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Chomsky answers Occupy Wall Street OWS Critics

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Here's an email exchange with Noam Chomsky: 
I wrote:
How about a quick comment?

What's your take on the criticism that Occupy Wall Street people don't have demands, don't have leaders, are not clear on what they stand for?
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Noam Chomsky replied:
The movements -- in many places -- have quite definite demands, which are published in their regular journals and elsewhere, and easily obtainable.  They range from quite immediate and feasible proposals to more far-reaching and long-range ones.  Just as it should be.  
That they do not have leaders is a compliment, not a criticism, though not for those who believe in vanguard parties and other forms of top-down control.  It's an exciting and very impressive development, without real precedent, and has a lot of promise if it can avoid some familiar pitfalls. 

Thanks for the article.  Very good, I think.

Noam Chomsky


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Thanks for sharing it.    ... by GLloyd Rowsey on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 4:38:51 PM
I appreciate Chomsly's re- framing  the "lack... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, Oct 14, 2011 at 3:05:47 AM
Fears a plurality of voices the most. They have a ... by Ray O. Sunshine on Friday, Oct 14, 2011 at 7:52:25 AM
is a red herring. The protestors are not required,... by John Sanchez Jr. on Friday, Oct 14, 2011 at 8:23:20 AM
I would recommend that the questioner be referred ... by Tom James on Friday, Oct 14, 2011 at 9:54:01 AM
... by Tom James on Friday, Oct 14, 2011 at 9:56:43 AM
"Thanks for the article. Very good, I think."Noam... by Rixar13 on Friday, Oct 14, 2011 at 10:26:55 AM
"Thanks for the article. Very good, I think." Noa... by Rixar13 on Friday, Oct 14, 2011 at 10:27:28 AM
With all due respect to Chomsky and the Occupy pot... by Gary Brumback on Friday, Oct 14, 2011 at 6:15:52 PM