They're protest seems to have run into the local city ordinances and 'powerful' local politicians (which I don't always agree with). This new police state would have crushed the civil rights protests in the 50s...and it looks like they are applying tactics used during the Vietnam protests. But what should they want to accomplish? What should people change in their normal lives to make the changes we should all agree upon? How do you do anything to effect the 1% without them buying off a few people and making it more difficult too do? http://conservativelyliberal.blogspot.com/2011/10/what-wall-street-protestors-should.html Here are my suggestions: 1. Fight and eliminate corruption and back-room favors, both in government and business. 2. Recommend to stop buying any product purposely outsourced to get around environmental or labor regulations. 3. Do banking transactions with a credit union. 4. Restore corporate ethics and reduce the wage gap + stock incentives for employees that produce or design products. 5. No more $1 CEO salaries, no more bonuses for anyone in the banking industry. There are plenty of people willing to do their job if they don't like it. 6. Shift the way government money is being spent, Term limits for congress (8 years, 4 year terms though) 7. Show people it is possible to live a good life without spending lots of money. 8. Create a political party, or work with the Greens to create some new ideas. 9. Make it easier for people to support small local businesses instead of the big companies. 10. Change park ordinances to allow protests at all hours of the night... 11. Move out of apartments and houses and adopt a simpler nomadic lifestyle and not give money to big banks or city governments. Does the OWS protestors have a manifesto yet? What would they consider success?