“What we saw in Occupy Wall Street, the demonstrations in Wisconsin and the teachers’ strike in Chicago was a glimpse of our own power,” said Jesse Sharkey, the vice-president of the Chicago Teachers Union, which recently ran a successful strike against pay cuts, crude teacher evaluation and part-privatisation (which had been pursued by Obama’s former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, and championed by Obama). “The difficulty is that the size of the forces that support austerity may be greater than those that will fight against it but the potential of opposition to austerity is far greater than most realise.”
‘Obama’s election is important …. because it offers an opportunity that would not have existed if Mitt Romney had won.
‘Just a couple of months into his first term Obama called a meeting of banking executives, who feared the worse.
“The president had us at a moment of real vulnerability,”
Ron Suskind quotes one of them as telling him in the book ‘The Confidence Men’.
“At that point, he could have ordered us to do just about anything and we would have rolled over. But he didn’t – he mostly wanted to help us out, to quell the mob.”
“I’m not going after you,”
Obama told them.
“I’m protecting you. My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.”
It was the people with pitchforks who voted for him on Tuesday.
They should sharpen them for the months ahead.’
~ Who will speak up for our American comrades?
Time has come for Obama to join with us and implement the Chicago Paper .
Time to declare WAR ON GOLDMAN SACHS – WALL STREET – AND THE CITY OF LONDON!
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