Occupy Union Square: Occupy Update

Occupy Union Square: Occupy Update

As expected, The Tea Party failed. With comments like "even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen" *, and, "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down" * from Tea Party congress candidates, it was bound to fail. The Occupy movement on the other hand is in the process of reinventing itself. After Hurricane Sandy, the Occupy Movement joined relief efforts and provided clean water, food, heat, and power to affected residents. Rolling Jubilee, an Occupy offshoot, started a "debt strike" program where they buy random debt for pennies on the dollar and simply abolish it. Occupy is also supporting the Walmart Workers Black Friday Boycott.

Walmart, the biggest retailer in the world, is infamous for its shady business practices. The company receives tax breaks, free land, infrastructure assistance, low-cost financing and outright grants from state and local governments around the country. This anti-union company provides low wages, poor working conditions, and inadequate health care to its employees while posting record profits. They reduce their employees hours so that their healthcare costs are covered by public programs such as Medicaid. And Walmart busts unions, threatening and punishing workers for organizing. Stop Walmart!

The 6 Walmart heirs hold more wealth than 42% of Americans combined. That is, 6 people hold more wealth than 130 million! If you haven't seen it already, watch the Walmart movie.

Song of the Day: Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2 (1987)
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