Comments on: The corporate hijacking of Occupy Wall Street campaign http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2011/10/18/the-corporate-hijacking-of-occupy-wall-street-campaign/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: About-Face http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2011/10/18/the-corporate-hijacking-of-occupy-wall-street-campaign/comment-page-1/#comment-18279 Wed, 19 Oct 2011 03:20:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=10431#comment-18279 Kathleen,
Your conclusion that OWS, is not going to work is premature. Woodstock was a festival type affair when many still had jobs, the economy was not in tatters, free love and music was the juice flowing throughout.
OWS, whilst comprising a mix bag of protesters, has a more immediate and earnest undertone, albeit incoherence in actual demands and seemingly leaderless and without organisation.
Flashback to Tien An-men, Beijing when students protested against corruption. The protest leadership was quickly identified and crushed. On the contrary, OWS without leadership is exactly the correct strategy for now as it will be a long journey to 2012.
This protest is about corporate greed, Wall Street and Main Street; not about capitalism nor socialism. Its a class struggle between the honest and dishonest, the corrupt legislators and the innocent bystanders.

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