@Eso What was the story when the Tea Party protested? I prefer the way they put it in Forbes: Major media outlets haven’t been much interested in the phenomenon of #OccupyWallStreet. I personally don’t think that’s because there’s some grand conspiracy to keep the protest out of the press. I think it’s because the media doesn’t get it.The protestors are angry about so many of our current economic ills and so unfocused on solutions, that they’ve just flummoxed what the GOP likes to call the lame stream media. Flummoxing is a social good – it’s disruptive innovation. It makes people scratch their heads and say huh???? and what do they want, anyway??? and they should get a job, after which they’re more likely than not to recall that’s what #OccupyWallStreet is protesting – a jobless recovery. http://www.forbes.com/sites/shenegotiates/2011/10/01/nyc-cop-addresses-occupy-wall-street/ Duh! For some reason the labor unions and academics who are joining the group have no problem understanding 'why they are there'. They are there in Boston, Chicago and San Francisco and its starting up in other cities as well. When someone asks 'why are they there' looking around wall st and scratching their heads it just makes me laugh. When people say they need 'direction' it tells me the person hasn't actually been down there to see what is happening. There is no leadership, just like the Wobblies had no leadership. There are no leaders and yet they manage to organize. How is that? How do you protest a plutocracy? An oligarchic takeover of a political system? A death of democracy? How does a jobless youth protest? How can you package the scale of corruption that continues to take place in the country? More importantly if you feel they need 'direction' then you will have to join the group because if you haven't noticed there isn't anything else happening out there. In other words never mind what they are doing, what is it that you are not doing.