Posted 5 years ago on Aug. 10, 2012, 4:16 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Earlier this week, members of Occupy Wall Street revved up the Illuminator - our bat signal - and beamed a special message onto Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan: Trump is bulldozing the 99% and we stand with the victims of his senseless disregard for environment and cultural heritage.
The guerrilla screening of Anthony Baxter's dramatic documentary 'You've Been Trumped' tells the David-and-Goliath story of a village of fishermen and farmers invaded by Trump to build "the world's greatest gulf course" for elite foreign jet-setters on pristine coastland of immense environmental and scientific value. Initially rebuked by the local municipality, Trump lures in the Scottish government with promises of thousands of jobs. After years of lies, political corruption, journalist suppression, and harassment of local people, Trump has finally constructed just a fraction of his intended plan with mostly-foreign contractors and few permanent jobs.
Solidarity means to stand with oppressed people everywhere because their struggle is our struggle, and there are few clearer cases than this one of the 1% bulldozing the rights, land, and dignity of the 99% for pure profit. Donald Trump does not represent us, and Occupy Wall Street stands with the brave people of Aberdeen and the Menie Estate - and their allies everywhere - fighting for sustainable development and the rights of hard-working people to their own land and communities.