October (more info here). Things have certainly grown since then, and it could be quite a big event.
In the generally undirected spirit of the movement, here is an open thread for your comments, predictions and so on.
fn1. As a visitor to the US, I’m not actually involved in the organization, but I was interested to hear about it and sympathetic to what I heard. Those at the meeting seemed more ordinary, and of all ages, compared to the media images of ragtag youth at the Wall Street protest.
55 thoughts on “Tahrir in Wall Street”
As I said earlier I’m conflicted over whether to support or oppose this movement. I certainly feel that the US federal reserve ought to be reined in and in Boston some protesters who claim to be part of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement also seem to have a similar sentiment. Although they are a bit more emphatic with their language.
And how should one engage or deal with others who actually ARE not really genuine?
Just for everyone’s reference, here’s the statement, read with appropriate *Good Night and Good Luck* gravitas by Keith Olbermann:
I just visited http://www.nytimes.com/
there are dozens of stories on the front page, but literally no mention of these protests at all – this is the day after 15,000 – 20,000 marched all night through the center of NEW YORK, getting kettled and beaten up by police
instead, the top story is this:
great, they’ve finally got a story on OWS now: about how protestors are using a local cafe’s toilet without buying anything.
The rest is just generally about how local residents hate the protesters and want them to go away.