National Nurses United Has a Solution to Heal the World

On Friday, wearing red National Nurses United (NNU) scrubs calling for "an economy for the 99%" and zippy green Robin Hood hats, nurses from around the globe were campaigning on the idea of the Robin Hood Tax as the solution to heal world.

It wasn’t just the NNU who filled Daley Plaza on Friday, they were joined by Occupy Chicago, by veterans, by United Mine Workers, by musicians, by local Chicago activists, by representatives of international economic justice organizations, by rock and rollers including Tom Morello, a labor activist and world-famous guitarist from the band Rage Against the Machine [see video below] and by famed "Chicago 8" protester Tom Hayden who spoke publicly in Chicago for the first time in 44 years.

Today some 20,000 activists, led by Iraq Veterans Against the War are marching in Chicago to protest the continuing war in Afghanistan. Yesterday thousands protested against the neo-liberal austerity agenda all across Europe. It appears that the veil is dropping from the eyes of the 99% worldwide.

“Lifetimes of insecure, low-wage labor or prison—this is very close to the “indentured servitude” that was abolished along with slavery by the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1865. The freed slaves are being recaptured by debt, beginning with the debt of school loans, followed by credit card debt, mortgage debt, and healthcare costs.' - Ellen Brown

Tom Morello closed out the rally with his famous “Worldwide Rebel Song”