TRAVEL with pat and lew

* a visit to “Occupy Wall Street” at Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 22, 2011

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October 21, 2011 … We took the R train and walked to Zuccotti Park, where we observed the situation a week or so after the tents had been removed by the NYPD. At roughly 3:00 pm, there were only a few people protesting – less, we estimated, than the combined number of police and reporters.

We engaged in conversation with Megan, 28 years old and unemployed, an intelligent well-spoken young lady. Her issue of the day was the exorbitant power of corporations in America, with a focus on the “Corporate Personhood” issue raised by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.

We think this is the absolute correct issue, but wonder how this movement will ever get to effective action on the evils of political campaign financing which we believe is at the heart of our current national impotence. We will comment further on the political implications of what we saw and heard on our political blog at http://lewandpatpolitics.wordpress.com/2011/11/24/occupy-wall-street-loses-focus-a-post-in-progress/.

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