10 Oct '11, 11pm

"The Sit-In Heard Round the World" by John Perkins - - #OccupyWallStreet

Returning from Istanbul where I spoke at a summit of 4,000 communications leaders and was interviewed on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg and by major newspapers about the importance of all the protest movements in the Middle East and Europe, I’m incredibly encouraged by events in my country. The sit-ins and demonstrations to protest the modern-day robber barons and what they’ve done to us are inspirational. We know those with money and power go to great lengths to cheat the rest of us. In terms of U.S. wealth distribution : The 10 percent at the top of the economic ladder own nearly 90% of stocks, bonds, trust funds and business equity and over 75% of non-home real estate. We know these very few exercise undue influence over the rest of us, our Congress and our current President. During this build-up to the campaign season it’s important to understand that our elected officials – inc...

Full article: http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/168-the-sit-in-heard-ro...

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