Posts Tagged ‘public health
OMNI-TV File (November): Killing Occupy Movement, Multicultural Remembrance Day, Cluster Bombs & Banks, Torture in India
How Occupy Movement was killed by media and the state
It was sad to see the tents of the occupy movement being dismantled across Canada and the young people with a fresh vision being driven off to the fringe – our government leaders and our media ignoring their message and focusing instead on how these trouble makers were messing up public spaces – and they did have a message that unchecked capitalism and free enterprise was not the answer to a planet in crisis – that the American model was the cause of massive inequality, poverty, hunger, deprivation, war, famine and conflict – poor countries like India have been worshipping this model for two decades and today a hundred families control a quarter of the country’s GDP – 800 million Indians live on fifty cents a day – while corporations use the media to brainwash us that happiness is to turn into a zombie at a department store’s midnight sale – in America itself people are losing their jobs and homes while Barack Obama bails out Wall Street and bombs innocent people – Indian author Arundhati Roy said it best at an occupy speech in New York – we need an end to cross-ownership in businesses – weapons manufacturers cannot own TV stations; mining corporations cannot run newspapers; business houses cannot fund universities; drug companies cannot control public health, put a cap on how much wealth individuals can accumulate and the children of the rich cannot inherit all their family’s wealth – the young men and women were simply telling us an inconvenient truth that it is time to guarantee a home, food, healthcare, total education for all – instead of building them a shrine where we could ponder a different god, we drove them away – Think about it, I’m Zuhair Kashmeri.
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