October 11, 2011
Bring Your Kids to Occupy Day!
If you happened to be earning your wealth yesterday -- Columbus Day -- you might have missed the "Kids Speak Out at Occupy Wall Street" event in fragrant Zuccotti Park. Face-painting, balloons, playing with the products of the evil Crayola corporation, and plenty of clowns. Why bring kids to Occupy Wall Street? Our children are the 99%. Even as banks got bailed out, American children have witnessed their parents get tossed out of their homes and lose their jobs. Public school kids have lost arts, music and physical education. Many don't have appropriate healthcare. We can't be afraid to discuss these issues with our kids. The longer we stay silent about these problems, the longer they will persist. Now our kids can see activists take these issues to the streets in a democratic forum at Occupy Wall Street. Why [not] call it Un-Columbus Day? We believe kids should be in school on October 10 -- not celebrating the life of Christopher...(Read Full Post)