To Demand Or Not To Demand?

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”

This quote by Frederick Douglass was read to the General Assembly at Zuccotti Park on Sunday, October 30th, as the Demands Working Group prepared to make the case for Occupy Wall Street to adopt demands. And they wanted one demand in particular to start with:

“Jobs for ALL – A Massive Public Works and Public Service Program:

We demand a massive public works and public service program with direct government employment at prevailing (union) wages, paid for by taxing the rich and corporations, by immediately ending all of America’s wars, and by ending all aid to authoritarian regimes to create 25 million new jobs to: Read more