Posted 5 years ago on Aug. 21, 2011, 12:26 p.m. EST by anonymous
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The People of New York City Will OCCUPY WALL STREET on September 17, 2011
We of the General Assembly have been holding peaceful public meetings to discuss how we can ‘Take the Bull’ and bring accountability to Wall Street. The New York City Assembly intends to use the revolutionary “Arab Spring” tactic of mass occupation in order to bring the positive changes this nation needs. The New York City Assembly in solidarity with Egypt, Greece, Spain, Iceland, and other mass movements internationally adhere to militant non-violence to achieve our ends and in order to maximize the safety of all participants.
We agree our nation is in crisis and our political process is paralyzed. Wall Street Banks have aggressively attacked the people and stolen the wealth of the nation several times over. Wall St. and Corporate interests have succeeded in their attempt to disguise their crimes in the form of obscure financial transactions and “bailouts”.
History has taught us that the United States government is more responsive to the needs of large Wall Street Banks than it is to the needs of its actual citizens. Elections, voting, polite political assembly, even marches, rallies, and speak outs have failed to achieve the social and economic reforms the people of the United States, and other nations, so desperately need.
In response, the New York City General Assembly, in cooperation and coordination with thousands of people, has called for the full and total Occupation of Wall Street on September 17, 2011.
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