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The importance of Occupy

Media IndustryOccupy Wall Street

The Occupy Wall Street movement was created to make people aware of issues that aren't usually discussed in the mainstream corporate media: the greed of the powerful, the destruction of the environment, violence against women and gays and the perpetual war waged for oil and other resources, with the utter waste of young lives it entails.

Mainstream media describe the "free market" in positive terms such as "wealth creation." But the never use the more accurate term "systemic poverty."

The importance of Occupy is not whether it continues as street demonstrations, but that it continue to expose violence and economic injustice in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Lee Lears, Annapolis

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
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