Letters to the Editor

BY DI READERS | OCTOBER 25, 2011 7:20 AM

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Capitalism is greed

A local Service Employees International Union staffer quoted by The Daily Iowan recently said, "We're not opposed to capitalism, just against greed."

Labor misleaders just do not get it. Capitalism is greed and alienates us from our humanity. I am opposed to capitalism, and so are many conscious workers of the world.

The spirit of the Occupy Wall Street movement cannot be pursued at the ballot box or through collective bargaining. Worker actions such as Occupy Wall Street are proper agitation that will foster conscious dialectic among the 99 percent.

When a sufficient proportion of the 99 percent has a revolutionary platform, what the 1 percent thinks and does is of minor concern, because the major battle will have been won.

David Smithers
UI alum

Dodds belongs on Coralville Council

Jill Dodds is a candidate for the four-year term on the Coralville City Council. Jill has a record of participation in professional and service organizations that provide her with needed focused planning and financial accountability.

She is an informed, wise, and compassionate candidate who will hear you and work for you. She is available at www.doddsforcouncil.com.

Donna Epley
Coralville resident

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