Friday, March 27, 2015
OWS: May Day, Charter Schools, support reoccupation! etc.
Occupy Wall Street has been preparing for a large month of protests starting on May 1st. This has apparently led to Barack Obama’s decision to hold his summit at Camp David where he won’t be so close to the protests as part of his effort to downplay and ignore the Occupy Wall Street movement. This is a clear indication of the fact that the government is paying little attention to the will of the people as any sincere democracy is supposed to do; which is all the more reason why we should make an effort on our own to support the OWS movement and spread the word among ourselves. The corporate media clearly can’t be trusted to report on this in an accurate manner; this includes the seemingly more liberal MSNBC network.
This is part of a semi-regular update of some of the latest stories from the Occupy Wall Street web page for additional details see previous post introduction to series.
This is actually an old post from February but it is important enough that it shouldn’t be forgotten. This is part of a major effort to corporatize schools and enable the people in the board rooms at Wall Street to control the education that is provided to children and either restricts it if it serves their purposes or turns it into propaganda. Another part of the effort at corporatization of schools is the effort to increase advertising in schools which has been research by several academics including Susan Linn who wrote the following:
They have indicated with their actions that they may attempt to use people that have been portrayed as consumer advocates to advance this agenda, like Elizabeth Warren, who has indicated that she support Charter Schools and as I have indicated previously may not be a sincere consumer advocate. Other Researchers have also looked into the effect that advertisers have on children at an early age including Roy Fox author of “Harvesting Minds” which indicates that Channel One is being used for propaganda purposes not education. there is much more to their efforts to control the educations system and ensure that it is maintained for the benefit of the ruling class and the rest get a second tier system; this hasn’t been openly acknowledged but a close look at many similar activities clearly indicates the intentions of those in power.
The following is a link that was pointed out on the OWS page with a couple articles worth taking notice of:
Earth day has come and gone by now but it is important to keep in mind that the corporations and the government are clearly not doing anything to repair the damage that ahs been done let alone even slow down the destruction that continues. Some of them may provide some propaganda intended to indicate that they’re doing so but a close look indicates that this isn’t so. The Occupy Wall Street movement and the Green Party have both demonstrated that they’re much more sincere on this subject as I have previously indicated in my comments about Natural Born Killers of the Planet and my attempt to take a closer look at Jill Stein which clearly indicates that she is far more qualified than the candidates considered viable by the corporate media.
Without support from as many people as possible the Occupy Wall Street will eventually fizzle like the Tea Party; I don’t expect this to happen but how much success it does have depends on how much support they receive from the public. One of the things that any movement needs is money however this should always come with accountability and in a grass roots movement I wouldn’t consider this as important as the contribution of time and ideas as well as any new ways to protest. One of the methods that I have been recommending is to stand up to planned obsolescence and deceptive advertising by not buying things that aren’t necessary and when it comes to necessities saving receipts and demanding accountability when products turn out to break down much sooner than they should; I have indicated in Loud complaint brings quick free replacements that simply by speaking out in front of other customers about the details of the fact that merchandise falls apart faster than it used to that it will encourage corporations to replace it fast before they interfere with the other customers and put them on notice that if they go to far consumers won’t be so complacent.
There is always more where this came from at the OWS web site; at least until we have a sincere reform effort and even then it will still be necessary for the public to continue to stay alert.
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