For as long as I can remember, my mother has made the occasional remark about how mass protests seem to be a thing of the past. It's not a constant concern on the front burner of her mind. But now and then, when we discuss politics and the evils of the world she wonders aloud where the passion is. Where are the people who should be taking to the streets?
So I was happy to tip her off to the Occupy Wall Street protests. And she was happy to hear about them. As we all know, it's not really being covered by the major media outlets and unless you're cued in to the right points of the blogosphere or the right twitter feeds, you're not going to find them.
We sat around and watched the live stream yesterday as one protester after another was arrested from the Brooklyn Bridge.
She later spent more time digging around on YouTube to learning more about this Occupy Wall Street thing and quite by random accident she ran across this vid featuring a young woman from Muskegon, speaking up, making her voice heard, and taking some hell from the police.
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I'm glad to see somebody representing Muskegon at those protests. Glad to see people in general representing working Americans at these protests.
I don't know you Anna Kathryn Sluka, but thank you for doing what you're doing. You've got tons of support.