In light of the fact that Occupy D.C. has re-staged a public presence at Mc Pherson Square in solidarity and support through Anarchist Alliance D.C. Network, on Thursday, June 28th, 2012, I felt compelled to pass along this op-ed by my dear friend and colleague, ZenFidel. Congratulations, D.C. on the vim and vigor you show in your attempt to re-establish a presence in the heart of the nation's capital! -Howard Chelle
Last spring when the Tunisians, and the Egyptians rose up to claim their public squares and fight for change, I found myself wondering when the citizens of the United States would wake up to emancipate themselves from the corruption that abounds in our "transparent" democracy. I imagined it would be a difficult task. After all... We have no despots. We elect our government representatives on a regular basis. People are free to speak their mind. People work where and how they want. And the will of the people is the law of the land ... or is it?