While the Occupy Wall Street protests continue to spread to more cities, the one that has been planned for months by a collective of people and causes begins today in Washington DC's Freedom Plaza and, like the others, will continue for an indefinite amount of time.
The initial blackout of mainstream media coverage, like Occupy Wall Street, is likely today.
Yesterday, Obama White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, finally acknowledged the current protests, albeit in a condescending tone. He said, "I haven’t discussed it with [President Obama]. I’m sure he’s aware of it because he follows the news." White House on Occupy Wall Street: `We understand’ - The Plum Line - The Washington Post
This month marks the start of the 11th year of the Afghanistan occupation, which contributes to the US's near 50% of the world's defense spending. It also marks the beginning of the 2012 federal budget, during a time when Wall Street financial corporations and other corporations dictate public policy, while using taxpayer money as an investment.
It's going to be interesting. I'm off to the protests here, and will share what's going on. If you are in D.C., give us an update.
October 2011 | Human Needs, Not Corporate Greed