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  4. The royalty of Wall Street and the leaders of the global corporate establishment will be attending THE WORLD BUSINESS FORUM (WBF). Paying two thousand dollars per seat, The WBF, the biggest of all the meetings of the 1%, will bring some 5000 chief executive officers, and heads of the fortune 500 corporations and banks to Radio City Music Hall on Oct. 7 and 8.

    These are the 1% who make the decisions to lay off workers in mass, bust unions and keep the wages that ordinary workers take home as low as possible. The Theme of the World Business Forum is “Provocateurs: Open your mind to thinking differently”. The theme is merely a cover for what this mega-meeting of the 1% has on its mind. Their real agenda is to come up with more creative ways to shed workers, pay workers as little as possible, bust unions, destroy the environment, destroy communities, plunder the world, and make the 99% poorer; all out of their insatiable quest for bigger profits.

    The goal of THE ASSEMBLY AGAINST POVERTY outside will be to provoke thinking about how hard it is to live on $8 an hour, and how frightening it is to lose your job and your home, how social and economic inequality is devastating the 99% while the 1% get richer and richer. Let’s remind the rich folks at this meeting that low-wage workers can’t live on poverty wages. Workers need at least need $15 an hour, and a union now.

    The Assembly Against Poverty, scheduled for 4 PM Wed., Oct. 8, will coincide with the World Business Forum’s keynote speech by former head of the Federal Reserve Bank, Ben Bernacke. Remember him? He’s the guy who decided it was more important to bail out Wall Street, than working and poor people.

    The Assembly Against Poverty will feature low-wage workers; homeless people; unemployed young workers; women who make up the majority of low wage workers; retirees who are having their pensions drastically cut or destroyed; people with disabilities; immigrants who are forced to live in the shadows; LGBTQ workers and all whose lives have been made unbearable by the 1%.

    Initiating Groups

    Peoples Power Assembly
    Occu-Evolve
    International Working Women’s Coalition.
    NY Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
    May 1st Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights
    Laundry Workers Center
    Chris Silvera, IBT Local 808
    Parents to Improve School Transportation ( PIST)
    Community Labor United for Postal Jobs & Services ( CLUPJS)
    East Harlem /EL Barrio Community Action( EHECA)
    Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST)
    International Action Center

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  7. 7.4 million losing sleep over money

    Finance: Millions of Britons lie awake in bed at night worrying about money, debt charity StepChange said yesterday.

    Those whose sleep patterns are being disrupted typically lose 11 nights’ worth of sleep a year, the group reported.

    Fifteen per cent of more than 2,000 adults surveyed said that being plagued by late-night thoughts of their financial difficulties is preventing them from sleeping properly. This equates to 7.4 million people across the country.

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-3b8c-News-in-brief-22nd-September-2014#.VCAH7Bbvaes

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