Today’s Awesome Thing Is: The Occupy Wall Street movement.
Have you heard about this yet? A huge protest has been running on Wall Street for the last 3 weeks. People have taken to the streets to protest social inequalities, and the overall corruption of the banking and political system in the US. Finally, finally, people are speaking up to say that things are not the way they should be. That’s pretty frickin’ AWESOME. At first, it wasn’t getting much media coverage. But after protesters were maced and arrested last week, the mainstream media started to take note. Apparently crying young women make better news stories than people walking around with signs.
What’s even better, is that the protest in New York has started a movement. It’s called “Occupy Together”. Similar protests are starting up all over the US, and the world. If you’ve got time and/or funds, and believe that our current socio-political situation is not working, then I suggest you get involved. Change starts at home. </soapbox>
P.S. here is a thread from Reddit that gathers a bunch of data about income inequality into one handy spot. It’s not pretty.