Human rights – the right to personal safety, the right to food, shelter and basic needs – are inherent rights.
Last spring the world watched as social media in the middle east began to have an impact on despotic regimes.
In Vancouver, Canada, employees of a magazine called Adbusters were also watching events unfold half a world away. Amazed and inspired they came up with an idea to make a bold statement.
The staff was galvanized into action, tapping activists in their network of contacts to share the idea of occupying Wall Street as a protest against economic inequality and capitalist influence.
The movement took on a life of it’s own and is now spanning the globe with occupy protests happening in almost every industrial city world-wide.
Although I admire the rationale, I deplore the incidents of violence as the movement spreads around the globe.
Many nations have good reason to protest. Lack of opportunity and lack of necessities of life due to political agendas are just two reasons for people to rise up in a justifiable protest.