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NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) — The union representing New York City transit workers has come out in support of Occupy Wall Street protesters demanding U.S. social and economic policy changes.

The protesters, who argue U.S. social and economic policies unfairly favor the rich, secured the backing Thursday of the largest and most influential branch of the Transport Workers Union of America.

Local 100 President John Samuelsen said the branch’s 38,000 city transit workers and 26,000 retirees share the protesters’ view that while the richest New Yorkers get tax breaks, lower-income residents are struggling financially and forced to foot the bill for what they characterize as Wall Street’s excesses.

“They see the injustice in that and are highlighting the injustice by protesting, and we’re supporting that effort,” Samuelsen was quoted in the New York Daily News as saying.

http://weaselzippers.us/2011/09/30/union-goons-to-join-anti-capitalism-protests-on-wall-street/

Anyone seen it mentioned on BBC or Sky news?

Earlier stuff:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i-4YK9HyUtlXlUl2mUVhFJ6kJGjQ?docId=CNG.61fdb3c26d9af2a5d7089e64b2d243a2.c1

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/26/us-protests-wallstreet-idUSTRE78N2ZZ20110926

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Anyone seen it mentioned on BBC or Sky news?

That is not a serious question is it? There are places one can see some news but those two have become a joke.

Unless you're into celebs, football or sleeping of course.

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This sounds like it could be positioned as the campaign theme for 2012, very advantageous to Obama and scary for the oligarchs if he decides to ride that ticket.

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That is not a serious question is it? There are places one can see some news but those two have become a joke.

Unless you're into celebs, football or sleeping of course.

I don't watch them as much now and was only wondering if they had made any effort to mend their evil ways :(

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Anyone seen it mentioned on BBC or Sky news?

Funny thing but the only MSM channel to mention it was CNBC- one of the presenters asked a guest if he had any problems getting to work! :lol:

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This sounds like it could be positioned as the campaign theme for 2012, very advantageous to Obama and scary for the oligarchs if he decides to ride that ticket.

Advantageous? After he gave billions to the bankers?

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That has a good ring to it! :D

Thanks. smile.gif

But seriously: If you believe in their cause, you have to join a peaceful protest*. Anybody who does not join such a protest is failing to represent hundreds of people.

But imagine if we all turned up...

*disclaimer: have done, not this quarter, will do this month

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