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Forum Post: What are the demands from the OWS?

Posted 11 years ago on Nov. 18, 2011, 2:04 p.m. EST by KarisFreedom85 (0)
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I am not against the OWS movement, nor am I for it, at this time. This is simply because I do not know what the OWS is standing for. To make an informed decision about where my opinion and support lies, I'd like more information about what "demands" this protest is making. Is there a list somewhere on this website? I can't find anything, other than some people's opinions, which isn't what I am looking for. I have been living outside of America for a few years, so I am not up-to-date on many social issues that have been taking place. I'm not just some ignorant person living under a rock...just have been in a society without access to modern technology. If someone could provide a list, or post a website link to a list, of the "demands" for change, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!

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[-] 1 points by stevemiller (1062) 11 years ago

Why is your location a secret. Are you a CIA agent or just paranoid?

OWS believes we will all be in utopia. Its as crazy as Y2K.

[-] 1 points by OccupyLink (529) 11 years ago

The demands are simple. End Wall Street greed. An example of this is paying Wall Street Exec exorbitent bonuses like 100 million dollars each per year. It is obscene. They are laughing at us. Truly.

[-] 1 points by Thatoneguy (75) 11 years ago

There are a small number of people who have control of our government and our society through a system of wealth creation that benefits a few and hurts most of us. Basically: stop our governments addiction to massive campaign contributions, work towards a society where the economy works for all of us and not just a very few. The specifics are in development, in groups all over the country. There are other issues of course, issues of war and the environment, because when you have a very small group of people that work for their own interest. But that is what most people have been saying. There is debate within the movement about whether we should develop a single list of demands at all: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/45260610/ns/today-today_news/t/demand-or-not-demand-occupy-question/#.TsaydfEQiPg

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 11 years ago

government reform

control of money

health care

end war

[-] 1 points by Occupant22 (8) 11 years ago

Well, demand are a bad idea, you begin to alienate members of a movement. That being said. OWS should consider representation in electiond to begin the change process.

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[-] 0 points by stevemiller (1062) 11 years ago

When people don't agree with OWS they alienate the members. That's another hypocrisy. America is 1 big hypocrisy of fools who bought Y2K, 9/11, the banking bust, the dot.com bust, and now the OWS utopia.

There needs to be a test for voter registration. I'd be the only one who passes the test.

[-] 1 points by dantes443322 (148) 11 years ago

If you find out, please let me know.

[-] 0 points by iconoclast (27) 11 years ago

We need direct democracy to bypass the politicians, the banks and Wall Street. "When the government fears the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny."

The National Initiative empowers us to check and balance representatives, similar to ballot initiatives in 24 States, but at all levels from local to national and with major improvements. It gives us a "Plan B" whenever representatives don't represent us. Torture, perpetual wars and debt, domestic spying and bailouts for the rich do not represent us. People tried to get this power from Congress, both in 1907 and 1977, with no success. Rather than beg the existing 13 Legislatures to ratify the Constitution, the Founders had delegates of The People ratify the Constitution at the Constitutional Conventions. James Madison said "The people were in fact, the fountain of all power, and by resorting to them, all difficulties were got over." Please spread the word: http://vote.org/

[-] 0 points by dantes443322 (148) 11 years ago

A pony in every pot