Shortly after Barack Obama was elected, a bizarre phenomenon came, seemingly out of nowhere. Suddenly the news was full of stories and images of a group of angry protesters calling themselves "The Tea Party." Although they claimed to be "populist" and "non-partisan" it should be obvious to anyone who has been following their political positions and the candidates they choose (all hard-right republicans) that they aren't "progressive" nor "populist"; and they are especially not…Continue
I've spent the last few nights hanging with protesters here. The scene is amazing. A lot of people are asking what it's all about, what are the principles, what the protest is against, and part of the beauty and the frustration of it all is that there is no set one thing.
Personally, I would like a list of principles or demands, and I'm not happy with the drafts that have been coming out so far, but the one thing every person down there has in common…Continue