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Class Warfare in America: a Teach-in for Occupy San Jose
by Gil Villagran, MSW
Our nation’s class war began as early as 1607 in Jamestown, Virginia, established by the Virginia Company of London—a charter corporation granted by King James. Most of the poor in America are not poor because they do not work, but rather are poor because they earn their poverty every day they work by such low wages. Current middle class wages are not enough to afford a middle class lifestyle of owning a home (even if it costs a lifetime to pay for it), sending your children to college, expecting some upward mobility. In the last five years, actual working class wages have remained constant while income for the top 1% increased 23%. Imagine such a raise in your wages.

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