Posts tagged ‘Occupy Whatever’

November 21, 2011

Ode To The Welfare State, 1949

by lewwaters

October 30, 2011

More From Inside Occupy Portland

by lewwaters

Language Warning!

I may disagree with some of the voices heard in Occupy Vancouver, but I thank organizers for not following suit in how other protests are being conducted.

October 21, 2011

A Stroll Through The Park, With Occupy Portland

by lewwaters

Video of my walk through the middle of the Occupy Portland campsites, downtown Portland today, October 21, 2011

What a far difference with the Occupy Vancouver people

October 12, 2011

The Disconnect of Occupy Wall Street

by lewwaters

The longer these “Occupy Whatever” protests go on, the more disconnected the “occupiers” seem to be. Now that they have decided to release their “demands” and another work in progress document, The American Peoples New Economic Charter I am left wondering how these people expect to be taken seriously.

At one point in their documents, they call for an end to private sector student loans, saying such loans should be wholly subsidized. Later, they want forgiveness of the very loans they took out then state, “Get Wall Street out of the private student loan business and maintain fair and reasonable public loans for all students who need them.”

They ask for “Education should be funded with some of the $2 billion/week that goes to war-funding. At least 50% of it.”

They expect, “Socialize undergraduate level college. Make failing impossible to assure that everyone has the same chance in the work place post-college.”

They want to see, “Repeal “No Child Left Behind” [NCLB is basically a corporate $ maker. Make all education free from cradle-grave.”

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October 9, 2011

A Day In the Life of an Anti-Capitalist Protester

by lewwaters

See more at: the Don Smith Show