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People of the world,rise up!


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"On October 15th, we will meet on the streets to initiate the global change we want. We will peacefully demonstrate, talk and organize until we make it happen."

Can anyone tell me how these people are going to 'make it happen', and what 'it' is?

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carver

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I'm so pleased that we are not in a depression, all the story's about a Global Recession were a bit scary. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/8830575/UK-economy-brought-to-grinding-halt-by-euro-crisis.html

So places like Greece, Italy, Britain etc are just having a slight blip in their economy.

In history some times the biggest changes have come from the smallest beginnings, we could be seeing the start of some thing here, it may turn out to be a damp squid but who knows.

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morddwyd

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"In history some times the biggest changes have come from the smallest beginnings"

But very few social revolutions.

Perhaps apartheid is one, but even there there the same people run things, even though the colour of their skin might have changed.

Women's suffrage? How many women at the top in industry, how many golf club bars are out of bounds to women?

Segregation? Afro Americans may now be able to use the same door as WASPS, but in many southern states if they try to sit at the same table they will soon find themselves alone.

It's wonderful to be young and idealistic, but even Che would have to admit he has hardly changed the lot of the very poor and the very disadvantaged.

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badgery

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I don't think anyone's dismissing them

*"..no more than 3,000 according to the BBC which isn't much of a protest.

This is a pathetic series of world wide protests by anti - capitalists and other fringe "nutters"

Just the usual bunch of disaffected rabble-rouser's

this will simply fizzle out. There's no substance to it.."*

The above four quotes were taken straight from the first half dozen replies in this thread !!

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morddwyd

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"I don't think anyone's dismissing them"

I meant governments and similar authorities , rather than our own brand of fringe rabble rousers!

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badgery

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fourm member

As usual when things are not going your way turn to semantics and your interpretation of other posts.

If I had wanted to say "Further recession/further depression" then that is how I would have written it.

Probably this post, like others, will get deleted, as it criticises you.

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badgery

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You do so love to keep regurgitating that 'more knowledgeable' statement to try and further your argument - quite childish, when you originally took it to mean something different to what I have since explained.

"And now it is 200 to 300 and falling."

Yet...."The New York protests began on 17 September with a small group of activists and have swelled to include several thousand people at times, from many walks of life." (BBC news).

Or do worlwide protest not count?

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Woolwell

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Perhaps I am missing something but what do these protesters want to put in place instead of the current system? They do not seem to have a credible alternative or is this what I am missing?

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Woolwell

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The protesters want change but change to what? Without some idea of what they would put in place it is very difficult to support them and it becomes rather a meaningless protest.

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Admiral Allstar

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All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.

The old ones really are the best aren't they.

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shellship

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Rick You work hard, pay tax and it literally goes to private individuals who have caused untold amounts of suffering and financial losses with their high-risk banking. Not correct. Yes, one works hard and pays tax but your tax goes to the Government, not to the private individuals who undertake high risk banking. They get it from their customers and shareholders.

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