Sunday, May 13, 2012

"What Occupiers Learned From Obama - and What He Should Learn From Them"

 "Occupy Wall Street protesters march at Zuccotti Park on November 5, 2011." (Photo: David Shankbone)

Sarah Jaffe (Truthout):
Disillusionment with Obama, for many of these activists, led not to a search for another hero - as Micah Sifry noted - but a turn away from the idea of heroes and toward the specific problems that need to be fixed. "The conversations are between people who are looking at the politics of personalities and people who are looking at the politics," Evry noted and Raneem echoed her. Evry continued, "OWS is very issue-oriented. It's not being built around leaders. You start looking at what do you believe in, what do you want to organize around?" MORE...

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