Sunday, October 09, 2011

Mic Check! Freedom Plaza Day 2

By David Swanson, War Is A Crime.org, Oct. 8, 2011

Friday was a good day for waking up in Freedom Plaza and for occupying the headquarters of the drone manufacturers.  Fast forward to minute 44 on this video http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/17729809 Their intelligence about which way we were coming from was no better at keeping us out of their building than the CIA’s intelligence is at making sure the “right” people are murdered with the drones.

Friday was a good day for marching to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial and talking about his opposition to militarism, racism, and consumerism.

And finally Friday night, the people of Freedom Plaza hesitantly found their democratic voice.  Nobody despises touchy-feely process discussions more than I do.  I prefer majority rule to pseudo-consensus any day, and I only wiggle my fingers when the air gets below zero and I need to keep them warm.  But after enough process had been processed, our crowd began to hold informative discussions and make informed decisions.

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