|It all goes back in the box|
One couple I spoke to from Tunisia had family involved in the uprising almost a year ago that kicked off the Arab Spring. They explained to me how many protestors were shot, how people were shot and killed after Ben Ali had been removed and the issues that were still prominent in their country today. Of course, our media have moved on from such news items as there were wars to be fought in Libya and whether Wayne Rooney would be banned from the Euro's next year. The couple had only been at the Occupy LSX for the day but had seen enough to make return visits and support the movement.
Another group I spoke to where the Kurdish people and supporters, whom I am sure you will have read about in the various media outlets under the banner of 'terrorism'. They were raided by armed police for the suspicion of having guns in their tent which turned out to be false, but by then the damage had been done. The sight of armed police surrounding people in the midst of a peaceful demonstration has limited this particular groups ability to impact people that would have otherwise have benefited from hearing their story of oppression in Turkey. The news repeaters then proceeded to label them members of PKK, a so called terrorist group according to Turkey, the US and the European Union.
I for one was not about to be put off and went to find out more, but that is another story.
|The Zeitgeist presence|
You are your labour.
There are some humans of course running around throwing out comments such as "of course they are unemployed, how else can you protest unless you are on the rock and roll" If said individual actually stopped for 5 minutes to ask the question, rather than believe the Daily Mail, he would have known that not everyone here is unemployed. There are city workers staying here, public sector workers staying here and as I keep mentioning, EACH of them is contributing in their own way for free. There are 36 working groups here covering every aspect of society from sanitation to waste disposal and health care, all being run more efficiently than your local borough council that employ fortnightly waste collections!
There is no litter, street cleaners here are not being cut back.
|The new Finsbury Square occupy|