My friend in the RCP shared this commentary. There are lists of demands circulating and rumors of lists. Folks are gonna discuss demands. Occupy Chicago already has a short list of demands. However, this commentary makes some compelling points regarding the lack of demands: it’s not such a bad thing!
Occupy Wall Street: Showdown and Victory – This Is So Not Over!
EXCERPT…..What has happened in this last week underscores two fundamental points: 1) Occupy Wall Street has sparked the imagination of so many and become a vehicle for expressing outrage at the deeply unjust impact of the economic crisis because the occupations have stepped out of the bounds of “politics and protest as usual” and the occupiers have put themselves on the line, coming back after each and every attack by the police and the media. 2) The ruling class finds this intolerable and is prepared to use its repressive force to attempt to crush this. The occupiers must remain vigilant and determined, while constantly reaching out to bring more people into the protest.