Lots of opinions today after a relatively quiet day in Los Angeles. Portland and Denver saw police actions and it appears that Oakland cops, at the direction of Mayor Quan, are doing an about-face after a ton of negative publicity:
Oakland Police Chief warning:
Denver riot cops:
Pat Buchanan remarks:
This is a must-read from Joseph Giannetto of Times Union, What do they want?:
“The conservative media machine criticizes OWS as inciting class warfare. Herman Cain tells us to work harder, ignoring that there is neither work, nor another industrialized country that works more. The right's message is a losing one.
“Occupy Wall Street is succeeding because Americans relate to the movement's biggest goal: change.”
From the same article: “These figures admonish the depiction of OWS as a fragmented group of radicals who want to dismantle America's capitalist system. In fact, only 4 percent of the protesters supported such a stance, which tied for dead last among the answers given.”
Here’s a short film that’s worth a look:
And here’s an interesting take on OWS, also at the Daily Activist regarding the influence of the Democratic Party:
Check out this video by Greg Burge. He will be doing another one in the next few days; we'll post a time and place here.
and the link: