What OWS is Doing

This is from a statement by members of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York:

“Pundits who argue for channeling Occupy Wall Street into party politics miss the point entirely. By focusing America’s attention on the dramatic polarization of wealth and by creating a new political identity — “the 99%” — we are already impacting politics in ways the Tea Party could only dream of.

“The power of our movement is that it is changing the very coordinates of how people think about politics; it is changing the political imagination. We therefore cannot accept the mandate to return to the way things were, to use get-out-the-vote drives and political action committees as our only means of making change.”

OWS on the Brooklyn Bridge Nov. 17, 2011

Read the full article by Caitlin MacLaren and Zoltán Glück  who are organizers with the New York City Student Assembly, a group affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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