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On #S17, Follow the Money: All Roads Lead to Wall Street

Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 15, 2012, 12:49 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: s17, nyc

all roads lead to wall street

Last September 17th, as part of a wave of global protest, people from across the country raced to the heart of New York’s financial district to occupy Wall Street. In the face of big banks foreclosing on our homes, killing our jobs, buying up our democracy, and turning our environment into just another toxic asset, you showed up, and we became the 99%.

On September 15-17th, join us in this fight for our country, our world – this fight for our lives.

For years, people all over the world have been crippled by the corporate greed of the 1%. They built their bonuses out of stolen pensions of teachers, civil servants, and our neighbors. We pay for their welfare. They bet and borrow against our future. We drown in debt. So who is really in debt to whom? Now our elected representatives want us to embrace austerity–work harder for less, retire later (if at all), and say goodbye to our fundamental labor protections. They’re betting on our obedience. They’re betting wrong.

Join us for three days of education, celebration and resistance to economic injustice with permitted convergences and assemblies, concerts, and mass civil disobedience.

Here’s what we have planned. Get creative with us—help organize.

For every crumbling aspect of our society, the cause of the ruin can be traced back to corporate greed. Follow the money. All roads lead to Wall Street. And in the days and weeks before (and long after) September 17th, we will be here, demanding a system that puts the health of our communities over the profits of the 1%. We are the 99%.

Can’t join us in NYC? It’s just as important that we Occupy Main Street. Pick a local target that embodies corporate greed—occupy your state Capitol building like the people of Wisconsin, or a chamber of commerce conference as they did in D.C. Take inspiration from revolutionary occupations worldwide, from the railroads of India to the rivers of the Amazon to the streets of Spain. Wall Street has occupied our entire planet. What do you have to say about that?

There are more of us than them and they know it,

Occupy Wall Street


editors note: as with other major days of action, several additional events are being planned for #S17 in NYC and elsewhere. Stay tuned to OccupyWallSt.org for further information.

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[-] 8 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

OK!. Who is with us? I will be there in New York F*ckin' City.

Stand up and be counted with the 99%

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[-] 1 points by Madinusa (77) from Queens, NY 2 years ago

The journey that we choose to take is as important as our destination. Your attempt at eloquence is faux. I have read your stuff on here. Your words do not match your deeds, or in your case, your mis-deeds.

[-] 4 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

Eloquence? Me? Nah! You got the wrong guy. & My deeds are things you've never seen! From the 1st time I brought to the homeless as a child with my mom, & sttod up for bullied kids in elementary school, To my frequent protests, & charity I think I'm good with "deeds". My misdeeds are no ones business and I was taught never to discuss them. So I think you have me confused with someone else..

Maybe your anger has clouded your view of things "madinusa"?

Let go your anger, it only leads to fear, which leads to hate, which leads to the dark side."

Embrace love & Peace! Always Peace, & SOLIDARITY!

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

VQkag2 is a government plant and this pro-war post proves it:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/no-fly-zone-for-syria-now/#comment-807615

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[-] 5 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

We are the 99%. Whose streets? OUR streets! Banks got bailed out we got........?

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[-] 4 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

Happy anniversary. now get off your ass and protest for real direct democracy

[-] 4 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

Don't forget to Occupy

[-] 4 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

MARCH! if you have grandchildren. Your numbers are needed again.

[-] 4 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

Support the brave people standing up for the 99%.

March in your city for progressive solutions and direct democracy!

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[-] 4 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

March with the people who are fighting for the 99%

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[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (20437) 2 years ago

This is excellent. Everyone converge on Wall Street or Main Street on September 17, 2012 to continue the fight against greed!

[-] 5 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

A resounding turnout on Sept. 17th will really speak volumes and resonate not just with The Parasitic, Larcenous Bankster Scum in NY, London and elsewhere but also to right and fair minded people all over The USA and indeed right across this "beautifulworld". Thanx for all you do and thus for you and others :

per aspera ad astra ...

[-] 3 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

"Despite All my Rage I am a still just a rat in a cage"

[-] -1 points by brudlo (-454) 2 years ago

i agree with you, you're a rat ( vermin). stay in your cage.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

Please refrain from the insults. Try to contribute substantive comments that move the conversation forward.

Thank you

[-] -1 points by brudlo (-454) 2 years ago

YOU said you were a rat in a cage. read your own posts.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

It's a song. I wasn't calling myself vermin as you did. Pleasestickto substantive contributions to forward the discussion.

Thx

[-] 0 points by brudlo (-454) 2 years ago

your quote pertains to yourelf, and rats are considered vermin.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

Something substantive. Not schoolyard bullying tactics of your candidate Romney.

[-] 1 points by brudlo (-454) 2 years ago

you called yourself a rat in cage. i have no " candidiate".

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

oh?

[-] 2 points by Cocreator (306) 1 year ago

Fake Money, Fake Debt, Cancel the Debt, public and private, Send the bankers to jail, with all their accomplices, Iceland is the blueprint..We Must Follow in their footsteps and clean the corruption out, so we can move forward..

[-] 0 points by repubsRtheprob (1209) 1 year ago

What are you trying to say?

[-] 2 points by trashyharry (1230) from Waterville, NY 2 years ago

In the US,166,000 wealthy families own assets that are equal to the least wealthy 150 MILLION.This is basically an unmitigated disaster for the children and young adults of the United States.This will cause a gigantic waste of the human potential of the children of at least one third of all American families.A quick perusal of Rich Kids of Instagram will immediately demonstrate that the human potential of many of those children is also going to be wasted.Who would ever join the military to lay their life on the line in order to protect the right of American citizens to walk down the street eating a hot dog they got for free at the Salvation Army?Why would anyone send poor kids to die in a hellhole so that rich kids can spend 40,000 dollars partying in just one night or hanging golden baubles all over themselves while literally showering themselves in 500 dollar a bottle imported champaign?These wealthy people are like demons and the guilty must be held accountable-the innocent must be spared from this catastrophic plague of parasites.

[-] 2 points by frogmanofborneo (602) from New York, NY 2 years ago

Let's do it!

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

You gonna make it down from da Bronx?

[-] 1 points by frogmanofborneo (602) from New York, NY 2 years ago

Going to make every effort. I have physical/medical issues but I want to be there for this.

[-] 4 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

Good luck.

Solidarity.

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[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Vote out anti 99% politicians, And Protest, pressure, & agitate for progressive change.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Vote out anti OWS politicians, And Protest, pressure, & agitate for progressive change.

[-] 1 points by skiaspen50 (11) 1 year ago

S17 in Aspen: Aspen Art Museum situationist art sculpture

Dear Artists and art lovers, Freedom of expression is essential. The elites in Aspen are doing their best to chill our free speech. I spoke out against big $ in Aspen and now the DA told me he's going for 60 days jail time. LOL. Google lee mulcahy art. My trial is October 4-5. And please like "Stop the ban. Protect our freedom of speech." and "Aspen Art Museum Occupied--the non-censored version"--on facebook. Thanks, lee mulcahy phd

The facebook links R below:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stop-the-ban-Protect-our-freedom-of-speech/328716400520776

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aspen-Art-Museum-Occupied-the-non-censored-version/190726917696987

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Vote out anti OWS politicians, And Protest, pressure, & agitate for progressive change.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Vote out anti 99% politicians, And Protest, pressure, & agitate for progressive change.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Vote out anti OWS politicians, And Protest, pressure, & agitate for progressive change.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Vote out anti 99% pols

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

"Road to nowhere!"

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Follow the money, & take it back!

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Bring friends who have never been to an OWS march!

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

All roads lead TO Wall street
AND
then proceed to Washington


how do we sever that link?
the answer is very simple
but requires political effort to do what
80% of Americans want:


A Citizens United & Corporate Personhood Amendment

http://corporationsarenotpeople.webuda.com

For a complete analysis of the amendment issue,
and the text of all amendments,
and our comparison of all of the amendments,
and the Citizens United case transcript,
and the Citizens United decision,
and the Buckley decision,
and analysis of corporate personhood,
and analysis of Article III,
and the ABC News poll on CU / CP,
and the PFAW poll on CU / CP,
and 60+ videos on CU / CP from
Chomsky, Hedges, Witchcraft, Reich, Warren, Lessig,
Hartmann, Maher, Sanders, Hightower, etc.

and our voting bloc petition & plan.

http://corporationsarenotpeople.webuda.com
no password or signup

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

follow the yellow brick road

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Occupy your streets

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Whose streets? Our streets!

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Follow the money. Follow OWS in the fight for the 99%

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

It's coming. Will you be counted?

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

If you don't get behind us, you're in our f*ckin way!

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

"Fight the powers that be" PE

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Shut down Wall St!

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Action to start a direct democracy experiment!

City council level, internet referendum.

Can we get a program written? can we identify a small city willing?

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Support OWS. March & B counted

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Support the 99%

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Sign the email list

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Demand evolutionary change

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Don't forget to march with us!

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

Clogged those streets! WHOSE streets! OUR streets!

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

Converge and agitate!

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

We need you.

[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Vote out anti OWS politicians, And Protest, pressure, agitate for progressive change.

[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

We MUST have big numbers! bring a group of friends, family, co workers, classmates, strangers on the street. Tell Dems, independents, even repubs.

We march for the 99%!

[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

"the long & winding road"

[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Obama didn't do it!

[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

The road is rough

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27660) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

The road is long.

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Excellent! Nice brooklyn boy Niel Diamond.!

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27660) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Not the best rendition I have ever heard but not bad either.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

No not bad. And much appreciated.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27660) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

No prob - a favorite of mine for many years.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

'bout my speed for singing

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27660) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

{:-]) then you are at least one up on me.

[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Pick a street! & occupy it!

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (27660) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Thought everyone might enjoy this one:

From the other 98%

We just went to Chase bank headquarters in midtown Manhattan, and got banksters to admit it's time to dump Chase CEO Jamie Dimon from the Fed - and this is what it looked like:

We held a surprise Cake Party for Chase bankers - but what they didn't know is that the party would end up caught on tape - or that we'd force them to face up to the pressure from our Other 98% Posse.

Check out the video of our latest action against Chase and Too Big To Fail banks - and then help us spread the word.

This is just the first step, and if you can take a minute to share DumpDimon.com on Facebook and to tweet about DumpDimon.com on Twitter, we'd appreciate it immensely.

Thank you for all that you do to make this movement real.

Sincerely,

Samantha Corbin, The Other 98%

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[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (27660) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Nice to see forward thinking and planning. tweeted.

I would also hope to see a twin gathering at the White House - protesting the ineffectiveness of our government to combat evil - the failure to bring criminal charges down on WallStreet - the failure to kick the corpoRAT criminals out of the administration - the failure of government to provide help to the people. The failure of government to act sanely in cleaning up the corruption that is running this country straight down the sewer pipe.

[-] 0 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 2 years ago

Sweeeeet!!