Though the Ukraine crisis, European and American economic problems, growth in the economies of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare)have superseded the Arab Spring protests in Western news due both to the natural decline in interest over time and the fact that other stories are closer to home, I believe that the Arab Spring is one, if not the, most important events of this decade.
In the beginning of this short story they speak about how the family of the woodcutter was broke. Until the wood cutter met a fairy and she cut a deal with him which was for him to look for work and she'll put a silver coin in his pocket. But in the story he was being lazy and rejecting the jobs he was offered. This caused the fairy to stop giving him her benefits and he tried to get them but couldn't because of his actions. Then his daughter tried to do the same but couldn't because she never had an official job to be eligible.
Ted Glick is a 63 year old progressive activist who does support the occupy wall street movement believes in power for the people. He also has been a demonstrator protester participant in community efforts for things like environmental issues, tenant rights, community development and racial justice. He is now focusing on stabilizing our climate and energy use. Many years of his life have been devoted to social justice. He would be found in the far left side of the political spectrum.
Ted Glick a 64 year old activist, writer, and speaker who does support Occupy Wall Street and feels that democracy is not enough to keep protesters happy. He believes Occupy Wall Street is powerful, and that the people have the power to keep on going, marching and protesting against Wall Street and those others in big business. He also participates in these events with his wife.
I just read the story “ Ninety-Nine Weeks: A Fairy Tale “ by Ursula K. Le Guin and I enjoyed reading it because it's comparable to what's really going on in the world with the Occupy Wall Street protest. I think that it's crazy because people are really searching for jobs and the economy doesn't want to help.
In the passage “Ninety-Nine Weeks: A Fairy Tale” http://blog.bookviewcafe.com/2011/11/21/ninety-nine-weeks-a-fairy-tale is mostly related to Occupy Wall Street in the ways of politics and protesters fight for what's right and unemployment issues. In the passage each character has a meaning to the fairy tale and how each represents a symbol as in what's going on today with Occupy Wall Street. I understand how they use ogres as the rich, fairies as in government help, foxes as protesters and the old man as a unemployed person.
I just read a fairy tale, “Ninety-Nine Weeks: A Fairy Tale” by Ursula K. Le Guin [ http://blog.bookviewcafe.com/2011/11/21/ninety-nine-weeks-a-fairy-tale ], I found this fairy tale to be really interesting. I like how the author was creative in writing this fairy tale because as I began reading, I had no clue it would end up with being about Occupy Wall Street.
I enjoyed Ursula K. Le Guin fable Ninety-Nine Weeks: A Fairy Tale [ http://blog.bookviewcafe.com/2011/11/21/ninety-nine-weeks-a-fairy-tale ] because it really puts out the Occupy Wall Street movement in a more familiar text for readers who can’t understand that much about the dilemma going on with Wall street and the government. Le Guin truly inspires a lot of readers by putting a protest into a fairy tale. To be honest I think it was brilliant.
I honestly like this essay from Daniel Massey from Crain's New York Business because it talks about all the problems that are going on inside of our economy. Occupy Wall Street is a something that’s going to remain inside of articles for the next four years.
(Messey , D. (2011) Occupy Wall Street Takes A New Direction . Crain's New York Business, [blog] 13th November, Available at: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20111113/ECONOMY/311139975 [Accessed: 21st November 2011].)
I strongly agree with this article because it explains the state of the economy that we need to improve.
It also shows how they protest about social and economic inequality, corporate greed, corporate power, and corporate influence over the government. Their protest shows the difference between the rich and the poor and the other citizens of the United States.
I learned a lot from this article because I did not really care about this dilemma before. It's good to know it actually includes me because I am the 99%. I learn more of why these people is doing this and I now I want to participate or show at least some type of effort.
The first amendment in the Constitution's Bill of Rights includes the right to assemble. The writers of the Bill of Rights saw this right as paramount to the success of the new government, but despite its importance, assembly (aka protesting) is not very common in today’s world. The protesters on Wall Street in the past few weeks have decided to resort back to using their first amendment right to get their voice heard, receiving interest from across the nation.