Wednesday, November 02, 2011

"The Real Meaning of Occupy Wall Street"

Occupy Boston demonstrators march on October 23, 2011, one day after Noam Chomsky gave the talk at their encampment from which this article is adapted. (Photo: Katina Rogers at Flickr, Creative Commons license.)

The Bloody Crossroads:
Feel the moment, forget about where this is heading (photo by Adam Lempel):

It doesn’t matter if Occupy Wall Street brings no practical changes to the world. It doesn’t matter if it fails to halt the onslaught of global corporate capitalism. If humanity does indeed annihilate itself through nuclear holocaust or climate collapse or the next boom-bust cycle—which will likely be even bigger and worse than the sub-prime mortgage crisis, as power is now more concentrated than before— we’ll at least know that we spoke the truth when it mattered. That we took a stand for what was right. Even against all odds. Even in the face of ridicule and state sanctioned brutality. MORE...

Howie P.S. Noam Chomsky spoke at the Occupy Boston encampment on Dewey Square on Oct. 22. This article, "Occupy the Future," is based on that talk.

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