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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 12:58 PM
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38. Then I will emphasize the important sentence for you -
Capital is not going to give up it's $$$ easily, and the only way workers have to fight back against that economic injustice is to withhold their labor and demonstrate.

I'm middle aged and I've watched very conservative administrations not only assist the rich, but also dismantle any safety nets in place to help those who are victims of this system. Most of us jumped into politics (or back into politics in my case) with hope that Mr. Obama would be able to turn back this tide in some way.

I think what you're seeing now is a very measured and careful attempt to protest the system without hurting the president (which is why you're seeing protests in NYC rather than Washington).

The elections in 2012 will be telling. If average folks give up on voting in even bigger numbers we will have a republican in office again, and then I believe the economy will get even worse and protests will be more serious.
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  -CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE Planned In Today's Occupy Wall St. March Modern_Matthew  Oct-05-11 09:40 AM   #0 
  - K&R for nonviolent civil disobedience. It works. nt  PETRUS   Oct-05-11 09:48 AM   #1 
  - The Broadway shows are shutting down. This is wonderful! I WANT OT BE THERE SO BADLY!  Lint Head   Oct-05-11 09:55 AM   #2 
  - No, you are mistaken. The Broadway shows will go on today.  NYCGirl   Oct-05-11 10:25 AM   #12 
  - K&R. (nt)  Kurovski   Oct-05-11 09:57 AM   #3 
  - Anonymous needs a grammar coach badly.  EFerrari   Oct-05-11 09:57 AM   #4 
  - I thought the same thing regarding Klein.  Fantastic Anarchist   Oct-05-11 03:15 PM   #49 
  - amen!  FirstLight   Oct-05-11 09:59 AM   #5 
  - There are actions at many colleges. You might check your local ones.  EFerrari   Oct-05-11 10:38 AM   #14 
  - So, now the goal is to 'bring down the regime?'  Freddie Stubbs   Oct-05-11 09:59 AM   #6 
  - Regime, Junta, Oligarchy, Totalitarian State... call it what you like  txlibdem   Oct-05-11 10:05 AM   #8 
  - I'm sure that President Obama will allow that  Freddie Stubbs   Oct-05-11 10:08 AM   #9 
     - Even worse for the protesters  kctim   Oct-05-11 10:20 AM   #10 
     - "The people" will sit on their sofas and watch Faux News, X-Factor Idol, Who Wants to Win a Bachelor  txlibdem   Oct-05-11 01:37 PM   #44 
        - Phooey  kctim   Oct-05-11 03:56 PM   #52 
           - Thank you for making my point  txlibdem   Oct-05-11 05:17 PM   #58 
           - I don't think so  kctim   Oct-06-11 07:55 AM   #75 
           - Yes and one bad experience health wise and you are on the street. The American Dream. nm  rhett o rick   Oct-06-11 07:54 AM   #74 
              - Ah yes, fear fear fear  kctim   Oct-06-11 09:22 AM   #78 
                 - So you dont believe in insurance? nm  rhett o rick   Oct-06-11 04:02 PM   #82 
                    - I am pro-choice  kctim   Oct-07-11 10:34 AM   #84 
                       - Do you have health insurance? Car insurance? nm  rhett o rick   Oct-07-11 11:07 PM   #85 
     - of course he wouldn't.  piratefish08   Oct-05-11 11:33 AM   #21 
     - "Making yourself heard" and "bringing down the regime" are two very different things  Freddie Stubbs   Oct-05-11 02:34 PM   #48 
     - We've "made ourselves heard" a million times and nothing has changed  txlibdem   Oct-05-11 05:24 PM   #59 
     - that's because  crunch60   Oct-06-11 02:42 AM   #70 
     - No one is asking his permission. He will have to choose sides. Which side do you choose Freddie? nm  rhett o rick   Oct-05-11 11:29 PM   #66 
  - I think it is :)  Marrah_G   Oct-05-11 10:39 AM   #16 
  - It's my goal as well. nt  TBF   Oct-05-11 11:30 AM   #20 
  - Well see, that's the difference between Tahir Square  socialist_n_TN   Oct-05-11 11:38 AM   #23 
  - And your goal of lying down and being good slaves, is better? nm  rhett o rick   Oct-05-11 11:28 PM   #65 
  - My health keeps me at home...but if I could I too would be there...  Tippy   Oct-05-11 09:59 AM   #7 
  - Ghandi.  Avalux   Oct-05-11 10:25 AM   #11 
  - But the British leaders had acknowledged him as a force they  jwirr   Oct-05-11 11:16 AM   #17 
  - Thank you for those insights.  truedelphi   Oct-05-11 06:02 PM   #60 
     - The struggle is always the sme  Remember Me   Oct-05-11 07:32 PM   #64 
  - The Brits had two choices, Gandhi or widespread revolt.  blindpig   Oct-05-11 01:46 PM   #45 
  - K and R  Kingofalldems   Oct-05-11 10:36 AM   #13 
  - I have no idea what this is supposed to do for that movement.  LoZoccolo   Oct-05-11 10:39 AM   #15 
  - Folks are so logical  justiceischeap   Oct-05-11 11:20 AM   #18 
  - There are things that are worth getting arrested fot.  LoZoccolo   Oct-05-11 11:55 AM   #27 
  - No we will not answer your question. You can either help, or you can get out of the way.  TBF   Oct-05-11 11:29 AM   #19 
  - I already think I have the answer. If you support this movement,  LoZoccolo   Oct-05-11 11:47 AM   #25 
  - lol - you really think working folks don't understand what's wrong with this country? nt  TBF   Oct-05-11 11:53 AM   #26 
     - I'm sure they do.  LoZoccolo   Oct-05-11 12:02 PM   #28 
        - "Those willing to get arrested know why"  red dog 1   Oct-05-11 12:39 PM   #30 
        - Well, I think a more effective strategy would be to distribute giant rolls of bubble wrap to  LoZoccolo   Oct-05-11 12:45 PM   #32 
        - It's the inequality, stupid.  TBF   Oct-05-11 12:51 PM   #34 
           - A careful review of any of my posts here will reveal  LoZoccolo   Oct-05-11 12:52 PM   #36 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-05-11 12:58 PM   #37 
              - Actually, I do, and they were effective.  LoZoccolo   Oct-05-11 01:03 PM   #39 
              - Then I will emphasize the important sentence for you -  TBF   Oct-05-11 12:58 PM   #38 
                 - I thought we were the 99%? n/t  LoZoccolo   Oct-05-11 01:04 PM   #40 
                    - We are - I told you working folks realize that. Some still think they can change  TBF   Oct-05-11 01:16 PM   #42 
                       - Right, but think about that.  LoZoccolo   Oct-05-11 01:33 PM   #43 
                          - More radical groups -  TBF   Oct-05-11 01:58 PM   #46 
                          - I am all for  sweetapogee   Oct-05-11 03:47 PM   #51 
                             - Elections are doing nothing for the economic well-being of most of us -  TBF   Oct-05-11 04:57 PM   #56 
                             - if you are arrested  crunch60   Oct-06-11 02:57 AM   #72 
                          - You are endorsing unilateral disarmament  blindpig   Oct-05-11 02:02 PM   #47 
                             - Civil Disobedience.  red dog 1   Oct-05-11 03:22 PM   #50 
                             - 1. No I'm not. 2. No, I didn't. 3. No, I don't. 4. You might be right.  LoZoccolo   Oct-05-11 03:59 PM   #53 
  - Bravo!  Marrah_G   Oct-05-11 12:15 PM   #29 
  - ...victory.  EstimatedProphet   Oct-05-11 12:44 PM   #31 
  - See post #32 for a more effective strategy for victory. n/t  LoZoccolo   Oct-05-11 12:46 PM   #33 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Oct-05-11 01:12 PM   #41 
  - Power.  dixiegrrrrl   Oct-05-11 07:01 PM   #62 
  - Don't worry your pretty little head about that. nt  Guy Whitey Corngood   Oct-05-11 07:16 PM   #63 
  - I will be glad to tell you, though I doubt you are seriously asking.  rhett o rick   Oct-05-11 11:37 PM   #67 
  - "We no longer live in a repre..."zzzzzzzzz...  LoZoccolo   Oct-06-11 01:24 AM   #68 
     - So are you saying that we should stick with the status quo? Vote and hope for the best? nm  rhett o rick   Oct-06-11 07:53 AM   #73 
        - There's way more involved in participatory democracy than voting.  LoZoccolo   Oct-06-11 08:14 AM   #76 
           - That's swell, but what specific do we do to turn this around.  rhett o rick   Oct-06-11 02:27 PM   #80 
  - They are hoping they will be one step closer to getting corporate money out of elections,  ZombieHorde   Oct-06-11 09:20 AM   #77 
     - How is it better than the idea I propose in post #32? n/t  LoZoccolo   Oct-06-11 02:05 PM   #79 
        - Peaceful protests have caused legal changes before, so they may  ZombieHorde   Oct-06-11 03:33 PM   #81 
  - I have come to the conclusion that if your protest includes asking for permission  me b zola   Oct-05-11 11:34 AM   #22 
  - Yep. And the reason for that is simple  socialist_n_TN   Oct-05-11 11:42 AM   #24 
  - Yep that is very true. Naomi Klein has a whole video  truedelphi   Oct-05-11 06:05 PM   #61 
  - Dr. King says "hello!" and  RT Atlanta   Oct-05-11 12:51 PM   #35 
  - Mmmm, I don't know about this. They should wait for the Oct6 protests to join in.  Fire Walk With Me   Oct-05-11 04:03 PM   #54 
  - +1  leftstreet   Oct-05-11 04:20 PM   #55 
     - Really good point. nt  TBF   Oct-05-11 04:58 PM   #57 
  - Naomi is absolutely  crunch60   Oct-06-11 02:35 AM   #69 
  - Civil disobedience is fine, but violence and vandalism would...  Zookeeper   Oct-06-11 02:46 AM   #71 
  - This thread is from yesterday morning...  SidDithers   Oct-06-11 04:03 PM   #83 
 

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