I had to travel all the way to Ireland to find an upcoming social movement activity of note (that is not one of the notable tonight: an Anti-War Movement General Meeting on January 29, 2011. A bit farther to the East, a national student walkout in the UK on January 26, part of the impressive Stop The Cuts movement in defense of social spending. And way across just about every ocean in Waihopai, New Zealand, there’s an important camp-in protest on January 21-23 to resist collaboration on global electronic surveillance.
It’s great to see what angry, fed up people are doing in the English-speaking world in the Eastern Hemisphere. Way to go! Tell me more about it.
Meanwhile, over here in the United States, there’s… well, on the right there’s the annual “March for Life” against reproductive rights this January in Washington, DC. On the left, there’s…
What am I missing?
What big, fat, angry, riled up protest of all the CRAP that’s going down, from neutered net neutrality to a massive surveillance program that makes Bush look libertarian to tax cuts for billionaires (if you need a link for that, you’ve been sleeping all month) to Democrats, not Republicans sponsoring bills to kill trial by jury. This crap makes the years of Dick Nixon look like a reunion of John Denver and the Muppets.
So where’s the protest? Where is it?
Please, you movement people out there, let me know what’s going down. And if nothing’s going down, help me understand that too.