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The Anti-Corporation Movement Around the World.

In America, we are starting to see a large citizen push-back to the wealthiest corporations and individuals in the world. On a larger scale, these types of protests and movements are popping up all over the free world. We see similar movements in Australia, Greece, and all over Europe for that matter. A recent call to arms released by the "Occupy Wall Street" movement said this:

"We are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution. We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if we’re working at all. We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything. We are the 99 percent."

Simple and profound, this statement documents the beginning of what can be described as a revolution. Class-warfare is brewing. This movement is catching steam quickly.

Questions to guide the debate:
1 - Is this the beginning to true social reform?
2 - What can this type of protest and movement achieve?
3 - Is "class-warfare" a reality or fabricated?
4 - Is this an anti-capitalism movement?
5 - What are the consequences of challenging establishments like Wall Street?

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    Oct 5 2011: I do not consider myself part of the 99 percent. I am also not among the 1 percent. I think the call to arms immaturely overstated. How can anyone rally around the following statement about the U.S. : "We are getting nothing (nothing??) while the other 1 percent is getting everything (everything??)" Strange politics.
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      Oct 6 2011: So let me guess, those lazy protesters should go out and get a job and stop whining about the greed and corruption because they can't do anything about it? I agree the statements are broad, but they have to be. Read some stats on wealth distribution in America at least. What you may find might make you a little more involved. Or maybe you just don't really care, and you have your piece of the pie and that's all your concerned about. 1/4th of America's children are now below the "poverty" level, wondering day to day if they are going to eat or not, while the CEO of corporations like GE, BP, BoA, among others are rolling in 50 million dollar BONUSES. If you are really interested go here: http://sociology.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/power/wealth.html , if you aren't, then why bother?

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