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Chris Hedges

Occupy will be back!

SULAMITH SALLMAN

From Wisconsin to Cairo and Zuccotti to Athens, our global movement is confronting a concerted counter-revolution.

It is easy to lose hope but we can be confident that our uprising will grow bolder, writes Chris Hedges in a passionate new blast, because the underlying sociohistoric and psychoeconomic forces that propelled the people’s insurrection of 2011 are still unresolved… and can only be resolved by our global people’s uprising for real democracy. This is the situation according to Hedges:

In every conflict, insurgency, uprising and revolution I have covered as a foreign correspondent, the power elite used periods of dormancy, lulls and setbacks to write off the opposition. This is why obituaries for the Occupy movement are in vogue. And this is why the next groundswell of popular protest—and there will be one—will be labeled as “unexpected,” a “shock” and a “surprise.” The television pundits and talking heads, the columnists and academics who declare the movement dead are as out of touch with reality now as they were on Sept. 17 when New York City’s Zuccotti Park was occupied…

Our dying corporate class, corrupt, engorged on obscene profits and indifferent to human suffering, is the guarantee that the mass movement will expand and flourish. No one knows when. No one knows how. The future movement may not resemble Occupy. It may not even bear the name Occupy. But it will come. I have seen this before. And we should use this time to prepare, to educate ourselves about the best ways to fight back, to learn from our mistakes, as many Occupiers are doing in New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and other cities. There are dark and turbulent days ahead. There are powerful and frightening forces of hate, backed by corporate money, that will seek to hijack public rage and frustration to create a culture of fear. It is not certain we will win. But it is certain this is not over…

Check out the rest of Chris Hedges’ mindbomb at Truthdig.

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Anonymous

So, U.S. Military personnel need only honor their oaths. You do know they swear to the C.I.C. now and not the Constitution. But, anyways, you are talking about the same U.S. Military that has been routinely slaughtering human beings in contrived wars and police actions for nearly two hundred years. Do you really think oaths and such nonsense mean anything to those murderers, rapists, arsonists, kidnappers, torturers and thieves? I've read some stupid shit on the internet but this attempt at trying to humanize inhuman criminals goes way beyond. It doesn't matter who has a relative or butt buddy getting paid as a troop or pig. They gotta go if the planet ever stands a chance of living in peace with justice.

"If the Military, the family of American people ... " Blah, blah, horseshit. Stupid pubescent crap is what your comments amount to. Sling it elsewhere, soldier.

Anonymous

"It doesn't matter who has a relative or butt buddy getting paid as a troop or pig. They gotta go if the planet ever stands a chance of living in peace with justice."

the only threat to this planet is fanatics like you, both right and left, and the military has fought both kinds.

Anonymous

No, the primary threat to life on this planet comes from the U.S. Military and its personnel. The primary threat to anyone trying to read through the comments made by their dumb dumb dumb relatives and butt buddies is boredom and disbelief..

Anonymous

"Do you really think oaths and such nonsense mean anything to those murderers, rapists, arsonists, kidnappers, torturers and thieves?"

please enough about occupy, let's return to the subject at hand.

Anonymous

I believe the comments refer to Military-Americans. You know the so-called people who make a living from murder, rape, arson, kidnapping, false imprisonment, torture, and thievery. After your comments we can add lying and false accusation to the list.

Anonymous

oh i get it, accusations are only false when it's your side. funny how that works. But the sheer variety of incidents is interesting.

rape: check

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Woman-Raped-at-Occupy-New-Haven-Cops-142627056.html

murder: check

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45252610/ns/us_news-life/t/there-were-six-or-seven-shots-man-killed-near-occupy-oakland-camp/

arson: check

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/02/10/occupy-protester-pleads-guilty-to-arson/

theft: check

http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2011/11/occupy-sf-accused-ferry-building-thefts-filth

though we shouldn't label every occupier based on the actions of a few should we?

Anonymous

Wtf dude, crime statistics at Occupy consistent with the general population's suddenly equals the murders, rapes, thefts and all the other nazi-style crimes of U.S. Military personnel? Only to dumb animals in the U.S. Miltary, and, oh, their relatives and fellow jerk-offs also make that claim. The stupid and dishonest are always saying stupid shit. Aren't you?

Anonymous

I predict Military-Americans will continue lying to rationalize their criminality and nazi instincts.

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