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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:38 PM
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Occupy movement hits Duluth (AFL-CIO Duluth Central Labor Assembly fully supports and endorses it)

http://www.workdayminnesota.org/index.php?news_6_5032

By Larry Sillanpa

27 October 2011

DULUTH - The Occupy Wall Street phenomenon that has been sweeping the country since it began in New York City Sept. 17 has arrived in Duluth. Since mid-October there has been action in the streets nearly every day.

Meetings, marches and rallies have covered the downtown area from Leif Erikson Park to the Civic Center.

Labor played a strong part in the actions asking for accountability from Wall St. for destroying the economy and asking that job creation be on the front burner of
Congressional activity. Another strong aspect of the Duluth activity was the continued call to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in order to bring stability to Americas domestic troubles.

But the most visible efforts are from the free-wheeling Occupy Duluth contingent that has over a dozen tents pitched in the Civic Center and taken over the Peoples Power Plaza on Lake and Superior Street.


Union members joined Occupy Duluth activists (above) in a march to demand jobs. A small tent city (below) has arisen near the Civic Center.

Labor World photos


Members of Occupy Duluth made their case at Oct. 13s Duluth AFL-CIO Central Labor Body meeting. Delegates passed this resolution in support of the effort:

WHEREAS the richest 1% of Americans control approximately 40% of Americas wealth;

WHEREAS the middle class has been steadily decreasing for the last four decades;

WHEREAS Americans throughout the country have been occupying banking industries and government centers since September 17, 2011 and have begun to assemble in Duluth, Minnesota;

THEREFORE let it be resolved that the AFL-CIO Duluth Central Labor Assembly fully supports and endorses Occupy Duluth.

FULL story at link.



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phasma ex machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:57 PM
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1. Banksters sacrificed American jobs to pay for THEIR global empire. nt
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:00 PM
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2. K&R!
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Bjorn Against Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:08 PM
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3. Good for them, Duluth has been hit hard by unemployment
It is a beautiful city that has been dying a slow death because of the crappy economy, jobs are very scarce up there and the Occupy movement is needed to help cities like Duluth break free fr om the corporate stranglehold and build an economy that serves the 99%.
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