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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Lot's of reasons -

    Wall Street Bailouts, his pro-financial industry fiscal policy generally, support for various extraneous wars, use of drones in same, perpetuation of fourth amendment abuses (i.e. the patriot act stuff from the Bush years), total failure to pass universal healthcare, etc. There are probably more reasons, but those are some of the bigger ones I've heard. Basically, he's not nearly as progressive as he promised to be, and a lot of people feel betrayed as a result (I am not one of these people - I'm too much of a cynic to have expected much from pretty much any politician).
    I sort of agree, although I'd change the word "progressive" to "anti-capitalist".


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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    There were many rapes at Occupy protests, actually.
    I'm aware that there have been several crimes - including a few rapes (really, not "many" rapes)- in the area of Occupy protests, but much of the crime (depending on which city you're talking about) stems from, e.g., gutter punks opportunistically setting up headquarters in Occupy camps in order to avoid the police. I can't speak for many places, but that's definitely true in several major west coast cities (notably San Francisco, Oakland and Portland).

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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I sort of agree, although I'd change the word "progressive" to "anti-capitalist".
    Both would be accurate.

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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I sort of agree, although I'd change the word "progressive" to "anti-capitalist".
    I wouldn't.
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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I sort of agree, although I'd change the word "progressive" to "anti-capitalist".
    That would be true in every way except factually.
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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That would be true in every way except factually.
    To change the word would be inaccurate. To add it would not be, necessarily. There are definitely elements within OWS that are anti-capitalist, and would have like to see Obama also be anti-capitalist. On the other hand, I'm mostly talking about people within the leftist anarchist movement, who would never vote for a Democrat to begin with.

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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That would be true in every way except factually.
    OWS leaders are largely anti-capitalists, Redress.


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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    To change the word would be inaccurate. To add it would not be, necessarily. There are definitely elements within OWS that are anti-capitalist, and would have like to see Obama also be anti-capitalist. On the other hand, I'm mostly talking about people within the leftist anarchist movement, who would never vote for a Democrat to begin with.
    Go back and look at the flow of the conversation. "him" = Obama. "he is not nearly as progressive", "change progressive to anti-capitalist".
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    Re: 73 arrested at Occupy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    OWS leaders are largely anti-capitalists, Redress.
    Who are those leaders, and why did you all of a sudden switch from talking about Obama to thse nebulous unnamed leaders?
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