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Amos and Occupy

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19 October 2012

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From Mr David Bowen

Sir, - It cannot be a coincidence that the first anniversary of the Occupy movement's protest on the steps of St Paul's saw Amos's prophecy as the Old Testament reading last Sunday.

Occupy pointed up that the unregulated form of capitalism which had created the world's economic crisis trampled the poor anddeprivedthe majority of the results of their labour in order to provide unnecessary comfort and luxury to those who gained excessive wealth by their speculation.

Perhaps the opprobrium that the protesters received was because we, too, "abhor the one who speaks the truth".

DAVID BOWEN (Reader)
2 Northernhay, Dorchester
Dorset DT1 1XN

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