I only had patience to scroll till May but they plan on being there for… Awhile. This is they’re website if you want to see what’s going on and keep up with the happenings. Occupy Wall Street website.
If you don’t know what’s happening FIND OUT.
This is important and sadly it’s not being covered by any major new’s channel. Yet.
Americans are standing up for our right’s in a peaceful protest on Wall Street and other cities in the US. Don’t fall behind on the times. Make sure you’re seeing what’s going on in our country. The goal, to start over from the ground up. If only that would/could happen. Who knows what will happen in the time to come, but it will be interesting to see.
Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.
“We are unions, students, teachers, veterans, first responders, families, the unemployed and underemployed. We are all races, sexes and creeds. We are the majority. We are the 99 percent. And we will no longer be silent,” read a post on the Occupy Wall Street website.
The protests started on Sept. 17. On Friday, about 1,500 demonstrators took their protest to the New York Police Department headquarters.
The demonstrators, who are speaking out against corporate greed and social inequality, say they have been unnecessarily roughed up by police.
“The protesters are protesting against people who make $40,000 to $50,000 a year who are struggling to make ends meet. That’s the bottom line,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stated.
The protests have spread across the country, with events popping up in Boston, Chicago and dozens of other cities across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.
A march and rally was held in Boston Friday called “Take Back Boston” run by the Right to the City alliance, a national organization that “seeks to create regional and national impacts in the fields of housing, human rights, urban land, community development, civic engagement, criminal justice, environmental justice, and more,” according to its website.
Police estimated about 3,000 people attended the events Friday.
“We are targeting Wall Street, in particular the big banks and corporations,” Rachel Laforest of Right to City Alliance, told ABC. “The goal is to create a national narrative and have it be known how the states are taking state revenues that are being funneled to banks and corporations and then you layer on top of that the fact that they’re not obligated to pay their fair share of taxes, and so that’s billions and billions of dollars that could be put toward job creation and creating solutions to the housing crisis.”
There is so much more that’s going on, their now getting backing by major labor unions (with millions of dollars). And it is most definitely getting noticed, which is amazing. I would LOVE to be part of this and sadly I’m in that 99% not 1% I have to keep my job, and now the only thing I can do is try to bring awareness, of everything that’s going on (meanwhile trying to keep myself informed).
But really how exciting is this? History in the making. And the best part is instead of Americans just sitting around like always, there are people out there actually trying to do something. Now to get the backing of all 99% of those underpaid Americans going up against that 1% shouldn’t be to difficult right? *cough cough* I know their more powerful than we know. But baby steps is what it takes.