This global uprising in another indicator that capitalism and it’s bogus democracy – in reality an autocracy – are in their death agony. Celebrate it!
Here in the US the Occupier movement is a national phenomena with left leaning political centers like NY, the Bay Area, Chicago and DC (and others) where cooperation with union struggles, the growing union left, independence from the Demorats and Rethugs and mass action are part of their agendas.
It, like the union upsurge in Madison last year were the responses of a new ‘lost generation’ of unemployed and unemployable youth spurred on by the examples of the upsurges in Cairo, Athens and Tunis. Those upsurges have spread throughout the US and most of the EU.
In the Arab/muslim they continue to reverberate in North Africa and South Asia where they’re mostly political and mostly working class, but in places like Libya and Afghanistan and other targets of Obama’s bloodthirsty militarism, we’ve seen the growth of an effective and growing military component.
US Occupiers are part of a global phenomena that’s grown in response to austerity, the mad dog militarism of Obama and the Congress, mass unemployment, with its main victims being youth and people of color and it’s violent attacks on free speech, assembly and union organizing.