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We are the 99 percent

Strike Debt Meeting: July 15, Washington Square Park

Posted 6 years ago on July 12, 2012, 7:44 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt


We're all born to families in debt: in debt for our education, in debt for our homes, in debt for our basic needs...

Everyone seems to owe something, and we're continually told it's our own fault, we got ourselves into this, we should feel guilty or ashamed.

But how is it possible that something like 99% of Americas could all have simultaneously failed to figure out how to properly manage their money?

And who do we all owe this money to? Where did they get it all?

Come join us in speaking out about the injustice of debt, looking for solutions, building mutual support, and helping to build a movement!

12 Noon, Sunday, July 15, 2012

Washington Square Park, NYC

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[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (22889) 6 years ago

This is a very important matter to discuss and dissect. Excellent.

[-] 1 points by letsdomore (89) 6 years ago

The elite want us to believe the 99% should work till they're elderly! Indebted wage slaves paying into the institutions they've created and obligated us to for life. It's just a more sophisticated version of an old cotton mill town 100 years ago. You work and the powers that be will extract as much of your wealth as they can back to them. This vicious cycle is designed to perpetuate itself through life.

They create a laundry list of institutions and obligate us to pay into them. Banks, govt, insurance companies, utility companies, energy companies, Wall st, etc.

Then if you are able to save any money, they want your savings too. With 401k, IRA investments.It goes right back to their institutions. Even that isn't good enough for them! Now they want to take our social security and privatize it. That way Wall st and their institutions have a giant new cash cow to gamble with and skim a percentage off the top. It's a perfect circle of enslavement. All their bills are like giant leeches sucking the life blood and independence from the 99%. We are forced to be a consumer of their inferior products. Eating their toxic food, breathing their poluted air, driving their thirsty cars, borrowing from their debt hungry banks. TPTB have conjured up this artificial society of perverse domination. The population is indoctrinated to believe they are free. People must wake up, join together and reject this unnatural dystopia.

  • mortgage bill/rent
  • car payment
  • food bill
  • credit cards
  • educational loans
  • electric bill
  • gas bill
  • water bill
  • house insurance
  • car insurance
  • life insurance
  • health insurance •income tax
  • fed payroll tax
  • state payroll tax
  • local payroll tax
  • property tax
  • school tax
  • association fees
  • social security tax
  • medicare tax
  • unemployment tax
  • disability tax
  • sales tax
  • gas tax
  • vehicle registration tax
  • toll road tax
  • telephone tax
  • bank fees
  • tax, etc,etc,etc
[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 6 years ago

Very good. I will be there.

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 6 years ago

Bumpage & adding to the pyre with more tinder to fire your ire :

ignis natura renovatur integra ...

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 6 years ago

SOLIDARITY !!! + Bumpage !! & I append the following :

  • "The Biggest Financial Scam In World History", by Washington's Blog (July 06, 2012) -- "Why Is the Libor Scandal So Important to You ? There have been numerous big banking scandals recently. But the Libor scandal is the biggest financial scam in world history." : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31768.htm .

The 18 banks that constitute the committee to set 'LIBOR' are :

  1. Bank of America

  2. Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd

  3. Barclays Bank plc

  4. BNP Paribas

  5. Citibank NA

  6. Credit Agricole CIB

  7. Credit Suisse

  8. Deutsche Bank AG

  9. HSBC

  10. JP Morgan Chase

  11. Lloyds Banking Group

  12. Rabobank

  13. Royal Bank of Canada

  14. Société Générale

  15. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Ltd (SMBCE)

  16. The Norinchukin Bank

17.The Royal Bank of Scotland Group

  1. UBS AG

Some other relevant links on the matter :


fiat lux ...

[-] 1 points by ALAISDAIR (12) 6 years ago

The focus should first be put toward, devolving BIG GOVERNMENT, and the BIG WORLD BANKS. Staying small and local is the key, by showing your states and overwhelming request to (se·cede) Withdraw formally from membership in the federal union and give the states back to the people. BIG GOVERNMENT was built by the bankers for the bankers, using the WAR to promote FEAR as the main tool to witch, unite the people, they so long ago divided. Devolve the world banks and erasing student debt is the KEY to opening the first of many doors to saving our livelihood and many lives. Armies are in place for protecting not for dictating. If we are truly the 99% I have yet to see the power of the people, to stand up as a whole, and unite for our true freedom.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 6 years ago

Prosecute the banks for crashing the world economy. Take our money back.

use it to pay off working family debt. Create a public lending institution.

No states rights.! This is the anthem of the racists who oppressed the African Americans who built this nation. We need a world governmet run by the people with direct democracy to the benefit of the planetary 99%

[-] 1 points by ALAISDAIR (12) 6 years ago

Agreed! Devolving the privat sector banks and Create a public lending institution, is a great idea. I'm new to all this and no very educated in world history, I just wikied what you posted early, now more up to speed on the issue of dividing states. Thanks for the feed back, it helps get the gears rolling, I have no corals with a socialist planet. I'm all about dropping boarders, racial & financial repression.Thousand of years of culture, war, geed is hard to brake down, I just thought starting here with devolving BIG WORLD BANKS meaning privet sector banks, and prosecuting not only them but all the members of congress & wall street who are directly involved. By then you would have to restructure the The Federal Government and Amend the Bill of rights again? in this country and show the rest it can be done. There is talk of Canada and Mexico joining as a union with the U.S. But it would still be all private sector, and full of repression. What do you think of this guy? Thanks!

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 6 years ago

I like the bank ideas. I would love to see us eliminate national pride as an excuse for war, but I guess that is too idealistic.


[-] 1 points by jdjay (34) 6 years ago

Banks are allowed to loan out ten times more than what their actual assets are so the next time collections calls you, tell them your next installment will be made out of the same material that their loan was based on, thin air.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 6 years ago

true dat


[-] 1 points by Marquee (192) 6 years ago

This is the question I've posed to family and friends for the last 8 - 10 years. My one foremost question will always be "Where did it Go?", not to mention where it came from.

[-] 0 points by dg3b3 (-2) 6 years ago