I agree that opposition to war and empire need to continue to be near the top of the agenda of the Occupy Movement. The Freedom Plaza occupation has been aggressive on that protesting at the Armed Service committee, protesting drones and having peace signs throughout the encampment.

And, it is also important to tie the Empire economy to the economic misery at home. The two go hand in hand.

We did not start as an anti-war protest. Our goal — as we said on the first day and in the build-up to the occupation — end corporatism and militarism. We always had the economic and peace agenda’s intertwined.

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  1. Coleen Rowley January 31, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Yeah, but KZ, your (your otherwise good) interview with Hedges didn’t mention the “militarism” part. I suppose it goes without saying as militarism and corporatism are so intertwined, but….

  2. Kevin Zeese February 5, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Sorry — but it was not a transcript. We talked for about an hour!

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