|Divide and Conquer|
The demise of the U.S. Iraq antiwar movement is a warning to the Occupy movement.
|STOP THE WAR|
“Protesting corporations but not the politicians who work hand in hand with them,” Gupta says, “is a crafty way to redirect Occupy’s energy away from the Democratic Party, which is as much an object of Occupy Wall Street’s ire as are the Republicans. …
We need a resistance movement — not more Democratic Party-aligned advocacy.
This kind of relationship needs to be approached with healthy skepticism. There are benefits, but also perils because...social movements often wind up in the Democratic Party junkyard.
That’s where contemporary feminist organizing has ended up.
That’s where civil rights struggles have ended up.
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