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Originally posted by kellerphoenix
I know London has a history of violent protests, but in my opinion you are giving this movement more support than it has in reality. I live in Phoenix and here it is almost nonexistent. There is rarely anything about it on the local news, the last time I saw video of it there were maybe 10 people protesting in Phoenix.
I saw videos of the riot in Oakland, no real surprise there, but I think any riots in the U.S. will be quickly put down by police exactly like it was in Oakland. Most people are sick and tired of these protesters, any riots will only hurt the movement. If you look at mainstream news like CNN, ABC, NBC, etc. the vast majority of the public who are not involved with the protests have negative things to say about the protesters.
I know a lot of people on this site will disagree, but really check out some other more mainstream news sites and you will see what I am talking about. Personally I am neutral on the protest, in the past I have posted some negative comments but I think these people are just wasting their time, things may change but not because of OWS.
I predict by the end of the year this protest will be a memory.
Originally posted by sceptredisle
Well, of course it's going to end in violence. OWS are violent scum out looking for trouble.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has backed calls for a new tax on financial trading - dubbed a "Robin Hood" tax.
Writing in the Financial Times, Dr Rowan Williams said the levy would be one way of advancing the "moral agenda" of the protesters outside St Paul's.
What is the Tobin tax?
Tax on global financial transactions
Named after Nobel Prize-winning economist James Tobin, who proposed the idea
Intended to discourage destabilising market speculation while raising large revenues
Pushed by former prime minister Gordon Brown in response to the financial crisis but currently opposed by
the coalition government
Recently proposed by the European Commission, with the suggestion revenue could be used to tackle the financial crisis.