By Michael Collins
“The problems we are facing were not created by us, but we deign to shed light on them and so we are blamed for them. The truth is, every person at our protest is there because the system is broken.” Samuel Rutledge, Open Newswire, Portland Indymedia
The fascist financiers of the Money Party are growing restless. Occupy Wall Street began with a call to action from the activist online group Anonymous in August. It was barely featured in the mainstream or alternate media. Instead of a small crowd that could easily be ignored then disbursed, fifty thousand citizens showed up at the headquarters for the world financial system, Wall Street. Despite the best efforts of Mayor Bloomberg and NYPD, the Occupy Wall Street continues. The message went out to the country and the world. Now, there are over 100 occupy events in Oakland, Kansas City, Washington, DC, and elsewhere. (Image: K. Kendall)
“Where are Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan when you need them?” So lamented CNBC business commentator Larry Kudlow yesterday in response to riots in Greece over proposed financial cutbacks. Greek protesters, numbering over 10,000, shut down commerce, took over the Acropolis – Athens’ ancient birthplace of democracy – and firebombed office buildings and police stations. Three employees died of smoke inhalation in a fire at a bank – the first deaths in a Greek protest since 1991.
Kudlow asserted that these riots were the work of the unions, and what Greece needed was a tough guy in the mold of Thatcher or Reagan who would stand up to the unions. Public sector unions are certainly at the forefront in organizing these protests, but Greek authorities say that the violence is being perpetrated by “anarchists” – youth in their 20s who show up at a protest scene dressed all in black, with black hoods or masks, and who then begin to throw stones at the police and Molotov cocktails at bank buildings.
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“What has happened to this religious system that it orders the killing of innocent people during the holy day of Ashura?,” moderate cleric Mehdi Karoubi, who came fourth in the election, said in a statement, the Jaras website reported.
“Why is such a holy day not respected by the rulers?” Mehdi Karoubi, Dec. 27 (Image right, WikiCommons)
The Iranian presidential election of 2009 sparked a major protest with accusations that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Grand Ayatollah Khamenei stole the June presidential election. The voting rights demonstrations quickly turned into a movement against the Conservative regime. Cries of “Death to the dictator!” shocked the regime. Basij irregulars moved in to supplement the police with a viciousness that shocked many in Iran.