4:38 Dec 8th, 2011 | 4 notes

check me out in Thursday’s FT: Occupy sets its sights beyond Wall Street

“When we say that the political system is serving the 1 per cent, hardly any issue illustrates that more clearly than the foreclosure crisis,” said Jonathan Smucker, a protester in New York who helped organise a national “day of action” on foreclosures on Tuesday. “Banks got a bail-out and Americans across the country are getting kicked out of their homes.”
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“The unemployment rate, household debt, student debt, the lack of prospects for people graduating from college, foreclosures – these are real issues in real people’s lives,” Mr Smucker said. “[Occupying] the park was very important in terms of its symbolism, but we’re not content to remain a symbolic defiance. We want to change the way things run in this country and taking on the banks is an important step.”

check me out in Thursday’s FT: Occupy sets its sights beyond Wall Street

“When we say that the political system is serving the 1 per cent, hardly any issue illustrates that more clearly than the foreclosure crisis,” said Jonathan Smucker, a protester in New York who helped organise a national “day of action” on foreclosures on Tuesday. “Banks got a bail-out and Americans across the country are getting kicked out of their homes.”

“The unemployment rate, household debt, student debt, the lack of prospects for people graduating from college, foreclosures – these are real issues in real people’s lives,” Mr Smucker said. “[Occupying] the park was very important in terms of its symbolism, but we’re not content to remain a symbolic defiance. We want to change the way things run in this country and taking on the banks is an important step.”