To clarify the use of the royal we: this is a stylistic choice, as you'll notice when reading other reviews in this paper. It is not intended to refer to the public at large, as that is hardly the role of any writer.
Also - I too thought the score for this film was outstanding, and played to perfection by the very talented musicians there.
Great story! Thanks for bringing attention to this environmental issue.
The Wall St. bankers definitely didn't put Obama in office. Whatever you want to say about him, he owes his presidency to grassroots efforts. I've never heard it said that as a group, America's wealthiest bankers favor the Democratic party...
Great piece, and I agree with some of your points - but I hope your assessment of the state of activism today turns out to be wrong. I heard a few years ago that the reason the American protest movement is no longer as effective as it used to be is that all our "protests" are so regulated and by the book now - how can a protest really be a protest if you get a permit to shut down some streets for your march? What the Occupy movement needs is to take to the streets and BREAK the rules. Let's shut down traffic on King Street, or Meeting Street. Let's show our willingness to put ourselves on the line, whether that means getting arrested or dragged away bodily. I think a lot of members of my generation (twenty-somethings) have a serious problem with "getting in trouble" but if we're going to change things in this country, that is what it takes. The Arab Spring used virtual tools as a means of organizing, and then those same FB "likers" and tweeters showed up in person. Let's follow their example.
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