Sunday, August 7, 2011

Israelis Take To The Streets–When Will Americans?

Inspired by protests in Arab countries, especially Egypt, and starting with tent cities in Tel Aviv, hundreds of thousands of lower- and middle-class Israelis have taken to the streets to protest economic conditions. The issues? Rising prices, the lack of affordable housing, stagnating wages, tax breaks for the rich and corporations, the weakening of the social safety net, and the war against unions–all brought about by right-wing economic policies. Sound familiar? While the cost of subsidizing the settlements ought to play a greater role in the protests, it is instructive to listen to the voices in the following video and consider: Is it time for the American people to take to the streets as well? Watch:

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