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Forum Post: OCCUPY 2013: Our philosophies, ideologies or epistemologies do not have to be homogeneous to be ubiquitous.

Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 13, 2013, 3:38 a.m. EST by TrendEvolution (4)
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OCCUPY: The analogy of swallows flocking. Many individuals reacting intuitively through consensus based action. Sometimes they partition into fractions and factions, facets that reform unto the collective whole. My only personal suggestion would be that all actions are peaceful and harm no-one. Onwards into 2013...

Where Does Occupy Wall Street Go From Here? By Michael Moore November 22nd, 2011

'Here is what we ended up proposing as the movement's "vision statement" to the General Assembly of Occupy Wall Street:

We Envision: [1] a truly free, democratic, and just society; [2] where we, the people, come together and solve our problems by consensus; [3] where people are encouraged to take personal and collective responsibility and participate in decision making; [4] where we learn to live in harmony and embrace principles of toleration and respect for diversity and the differing views of others; [5] where we secure the civil and human rights of all from violation by tyrannical forces and unjust governments; [6] where political and economic institutions work to benefit all, not just the privileged few; [7] where we provide full and free education to everyone, not merely to get jobs but to grow and flourish as human beings; [8] where we value human needs over monetary gain, to ensure decent standards of living without which effective democracy is impossible; [9] where we work together to protect the global environment to ensure that future generations will have safe and clean air, water and food supplies, and will be able to enjoy the beauty and bounty of nature that past generations have enjoyed.'


Naomi Wolf's Suggestions for Occupy Protests:

'BE PEACEFUL no violence, no property destruction VIDEOTAPE police and post their images on a website esp if there is violence HAVE lawyers observing and representing; memorize the lawyers’ numbers. DON’T resist arrest. Lie down if it looks as if you are being charged by police. DON’T taunt or yell at or insult police. NON-VIOLENT PEACEFUL DISRUPTION of business as usual is the way to go Carry the UK flag or some other patriotic symbol that makes it a BAD visual for you to be beaten. DON’T think short, sharp, militaristic strategy — think in terms of modelling a way of life. SIT don’t march SING don’t chant DON’T cover your faces'


Noam Chomsky: What next for Occupy? The Guardian, April 30, 2012 (Extracted from Occupy by Noam Chomsky, published May 2012.)

'Q: How best do you think the Occupy movement should go about engaging in these, what methods should be employed, and do you think it would be prudent to actually have space to decentralise bases of operation?

A: It would certainly make sense to have spaces, whether they should be open public spaces or not. To what extent they should be is a kind of a tactical decision that has to be made on the basis of a close evaluation of circumstances, the degree of support, the degree of opposition. They're different for different places, and I don't know of any general statement.

As for methods, people in this country have problems and concerns, and if they can be helped to feel that these problems and concerns are part of a broader movement of people who support them and who they support, well then it can take off. There is no single way of doing it. There is no one answer.'




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[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 5 years ago

On a Practical Level,... where should OWS Go? The big Issues that the President of the USA, whoever that might be ... should be the Big Issues for Unions & OWS.

Would like Publicity on many Issues though ...to allow National Debate & Scholarship ... to allow Voters the chance to Discuss with Representatives and Form Coalitions and Grassroots Activism:

1) Retirement Crisis, Savings Interest Rate Crisis, Pension Loss Trend
2) Lack of GMO Lables, spread of GMO Food, Monolopies Set up by Monsanto
3) Jobs Flight
4) Capital Flight
5) Executives Loss of Citizenship and Allegiance to the USA.
6) Tax Avoidance, Tax Lobby, Tax rate declines due to Tax Loopholes, Tax Abatements,
7) Corporate Welfare, Corporate Subsidies, Public Private Partnerhips, Shifting of RIsk to Taxpayers & Government by Private Corporations
8) Lack of Industrial Vision, Vision for a Place for US Workers, Loss of Worker Wages & Benefits, Lack of Investment in R&D in the USA to create Spinoff Jobs in areas of New Technology, Lack of Policies to Develope proper environment for Small Businesses in the USA, Policy of importing tech workers to the most advanced country in the world, Policy of Low to Free Interest Rates for TBTF Banks while no money is investing in Small Businesses or production of any new products.
9) Policy of Low Interest Rates & Continual Bailout for the banks that caused the biggest Global Economic Crisis in the World, while permitting them to act in corrupt ways like Liberal Banking Practices, Paying bonuses to employees for gambling, incentivising casino type activities, disencentives for real investment in real businesses.... Creation of Criminogenic environment as Bill K. Black says....
10) Flight of Wealthy from USA, Non-Citizens Avoid Taxes, but eventually leave the Country Morally & Ethically just like their money, eventually their houses, they buy Compounds in Paraguay to live out their Days of Retirement, Eventually when all Finanical Structures and Business Structures have been corrupted ... they will leave for Vactation and Never come back to the USA. This is what happens when our Expert Risk Assessment Icons become Traitors to the USA.
11) US Risk Assessment Experts become Traitors to the USA. Independent Auditing Agencies, US Ratings Agencies, US Government Econmists, US Government Bankers, US Federal Reserve Bankers, US Politicians, US Financial Regulators including CFTC, SEC, FTC, OCC, FDIC, NCUA, Treasury, DOJ, FBI,... and TBTF Wall Street Banks, WTO, GAAT, IMF, WB, & UN. Oh, Don't forget the "US MEDIA SHILLS".
12) Systemic Reduction of US Worker Wages, Benefits, and Retirement Security through private Pension Funds & Retirement Funds which get destroyed through LBOs, Business Mergers, or Business Bancrupcy through Leveraging Debt to where significant institution sinks under the total debt burden. This also brings pressure to the Social Safety Net Programs which are healthy through Trusts set up through employment taxes. The fact is that Executives may get bonuses & promotions for collapsing a business or a bank through the Incentives Provided.