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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Get Up, Stand Up
Posted by Tata | 7:47 AM
Please watch this all the way to the end, where John Oliver makes a very important point.

Like it or not, we are not the 1%. To support the protesters, we can send donations of money orders, food, clothing and other supplies to:
The UPS Store
Re: Occupy Wall Street
118A Fulton St. #205
New York, NY 10038

We can also donate money directly at the Occupy WePay site. We're all broke, but every little bit helps. The Occupation has changed the conversation from deeply stupid and destructive deficit reduction to jobs plans, which will benefit each and every one of us. It rained in New York last night. If we can't go to stand up for each other, maybe the least we can ask of ourselves is pocket change for a cup of coffee and a clean, dry pair of socks for a protester.
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Anonymous xulon said...
I guess Stewart's corporate media schtick of ridiculing the "I don't know what they want and besides they are weird" protesters may have as its point to try to get "normal" people to get up and do something. But I see it as mainly joining in with the corporate media's schtick.

Anonymous Tata said...
Then, xulon, you didn't watch to the end.

Try again.

Anonymous xulon said...
You mean where "normal" people were sitting in a restaurant talking about how "normal" people can do something - only, after the Jets game? Yeah, I got it.

I wonder if there is a way to get that point across without joining into and perpetuating the corporate media's myth that what is going on is crazy weird stuff done by crazy weird people in crazy weird ways.