It was written in the wall: the reason why the tent-protest was looking somewhat difuse -as far as it`s goals were concerned- has been due to the simple fact that THERE ARE SO MANY GOALS, that it is virtually impossible to choose a single one and focus on it. That is exactly what media and politicians -both extremely narrow minded- want the protesters to do. It`s easy for them to fight back against one single issue. And the media certainly cannot deal with multiple chores. BUT, the truth of the matter is that the wide-spread, all-encompasing and fast-growing protest is not about cottage cheese, or housing, or gasoline. In fact the protest -this time led by middle-class masses- is an outcry for a change of ECO-SOCIAL politic as a whole. EVERYTHING has to change! Globalization, as interpreted and implemented by nowadays political "masters", simply means that the very very rich get richer and the not-so-rich get poor... And the already poorest have since long become utterly invisible... So you see, it`s not cottage. And we MUST NOT signal out a single goal, except the one that calls for an ovwerall change in socio-economic policy. And what really scares politicians, tycoons -and media- is exactly that: the middle-class masses are out on the street and demand CHANGE.
Peru forces rescue 54 adults and children held captive by Shining Path (AP)