It's a long term project, that is for sure. The hope is that there is enough of a grassroots progressive moment which gets widespread disgust towards the mainstream parties and runs towards a candidate in a third party which can achieve good success. You see independent candidates succeeding in some parts of the country, such as Lincoln Chaffee, Angus King, and Bernie Sanders. The question is how do you get that nationwide, and in a candidate which isn't going to sell out to the highest bidders.
Most Occupiers don't trust the Democratic party - as the establishment is beholden to Wall St. and K St. - different companies and industries than ones which support Republicans mostly, but still bad. Look at some of Obama's advisors and administration picks. Former Bush era holdovers, former lobbyists or corporate lawyers, investment bank executives. You and I both know what is there.
The Democratic party talks the talk, but then walks with Goldman Sachs and Monsanto among others. There's still drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan, Gitmo is still open, Wall St. still runs wild and unchecked, the too big to fail banks weren't broken up, the FDA director used to be aligned with Monsanto. Homeland Security under supervision of the White House persecutes and prosecutes Occupy while those responsible for the 2008 financial crisis remain free. Obama passed the NDAA, which includes a section authorizing the indefinite detainment of anyone (even Americans) for any reason at any time.
We need trust in Democrats, that they will do what the people really want and actually follow through with it. Not just listen to us, play some motions, and then throw us in jail for a few hours for the trouble.
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Mar 15 Jim James (Austin)
Apr 26 Jim James (Boston)
May 4 Clutch & The Sword (Portland ME)
Jun 8 DMB (Hartford)
Jun 21 Jim James (Northampton MA)
Jul 27-28 Newport Folk
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