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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:33 PM
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The Resistance Has Begun
http://www.thenation.com/blog/159664/resistance-has-beg...

Allison Kilkenny

For the past week, Ive been documenting the plethora of nonviolent protests breaking out across the country in opposition to the governments proposed radical budget cuts. In another typically excellent article, Chris Hedges recently declared that the resistance hes been calling for has finally begun. The powerful elite got too greedy and took too much from average Americans, who are now fighting back.

Hedges announced he will be joining protesters in Union Square for a planned tax weekend protest in front of Bank of America.

The political process no longer works, Kevin Zeese, the director of Prosperity Agenda and one of the organizers of the April 15 event, told me. The economy is controlled by a handful of economic elites. The necessities of most Americans are no longer being met. The only way to change this is to shift the power to a culture of resistance. This will be the first in a series of events we will organize to help give people control of their economic and political life.
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:47 PM
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1. Keep us posted as developments occur.
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90-percent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:59 PM
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2. A profound post from The Nation link above
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 01:00 PM by 90-percent
QUOTE:
7. posted by: LeftNation at 04/05/2011 @ 11:01am

Speaking as a former Vietnam war activist, the whole key to resistance is to keep it up, week after week, month after month. You can't attend a feel good rally and go home, thinking you've accomplished something, then sit back and wait for the change. Doesn't happen that way.

What happens is that nothing happens. The more we protest, the angrier people become because they feel ignored (which they are) and pretty soon you have a spark that ignites the multitudes, like Kent State. It will happen and it won't be pretty. We've run out of time, our legal options have been removed, and voting has become just another knife in our backs. It's time.
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Here's part of our road map, fellow BOTTOM NINETY EIGHT PERCENTERS!

Fire the next pair! (opps, sorry, arcane drag racing term!)

-jim
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Ghost Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:05 PM
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3. The political process no longer works.
Strong language.
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dynasaw Donating Member (664 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:05 PM
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4. How About A Resistance Movement Against
Banks and Financial institutions?
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flakey_foont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:19 PM
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5. Has to happen
considering that the alternative is more control to the elites and decreasing quality of life for everybody else
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