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  • A woman carries a banner Wednesday as public-sector employees march in London during a one-day strike over pensions, the largest such strike in a generation. (Associated Press)

    DECKER: Occupy London and everywhere else

    The British Occupy movement is more focused than the American rabble that stands for anything from universal unionization and a global ban on fossil fuels to forgiveness of all public and private debts for everybody, especially student loans. On the other side of the pond, professional public-relations flacks have refined their talking points to three broad areas: unregulated finance, broken democracy and corrupt institutions. When you boil down the ingredients, however, occupiers worldwide all have two things in common: They want more government intervention in the market and redistribution of wealth. This is a revolution seeking world socialism or bust.

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