I realize that this is not what I usually write about but it is so important that I feel compelled to discuss it. At first, the media was blacking out coverage, now there is some coverage, mostly trying to dismiss the worldwide nonviolent protests happening all around the world, people protesting for Freedom and economic justice, JOBS, universal health care, homes and more… And as the powers that be deride, ridicule and try to play down the protests, the protests are getting bigger and spreading all over the nation and Canada.
the whole world is watching…
There were about 20,000 Americans protesting on Wall Street this week, and for the past three weeks… and around the country… demanding that giant banks pay their fair share of taxes, end the foreclosure crisis, and create jobs. We are the 99% of Americans who have been forced to bear the brunt of the recession, financial insecurity. The 1% elite who have bought politicians and those responsible for the financial recession, none of the criminals have gone to jail but hundreds of non-violent protesters have been arrested… the GOP even contributed millions to the NYPD as incentive to bust up the protesters on Wall Street, are changing laws to fit their agenda all in an effort to beat Obama in the next election and more, so much more.
Regular every day middle class Americans ARE FED UP of being forced OUT into the streets, without food, without homes, without jobs, without pensions and benefits and without health care and the American Dream.
these are the real working class people (the middle class) who are protesting, not hippies and homeless people as the media says…
faces of the protesters:
The Wall Street Protesters Are Now In 15 Major Cities Across The Country http://read.bi/ox4GCG
protesters are single dads and single moms, nurses, veterans, librarians, teachers, engineers, doctors, veterans and regular every day working people, union members, seniors, disabled, people all over America, middle class people, even a corporate lawyer … Democrats, Republicans, Tea Partiers, Independents, they are ALL represented, this is NOT about race, ethnicity nor party politics… it is about people’s needs vs corporate greed.
“We Are the 99%.” “The reason I’m here now is to speak for the other 99 percent of this country that has been denied a seat at the negotiating table,” protester Henry James Ferry told TIME early in the movement’s second week. “I don’t hate capitalism; I don’t hate rich people. I think you should come down to Wall Street and make as much money as you want. And when you do, you should pay a fair tax rate back to the city and the country that gave you the opportunity.”
Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass
I Hear America Singing.
I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear,
Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe
The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam,
The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves off
The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat, the deck-
hand singing on the steamboat deck,
The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench, the hatter singing
as he stands,
The woodcutter’s song, the ploughboy’s on his way in the morn-
ing, or at noon intermission or at sundown,
The delicious singing of the mother, or of the young wife at work,
or of the girl sewing or washing,
Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else,
The day what belongs to the day—at night the party of young
fellows, robust, friendly,
Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs.
I hear 99% of Americans protesting… by CeliaSue Hecht
i hear 99% of America protesting, the Wall Street elite who fear monger and steal elections and dreams
Those single moms, teachers, union members, seniors and twentysomethings,
each one protesting the unjust, unfair and economic uncertainty they’ve been forced to bear
The college graduate with a 3.87 GPA and $65,000 in student loan debt who makes $180 a week.
The art teacher with a spinal injury who lost his job of 24 years, is about to lose his home, cannot work nor collect disability or unemployment worrying about his family.
The unemployed woman laid off after 20 years who wants to donate a kidney to save a friend’s life who may not be able to because of high cost she is forced to pay.
The child of a mother with no job, no home, no healthcare who committed suicide in 2010.
A former student who now has to dumpster dive in order to eat.
The 45 million Americans who are eating due to food stamps and the shrinking middle class.
Each one protesting what belonged to him or her and now is gone.
The way America used to be, the former greatness of the USA now fading into oblivion.
Protesting with open mouths, signs, and strong determination, to revive the American dream, end the wars, and bring FREEDOM and LIBERTY for ALL back to America.
what do the protesters want? justice…
do you seriously want your dog to have to beg in the streets for food because you can no longer take care of them???? Get Empowered… Join the Protests !!!
if you have a Bank of America account and do not want to pay the new $5 a month fee, change banks before November 5, open an account at a local credit union,
Whose Side Are You On: The Moral Clarity of #OccupyWallStreet #Occupy
Dear Wall Street
15 core issues our country must face
$30 a week is not exactly eating caviar
Join the ongoing Virtual March on Wall Street and bring your dog/cat/pets… LOL… We have the POWER…
Occupy Wall Street protests are coming to a city near you… Boston, LA, SF and more… Canada, too…
Berkeley, CA; Protesters target Bank of America | Long Beach, CA | Los Angeles, CA; Day 3 | Napa, CA | Sacramento, CA | San Diego, CA | Santa Barbara, CA; “People have nothing left to lose except their chains.” | Santa Cruz, CA | Colorado Springs, CO; Day 2 | Denver, CO (VIDEO); Hundreds march | Hartford, CT | Washington, D.C.; “We’re fed up …” (VIDEO / DISPATCH) | Fort Lauderdale, FL | Lake Worth, FL | Miami, FL |Orlando, FL | Tallahassee, FL | Tampa, FL | Hilo, HI | Mason City, IA | Boise, ID |Chicago, IL; Day 11 (VIDEO | VIDEO) | Normal, IL | Indianapolis, IN (VIDEO) | Wichita, KS | Lexington, KY | Louisville, KY (VIDEO) | New Orleans, LA | Boston, MA; Food tent up and running | Baltimore, MD (VIDEO) | Portland, ME; Protesters set up tents in Lincoln Park (VIDEO) | Detroit, MI | Minneapolis, MN (VIDEO) | Columbia, MO | Kansas City, MO | St. Louis, MO | Missoula, MT | Asheville, NC; Built to last | Raleigh, NC |Jersey City, NJ; Protesters target Goldman Sachs | Trenton, NJ | Albuquerque, NM; Hundreds march without permit, no arrests (VIDEO / VIDEO) | Las Vegas, NV (VIDEO)| Albany, NY; Protest takes root | Buffalo, NY | Latham, NY (VIDEO) | Rochester, NY(VIDEO) | Syracuse, NY (VIDEO) | Cincinnati, OH (VIDEO) | Dayton, OH | Eugene, OR| Portland, OR | Salem, OR | Allentown, PA | Philadelphia, PA | Pittsburgh, PA |Memphis, TN (VIDEO) | Nashville, TN | Austin, TX | McAllen, TX | Victoria, TX; “It’s going to grow bigger.” | Salt Lake City, UT; “We will make this a permanent demonstration …” | Richmond, VA; “A lot of Americans are fed up …” | Burlington, VT; Over 100 gather | Seattle, WA; Mayor orders removal of tents | Spokane, WA; Day 5 |Tacoma, WA
“I love it!” – Yoko Ono
WE ARE TOO BIG TO FAIL… WE ARE THE 99%