http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentis...p/25/occupy-wall-street-protest?newsfeed=true I have to say, I've been very impressed with this strong, albeit small movement to bring about political, social, and economic change that we so desperately need. I've not been able to fit a trip to NYC into my schedule, unfortunately, but if I can, I will get there somehow and join in because I firmly believe that Wall Street has gotten completely out of control and it seems no one is either willing or able to hold them accountable for their significant roles in financial and economic catastrophes over the past few decades. While it's unlikely that this movement will succeed in bringing about significant change, it's important that we at least demonstrate publicly our willingness to stand up to Wall Street. I'm also dismayed and disappointed in the NYPD's asymmetrical, heavy-handed response to this occupation. The peaceful protest of a few hundred people has been met with pepper spray, electric tasers, smoke bombs, and sweeping mass arrests. The irony is that the occupiers are as much fighting for the police as anyone. If it were left in the hands of the corporate ruling class, police would likely be privatized and their unions destroyed in order to make them more profitable for investors and owners, which would move the police from the already shrinking middle class to the growing lower class. What are your thoughts on Operation Occupy Wall Street? Do you agree or disagree with them? Would you consider joining them? What do you think their odds of inspiring or forcing change are? Do you think it would be more effective if it were larger? Would you be interested in protesting where you live in solidarity with the movement? I'm going to try and organize additional protests here in San Jose after this weekend's weak showing.