Not a single banker has gone to jail for crimes that led to the financial
meltdown. But now over 1,000 protesters have been arrested in the
inspiring Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City.
The occupation of Wall Street has inspired a nationwide movement in the
spirit of Wisconsin.
But there has been a powerful backlash against peaceful protesters who are
using both their right to public assembly and tactics of nonviolent civil
disobedience to call attention to the fact that our government has bailed
out the wealthiest Americans but has done little to help middle and
working class Americans who have lost their jobs and had their homes
The protest is building momentum with a huge solidarity march today that
CREDO members, progressive organizations and labor are joining. However
the very existence of Occupy Wall Street could be endangered by strongarm
NYPD tactics aimed at intimidating protesters and ending their three week
stand against the big Wall Street banks.
I told Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly to
respect the Occupy Wall Street protesters' constitutional right to
peaceful assembly. You can, too, at the link below.http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/ows_2/?r_by=-3652815-AAKpvVx&rc=mailto1