Protesters convened Nov. 5 for The Million Mask March, a world event with over 470 reported locations. The goal was to support peace, justice, privacy, democracy, transparency and freedom.
I attended and spoke about how revelations in my new book, Presidential Puppetry: Obama, Romney and Their Masters, can help us achieve widely shared goals of reform.
KEY: “Knowledge Empowers You” is my theme to curtail abuses by CIA/NSA surveillance as well as Wall Street efforts to impose harsh and needless austerity on the public.
One protester was reported arrested at the sidewalk in front of the White House.
Such protests present challenges for reporters and protesters alike, as I told an interviewer for the Voice of America for a news segment to be posted here after the U.S. government-funded network posts the feature story. I said that I was present as an author/reporter ready to share my findings. One of them, I said, was the difficulty reporters face in Washington and around the world in asking tough questions to officials without losing access
A challenge for protesters is to obtain news coverage with aggressive actions without triggering more surveillance, police reprisals, and a negative public image.
Puppetry documents this history, including how the CIA funded the 1960s Communist Daily Worker as well as some important leaders of the “radical” group Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). The goal was to influence events and at least some leaders on all parts of the political spectrum.
Masks of the kind shown above right also underscore the close relationship between protest and turncoats.