If you have not been following the developments on Wall St., you need to check it out. Even the NY Times has begun to acknowledge it. 700 protesters were arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge, Saturday, October 1, and the protests have already spread to San Francisco and Chicago. Occupy Wisconsin is planning an event for October 15 in conjunction with protests all over the country on the same day or in the next few weeks. Some are scheduled for October 7, ten years after the start of the war in Afghanistan. Ten Years.
What's happening? Are we breaking away from the mesmerizing spectacle at the back of the cave and beginning to wake up? Is this a popular uprising that can be sustained? (Was it inspired by the citizens of Wisconsin who rose up last year? The Arab Spring? What should we in Wisconsin, we at UWW, we who value critical engagement (or we wouldn't be reading this blog), what should we be doing? What about jobs, classes, lives? What is a person of conscience to do? Okay, I have thrown out enough questions. (Pick one!) I look forward to the answers.