Occupy Wall Street
Following Dec. 12 West Coast Port Blockade
Longshore Workers, Truckers: Shut the Ports, Coast to Coast!
Occupy protesters blockade the port of Oakland, California, December 12. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
I wonder how many of us have been glued to our computer screens over the past week watching the events in New York as they unfold live on air (http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution & http://occupystream.com/). Have you joined the Twitter conversation with hash-tag OccupyWallStreet? The occupy movement in the US is proving to be something of a social tsunami.
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.
USA FOLLOWS SAUDI REFORM LEAD!
Across the Middle East common folk continue to demonstrate their outrage against generations of tyranny imposed by entrenched and unaccountable power cliques supported by U.S. interests.
Gaddafi is on the run and will no doubt retire in the style to which he is accustomed, if not on the French Riviera or Donald Trump's front lawn, then certainly somewhere in the Saudi wonderland where, acknowledging the historic Arab Spring, King Abdullah has just announced he is giving women the right to vote and stand in municipal elections.