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  •  I'll leave my response to Arudhati Roy.... (2+ / 0-)
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    AR: I don't know whether I'm qualified to answer that, because I'm not somebody who spends a lot of time here in the United States, but I suspect that it will keep reassembling in different ways and the anger created by the repression will, in fact, expand the movement. But eventually, the greater danger to the movement is that it may dovetail into the presidential election campaign that's coming up. I've seen that happen before in the antiwar movement here, and I see it happening all the time in India. Eventually, all the energy goes into trying to campaign for the "better guy", in this case Barack Obama, who's actually expanding wars all over the world. Election campaigns seem to siphon away political anger and even basic political intelligence into this great vaudeville, after which we all end up in exactly the same place.

    from the Guardian

    There must be something rotten in the very core of a social system which increases its wealth without diminishing its misery. -- Karl Marx

    by caul on Fri Dec 02, 2011 at 09:14:59 AM PST

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