The news media appears to be solely focused on the Republican presidential primaries, and while we can’t deny the importance of the primaries; there are other ground breaking things happening in the U.S. as well. The Occupy movement, which initially did not receive the mass media attention, until they were attacked by law enforcement; has continued to march on.
Yesterday Occupy protestors in NYC were victorious, after they were allowed to return to Zuccotti Park. The decision to allow the protestors back into the park, came after the New York Civil Liberties Union, The Center for Constitutional Rights, and The New York City Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, all threatened to pursue legal action against the city, for restricting the public from entering the park. A reported 300 protestors cheered as they returned to the park.
Brookfield Office Properties which owns Zuccotti has continued to keep the regulations in place which prohibited, the use of tents, sleeping bags, and a host of other items that were restricted from the park; following the Nov. 15th raid/eviction by the NYPD.
Overall the Occupy movement, seems like it will continue to be a major force in 2012, and will most like influence the 2012 elections. We will continue to follow up with the efforts of the Occupy movement.