OccupyWS: Response to the Press

Mural by Nadine Samuel et al.
I'm just so sick of hearing the mainstream media asking the same question. "But what do these protesters really want?" This is the worst type of spin. You give the same answer and they keep asking the same exasperating question.

HELLO! It's about unfettered capitalism that has put the entire population at the mercy of the banks and corporations. You might call it the new feudal system, economic abuse or just greed. How about the catch-all phrase: economic inequality. We want the class mobility of our parents' generations. We want meaningful, secure jobs.

It seems that education, once the vehicle for class mobility, is no longer accessible to the majority. Sure we can still go, but we'll spend our entire lives paying off student loans. Our unions have been weakened and our working conditions are precarious because there is no bottom to the corporate bottom line.

BTW: if you are asked zee golden question, you might want to say that if the media had been doing its job of objective reporting in the first place, instead of towing the corporate line, then we wouldn't be in the mess we are today. Corporate interests have undermined the media's credibility as the fourth estate. Our national media is little more than corporate PR.

 Occupy Montreal / Occupons Montréal and  We are the other 99% /Nous Sommes le 99% will be holding a peaceful protest from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Victoria Square on Saturday, October 15. Decolonize Montreal / Décolonizons Montréal will be starting things off at noon. Let's take aim at our chartered banks and all the other greedy corporations. If you're having problems selecting whom you want to direct your protest at, then just pull out a random monthly statement and try to read the fine print. You'll quickly find yer target.

I hope to see you all there.

Don't forget the placard! Yes, placards are key.
My poster paint and bristol board are at the ready.

Happy Protesting!

Other related posts:
Anti-Wall Street March
Unions and Community groups that took part
Anti-WallStreet: News and Resources 



For your viewing pleasure, watch FOX News wannabe Kevin O'Leary be taken down eloquently and handily by Chris Hedges

2 comments:

Suzanne | October 13, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Hear! Hear! Great post, Heather.

AKAmamma | October 13, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Somehow I knew you'd like it! Cheers!

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