This is an in intimate discussion with Lisa Fithian & Jason Ahmadi conducted Oct 31st 2011 over coffee, early in the morning. None of us had had much sleep in the previous 6 weeks. Get Lisa's insight on the history of violent and non violent protest. Also, a detailed analysis of the potential pitfalls of the Occupy Wall Street movement and how they can be avoided.
A couple days ago I was interviewed by CNN for a piece about the live streaming of Occupy Wall St. events and the development of GlobalRevolution.tv
the real interview wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2011/11/22/n_ows_media_hq.cnnmoney/
a glimpse into the growth and power of Occupy Wall Street.
5 years ago I covered the 911 events in NYC and it seemed like we were about to win this and convict those terrorists. 5 years later, on my 10th anniversary as an activist the mood is more somber. We've awoken the masses; who wrote the congressman, signed a petition, went to a protest and gave up. Now what?
compare this year to this
Looking back at 5 years of Hurricane Katrina Relief, Malik Rahim, co-founder of Common Ground Collective, looks at the positive and negative causes and effects. Including his opinion about Brandon Darby, a co-founder who turned out to be an FBI informant.