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America Supports #OWS

Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 20, 2011, 11:06 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

Supplies and Support Pour into Occupy Wall Street from Every Corner of the US

Occupiers Launch Tumblr Website Today: Gallery of Personal Notes of Support from Farmers, Veterans, Grandparents and "Knitters for Occupy Wall St"

http://occupywallstreetcarepackages.tumblr.com/

Liberty Square, NY — Today we want to spotlight the tens of thousands of people from across the United States and around the world who are supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement by contributing blankets, clothing, food, money, and other needed supplies. The support has truly been overwhelming.

Over one month ago, hundreds, and then thousands, gathered in Liberty Square to protest unprecedented consolidation of wealth and power, plummeting household income, skyrocketing school debt, and a broken political system. In the weeks since, hundreds of thousands have rallied and occupied in cities and towns around the world. And people from every corner of the United States have sent donations of tarps, home baked pies, hand-knit mittens, and pizzas — with personal notes of solidarity and support.

OWS has compiled notes from supporters on a Tumblr site called Occupy Wall St. Care Packages:

http://occupywallstreetcarepackages.tumblr.com/

This new site features only a tiny fraction of the thousands of packages and letters of support we have received. It includes messages like this one from Elora and Monte, supporters who live on a farm in West Virginia:

"We stand ready to help #OWS in any way we can, from out here 'Just Off the One-Lane Road...' And we are so grateful for all of you involved in this defense of America. We firmly believe this is "it." If we can't grab this democracy this time, we'll sink and it will be a long time before we will have this opportunity again. Thank you for taking time from your busy life to be there and to email us. Whatever we can do, we are pleased to be a part of this incredible Movement."

We know from history that social movements grow when they have a broad base of support. We are thankful that this movement has attained such a dramatic level of support in a short amount of time. We are hopeful that this people's movement will continue to grow.

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[-] 3 points by groobiecat (41) from Brattleboro, VT 2 years ago

This is amazing. Thanks for posting this. People should start a "Sell Shit You don't Need and Donate the Proceeds to #OWS" sub-movement.

While you brave souls of #OWS in Manhattan represent the vanguard, you are just the tip of the iceberg, the leading spear. And that's because #OWS is, ultimately, not about "borders" or "physical spaces." In the main, you can't see the many supporters out there, but they are there. The majority of these people are largely invisible at the moment; virtual supporters, who work full time, have families, hold brief "occupations," and do what they can support those occupations that are more permanent--such as the one in Zuccotti Park. They are former democrats and current democrats. They are former republicans and current republicans. They are Ron Paulian and Tea Partyin'. Some will fall by the wayside over time, but many will cast off their affiliations with "institutionalized organizations" to join #OWS. And they are doing so now.

I am one of them. I work from home and am "fighting the war" digitally. And I for one will not stop. Posts like this only steel my resolve to do more.

Peace.

Groobiecat

(This is what Democracy looks like: http://groobiecat.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-ows-functions-horizontal-direct.html)

[-] 3 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

Good idea about selling shit you don't need.

[-] 2 points by groobiecat2 (746) from Brattleboro, VT 2 years ago

I agree. There's so much crap we don't need; consumerist junk, that it would only make sense to sell it and donate the proceeds to the brave women and men in lower Manhattan. This post really does prove that the movement is much more than what's represented in New York.

But they need all the help we can give them.

Peace.

[-] 2 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

Or, if the items are things they can use, donate them.

[-] 1 points by groobiecat2 (746) from Brattleboro, VT 2 years ago

Exactly! And that's going to be increasingly important as the weather gets colder. Blankets. Hats. Gloves.

[-] 1 points by meskk (17) from Miami, FL 2 years ago

Amen, sell it all and don't buy anything else that's worthless. It's already working... not buying products from those corporations that are just plain nasty and greedy. Were closing our accounts with those banks we trusted for so many years that have taken our FUTURE tax dollars in the form of bailouts to help themselves, and barely any of the taxpayers. It's already working.. bank stock of the big 10 keep sinking... Keep it going.. let all their stocks drop so that the shareholders DUMP THE STOCK, and let 'TOO BIG TOO FAIL' .... fail all over their-freaking-selves!!!

[-] 1 points by alfi (469) 2 years ago

Informed Direct Democracy, the process by which the average well informed real public opinion is brought to the attention of all, directly, is now obviously made possible by the internet. Just as we have secure online banking, shopping, chat, forums, libraries, dictionaries, and many other types of large online services and gathering places of opinions and facts, we can have direct voting on ISSUES that affect everyone, accompanied by direct FACTUAL open sourced information available to all so we can KNOW what the issues are and how the issues affect people. The idea that most people are incapable of making direct decisions in their communities, governments, and international affairs because of lack of abilities, information, and lack of a practical method, is no longer tolerable. Most people on Earth, are perfectly capable of making sound decisions about any political, environmental, social issue, IF the people are provided with factual free open sourced information about the issues. Most people have enough common sense and reasoning abilities to understand and reach very reasonable solutions to all the issues we, the people of Earth, face today on local levels as well as global levels. Having poor education, as the 1% have turned our public education system into their consumer-worker brainwashing, is not the same as being stupid; and being trusting, as most people are, is not the same as being gullible, and is a virtue, not a weakness to be exploited by the greedy 1%. Most people should trust each other to share control over society together, not give up our liberties to a system of greed made by the 1% that's causing famine, wars financial desperation, poor education, and the destruction of our planet, all for MORE PROFIT FOR THE 1%. The internet already offers EVERYTHING that is needed to have Informed Direct Democratic voting on issues everywhere. All that is needed is for people to organize a system. This system should be started by the 99% Occupy International Movement right NOW, while there is still time. In a few short years, the PEOPLE OF EARTH could be voting on local politics and local issues, and on issues that affect their country, and global issues that affect everyone. Let's not allow the 1% to make us out to be a petty and shallow and selfish and cowardly poor VS rich movement. It's not about taking down rich people, it's about taking down GREED itself; most rich people have the same capacity for being reasonable as most poor people do. A real economic recovery is not accomplished by restoring the health of the financial institutions, because they measure their recovery in profit; we need to eliminate GREED from the financial system, because too-big-to-fail corporations reporting record profits does not equal healthy fair economy. The people can come up with MUCH better solutions together online NOW! It's time to stop handing over our control and trusting our representatives to make policies that reflect the will of the people, which they never do. We now have a system of greed running all governments and societies on Earth. Having the ability to vote AND BE INFORMED WITH THE FACTS about the issues directly as a people can FORCE our corrupt and greedy leaders to make the will of the people a reality. After all, in a Democratic society, the government's job is simply to administrate the process by which the will of the people is formulated into a body of laws and policies, which MOST people agree with, and then protect the peoples' rights to have such a Democracy. The government is sort of the secretary and the bodyguard of the people, not the authority for the people to be forced to follow even when most people disagree with its policies and decisions. In a true Democracy, the PEOPLE are the authority of the government. MOST PEOPLE ARE REASONABLE, give most people the power of direct voting on issues, and we will have very REASONABLE policies, everywhere. Remember, the key is the FREE OPEN SOURCED INFORMATION (kind of like wikipedia) accompanying the voting sites on the internet. So when reporters come to ask protesters on the streets what we are protesting for, what do we want, what are your demands (as if we were robbing a bank or something) we can say: "WE THE PEOPLE OF EARTH DEMAND DIRECT INFORMED DEMOCRACY ENABLED BY OUR CURRENT COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY, WE DEMAND VOTING ON ISSUES THAT AFFECT PEOPLE DIRECTLY THROUGH THE INTERNET AND WE DEMAND THAT WE HAVE AN OFFICIAL OPEN SOURCED ONLINE LIBRARY OF FACTS ABOUT ALL THE ISSUES WE ARE VOTING FOR."

[-] 1 points by Concerned (455) 2 years ago

A full time mom who goes to school and works 3 part time jobs....and here I thought that full time meant that you took care of your children all day every day.

And she might want to reeducate herself on just what slavery is. If she can work three jobs because she chooses to do so and not because her "owner" says she must, then she is not enslaved. If she can have as many children as she desires, by a partner she chooses instead of the overseer who works for the man who owns her, then she is not enslaved. If she can change the house or the apartment or the town in which she lives without first gaining the permission of the person who "owns" her, then she is not enslaved.

[-] 1 points by Lmurguia7 (57) 2 years ago

With all the talk about Wall Street, I've yet to see a single person commit to selling all financial holdings -- and there are many protesting who do have investments.

This is the only way to REALLY impact Wall Street machinations -- and, also, Bank Transfer Day on November 5 -- close bank accounts and deposit funds in a credit union near you.

Let me be the first !

Lynne Murguia (retired NYC teacher; former NGO to the UN; micro-credit practitioner; funder; investor) Tucson, AZ

[-] 1 points by fullofhope (3) 2 years ago

Glad to see you are getting support you deserve.

Just one note though, I think it is time we really take a look at the use of the word slavery to describe our current situation. Saying that debt is slavery diminishes the horror that slavery was and alienates our African-American friends whose families endured it.

I believe that Jamarhl Crawford said it best at Occupy Boston the other day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2CGCSRQoxHo

[-] 1 points by leadaches (2) 2 years ago

Occupy Wall Street. ( A theme Song For the Dedicated Protestors)

No one likes what has happened with the banking scandals...whether one is Republican, Democrat or independent. This song speaks out for justice, not politics, for fairness not class warfare. There are far too few protest songs being written today, and they have the power to sway the minds of those who are angry but silent.

Music for this song can be found at http://youtu.be/AADadpTLheg or http://www.ytssocial.com/profile/MatthewFBlowersIII

Occupy Wall Street.

( A theme Song For the Dedicated Protestors)

The music for this is in the recording studio.

Chorus-

"Let them eat cake" they say, big banks don't have to pay, bailouts will come their way, they all will be O.K. while folks struggle everyday it's time to change their fate, "Let them eat prison cake!"

Bernie Madeoff with the money Goldman Sachs took stacks of cash, the Lehman Brothers they made billions stabbing investors in the back, J.P. Morgan chased the rainbows that led to others pots of gold, Bank of America brought hysteria with the money they all stole.

Chorus-

"Let them eat cake" they say, big banks don't have to pay, bailouts will come their way, they all will be O.K. while folks struggle everyday it's time to change their fate, "Let them eat prison cake!"

Occupy Wall Street crawl down to their level that's lower then demons from hell, let them walk through the masses of deprived middle classes, it's time that these banker boys fell....

Bridge-

Pressure our leaders to go after these Caesar's these bleeders of cash from the needy, Like Rome let them fall It's time to answer the call, to bring ruin to the rich and the greedy...

Chorus-

"Let them eat cake" they say, big banks don't have to pay, bailouts will come their way, they all will be O.K. while folks struggle everyday it's time to change their fate, convicts will set a date to change what's on their blue plates, "Let them eat prison cakes!"

ArtWhimsically Yours Studio MFB III Productions-(c)-2011

[-] 1 points by leadaches (2) 2 years ago

Occupy Wall Street. ( A theme Song For the Dedicated Protestors)

No one likes what has happened with the banking scandals...whether one is Republican, Democrat or independent. This song speaks out for justice, not politics, for fairness not class warfare. There are far too few protest songs being written today, and they have the power to sway the minds of those who are angry but silent.

Music for this song can be found at http://youtu.be/AADadpTLheg or http://www.ytssocial.com/profile/MatthewFBlowersIII

Occupy Wall Street.

( A theme Song For the Dedicated Protestors)

The music for this is in the recording studio.

Chorus-

"Let them eat cake" they say, big banks don't have to pay, bailouts will come their way, they all will be O.K. while folks struggle everyday it's time to change their fate, "Let them eat prison cake!"

Bernie Madeoff with the money Goldman Sachs took stacks of cash, the Lehman Brothers they made billions stabbing investors in the back, J.P. Morgan chased the rainbows that led to others pots of gold, Bank of America brought hysteria with the money they all stole.

Chorus-

"Let them eat cake" they say, big banks don't have to pay, bailouts will come their way, they all will be O.K. while folks struggle everyday it's time to change their fate, "Let them eat prison cake!"

Occupy Wall Street crawl down to their level that's lower then demons from hell, let them walk through the masses of deprived middle classes, it's time that these banker boys fell....

Bridge-

Pressure our leaders to go after these Caesar's these bleeders of cash from the needy, Like Rome let them fall It's time to answer the call, to bring ruin to the rich and the greedy...

Chorus-

"Let them eat cake" they say, big banks don't have to pay, bailouts will come their way, they all will be O.K. while folks struggle everyday it's time to change their fate, convicts will set a date to change what's on their blue plates, "Let them eat prison cakes!"

ArtWhimsically Yours Studio MFB III Productions-(c)-2011

[-] 1 points by shinfoo (6) 2 years ago
[-] 1 points by averagepoet (1) from Brooklyn, NY 2 years ago

Occupation

We seek a trade to supplement our means but seldom find contentment in a chore, to grunt and sweat for money like a whore can make one sore, and thoroughly demeans a people’s pride, like prisoners of war, our island nations hurt by death machines coercing us to help them make more beans so they don’t have to mingle with the poor. Behind the concertina we commune our furtive whispers tricky to discern though truly, they don’t care what we might say their condescension makes them quite immune and tragically, the only way they’ll learn is when we have our liberation day.

averagepoet.blogspot.com

[-] 1 points by TTTTT (66) 2 years ago

OWS represents not only the mood of the country but the mood of the world. The people will no longer accept the perverted morals of wall street and the banks. UnGodly to say the least.

[-] 1 points by tsdevi (307) 2 years ago

Yes, because it is slavery. It is astounding to listen to the news in Libya because it sounds just like the invasion(s) of Iraq, Afghanistan...when will these wars end?

[-] 1 points by eldave1 (35) 2 years ago
[-] 1 points by eldave1 (35) 2 years ago
[-] 1 points by Randy (1) 2 years ago

I have a question. I have read several posts and articles regarding this movement and can't find any specific changes it is seeking. Is it the intention to eliminate the stock market and end public investment in business?

[-] 1 points by quercus (93) 2 years ago

a suggestion for those of us 99% , that live in the hinder-lands:

post in a public view space, that you control: house/apt. window, door, lintel, yard; car window/bumper, decal, sticker, t-shirt, hat, lapel - pin/button, etc.;

a sign: 99%, #OWS ...

THE BETTER IF HOME MADE

if small and discreet, so much the better. (we are apart of the hidden)

-those that know, will know. -those, that are curious will ask. -those, that know and disagree, so what??

i am not looking for a arguement, rather a respectful discussion.

Reciprocal / Solidarity is not won, we earn it.

[-] 1 points by skipper (9) 2 years ago

More on the banks new socializing losses attempt. A must read for OWS supporters, Link - http://www.beaconequity.com/new-ows-slogan-eat-sht-warren-buffet-2011-10-20/

[-] 1 points by quercus (93) 2 years ago

i am confused; i post a reply, under on one heading, then it shows up under another, completely out context. who / what is controling this site???

[-] 1 points by skipper (9) 2 years ago

From Zero Hedge: A quote from Reggie Middleton - "So, let's get to this big derivatives thing going around the web where Bloomberg blew the Bank of Lynch America Countrywide and JP Morgan spot by reporting they moved over $50 trillion notion of derivative exposure to their FDIC ensured banking arm to placate investors". Plus - "If Bank of America did it, and JP Morgan did, you can be rest assured most other big banks did it as well. What you ask? Hide the hot sausage, in a place that will burn... Really bad! As has been reported throughout the MSM and the blogosphere, the US banks have been caught playing hide the hot sausage, the problem is they're hiding it in mom and pop's bank accounts.Needless to say, this is going to burn the average tax payer and savings account holder where the sun don't shine".Link- http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/bank-much-worse-rest-and-guaranteed-bust-will-probably-be-funded-right-out-your-bank-acc Thanks, John and Ron.

[-] 1 points by skipper (9) 2 years ago

From Zero Hedge: A quote from Reggie Middleton - "So, let's get to this big derivatives thing going around the web where Bloomberg blew the Bank of Lynch America Countrywide and JP Morgan spot by reporting they moved over $50 trillion notion of derivative exposure to their FDIC ensured banking arm to placate investors". Plus - "If Bank of America did it, and JP Morgan did, you can be rest assured most other big banks did it as well. What you ask? Hide the hot sausage, in a place that will burn... Really bad! As has been reported throughout the MSM and the blogosphere, the US banks have been caught playing hide the hot sausage, the problem is they're hiding it in mom and pop's bank accounts.Needless to say, this is going to burn the average tax payer and savings account holder where the sun don't shine".

[-] 1 points by Nicolas (258) from Québec, QC 2 years ago

Canada too! Fight on, brothers of the south! Fight for all of us, we are behind you, we will follow!

[-] 1 points by ronaldpope (5) 2 years ago

Obama, and all politicians grab up the dough from banks, insurance companies, wall street, pharmasuiticals, and don't say a word. Like Abbey Hoffman said in 1968..."vote for the pig"

[-] 1 points by skipper (9) 2 years ago

I hope OWS is aware of the actions of Bank of America's and the Fed's new socializing scheme. Bank of America is planning to use its deposit base to back its derivative exposure, thereby its exposure will be backed by the FDIC, so essentially the taxpayer. The FDIC is against this action, but the Fed supports this socializing scheme. OWS has been criticized for having no direction, even though OWS themes are clear, the message isn't getting through to the public. However, if OWS focuses some of its attempts at these new public taxpayer theft schemes, the general public is not aware of, OWS will gather more support and a focal point. The public has to be made aware of what is happening. I am not affiliated with ZeroHedge, but I was made aware of this new scheme by reading ZeroHedge, and I assume if OWS reaches out to ZeroHedge they would be glad to help OWS gather information. Thanks, I am one of the 99 percent, John.

[-] 1 points by skipper (9) 2 years ago

I hope OWS is aware of the actions of Bank of America's and the Fed's new socializing scheme. Bank of America is planning to use its deposit base to back its derivative exposure, thereby its exposure will be backed by the FDIC, so essentially the taxpayer. The FDIC is against this action, but the Fed supports this socializing scheme. OWS has been criticized for having no direction, even though OWS themes are clear, the message isn't getting through to the public. However, if OWS focuses some of its attempts at these new public taxpayer theft schemes, the general public is not aware of, OWS will gather more support and a focal point. The public has to be made aware of what is happening. I am not affiliated with ZeroHedge, but I was made aware of this new scheme by reading ZeroHedge, and I assume if OWS reaches out to ZeroHedge they would be glad to help OWS gather information. Thanks, I am one of the 99 percent, John.

[-] 1 points by msuayan (13) from Newark, NJ 2 years ago

At the Republican debate the other day...Herman Cain got the loudest applause when he stated...Don't blame Wall Street, don't blame the big banks," he continued. "If you don't have a job and you are not rich, blame yourself!

Spoken like a true top percenter that he is...it didn't surprise me much...what has surprised me is that many people i come across and mention OWS to...criticize it as people who hate rich people...and after speaking to them..i realize they have no clear understanding as to what happened to our economy in 2006...nor are aware of what has been happening systematically since the 70's...Most of them cannot make the connection between wall st...and its money and power and influence existing in washington...They think the sit in should be taking place there...What i find depressing is that most of them are bottom 99ers...and will not except that the demonstrators are out there for them too

[-] 1 points by acarefreeman (27) 2 years ago

It's sad to learn that so many people are still ignorant of the real problems of this country, and that demonstrates the importance and necessrity of educating people.

~acarefreeman

[-] 1 points by shonvien (2) 2 years ago

if we ignore all the claims about hippies, anti antisemiti­sm, communism, the main agenda of occupy wall street is to make a voice against the government about the economic disparity and unemployme­nt in America, there may be communists or even hippies in the crowd, but the main ideal is to correct capitalism­, not to remove it, america cannot exist without it. Critics are saying that they must come forward with demands, but they are telling what is the problem and it is the government­'s job to solve them, take an example, it there is some problem with a product( here the economy) it is the job of the supplier to rectify it, the customers just 'demands' that the product be rectified, that is the 'demand'. The general public is not understand how the economy works, it is the guys who make the regulation­s(or deregulati­on) who know how it works. So occupy is more or less also about the rights and equality in American economy. If the government is least interested in addressing these issues, it is the government­'s responsibi­lity to come up with some action plan, and let the people see through it, and accept it, not the other way round, so all this demand for a 'demand' is just hogwash,

[-] 1 points by katpaula (9) from Truro, MA 2 years ago

Read Washington Blog called Who is to blame. Washington D.C. or Bankers. Both are to blame. Don't be side tracked by any politician! Stay strong and stay UNITED. One in Consciousness! you are all Light workers.

[-] 1 points by Melinda (2) 2 years ago

It is Great to see We The People pulling Together for Freedom and Sovereignty! We are Awakening to the Peaceful Power of One Planetary People!

NESARA:

*PLEASE take time to sign this White House Petition to Announce and Enact NESARA Law! http://wh.gov/4d5

Enacting NESARA Law will fix what's wrong with Wall Street!

We have Nothing to loose in signing this petition, and Everything to gain!

ALL of the OWS issues protesters are worried about will be cured with the Enactment of NESARA Law (signed by President Clinton in 2000, but hidden by Congress and Supreme Court since).

What is required for Enactment? President Obama MUST Announce NESARA Law. He is poised to do so only if we ask by signing The Petition!

If we don’t get these signatures then we are going to be waiting THAT MUCH LONGER for things to change. I want change. YOU want change.

So take 2 minutes and click that link. Pass it on to your friends and family. This is on the Obama Administration GOVERNMENT PAGE.

So let’s make a difference and get this party started!!

NESARA Fact Sheets:

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-687532

http://www.welcomethelight.com/category/nesara/what-is-nesara/

Thank you, Melinda R. Snodgrass

[-] 1 points by katpaula (9) from Truro, MA 2 years ago

I just did research on O'bama administration and his cheif of staff Bill Daley is a former executive of J.P. Morgan Chase. Obama is an asset of Wall St. and they payed for his campaign, and if you don't beleive it do some research. Many former bankers are in this administration. Also, don't buy into the illusion of Democrat/Republican party. This is a Divide and Conquer tactic by the cabal of bankers to distract us from the real issues. Also, be very careful of organizations like moveon who are financed by the elite corrupt George Sorros. BE ALERT!!

[-] 1 points by acarefreeman (27) 2 years ago

Insightful observations, and nice suggestion as well!

~acarefreeman

[-] 1 points by wad (1) from New York, NY 2 years ago

We are indeed in a spiritual war.

There has been no generation that has ever lived that has been as enslaved by debt as we, that has been lied to as we, that has been made to feel ashamed as we, that has had so few heroes as we.

There has been no generation that has had to conquer so great a challenge as we. WE shall conquer this! We shall win! We are slowly waking up all at once. What We need now is to form our own secret societies and to share truth .

Step #1. Vote with our Money! Ditch your bank http://jinnwe.com/quest.php?id=345

Step #2. Deny them our information! Ditch Facebook http://jinnwe.com/quest.php?id=348

Step #3 Educate ourselves. Relearn History. http://jinnwe.com/quest.php?id=300

more soon

[-] 1 points by acarefreeman (27) 2 years ago

A five-point strategy to achieve the goals of the Occupy Wall Street movement:

(A) Clearly understand both the symptoms and the root causes of all problems in this country. (B) Keep educating and being educated about the fundamental flaws in the current financial and political systems of this country. (C) Prioritize the goals of this movement and stay focused and uncompromising. (D) Form a unifying front that is as broad and powerful as possible. (E) Be prepared for a long-term struggle.

Input is welcome.

~acarefreeman

[-] 1 points by shinfoo (6) 2 years ago

Are you sick and tired of being vilified? Check out www.proudtobeonepercent.com

[-] 1 points by nckk (2) 2 years ago

Do you know Obama biggest donation came from Wall streeters/banks/companies? Did you know that Obama gave these wall street investment companies and banks tax payer money to continue their bad investments? Did you know congress created the housing crash (Dobbs/Frank) through Fanny mae/mac? I think you should be in DC not NY.

[-] 1 points by kdesha50 (1) 2 years ago

Brava! OWS is brilliant I had begun to think no one else was noticing and possibly I was delusional...I DO AGREE...the time is coming to inhabit DC...I believe an ODC at the Congress Building would be most effective! I thought about 1600 Penn Ave but this is not where all the 'ostriches' live...The Senate and Congress are the biggest part of the problem plaguing American Citizens ability to find employment, food and housing...I'm ready...been ready...ODC CONGRESS BUILDING!! GOD BLESS AMERICA and all HER PEOPLE who were granted stringent Constitutional Rights by our forefathers!!

[-] 1 points by acarefreeman (27) 2 years ago

But it is easy to see that it does not matter who is in the White House, and it does not matter which party is controlling the Congress-they are all bought out by money, and money is the root cause of all problems in the country.

~acarefreeman

[-] 0 points by sdcheung (76) 2 years ago

There are already people in DC 9OCCUPY DC), we are here in NYC so STFU!

[-] 1 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

agreed

[-] 1 points by struggleforfreedom80 (6584) 2 years ago

This occupy movement which is growing and spreading, not just all over the US, but also all over the world is really wonderful. Theres no doubt in my mind that this is the beginning of something that will lead to revolutionairy changes. (these changeswill hopefully include expanding democracy to the communities and workplaces http://struggleforfreedom.blogg.no/1317735903_chomsky_explains_libe.html )

No one knows how long this struggle for freedom and democracy will be, but we DO know that we need to keep on strugglin´ and growing for as long as necessary. It really warms my heart to see all of you organizing to make changes.

I linked to this video earlier, but for those who missed it please check out this very good lecture by Noam Chomsky (April 2011) "Global Hegemony: the Facts, the Images":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iebK7VVDayY

Chomsky on corporations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpd3grtjkK8 (from 2:30) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqlTyAMVDUk

also feel free to read my post on ows forum: http://occupywallst.org/forum/replace-capitalism-with-democracy/

yours S. keep up the good work :)

[-] 1 points by KingofCool (7) 2 years ago

That's great the movement is receiving support from all around the US. Now what is OWS doing about getting political representation inside DC? That is where the war needs to be faught!

[-] 0 points by sdcheung (76) 2 years ago

There are already people in DC 9OCCUPY DC), we are here in NYC so STFU!

You are free to go there..nobody is stopping u.

[-] 1 points by Thisisthetime (200) from Kahlotus, WA 2 years ago

Yes! Grandparents for Occupy Wall Street. Count me in. Keep up the Good Work. Fairness.

[-] 0 points by FreeMarkets (272) 2 years ago

Obama's second chief of staff, William Daley, previously worked as Midwest chairman for JPMorgan Chase. Obama's first chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, worked as an investment banker and pulled down $18 million in two-and-a-half years.

Obama is the most supported candidate of Wall Street money. DEFEAT crony-capitalist Obama in 2012!!

[-] 0 points by bobby (58) from Quincy, CA 2 years ago

To: Prime Minister Roseanne Barr [Green Tea] Prime Minister Gail Lightfoot [Libertarian] Prime Minister Charles Bruce Stewart [Green Libertarian] Secretary Jacob Covich [Catholic Trotskyist] Cc: All Voters and Non Voters From: Secretary James Ogle [Free Parliamentary] Subject: USP: Special Bulletin 10/20/2011


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[-] 0 points by Indepat (924) from Minneola, FL 2 years ago

It's time to take this energy, this anger and need for change and turn into an actual organization, with solid leadership and direction. There needs to be a single focus, a single, concise message, and everyone involved needs to be in this for the long haul. The task ahead is a monumental one, and will not be resolved within the next couple of months.

We need to keep the ball rolling in the right direction, if we don't move forward then we'll end up falling behind.

[-] 1 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

People keep saying this movement needs leadership.... however, it's the very "leadership" that it is protesting, so, no.... it doesn't need that kind of leadership.

[-] 1 points by Indepat (924) from Minneola, FL 2 years ago

It does, show me a single movement, that has achieved real, substantial change, without an organization and leadership.

[-] 1 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

There are successful companies that are run this way. I don't know their names off the top of my head, but I saw a special about it.... where all the people make all of the decisions jointly.

The idea of someone needing to run the show is so ingrained into our brains, but it's time for a big change. Or, at least, leaders need to learn to not be bossy, controlling, and dictatorial and need to include/consider everyone's opinion and ideas.

http://www.employeeevolution.com/archives/2007/05/11/leaderless-organizations-make-sense-read-the-starfish-and-the-spider/

[-] 1 points by Indepat (924) from Minneola, FL 2 years ago

Not something this big, not something this important. Not a single movement for change has succeeded without a clear vision, a clear direction and strong leadership. Not one.

[-] 1 points by quercus (93) 2 years ago

i disagree, there is horizontal organizing techniques, which are organic, consensus forming ,open ended, evolving-- then there are vertical organizational models: synthetic, hierarchical, 'march of the line', closed, easily co-opted. the future is the former, the past, the latter.

[-] 1 points by Indepat (924) from Minneola, FL 2 years ago

The problem is horizontal, leaderless, doesn't work well at forcing real change. It only works at making people notice you, and that's not enough.

If you can show me a leaderless, horizontal grassroots effort that has forced real change, then I might change my mind, but until then, too much evidence that it doesn't work

[-] 0 points by sdcheung (76) 2 years ago

Exactly right.

[-] 1 points by quercus (93) 2 years ago

thank you. i am 63. what 'exactly' and 'right' means, especially when placed in conjunction, is difficult for me. i would you express your self, not as some abstract, abjectival-verbal-noun.

[-] 0 points by sdcheung (76) 2 years ago

i agree with you

[-] 1 points by quercus (93) 2 years ago

how? what?

i am much more interested in what you think.

[-] 0 points by sdcheung (76) 2 years ago

what are you trying to murder the movement?

[-] 1 points by Indepat (924) from Minneola, FL 2 years ago

No, just trying to move it forward. Leaderless and without organization can't force real change. It does well to make people aware, but this needs to turn into more than just a wake up call.

[-] 1 points by quercus (93) 2 years ago

your sense of 'real, substantial change' seems to be monumental. which is, after the fact, his-storical, vertical, hierarchical. real change is in your mind, in my mind. not in some, dare i say: some god-head leader.

[-] 1 points by Indepat (924) from Minneola, FL 2 years ago

Unless you have considerable psychic abilities, I doubt you can effect real change with your mind alone. Real change is forced by real people and real actions.

[-] 1 points by quercus (93) 2 years ago

perhaps, i have not expressed myself, very well. psychic abilities?, the better you doubt.

[-] 1 points by Indepat (924) from Minneola, FL 2 years ago

all I'm saying this thing can't remain in our minds only. This requires action and sustained action at that.

[-] 1 points by quercus (93) 2 years ago

i do not think/know we have a disagrement:

THIS I BELIEVE:

To be a speaker of words, you must listen:

To be a doer of deeds, you must consider and endeavor.

To endeavor is to persist.