Sunday, 9 October 2011

Popular revolt against neoliberalism

POPULAR revolt against neoliberal greed continues to spread across the USA.

The Occupy Together website is now reporting events in more than 1,000 cities and towns across the country.

News of the protests is also reaching a wider public, after an initial lack of reporting from the corporate media.

Says CBS: "In New York, the protest is called "Occupy Wall Street" - but around the nation, where the movement is picking up steam, it's being called "Occupy Together."

"This week, CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller reported on "The Early Show on Saturday Morning," demonstrations were held in more than a dozen cities, from Los Angeles to Richmond, Va., to downtown Minneapolis, Minn.

"In Minneapolis, one demonstrator told CBS News, "We're here because we want the big dudes to start paying."

"More demonstrations are scheduled this weekend in cities like Indianapolis, Ind.

"This week, unions joined the protest, marching through New York's Financial District during rush hour Wednesday.

"Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, told CBS News, "They are basically sending us a message that says, 'Don't create a society where one percent basically has all the wealth.'"

"Approximately 5,000 people marched on Foley Square in New York Wednesday. By late evening, police and protesters clashed, and 23 people were arrested."