Unions give Wall Street protesters some oomph
NEW YORK (AP) – A diverse group of powerful unions joined demonstrations near Wall Street on Wednesday, lending focus, credibility and potentially hundreds of participants to a group that started out with a few college students camping out in lower Manhattan.
Among those planning to join the clamor were members of the Chinatown Tenants Union and the Transit Workers Union, the liberal group MoveOn.org and community organizations such as the Working Families Party and United NY. At several colleges across the nation, students participated from afar by heeding organizers’ calls to walk out of classes.
In New York, protesters were gathering at Foley Square, an area encircled by courthouses and named for “Big Tom” Foley, a former blacksmith’s helper who became a prominent state Democratic leader. From there they were to march to Zuccotti Park, the unofficial headquarters where protesters have been camped out in sleeping bags.
Full GOP Debate In Ames, Iowa - August 11th 2001
EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT INTO POLITICS YOU SHOULD HEAR WHAT OUR POLITICIANS ARE TALKING ABOUT ON BOTH SIDES. I THINK OUR TWO PARTY SYSTEM LEAVES A LOT TO BE DESIRED BUT IT’S ALL WE HAVE RIGHT NOW.