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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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zzzz999

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woolwell, that report is nonsense if it seriously wants us to consider the impact of VAT on people by the sales method. What the report does however highlight is the stupidity of using VAT, it damages the poor the hardest and it reduces the widest population's spending power - in the middle of a recession that is incredibly stupid.

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Terry Brown

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What is the difference between these 'Activists' and the protest marches we had in the '60's and 70's& 80's

Provided the protest is peaceful (no one gets injured), it is a way to let off steam.

I expect some of these persons who are protesting also protested against the Mobile phone masts, while using their mobile phones to organise themselves.

Will it change anything- maybe not; but if you don't try- you never know.

Terry

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Woolwell

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Rick'scafe - The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is a well respected organisation that produces reports on poverty and homelessness, etc and seeks to understand the root causes of social problems. I would not describe any of their reports as nonsense. It may not fit entirely with your viewpoint but that does not make it nonsense. BTW I tend to agree with you that the raising of VAT may have been undesirable.

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Flak999

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The Forum Editor strikes again! :)

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lotvic

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shucks...

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rdave13

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Lets make this simple. There are two factions that are ruining this country. The 'poor' unemployed that are living better than myself (empolyed) and the Government who simply can't govern. The 'middle to upper class' fare no better in my humble opinion.

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rdave13

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"empolyed" a deliberate mistake to catch out the unwary...

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rdave13

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PS 'check my spelling as I write' doesn't work for crappy FireFox 7.01 for me.

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badgery

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"..these protests are a powerful signal worldwide". Quite an interesting take on the protest by Paul Mason of Newsnight

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15326636

His final sentence more or less says the same as I did in my original post on this thread (for which I was, of course, mocked) :-

"..for every protester...there may be many more quietly fuming in their living rooms who feel the same way."

My concern is that as we inexorably continue the slide towards further recession/depression and with the 'benefits' of 'facebook et al', protests like this will become far more prevalent - and we 'dismiss' them at our peril.

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morddwyd

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I don't think anyone's dismissing them.

It's simply being suggested that in the long term such protests will have little effect, and, if that is not the case, how will any such effect actually come about?

Come any revolution the faceless ones will still end up running things. They may be different faceless ones, but the effect will be the same.

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