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Occupy America for Change

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Occupy America for Change - by Stephen Lendman

There's no turning back now.

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Good ideas spread fast. This one's long overdue. Real grievances launched it. 

They include out-of-control corporate power, complicit politicians, systemic corruption, predatory finance capital, capitalism itself, frustration turned to rage and activism, growing poverty, depravation, unemployment, imperial wars, environmental destruction, unprecedented inequality, rigged elections, and a nation no longer fit to live in for most in it.

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There's no turning back now. A sign in New York's Liberty Plaza read, "The Beginning Is Near!" Struggling for change just began. Expect years before it ends. This fight's the mother of them all. Committed activists are putting their bodies on the line, facing off against brutal cops.

It's activist class struggle, pitting organized people against entrenched power.

Nothing short of changing America is needed. One OWS statement said:

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"We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments."

Another said:

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I was born in 1934, am a retired, progressive small businessman concerned about all the major national and world issues, committed to speak out and write about them.

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