In previous posts, I’ve worried that a large-scale effort to protest inequality in the US would spark a backlash. But the Occupy Wall Street movement has carefully and skillfully built up a network of alliances (from local community groups and unions). As news outlets and citizens consider how to react to the hundreds of arrests made yesterday, they should be aware of these sources:
Mark Engler, Five Things That #OccupyWallStreet Has Done Right
Doug Henwood, The Occupy Wall Street non-agenda
Glenn Greenwald, What’s behind the scorn for the Wall Street protests?
Not surprisingly, the mainstream media has been condescending and dismissive. I recommend the alternative sources above because of the people I met on Thursday evening when I went to see the protest for myself.