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Ben and Jerry’s Moos Its Support For Protesters

via Gawker

Occupy Wall Street and its satellite movements have their first show of corporate support: Ben and Jerry’s, the Vermont-based ice cream purveyor and a subsidiary of the Unilever corporation, posted a statement of solidarity on their website.

Beneath an illustration of a cow holding a sign that says, “Occupy,” it reads:

To those who Occupy: We stand with you.

We, the Ben & Jerry’s Board of Directors, compelled by our personal convictions and our Company’s mission and values, wish to express our deepest admiration to all of you who have initiated the non-violent Occupy Wall Street Movement and to those around the country who have joined in solidarity. The issues raised are of fundamental importance to all of us. These include:

The inequity that exists between classes in our country is simply immoral.

We are in an unemployment crisis. Almost 14 million people are unemployed. Nearly 20% of African American men are unemployed. Over 25% of our nation’s youth are unemployed.

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