POWER

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." - Frederick Douglass

Sunday, July 29, 2012

I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER


Peaceful protesters assaulted by police at University of California, Davis, in November 2011.

"I WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR IN CALLING UPON THE EGYPTIAN AUTHORITIES TO REFRAIN FROM ANY VIOLENCE AGAINST PEACEFUL PROTESTORS. THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT HAVE RIGHTS THAT ARE UNIVERSAL. THAT INCLUDES THE RIGHT TO PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY AND ASSOCIATION, THE RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH, AND THE ABILITY TO DETERMINE THEIR OWN DESTINY. THESE ARE HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE UNITED STATES WILL STAND UP FOR THEM EVERYWHERE."

-BARACK OBAMA. JANUARY 28, 2011


The first post on this blog was last summer, in June of 2011. It was the culmination of research on the student loan debt crisis, and communication with other activists and bloggers.

The forces behind the Occupy Wall Street movement and October 2011 Coalition were also organizing at that time. It was incredible to participate in various actions with both groups while meeting other people concerned with student debt entrapment, and the demise of the planet at the hands of corporate sociopaths, while in the early months of maintaining this blog.

While it is true that we continue to live in very distressing times, it can also be said that a crucial shift in consciousness has begun in some parts of the population. The above organizations can be credited in large part for that.

THIS IS AN UPHILL BATTLE! But it is a just fight, and one that must be continued. 

The very fact that the Occupy movement was so violently opposed by government, and so ignored by corporate-controlled mainstream media, speaks volumes about the truthfulness and accuracy of it's messages. The corporate police state, that many erroneously still believe to be a democracy, was so threatened by the demands of the movement, it was effectively silenced as a result.

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CONTINUE TO FIGHT THE CORPORATE BEAST!

This video tells a little more about the work of The October 2011 Coalition:


Here's a good article on the crushing of the Occupy movement by the police state. 

And another good article warning potential student loan debtors. 

The following video clarifies some of Occupy's themes, including the student debt crisis: 










KEEP FIGHTING!

2 comments:

  1. Great imagery and rhetoric! This country is in the toilet, because of the so called "job creators."

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