So-called social media movements in the Middle East and North Africa have been applauded by western governments. Leaders of the so-called 'free world', including Barack Obama asked leaders of these nations to respect the will of the people, to respect their right to freedom of speech and the right to protest, and in many cases for national leaders to step down.
These social media movements are now happening across America with the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy America movements. The Brooklyn Bridge was blockaded by thousands of civil protestors coalesced by social media. They have had enough of the arbitrary indiscretions of the US government, Wall Street, the Bankers and the Multinationals.
What was the response of American authorities? - the same country that has asked other nations of the world to respect the will of their peoples, and who applauded the social media that urged on 'revolutions'. Their response was to arrest 700 protestors on Brooklyn Bridge.
The movement has spread across America and is spreading around the world, it is coming to Australia, with Occupy Australia and Occupy Perth during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in late October.
Let us see how Australia, the USA and other western governments respond, especially after standing alongside the right of these movements in other nations. This movement is the most inspiring development since the Civil Rights movements in the USA and around the world during the sixties.