Thursday, October 6, 2011

We all are the other 99%: Occupy Wall Street, Boston, America

Occupy Boston shared a link.
Unnecessary Austerity, Unnecessary Shutdown By Chuck Collins, Alison Goldberg, Scott Klinger, Sam Pizzigati Reversing tax giveaways to the super-rich

A mid-September survey ascertained that a full one third of Americans were living paycheck to paycheck, and if they lost their job, they would not be able to make their next rent or mortgage payment. And the article stresses this was not a function of being in or near the poverty line

‎"Don't let anyone tell you that this occupation is anti-America," said West. "Our dear brother Howard Zinn said dissent is the highest form of patriotism ... That has what has made America free and democratic and to the degree to which we all come together and keep it free and democratic we keep ali...

Local college students and registered nurses joined protests today for Occupy Boston, a movement drawing attention to social inequities in the nation’s financial system that began in New York and has spread to other cities.
A nation-wide student walk-out is planned for today, Oct. 5, at noon. From New York to Los Angeles, students will march in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement.
About 100 people are marching through downtown Boston this morning as part of the ‘Occupy Boston’ protest. Accompanied by Boston Police officers who stopped traffic at key intersections, the protestors first gathered in the city’s Financial District this morning and then marched to the Statehouse

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