Posted 7 years ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 2:43 p.m. EST by stephenadler
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Dear Editors of Adbusters.org
I've been trying to find someone who is the faceless voice of the occupy movement, and with the opinion piece I ran across in the Washington Post, I may have found at last the "leader" (or "learders"?) (http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-occupy-wall-street-will-keep-up-the-fight/2011/11/17/gIQAn5RJZN_story_1.html)
In your editorial, I see the seedlings of policy tangibles which allow one to focus the efforts of the occupy movement. Robin Hood Tax, banning flash trading, reinstating Glass-Steagall etc. Finally, something which I can bite into.
Here is what I want to see.
1) Publish an Occupy Bill of Rights.
2) Engage the system straight on. This means not waiting for Obama, Bloomberg, Blankfien to show up in Zuccotti, but instead go to them, perform a mic check in the offices of these leaders, and start voicing the changes needed to save our civil society.
3) Celebrate a day of engagement, larger in scope and size than #N17, at the steps of the Capital building demanding the 1% pay their fair share to support our civil society. This should be done now, with the media focus on the Super Committee coming to a head. -- It is critical that the concept of the 1% not paying their fair share will not be tolerated.
I'm following the movement every day, hour by hour. The awakening of civil society is clearly at hand and cannot be wasted. We have to put this country back on the right track of democracy, transparency, and civil/financial fairness.
I've just purchased occupybillofrights.[org,com] domain names. I'll donate them to whomever will set up a web site promoting the writing, publication and promotion of the Occupy Bill of Rights.