Today, my FourStory article is on the interaction between police power and the Occupy Los Angeles protest, as it differs from other protest movements. Here is an excerpt:
This calculated LAPD sobriety stands in direct contrast to the daily struggle of those who are deliberately kept below the poverty line and a system that reinforces that struggle with daily displays of police violence. When financial and political powers have become so corrupt that Americans are forced to protest, the only people likely to be arrested are the protestors. Those who structured society to benefit only themselves will be left alone to carry on as usual.
Interesting? I hope so, and you can read the rest here.