Chase Iron Eyes: Why Occupy movement remains important

"September 17, 2011, Wall Street (USA), Zucotti Park (renamed Liberty Park by occupiers), hundreds heeded ADBUSTER’S call to Occupy Wall Street. Why? In Short, the stated reasons can be summed up with the goal of ending corporate greed’s death-lock on our democracy. When will it stop? Nobody knows. Did you think they would make it through the winter? Who is running this Occupy show? Nobody knows. With no top-down command system everything that we see is truly spontaneous. In fact, decisions are made according to varying degrees of consensus and direct democracy at occupy centers. Is mainstream even covering this anymore? Not really. Here is why the movement is still important.

Nobody saw this coming. Now, nobody will forget. Occupy will not go anywhere because “corporate greed” has no immediate end. This is the way the system is designed to work. There has to be extreme poverty for others to be extremely wealthy and wasteful. Those who control the means are just as inclined to ride this death-machine, and their standard of living, to its bitter end as they are to dismiss the Occupy movement as a fringe group of ex-hippies, vagrants, and numbskulls who should “get a job.” The people are speaking. I know those that control our material existence are hearing the 99%, but not listening. They do not want to; they’re waiting for media to ignore the movement and for the flames of action to die down to cold coals. Not going to happen."

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Chase Iron Eyes: An Occupy Movement Update (Indian Country Today 2/29)

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