I just found out that the Occupy Wall Street protesters are being evicted from Zuccotti Park at 7am tomorrow morning.
Mayor Bloomberg is sending in the police to clear the park so it can be "cleaned" and is imposing new rules that won't allow protesters to continue to occupy the park.
I have been to Zuccotti Park and talked to people. It's a public space, they are being responsible and moreover NONVIOLENT. They have been marginalized in our society, and the budget cuts and strictures being proposed will effectively punish them for the benefit of the "1%" or the "better off" or whatever you want to call the elites. They are not asking for handouts or bailouts, they are only asking for society to give them a chance and a future. Their radical protest signs include "Make the rich pay their share of taxes" and "NYPD PROTECTS AND SERVES THE RICH" and "Jobs not Cuts"
When I was in college, we "occupied" the administration building in a nonviolent protest to ask the university to divest their apartheid-propping South African krugerands, which they did. It doesn't matter if the young African-American woman sitting next to me at last year's commencement responded "Huh?" when I told her the story - we did something right, and produced change.
These protesters have been standing up for all of us against corporate greed on Wall Street and the corporate takeover of our democracy. It's time we stand with them.
Please join me in urgently signing a MoveOn petition to Mayor Bloomberg to keep him from evicting the protesters. Just use the link below.