People worldwide are awestruck at the fact that American citizens have allowed the government to destroy the country and the lives of so many of it's citizens.
To be sure, there have always been problems here- and abroad, and US foreign policy has been a primary source of much conflict.
But the Wall Street piggishness and corporate hijacking of the US government has been an especially disgusting occurrence, and one that is extremely worrisome and undemocratic. It has evolved into something intolerable- at least to the 99% who are affected by the greed machine.
And now people are beginning to speak up- and to fight back.
The emergence of jack ass losers like Sarah Palin showed us the appalling extent of the vast pools of ignorance we have here in the US.
But the emergence of Occupy Wall Street shows that the progressive people of the country are in fact paying attention, are really pissed, and are no longer willing to stand by and HOPE for CHANGE.
WE HAVE WAITED LONG ENOUGH.
Several Spanish-language channels were at the protests in DC this afternoon, as well as a Japanese news crew. RT was also there, and the author of this blog was interviewed by RT's Alyona Show (clip: 10:46-10:51) about the American War in Afghanistan. The show aired 10/08/11.
Here are a few other images from DC:
What are some ways we could further the student loan reform agenda now that people are waking up?