"What I find exciting is the idea that the solutions to the ecological crisis can be the solutions to the economic crisis, and that we stop seeing these as two problems to be pitted against each other by savvy politicians, but that we see them as a ... single crisis, born of a single root, which is unrestrained corporate greed" -Naomi Klein
Hello blog world. Although I haven't posted in a while, I've been reading and watching a lot of news as usual, signing petitions on MoveOn.org, and been keeping a close watch on the various Occupy Wall Street movements across the country. Michael Moore says that the Occupy movement is "one of the most remarkable movements that I’ve seen in my lifetime" and I agree that these recent events have renewed my hope for all environmental, economic, and political concerns.
If you have 45 minutes to spare and are interested in learning about the "Next Steps for the Movement Against Corporate Power," I strongly suggest that you watch The Nation's panel discussion aired by Democracy Now. It is an inspiring discussion featuring Michael Moore, Naomi Klein, and others. I was particularly excited to hear Ms. Klein share news that "the White House announced that it is going to have a new environmental review for the Keystone XL pipeline. That review is going to take at least a year. And the company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline, TransCanada, has said that it can’t handle another delay, that their investors will lose faith." The XL pipeline is an extremely upsetting environmental concern of mine. Even President Obama himself said that
Unfortunately, I haven't had the opportunity to join Bozeman's small Occupations (only three small rallies that I know of), but I continue to protest in my own ways: shopping locally as much as possible, limiting my consumption of corporate goods, keeping my money in a small, local bank, and trying to live simply. I've also been posting relevant articles and petitions on Facebook, but I never get any replies.
Have you participated in an Occupy rally? What are your feelings on this movement? How do you protest in your own way?