Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Israel's dirty hands in Occupy Wall Street

"After a tough week for protesters both in New York and in Cairo, Occupy Wall Street has cancelled their planned trip to Egypt, citing logistical roadblocks and safety concerns. A group of 20 delegates had already secured funding through a proposal passed by the General Assembly nearly two weeks ago and was excited to leave for Egypt on November 25, just in time for the country's parliamentary elections. But after being evicted from Zuccotti Park and scattered around the city, Kobi Skolnick, a 30-year-old Israeli-American and one of the main organizers of the two-month trip — for which the protest movement had funded with  $29,000 — says that they just didn't have time to get a plan together. Also as many as 35 protesters have been killed in clashes with Egyptian security forces in the past four days." (thanks Farah)