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Forum Post: USA Today Editorial: 'Occupy' movement fading out in a whimper

Posted 6 years ago on Feb. 11, 2012, 4:33 a.m. EST by uncensored (104)
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[-] 2 points by alexrai (851) 6 years ago

Its not going anywhere, the authorities are getting better on cracking down on encampments... which makes it difficult to organize and keep momentum, but bottom line is the problems which drive the movement continue to get worse and its only a matter of time people have had enough.

Look at Greece, no occupy there; but the people have had it.

[-] 2 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 6 years ago

quote: ---> And yet, these victories are only the beginning. We know it will take more than a season to make change on the scale we seek. Occupy Wall Street was the seed of a movement that will grow far beyond the parks it started in. While the movement rests this winter, we make our plans for the American Spring.

[-] 1 points by Renaissance (1) 6 years ago

It reminds me of the Daily Show from last week (quotes not exact). Lou Dobbs said, "How many people are in OWS? 2000? 3000?"

John Stewart said, "No, I think 320 million."

Attempts to downplay our numbers have no impact. Those who think we are gone will see our 'resurrection' in Spring.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33490) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

Can you say? : Typical MSM attack/put-down. Let us all try to minimize now.

USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. It was founded by Al Neuharth in 1982. The newspaper vies with The Wall Street Journal for the position of having the widest circulation of any newspaper in the United States, something it previously held since 2003. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the paper has 1.8 million copies as of March 2010[2] compared to the Wall Street Journal's 2.1 million though this figure includes the WSJ's 400,000 paid-for, online subscribers. USA Today remains the widest circulated print newspaper in the United States. USA Today is distributed in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Canada and the United Kingdom. The newspaper has its headquarters in the Tysons Corner area of Fairfax County, Virginia.[3] Currently, USA Today sells for US$1.00 in newsstands; however, it is often found free at hotels and airports that distribute it to their customers.

Gannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a publicly traded media holding company headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia, United States, near McLean.[2][3] It is the largest U.S. newspaper publisher as measured by total daily circulation. Its assets include the national newspaper USA Today and the weekly USA Weekend. Its largest non-national newspaper is The Arizona Republic in Phoenix, Arizona. Other significant newspapers include The Indianapolis Star, The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Tennessean in Nashville, Tennessee, The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky, the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, NY, The Des Moines Register, the Detroit Free Press and The News-Press in Fort Myers. Gannett also owns 23 television stations[4] and holds substantial properties in digital media including PointRoll, BNQT Media Group,[5] Planet Discover,[6] Ripple6[7] and ShopLocal.

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[-] 1 points by JPB950 (2254) 6 years ago

I read both the article you link to and the OWS response. The article mirrors some of what I believe and what others have said in this forum. OWS may indeed make a comeback, but it's definately missed an opportunity.

[-] 1 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 6 years ago

I don't think we missed any opportunity... the opportunity is still there.... we need to organize our plan/s .... we are not born magical geniuses that know everything.... we need to organize a bit ... if we are going to actually provide real solutions ... the awareness has been made ... now we need solutions

[-] 2 points by JPB950 (2254) 6 years ago

I agree, the momentum can be recovered. A lot of solutions have been pointed out, some now need to be agreed upon and worked on in a practical way.