But Occupy Des Moines leaders say there’s a difference: The Iowa group’s planned sit-ins at presidential campaign headquarters are not intended to shut down the Iowa caucuses, they say. Rather, they want to target presidential candidates and big-moneyed corporations that activists say are pulling the strings behind the scenes.
While there are similarities between the groups’ beliefs, they are separate, Occupy Des Moines participants emphasized Sunday.
“I don’t like it one bit,” former Rep. Ed Fallon, a Des Moines Democrat and participant in Occupy Des Moines, said of the video on Sunday. “It doesn’t fit with my definition of Gandhi- and Martin Luther King Jr.-style nonviolence. The core of nonviolent action is truth. And if you are doing everything you can to be truthful, then you should be up front and transparent. No distorting of your voice or hiding.”
Police officials in Spain hold a ‘V for Vendetta’ Guy Fawkes mask they seized during arrests of three alleged hackers, charged with targeting computer networks of Sony Corp., two Spanish banks and an Italian energy company. The arrests are the latest against alleged members of the group Anonymous across Europe and the United States. (Photo: EFE via the Wall St. Journal)