Monday, October 10, 2011

Ben & Jerry's lends its backing to Occupy Wall Street protesters and calls for 'systematic change' - 10th Oct 2011

Occupy Wall Street has its first corporate backing after Ben & Jerry’s today announced it is getting behind the protesters.

The Vermont-based ice-cream company, known for standing up for liberal issues, slammed the ‘immoral’ inequality between classes in the U.S.

It followed House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi backing the movement as the political debate around the protests intensified.

Ben & Jerry’s said it has the ‘deepest admiration’ for protesters because of the U.S. unemployment crisis and rising cost of higher education.

‘We know that words are relatively easy but we wanted to act quickly to demonstrate our support,’ a statement on its website said. Read More