You can see it in the streets and among those knocking on doors collecting recall signatures. Critics of Occupy Wall Street just love to talk about how there are no specific demands and how lacking in focus the movement is. But the targets of the movement seem to understand that it’s about them. For example, the forces that decided to take on public service workers and their unions get it.
Check it out. Last night 30,000 people jammed the Brooklyn Bridge on the two month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, handing Mayor 1% a clear and fearless response to his brazen attack on Zuccotti Park two nights earlier.
Two weeks ago, for the first time in American history, citizens got to vote on the right to collective bargaining. Ohio voted for it overwhelmingly. Governor Kasich got his head handed to him on a platter.
This week the people of Wisconsin began the long-awaited campaign to recall Governor Scott Walker. To gather the half million signatures required to put the recall on the ballot, organizers need to collect 9,000 a day. But 50,000 were collected in the first 48 hours.