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Tace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 09:56 AM
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Occupy Movement: Next Step Convergence (Joel S. Hirschhorn)


Joel S. Hirschhorn -- World News Trust

Nov. 29, 2011 -- There is a growing convergence of thinking about where the U.S. Occupy movement should go as a next step to turning its values, concerns and commitments into changing what most Americans see as broken government under control of corporate interests.

When it comes to political and social movements, history shows us that they usually fail, not because they disappear, but rather because they become marginalized, unimportant despite a core group of committed people and groups.

They lose popular appeal and support or never expand beyond a small early group of supporters. The nation and many supporters move on. Other movements grab the interest of the most informed, dissident-type people seeking truth, justice or change.

A good example of such a failed contemporary movement is the 911 truth effort. The groups, websites and true believers keep on pushing their objectives a decade after the historic event. But the goal of revealing what really happened that the official government story does not divulge is like a moldy piece of forgotten food in the refrigerator.

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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 10:15 AM
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1. Try As They Might, TPTB CANNOT push the economy under the carpet
Edited on Sat Dec-10-11 10:15 AM by Demeter
and therefore, the Occupation will continue to grow and develop and adapt, until it IS the driver of politics and the economy, and TPTB are imprisoned and asset-stripped.
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freefall Donating Member (617 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 10:27 AM
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2. Everybody should read this.
We will all need to act if we are to capture the energy of the Occupy movement and actually accomplish change. There are lots of good ideas in this article as well as links and suggestions about where to get more in-depth information which I don't have time to pursue right now but will later.
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