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    Re: Occupy Wall Street

    (I am surprised that this is just starting to get buzz. I would have thought that May Day was a natural for a resugence of the Occupiers)

    Occupy Wall Street Plans Global Protests in May Day Resurgence
    By Henry Goldman and Esmé E. Deprez
    Apr 30, 2012 1:28 PM ET

    Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, whose anti-greed message spread worldwide during an eight-week encampment in Lower Manhattan last year, plan marches across the globe today calling attention to what they say are abuses of power and wealth.

    Organizers say they hope the coordinated events will mark a spring resurgence of the movement after a quiet winter. Calls for a general strike with no work, no school, no banking and no shopping have sprung up on websites in Toronto, Barcelona, London, Kuala Lumpur and Sydney, among hundreds of cities in North America, Europe and Asia.

    In New York, Occupy Wall Street will join scores of labor organizations observing May 1, traditionally recognized as International Workers’ Day. They plan marches from Union Square to Lower Manhattan and a “pop-up occupation” of Bryant Park on Sixth Avenue, across the street from Bank of America’s Corp.’s 55-story tower.

    “We call upon people to refrain from shopping, walk out of class, take the day off of work and other creative forms of resistance disrupting the status quo,” organizers said in an April 26 e-mail.

    Occupy groups across the U.S. have protested economic disparity, decrying high foreclosure and unemployment rates that hurt average Americans while bankers and financial executives received bonuses and taxpayer-funded bailouts. In the past six months, similar groups, using social media and other tools, have sprung up in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street

    Skipping class and playing hooky from work is creative disruption? Hells bells, I never knew how subversive I've been all these years.
    I don't deny myself bread. I have bread every day.

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street

    Quote Originally Posted by JTContinental View Post
    Skipping class and playing hooky from work is creative disruption? Hells bells, I never knew how subversive I've been all these years.
    You will never amount to anything, and the fall of western civilization will be ALL your fault, JT!
    Things like this grow in my garden

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