Thursday, October 20, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Goes Global

Here is a video clip covering Occupy Wall Street around the world. They note that over 1000 cities have spin-off demonstrations.

I like this coverage by the RT network, but I do find it ironic that this is Russian TV and they report "no demonstrations" in Russia.

How odd. Is there no 99% vs 1% split in Putin's autocracy? I can't swallow that. This is an example of one national TV service bashing other countries. RT is free to bash others using its "open" coverage. But they are not free comment on Russia. Putin's censorship keeps the situation in the home country utterly opaque.

What I do know about Russia is that, if you try to be an independent journalist, you will be killed by the KGB (now FSB). Putin supports "glasnost" for the rest of the world, but not for his oppressed people.

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