Media missing Occupy’s story

Occupy Victoria is more than the negative stories the media tell

I am getting very frustrated by the way the media have been focusing on the Occupy movements recently.

They have been so negative, focusing solely on the struggles protesters are having with politicians who wish to remove them from public spaces.

Have we forgotten the reason these movements are there in the first place?

The visual representation of their tents in such prominent public spaces should be a constant reminder to politicians, the public, as well as the media, and should serve to provoke discussions around their calls for shortening the gaps between the rich and the poor.

The media should start honing in on the reasons these Occupy movements have sprung up.  Perhaps the media should focus their attention on: 1) discovering the individual stories of the people who are living in their tents downtown; 2) putting pressure on the politicians to become accountable to the increasing gaps between rich and poor; 3) researching ways to get ourselves out of this mess.

I say, keep the tents downtown, allow people to skate around them and get lively debates going so all 100 per cent of us can come up with a way to make sure our great country truly allows equal opportunity for one and all.

Anissa Paulsen

Victoria

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