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Occupy The Planet: Indian General Strike Targets The 1%

MUMBIA, India - Indian workers stepped to the forefront of the global battle against the avarice of predatory elites on Tuesday as more than 40 million participated in one of the largest general strikes in human history.

The 99% sent a message to India's self-appointed business and political aristocracy as they demanded a minimum wage, permanent jobs for 50 million contract workers with virtually no job security, regulation of runaway living costs, and a halt to the sale of stakes in profitable public companies to the 1%. Commerce ground to a halt in entire regions of the world's second-most populous nation as organized labor funneled populist anger into a show of support for true democracy.

"This is a historic occasion," Gurudas Dasgupta, general secretary of the All India Trade Union Congress, told reporters.  "We are fighting for our rights against a government that is anti-people."