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Forum Post: Start with a central theme message

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 4, 2011, 6:48 p.m. EST by Raggaemon (1)
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According to what I've heard from Ed Schultz and others is the Occupy Wall Street movement lacks any central theme or agenda. If we go back in time to when South African apartheid was enforced there were people calling for people and companies to divest from the South African economy in protest to their system of racial oppression. Why not borrow from that piece of history and demand American companies and their Wall Street investors to cease the rapid outsourcing of the American workforce as the central theme ?



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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 12 years ago

I don't know how much of this is true

but it is possible for other countries may have created factories on their own without US help

and corps are buying those over seas

a job is a job

[-] 1 points by marcion (14) 12 years ago

Great points. I suggest a decisive, objective goal - effective talking points for the media.

My humble proposal is to get behind the existing constitutional amendment movements.

Earlier today Donna Edwards proposed (again) her amendment to overturn Citizens United, but I don't think it goes far enough (basically takes us back to Bush 2000-2008 standards of corporate giving, corporate welfare, etc).

I much prefer the "Get Money Out" amendment (now up to 100,000 signatures). This effectively KILLS Wall Streets ability to buy Congress, or control our economic policy.

There are a lot of allies out there on this issue... with some focus, we could be in the millions by the end of the week (no exaggeration at all!)

[-] 1 points by revg33k (429) from Woodstock, IL 12 years ago

Check the link after the edit mark on this page for a working list of goals http://occupywallst.org/forum/first-official-release-from-occupy-wall-street/

and this Warning from the original Tea Party before it got hijacked http://occupywallst.org/forum/an-open-letter-and-warning-from-a-former-tea-party/

and this list of useful PDF files http://occupywallst.org/forum/demonstration-materials/

[-] 1 points by HankRearden (476) 12 years ago

Authoritarians do not know how to comprehend a popular movement. They can only conceive of command-and-control structures. It totally befuddles them when they don't have a figurehead to belittle, so they can 'cut the head off the snake'.

And if you beg your oppressors to exercise more power, you run the risk that they might do it. When it doesn't work out the way you want, not only did coercion not solve the problem as it never does, but the new-found power will be exercised over YOU. So be careful what you ask for.