Accumulation by Dispossession is increasingly how the 1% accumulates wealth and I would assert a primary objective of lobbyists (e.g.
MLK's Civil Rights movement was against people with hatred; 99% Movement is against people with an addiction.
The two movements are not the same. Addiction is not the same as hatred. Addiction is much worse. And the addiction is to money, power and the process of dispossessing people of their wealth.
The media seems to only latch onto an important news event if there is a ring to it. I suggest that the Walker Administration in Wisconsin has been caught, red-handed, in trying to thwart the people's democratic rights by using bogus recall petitions that they plan to throw away ... thereby diverting potential energy from the genuine effort. This is on the same order as the break in at Watergate; the same "dirty tricks" that Nixon was known for, and eventually booted for.
there is a websight and they are on you tube its called playing for change . they are using music to bring people together i think they are on to something . one might check it out. With that said its time to change this war thing no matter were it isor why it just is not working out.You know there are no winners just victims. be it soldiers who die from whatever side who leave there childrenwithout fathers mothers without sons wifes or husbands of soliers without .
What has astounded me throughout this long and arduous financial slide over the past 11 years is that nobody will recognize the fact that if you don't tax somebody here, it will pop up over there, and there, and there... The cost all ends up getting assigned to some group eventually, but what we have done with the Bush tax cuts is we have made it legal for the people most able to pay to get off without contributing, as though their eliteness was real, or like royalty and we as the serfs must bow down.
The violence of capitalists has morphed from its birth of blood and fire (Marx) into accumulation by dispossession. Food is taken off the plates of children and roofs removed from over their head by acts of the Washington Wall Street Nexus. Elderly are denied a decent level of resources for a dignified living in the name of budget requirements set in
Breaking glass is not violence. This is the typically bourgeois way that the corporate media frames issues erroneously and then is able to make their fatuous point from a starting point of hyperbole and lies
I realize that the Occupy Movement grew out of the frustration of our system being gamed by the Banksters and, now we 99% are suppose to pay with austerity measures.
In the local movement in Albuquerque there has been debate about using the terms "occupy" and "unoccupy". The discussion centers around the colonial history of the US, New Mexico in general and also White privilege. It would be great to hear people's thoughts about that as this movement continues to grow. A video about neighborhood environments and health is part of this post.
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We don't simply have a broken economy, rather we have an entire society in the lurch. Stupid is as stupid does, is an iconic movie quote, not a directive to governing.