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.
British Prime Minister David Cameron recalled Parliament from its summer recess Tuesday and nearly tripled the number of police on the streets of London to deal with the crisis touched off by three days of rioting.