Occupy The Economy: What is the next big movement? It is here!


The Occupy movement is hardly finished. It has, as reported regularly on the radio show, and in this blog, diffused into the community, assisting the homeless, trouble neighborhoods, eduaction, immigrants and immigrant rights, Hurricane Sandy victims, youth violence and more. Because they aren’t in the headlines doesn’t mean that stalwart and idealistic core of activists and citizens have quit. It only means those are the stories the traditional corporate and status-white media ignore.

But they are not content to remain in the shadows and remain ignored. The poor, immigrants, the elderly, working class folks and minorities in this nation are being attacked daily on a broad front. The details of that attack are daunting, and it is easy to get lost in a thousand little battles and still get trampled in the broader attack. Those battles are indeed important. Life and death in many cases. But Spring is coming, and with it the chance to rise up once again, all of us representing our individual or small group battles to meet that front. It is the only way. The question becomes, what is the banner we all rally under.

This was the message I received this week from Occupy two days ago:

Beginning this May, there will be a resurgence of Occupy. We will occupy the headquarters of the largest Corporations in the world. Then encampments will appear each consecutive week in every major sphere of human activity from the conversion of natural resources to the manipulation of high finance. The 99% will call attention to the supreme concentration of power over the productive resources of our economy. We see nothing good in an economy controlled hierarchically by corporate managers, or by politicians, for predetermined ends. Instead, we want the economy run by the 99% through direct democratic processes free from domination and exploitation.

The next movement is not a replacement of the one before, but a building on its progress and a learning from its mistakes. The fight is still the fight. The cause is still the cause. You are still the key. Stay tuned right here.

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About 900poundgorilla

W.C. Turck is a Chicago playwright and the author of four widely acclaimed books.His latest is "The Last Man," a prophetic novel of a world ruled by a single corporation. His first novel, "Broken: One Soldier's Unexpected Journey Home," was reccommended by the National Association of Mental Health Institutes. His 2009 Memoir, "Everything for Love" chronicled the genocide in Bosnia and the siege of Sarajevo. His third book "Burn Down the Sky" is published exclusively on Amazon Kindle. It was in Sarajevo at the height of the siege where he met and married his wife, writer and Artist Ana Turck. FOX NEWS, ABC, CBS News, the Chicago Tribune and The Joliet Herald covered their reunion after the war. He helped organized relief into Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Turck has been a guest on WMAQ-TV, WLS in Chicago, WCPT, WBBM radio, National Public Radio, Best Of the Left and the Thom Hartmann show. He has spoken frequently on Human Rights, Genocide and Nationalism. In 2011, his play in support of the Occupy Movement, "Occupy My Heart-a revolutionary Christmas Carol" recieved national media attention and filled theaters to capacity across Chicago. He remains an activist to the cause of human rights and international peace. View all posts by 900poundgorilla

2 responses to “Occupy The Economy: What is the next big movement? It is here!

  • Harold Taggart

    Now is the time to implement major changes since the reactionaries are in full retreat. However, they will regroup quickly, and they are merciless. We need 5-10 major goals such as people are more valuable than property. No one is worth financially more than 10 average people. The 24-hour workweek is possible now. It’s time to bring democracy to the U.S. Computers make possible direct voting on every piece of legislation. No more corporate lackeys betraying us posing as political representative.

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