Comments: Occupy St Paul's protesters lose high court eviction battle

What did anyone expect?

Justice is *bought* in a capitalist society, just like its people.

Posted by MarkBrunson at Thursday, 19 January 2012 at 4:30am GMT

The trouble is that the 'occupy' movement has run out of steam and most people have forgotten that it is still happening. I don't think that there is any point in the occupation continuing since its continuing presence achieves nothing further. 'Occupy' should pack up its tents and go with dignity since a forced eviction will now have the sympathy of the public.

Posted by Richard Ashby at Thursday, 19 January 2012 at 9:39am GMT

The opposite is true, Richard Ashby, the "Occupy" movement has only just begun! You are out of touch with the global pulse if you think this movement has run out of steam. Wake up and look at the poverty and income inequality around you. It is everywhere.

Posted by Chris Smith at Thursday, 19 January 2012 at 2:45pm GMT

I think all 3 of you (Mark, Richard, Chris S) may be right.

I think the phase of tent-city "Occupy" is, if not past, in hibernation.

It's time for new phases. The MOVEMENT to dramatize and FIGHT the "savage inequalities" (hat-tip J Kozol) in our global system, symbolized by Occupy, has Only Just Begun...

Posted by JCF at Thursday, 19 January 2012 at 7:30pm GMT

Chris, I agree with everything you say, but the continuous occupation of that bit of London, like the similar occupations elsewhere, no longer has the power to shock and the participants need to look for other ways to keep the issues in the forefront of the public consciousness.

Posted by Richard Ashby at Thursday, 19 January 2012 at 7:39pm GMT

Translation of St. Paul’s statement:
“We are perfectly willing to hold traditional, formal, and by invitation-only forums featuring your betters who know how debates are supposed to be conducted: in private rooms, over a glass of sherry and with old school chums. We will, eventually, be willing to publish some kind of obscure, unreadable “position” paper that will not offend our wealthy benefactors but also won’t smack you lot too hard for being the unwashed, title-less ne’erdowells who have no business trying to debate your betters. Here endeth the sermon."

Posted by Brian at Thursday, 19 January 2012 at 10:24pm GMT
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