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Multiple labor unions have endorsed the two-week old Occupy Wall Street movement and plan to join the protesters in New York on Wednesday. Continue Reading

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  1. John Mainhart
    3 years ago

    Here we go again. In Minn. the unions had to demonstrate for more benefits because they never get enough. Then the bad guys were the Republicans. Now the bad guys are the people who have the money to run industies in this country. I have to say since the present administration has faulted these same groups and that same administration can't give labor unions too much, I see a connection between their desire to cause civil unrest. The fact that the leader mentions the middle east unrest is telling. I find it interesting that extreme left politicians and labor unions who have more than prospered under this administration think the answer to helpinjg the poor is civil unrest rather than taking some of that precious time to actually go and help those they find in need. Powerful people always have to find a scapgoat for the ills in society so they can get people to focus on a cause rather than a solution.

  2. Amy
    3 years ago

    To pose the question of whether this is something Catholics should support or just liberalism run amok is insinuating a viewpoint. As Catholics, we have an obligation to treat others as we would want to be treated. I think that many of these young people feel that some in our country have not been treated with respect. I think we should turn to prayer for those who are hurting as the result of any struggle. Everyone deserves prayer.

  3. Bulbajer
    3 years ago

    I love the picture. Common Man - your statement is ambiguous. Are you supportive of the campaign, or do you think throwing jobless people in jail is a good idea?

  4. David W. Cooney
    3 years ago

    What the young really people need is to understand that there is an economic model that embodies the ideals of true social justice.

    http://distributistreview.com/mag/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/wallst.pdf

    http://distributistreview.com/

  5. Larry
    3 years ago

    Saying at the end of the article that "the group has no demands and no leadership" is absolutely false. Here are a few demands -restoration of living wage-universal single payer health care system-guaranteed of living wage regardless of employment-free college education-institute fast track process to bring fossil fuel economy to an end-etc. Any body heard of Van Jones? He is involved in organizing. George Soros money is also here organizing this. I agree with some of this or part of their intent, we all want to fix the lack of jobs and high cost of health care and college. I just doubt that borrowing our way to success is the route, since it has failed so miserably in the past. And, that is what the protesters are calling for.

  6. Clare
    3 years ago

    Absolutely support - we need to be aligned with positive social change.

  7. Common Man
    3 years ago

    JOB OR JAIL for the American Poor


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