May Day Protests Seek to Rejuvinate Occupy Movement
An OWS protester holds up a May Day sign early morning on May 1, 2012.
An update on OWS’s May Day General Strike, which was planned in honor of International Workers Day. Although it is still quite early in the day, the event seems to have gathered very few protesters.
Here’s an article addressing why Occupy Wall Street protestors break the law.
You can check out another Occupy blog that is local to our area. Local workers at Giant and Safeway stores are trying to gain momentum in their protest against their employers.
Occupy Giant and Safeway
A New Politics for a Disorderly World
by Carne Ross, former diplomat for the British foreign service
This is a great read of someone with political experience who agrees with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Ross praises the participatory democracy, the personal politics, and the better culture that he claims OWS promotes. If the world is disorderly, should its governments match it?
by Darren Ell
In this article from Forbes magazine, Tom Watson points out that OWS is having unintended good effects on the economy of New York City, since tourists are coming to see the protestors. Rather than attempting to evict them, Mayor Bloomberg should accept them as a permanent New York City feature, and actually take measures to accommodate and promote the group. An interesting opinion piece!
Although the Occupy sites may be dead in the original cities, it seems that they are going strong in new cities. Occupy Atlanta just posted its declaration a couple of weeks ago. Do you think this trend will continue?