‘US media pretend OWS no longer exists’
US: The US eviction of Occupy encampments is in coordination with the
country’s corporate media which just treat the Occupy movement as if it
no longer exists, an activist told Press TV.
“But those who are participants in the Occupy movement are learning a
lot from the experience. They’re learning a lot about the role of the
police and the role of the corporate media and what their own potential
is- to develop alternative means and to take direct action - that is
what their greatest potential is,” said Sara Flounders, a New York based
Occupy Wall Street activist.
Her comments come as the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protestors gathered
in New York’s Zuccotti Park, the epicenter of the OWS movement to mark
the 100th day of protests against corporatism and social inequality in
the United States during the Christmas Day celebrations.
When asked about how the movement has been able to sustain for so
long, Flounders attributed the protestors’ endurance to “the [economic]
crisis that is expanding for so many millions of people” saying, “What’s
fuelled this is the enormous pain, growing crisis of the capitalist
system, no jobs, no future.”
She went on to say that the Occupiers think one of the most important
upcoming activities they are planning “will be the Martin Luther King
birthday on January 16th (2012), a call for Occupy for Jobs demanding a
national jobs campaign and that has been very much an energetic force in
New York.” Press TV