Question of the Day: Occupy Boston

What do you think of the protesters in Boston today?

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Today, the Boston Globe reported that protesters emerged from their tents in the financial district in Boston during the morning rush hour to protest the current state of the economy and government.

The Occupy Boston Campaign is an offshoot of the larger Occupy Wall Street movement in New York. Over 700 people were arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge over the weekend during that protest.

What do you think of the protest and/or the protesters?

Brandt Hardin October 03, 2011 at 09:13 PM
The movement is gaining momentum in its THIRD week now and Occupations are popping up all over the country! Stand up together and use your voice to give to those without through peace and solidarity. Tax the rich and feed the poor- you are the 99%! See my Occupy Wall Street painting and Anonymous homage on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/09/occupywallstreet.html where you can also see videos of the protests and police brutality as well as get other sources for coverage of the movement.
mansfielddave October 04, 2011 at 01:34 AM
good for them. glad someone is telling the truth about what is happening to the middle class.
Dick Armour October 04, 2011 at 12:13 PM
All great societies disintigrate eventually. Our is no exception. Money accumulates to those who can buy it. Our government has been bought by "Corporate America". In a democracy people get the nation they deserve. The "Haves" sent jobs overseas, destroyed unions, convinced us that wealth would "trickle down", and replaced the "Common good" with "Greed is good!"! The Supreme Court just gave the powers of citizenship to Corporations. I thought we'd sleep our way into oblivian. But the true American Spirit has coalesced in these young people just as it has in the people in the Middle East. We Baby Boomers screwed things up every chance we got. Go get 'em, kids! This land is your land, now!
Jean O October 04, 2011 at 03:23 PM
At least, I am not alone. It's not just my bad luck to be unemployed for so long. It's not my bad luck to be so sick for so long. I got past my pride to ask for help, only to have it taken away because of new standards. What I am left with is my self. Just me: 99%


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