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‘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

 

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