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View Diary: From the streets to the Congress: Has Occupy changed the political narrative? (150 comments)

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  •  Shutting down ports is not an unforced error. (3+ / 0-)
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    just saying. Occupy Ports had people showing up to events at dozens of cities around the country. Occupy the Courts had events at over 130 federal courts. All of this happened without any bombs being thrown. No one has been shot, visa-vi Kent State. We've started to change the entire direction of our national conversation at a very critical time and to be honest, they will paint us as violent no matter what we do. We are challenging power. That doesn't come easy.

    “To raise the issue is not necessarily an expression of class warfare, as critics’ bromides would have it; it can be an expression of deep concern about the health of our democracy.” — The editorial board of the Austin American-Statesman

    by Marshall Getto on Sun Jan 29, 2012 at 06:23:14 PM PST

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    •  I absolutely agree. Contrary to what you may (0+ / 0-)

      think because of my concerns and questions I am a huge supporter of Occupy. I spent all day yesterday at one close to me. I think it is an electrifying movement and can do amazing things. Which is why I don't want to see a bunch of anarchists with completely different goals screw it up for everybody.

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