The flagging economy is starting to bug comedian Ron James. “Pundits always use the same metaphor when they’re describing
To say that Occupy Toronto has received comprehensive media coverage is an understatement. Since the demonstrations kicked
What does interim NDP Leader Nycole Turmel, have in common with Phillip Brown, General Manager of the City of Toronto's Shelter Housing Support and 65 employees at the Hospital for Sick Children? By my estimation, each of them earns an income that grants them membership to Canada's demonized one per cent.
"Indignados" (the indignants) occupy city squares in Spain on a permanent basis, and now the Wall Street protests have taken root and will only grow in size and intensity. These protests, while poorly organized and rag-tag, will become the migraine of politics, not fatal but nagging and potentially dangerous.
Wall Street's problems are far too important a matter to be left in the hands of those who act and think with anger, rather than with sense. Promote those with knowledge to act as your leaders, keep them on the forefront of OWS and keep the "angry mobs" away from the cameras.
Who is listening to the folks camping out in downtown Manhattan? President Obama should call out the root cause of his shortcomings at the polls, but is otherwise engaged in retaining Wall Street support for his re-election campaign. And what of us, informed and active, democracy-loving citizens?