I was pleased to see that here in NY they are now also protesting the conflicts overseas (Iraq, Afghanistan). We spend too much money there considering we do not have enough money to feed all the hungry people in this country (especially children). And duh....Sadaam hated Osama Bin Laden. How you link 9-11 to Iraq is beyond me. I hope this part of the protests gain some traction.
Protests appear to be getting a bit more confrontational, but whenever I see conflicts with police officers, etc the protesters all come over with dozens of cameras. Very Smart. And now there appear to be articulate spokesmen for the protesters. But overally relatively non-violent, except for Rome where they are getting violent. This is from today in Rome
Pic below: A protester hurls a canister during clashes in Rome, Saturday. Protesters smashed the windows of shops in Rome and torched a car as violence broke out during a demonstration in the Italian capital. www.npr.org/2011/10/15/141384740/rioters...police-fire-tear-gas
I see them pointing out a lot of legitimate problems in this country (bank bailouts, unemployment) but it is easy to find fault and problems. I hope they take it to the next level if they have not already) and propose workable solutions that have a chance to succeed.
We saw quite a change in congress last November after the tea party protests. That imo is the key. Make your point heard with your votes.
And for those of us eligible to vote but who do not, what are you waiting for?
May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you