This is the time to stop blaming the victims who have been destroyed by this devastating economic system. Turn your wagging fingers the other way. Turn your blame towards those who have turned tens of millions of us into permanent, indebted citizens.
Author: Cryn Johannsen
The sense of possibility seems out of reach for many young Americans. Hopelessness pervades the country, and that is why #OWS is so critical – it’s offering a space for hope. Cryn Johannsen talks to two young protesters about debt, suicide and the future.
In Austin: “Despite the fact that most of these folks were quite tired, there was a lot of energy in the air. You might expect the 99% to be pissed off, angry, sullen, whatever. Nope. Their moods were the opposite of that. Lots of people were smiling.”
All Education Matters founder Cryn Johannsen is hitting the road to report on the #Occupy protests in 7-10 cities. There, she’ll meet face-to-face with people to talk about her work as an advocate for student loan debtors. Find out what other hats she wears.