Moveon.org has launched a massive recruiting and training program across the country to prepare for a “99% Spring in America.” Here is a link to several videos, including Van Jones being interviewed by Chris Hayes on MSNBC.
They are enlisting disaffected Americans to join together to take on the wealthiest 1% in the name of social and economic justice, stating, “You could be a part of a huge wave of progressive direct action this spring. Learn how to practice nonviolence in the spirit of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. at a 99% Spring action training.” The email continues, “We’re coming together from every corner of our movement to provide in-depth direct action training to 100,000 people from April 9 to 15. The goal is to pave the way for a 99% Spring filled with a huge wave of progressive direct action nationwide.”
They will be staging rallies across the country on Tax Day to demand that the 1% pay their fair share and plan on gathering en masse at shareholder meetings of several Wall Street banks, confronting “dirty energy polluters, and corporations that refuse to treat workers fairly.”
With unemployment continuing at record highs, the environment is ripe for Progressive mischief. But there is a deeper issue here that needs to be addressed.