By Al-Jazeera English
After a quiet winter and with a rival group 99% Spring emerging, we ask how is the Occupy movement developing. Inside Story Americas, discusses with guests: Nathan Schneider, Karunga Gashusha and Mike King.
THE SPECTER OF A POPULAR AWAKENING catching fire amid a hitherto deeply indoctrinated population has clearly begun to worry influential sectors of the American ruling class. A number of “solutions” must have been discussed, at least in the precincts where such things are quietly discussed by the “brain trust” of the plutocracy—usually prostituted academics, p.r. hacks, and naturally prominent members of the “official” party system which in America, as almost any intelligent person knows, amounts to a monopoly. Realizing that a resolute confrontation could inflame the rebels even further, the ruling orders have tried so far a variety of tactics, from suggestions of all-out repression to faux sympathy to co-optation.
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