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Forum Post: Can someone explain the movement to me?

Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 6, 2011, 6:09 p.m. EST by USA1372 (5) from New York, NY
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I am a freshman and I am curious about what the goals of Occupy WallStreet are.



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[-] 3 points by Devilwriter666 (4) 10 years ago

You can google the information on line, or you tube it, as well. We tryng to take back, the freedom of the people, Wall Street has too much power over everything. we are trying to take it back.

[-] 1 points by Teodore (13) 10 years ago

While a few creates money out of the thin air, and we take this money as debt (through direct loans or through Government that lent it from FED) there will be slavery. While we exchange everything we produce and all we have for this debt we will be slaves of debit. Even Government, elections... run on this money/debit. I see no way the money creators will let the 99% take control of the current system other than the use of force.

The most pacific way is to get out of this system and create a new one for the 99%. Maybe an Open Source Society where everybody creates its own money backed by its own work and may store it in form of energy.

[-] 2 points by USA1372 (5) from New York, NY 10 years ago

I am not a pollster and I am a freshman. Now I have another question. What is the proposed solution for this injustice? I am not on either side I am simply curious,

[-] 1 points by independentmind (227) 10 years ago

I do love how there is no response to your proposed solution question. Pollster, freshman... Frosty the Snowman, it matters not. I guess the "solution" is a secret.


[-] 2 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 10 years ago

No you aren't - you are a pollster. I can just tell.

In any case, this movement stands in opposition to social, environmental, and economic injustice worldwide.

Friends of the Earth:


[-] 1 points by BlueRose (1437) 10 years ago

To get the Bible and money out of politics for a freer, more equal society.

[-] 1 points by owsleader2011 (304) 10 years ago

The goal is simple. The USA today is a large cesspool, a huge toilet filled with shit.

The founders of the USA said when this country was formed ( stolen from natives ) that every few generations that the country needed to flush the TOILET that time has come, its been about 70 years since the USA toilet has been flushed and today the people are living in a world of shit.

[-] 1 points by Apercentage (81) 10 years ago

Just a bunch of self-entitled butthurt asshats.

[-] 1 points by ronimacarroni (1089) 10 years ago

The goal is protesting the abomination that has replaced our republic and point out the fact that what this generation is facing dwarfs the the importance of what the war on Vietnam protesters faced to the size of a peanut.

[-] 1 points by ronimacarroni (1089) 10 years ago

Sorry for not putting it in nicer terms. I'm just a bit frustrated. You know specially when baby boomers speak self righteously when we have multiple wars going on. At least the Vietnam war was fought because the government thought the soviet union was a threat rather than waging war just for money.

[-] 1 points by kofb (17) 10 years ago

Strategizing For A Living Revolution By George Lakey world revolution began , in Serbia, then Serbian Arabs used the arabic version of gene sharps book from dictatorship to democracy to orchestrate the Arab spring, then it migrated to ows , USA thru Cairo - then the world.-


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Excerpt: Cynical outsiders were skeptical when Otpur activists claimed not to have a leader, when the young people said they were all leaders and shared responsibility for their actions and their common discipline. What the skeptics overlooked was the power of strategy as a unifying force, taking its place beside the rebel energy and the lessons of recent history that the young people shared. Otpur activists didn't need an underground commander giving them their marching orders because they shared a strategy they believed in; they were happy to improvise creatively within that strategic framework. activist http://1vbd3.cjb.net

[-] 1 points by ARod1993 (2420) 10 years ago

We have a lot of general aims stated in normative terms, i.e. creating a war on corruption and undue influence in our government. As far as policies are concerned I would say that something like 90 percent of us can agree on some form of repudiation of Citizens United and a reinstatement of Glass-Steagall (which you may also hear referred to as a repeal of Gramm-Leach-Bliley). Beyond that we have a diverse enough support base that we're not sure where to go here. If you set the threshold for defining "what Occupy Wall Street wants" at "what 50+ percent of OWSers support want" then a whole other set of things begins to appear, including more comprehensive regulation of financial institutions as a whole and an end to outsourcing.

[-] 1 points by BarbaraNH (35) 10 years ago

Go to the "About" section in the black headliner above. That should get you started. Then read, read, read! And ask questions.

[-] 1 points by USA1372 (5) from New York, NY 10 years ago

thank you

[-] 1 points by alexrai (851) 10 years ago

Check out https://sites.google.com/site/the99percentdeclaration/

as well. sums up most of it pretty nicely imo.