Indian Summer in Siberia and an ‘Arab Spring’ in New York
“There’s something happening here, but what it is ain’t exactly clear”
There is a strange irony in the representations and, perhaps, the self-perception of the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations now entering their fourth week, with perhaps 1,000 arrests already logged in New York City alone. And the movement seems to be spreading like wild-fire, with sympathetic actions flaring nationwide, from California to Maine. Apparently, the organizers see their occupation in the image of those revolutionary movements that have taken place recently across MENA, the so-called the “Arab Spring” uprisings. You know, like the one in Egypt, where the military has now taken control of the regime (only without Mubarak) and is savagely subduing any workers who protest. You may recall the lovefest a few months back, when the Egyptian people and the army were one. But, what did they expect?
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