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Thursday, May 17,2012

Thousands Expected at OWS-Themed Protests at NATO Summit

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Thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters are expected to arrive by the busload in Chicago to protest during a two-day NATO summit in the Windy City this weekend.

Local authorities estimate anywhere from 2,000 to 10,000 demonstrators will be on hand. OWS organizers have their sights set a little higher, say, in the 50,000-range, according to the local Bellingham Herald.

One rep told an NBC affiliate in Chicago that the group will focus on access to education and housing (including general homelessness), and the environment during their demonstrations, which were set to kick off later Thursday.

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 We must abandon the “love it or leave it” attitude, where the general public has rolled over for Corporate America and accepted it’s our job to pay their way.  Year after year these companies report record profits so why aren’t they paying record taxes?  These companies have the power to not only save our economy but to close the income gap by paying employees more but instead they gut the Middle Class for all their worth.  Every single protester is a hero in my book and I even helped create some free posters for the cause which you can download from my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/11/propaganda-for-occupy-movement.html