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Forum Post: Will Mayor-to-be de Blasio make good on his offer to Occupy?

Posted 1 year ago on Sept. 11, 2013, 11:47 a.m. EST by grimwomyn (35) from New York, NY
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A right-wing website warned earlier this month, in reference to mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, “Occupy Wall Street may soon occupy New York’s City Hall.” Get out your tents, folks.

Yesterday’s primary election has just about assured that de Blasio will be the next mayor of New York. De Blasio surged ahead to the front of a crowded race in recent weeks by fashioning himself as champion of the downtrodden — to the point of getting himself arrested in protest of a hospital closure. In his youth, he was active in struggles against U.S. military policy in Latin America and nuclear power plants, and more recently, he has made overtures to sympathizers of Occupy Wall Street. In August he told The Wall Street Journal that “As mayor … I would work to build spaces where OWS and government officials could communicate and discuss ways to address their demands.” He has also been highly critical of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s brute-force method of eliminating the occupation at Zuccotti Park, calling it, in an interview with The Nation, “a very troubling precedent.”

Read More: http://wagingnonviolence.org/2013/09/will-mayor-de-blasio-make-good-offer-occupy/

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26055) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Hmmmmmm - I seem to remember a certain presidential candidate that promised the folks of Wisconsin that he would walk the picket lines with them. Hmmmm what ever happened with that. . . . OH Yeah . . . Never Mind.

As always the proof will be in the pudding.

[-] 0 points by zimvind (-157) 1 year ago

And the NY Post' take..

De Blasio is NYC’s Obama — and he won’t get result either

That was a big wide smile on Bill de Blasio’s face the other night, and why not?

He sure as hell earned one.

He was the only Democrat in a cluttered primary field to recognize — and then to capitalize on — the lesson Barack Obama taught the nation in 2008: That is, it is no longer necessary to do important things to win high office; it is only necessary to talk about doing important things.

Obama rode that insight into the White House, and de Blasio — bless his progressive heart — is at the cusp of the New York City mayoralty.

They have, not surprisingly, much in common.

http://nypost.com/2013/09/14/meet-barack-de-blasio/

[-] 0 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 1 year ago

People tend to change when they get some real power. Hopefully this wont be the case.

The entire history of humanity begs to differ, but we will hope.