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  •  There's some equivalency between #occupywallstreet (3+ / 0-)
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    and the UFE movement, but not much, other than the "Pinkertons" aspect of NYPD response.

    The UFE was a push to organize those already inside the Bastille, while #occupywallstreet is more of an attempt to storm the Bastille from the outside.  I think the two movements are very different in that respect, and the distinction must be made.  One was a labor movement (UFE), and the other (#occupywallstreet) is a social movement.

    Tea Party manifesto: We're resigned to our collective fate because we don't want no stinkin' collective future with the likes of you

    by Richard Cranium on Mon Sep 26, 2011 at 08:05:50 AM PDT

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    •  No doubt there are differences (5+ / 0-)

      That much is obviously true.
         But I would claim that a labor movement IS a social movement.

      "The people have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want & the courage to take." - Emma Goldman

      by gjohnsit on Mon Sep 26, 2011 at 08:12:25 AM PDT

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      •  To the extent that a labor movement supports... (0+ / 0-)

        ...and enables overall social values, I agree 100%.  But (as I explained above) there are differences between the UFE movement and #occupywallstreet that are not unsubtle.

        Tea Party manifesto: We're resigned to our collective fate because we don't want no stinkin' collective future with the likes of you

        by Richard Cranium on Mon Sep 26, 2011 at 08:34:22 AM PDT

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