Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/2/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/2/2011A wave of anti-Wall Street protests has spread across the United States, beginning with a march on the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday during which 700 people were arrested. The movement has taken up the slogan “Occupy Wall Street”, and has spread thought to other cities, including Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Denver. Some observers believe the anti-capitalist initiative is not really grassroots, but rather an unofficial extension of President Obama’s re-election campaign.

In other news, a tax revolt against the Greek government’s austerity measures has begun. To protest draconian new taxes, small businessmen are banding together under the slogan “We won’t pay!”

Meanwhile, former Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi has vowed that he will fight on, and plans to remain in Libya until he attains martyrdom.

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/2/2011

  1. Wall Street Occupiers – should anyone really care who overturns the rotten apple cart as long as the right people are there to upright the cart after the rotten apples have been displaced.

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