Saturday, October 1, 2011

11-09-29 Herald Tribune - Taking to the Streets... //Herald Tribune - saliendo a la calle ...// 先驱论坛报“ - 走上街头...

Herald Tribune continues to treat the story as something happeningonly outside the United States.

Walking out on the system ; In troubled times, faith in the ballot box fades and people take to streets

Article from: International Herald Tribune | September 29, 2011 | 

People in domocracies everywhere are rejecting traditional political solutions and taking their displeasure to the streets. 

Hundreds of thousands of disillusioned Indians cheer a rural activist on a hunger strike. Israel reels before the largest street demonstrations in its history. Enraged young people in Spain and Greece take over public squares across their countries.
Their complaints range from corruption to lack of affordable housing and joblessness, common grievances the world over. But from South Asia to the heartland of Europe and now even to Wall Street, these protesters share something else: wariness, even contempt, toward traditional politicians and the democratic political process they preside over.

They are taking to the streets, in part, because they have little faith in the ballot box.

"Our parents are grateful because they're voting," said Marta Solanas, 27, referring to older Spaniards' decades spent under the Franco dictatorship. "We're the first generation to say that voting is worthless."

Economics have been one driving force, with widening income inequality, high unemployment and recession-driven cuts in social spending breeding widespread malaise. Alienation runs especially deep in Europe, with boycotts and strikes that, in London and Athens, erupted into violence.

But even in India and Israel, where growth remains robust, protesters say they …

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Protesters mass outside NYPD

2011-10-01 07:20

New York - About 2 000 anti-corporate demonstrators marched on Friday from a protest camp they have occupied near Wall Street to the headquarters of the New York police department.
The noisy but peaceful rally was the largest since anti-Wall Street activists occupied a small park in lower Manhattan two weeks ago to protest corporate bailouts and corporate influence in politics.
"We got sold out!" the crowd chanted as it snaked through rush hour traffic, closely shadowed by columns of police.
Hand-drawn placards included: "Nazi bankers" and "People before dollars."
It was the first time the protesters tried marching on New York's high-tech police headquarters at One Police Plaza, the nerve centre of one of the world's most sophisticated security services.
Numbers were swelled on Friday by support from local unions and by youths responding to false rumours on the internet that mega band Radiohead was going to play a free concert at the protest camp.
Protesters added police brutality to their lengthy and still vaguely defined list of grievances after an incident a week ago when a senior officer used pepper spray against four demonstrators who had already been shut inside a police pen.
"NYPD protects billionaires and Wall Street," one placard said...

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