Article: The Spanish Spring is the Real Thing
Some ideas emerged in Wisconsin on the ingredients required to get protest underway [The Atlantic].
That night was the first of 10 — and counting — that hundreds have occupied the Wisconsin state Capitol. The TAA hadn’t planned to stay there overnight. “It emerged rather organically,” explains Alex Hanna, the other co-president of the TAA.At a protest against JP Morgan's annual meeting mostly elder folks were manhandled and maced by police. This may signal a difference between the US and say Spain, where police were sympathetic and showed some solidarity with mostly younger protesters. Even that was touchy as this film shows. In Columbus one protester described the scene thusly:
"There must have been 10 police for every banker," Goehl told HuffPost. "JPMorgan Chase, they don't only own the government. They own the Columbus police department." [Huffington Post]
Protest in the US is largely ignored as the oligarchical controlled press would rather focus on other counties, Blogger Bill Quigley writes at Huff Post that perhaps 2600 have been arrested in US protests since 2009.; So far the list he provides of Us protests don't quite reflect the tenor of the anti-bankster, anti-kleptocratic tenor witnessed in Europe.