by Daily Bell Staff
The Daily Bell
Several hundred activists were arrested Monday afternoon during a sit-in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to call for action on voting rights and campaign finance reform. The mass civil disobedience, part of a week-long Washington protest known as Democracy Spring, aimed to demonstrate the depth of grassroots frustration at a political system that, participants said, is tilted toward the wealthy at the cost of ordinary Americans … Voters in both major parties are expressing intense anger over a campaign finance system awash in big money donations. – MSNBC
As we can see from the above excerpt, the Democracy Spring movement is being portrayed as protest against money in the political system. But something much bigger is actually going on.
The anger manifest in the current political season is being used by elite money-men to forge a new protest coalition that is extensive and international. A quick glance at Democracy Spring’s website reveals a coalition of supporting groups drawn from the entire spectrum of leftist activism.