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Forum Post: Nov 14 - EU General Strikes - Let's provide Global Solidarity

Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 29, 2012, 8 p.m. EST by lf3567 (1)
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I just heard there's going to be a coordinated general strike in at least 4 EU countries undergoing "austerity" shock treatment! OWS globally should support these strikes somehow - how about a total abstention of using ANY major credit cards starting on Nov 14 2012 until the EU general strikes end...concentrating our efforts should send a clear message to the powers that be that we mean business!

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[-] 1 points by penguento (362) 1 year ago

You're likely to find that your implicit admission that you use major credit cards the rest of the time puts you at rather serious odds with a lot of folks around here. They most strongly disapprove of banks and credit-issuers generally.

Of course, there's me, but I use credit cards for short-term financing for my business, and I travel a lot on business and need credit cards for that, and our phone, bills, internet bills and so on are paid via credit card, so I'm not going to go on a credit card strike because that would be impractical and impede my business, and I've got payroll to make; so you've got the opposite problem. Good luck.