Posted 10 years ago on Nov. 15, 2011, 5:28 p.m. EST by Publius1981
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“American foreign correspondents routinely put themselves in harm’s way to do their jobs, in some of the most brutal dictatorships in the world. And their NYC colleagues deserve the freedom to make the same choice,” Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer said. “Zuccotti Park is not Tiananmen Square.”
Think about this. It's been a long time since we've had mass protests. Have our freedoms been taken away while we the people have been silent? Where is our moral authority to condemn capitalist oligarchies (communism has been a formality for a long time in China) when they suppress protests in the name of peace, order, and good government? OWS is getting a lot of press in Xinhua - the Chinese news agency, and you have to bet they'll use today's action as a justification the next time they put the brakes on "a threat to public order" - aka a human rights demonstration.