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Do you think this year’s 99percent movements push towards global unity?

In campaigning against 'the man', many countries are carrying out similar movements and are joining together under one cause.
Do you agree or disagree? Why?
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    Oct 31 2011: it is good that many people feel the urge to change things. it is sad that they didn't start to question our knowledge about the world. rather, they reached out for a scapegoat. obviously, it won't help. so after this energy burns out, but results are not coming, lethargy can follow.
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      Nov 1 2011: I'm inclined to agree. No one seems to be making any demands, or laying out, even in rough detail, the solutions to the problems they're pointing out. Sometimes, when asked, I get this speech, sometimes I read it in response to someone else's inquiry, about revolution and being heard, or about how it doesn't need to be organized (which then brings it full-circle to being something about revolution). It's sort of like protesting disease without any demand or recommendation for a treatment or cure. At least here in the US, there ARE things which can be put in place to curtail corruption and corporate influence on government policy making, and they are things people talk about openly, but there doesn't seem to be any real effort to get behind those ideas in an organized way. I would think Occupy to be ideal for such a thing...
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        Nov 3 2011: Well to follow your metaphor a bit I think you are somewhat right in that nobody has cure they are trying to prescribe. At this stage its all about making the body stronger. Its about trying to form create our own rules for how society, politics and economics intermingle. There will always be some who try to only get as much as possible for themselves without regard to the greater good. One way to counteract this would be to proscribe greater regulation, which I would argue for, but it is equally important to for people find way of meeting needs, and applying skills in a more peer to peer way. In many ways I don't see it as a protest, but rather partial start over. As for coming up with a message, there are many, but yes it will take time for them to flesh out a bit. Maybe this will work maybe not, but it is still too new a movement to tell yet.
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      Nov 2 2011: Thanks for your reponse Krisztián and Antonio. I have already emailed Antonion but Krisztián, would you be happy to give me your email address?

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