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Forum Post: An Occupy Christmas in a New York Taxi

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 25, 2011, 3:12 p.m. EST by alouis (1511) from New York, NY
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I drive taxi at night in NYC and the radio is my almost constant companion at work. I listen to 1010 WINS a lot because they have traffic reports every ten minutes. they do a cycle of twenty minutes of brief news items. Well, all night they reported on Occupy's plans for Christmas day. I want to congratulate those who thought of the plan for Liberty Plaza. I don't know how many millions of people were reminded about Occupy Wall Street in a very positive light- because Occupy is going to feed "the marginalized" today, because Occupy is going to read Martin Luther King's speech against the Vietnam War today and even is going to have a communion service. In terms of reminding lots of people that they are the 99% and Occupy is for them this modest activity did wonders.

About taxi drivers - almost all are immigrants who work under very bad conditions for not much money. Natural supporters of Occupy I think. Maybe at some point in 2012 there can be some sort of outreach?

Have a merry Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, New Year.

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[-] 1 points by Thrasymaque (-2138) 2 years ago

"I drive taxi at night in NYC and the radio is my almost constant companion at work"

Now I understand why you're a conspiracy theorist; a lack of education combined with a radio playing all day long. That's a recipe for a brain disaster.

[-] 1 points by BlueRose (1437) 2 years ago

Hey thanks for sharing, yes, Occupy Taxis, makes sense! Happy Holidays!

[-] 0 points by alouis (1511) from New York, NY 2 years ago

Thanks.