Last week we went to Southern California’s Inland Empire to report on an Occupy action to shut down Walmart warehouse distribution centers. If you have never been there, it’s where the American dream degenerates into a landscape of mammoth sprawl, endless highways and rank consumerism. A few hundred people from five different occupations showed up at sunrise in support of hundreds of low-wage workers enduring abusive conditions in Walmart’s gigantic warehouses.
We were with protesters the whole day, and it was a moment where you can see the idealism of a new social movement crashing into the harsh reality of workers scraping by in a crumbling society. You can read the article here: http://occupyusatoday.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3e3faca56242aece8e20ba5bb&id=29cef8daa6&e=930dda90cf
We’re going to have plenty of new articles coming out, most of which will be on Salon. Next week we have an article coming out in The Nation. All our articles, films and updates are available on our website, occupyusatoday.com.
Arun Gupta and Michelle Fawcett