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Forum Post: what is occupy wall street?? help

Posted 12 years ago on Dec. 19, 2011, 3:13 p.m. EST by andersenc88 (0)
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so i'm really confused at what the OWS movement is about? I'm not sure what you are protesting/petitioning for. what is your purpose>>??



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[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 12 years ago

OWS to most people is an effective display of anger and frustration with a government that has mishandled it's power and has been corrupted by money. The 99% are running out of patience and have to decide what to do about it. Here's one suggestion:


[-] 1 points by lovebug (20) 12 years ago

Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.

This #ows movement empowers real people to create real change from the bottom up. We want to see a general assembly in every backyard, on every street corner because we don't need Wall Street and we don't need politicians to build a better society. the only solution is WorldRevolution

[-] 1 points by randart (498) 12 years ago

For me it is about fairness and justice. There is only so much wealth to go around while fewer and fewer people are taking a disproportionate share. That, and everyone benefits if the middle of the income spectrum is doing fairly well. The wealthy have skewed the balance and the poor are growing in numbers while the wealthy reap massive profits.

So, for me, it is all about what is right and what is wrong and how to resolve it; bring the balance back.

[-] 1 points by rickyh (7) 12 years ago

Ows is an evolution of a freedom movement that began in Serbia- spread to the middle east & northern Africa- then to- New York City- where it now covers the world. -- under the banner of OWS-

This explains it best--

Strategizing For A Living Revolution

By George Lakey

world revolution began , in Sebia, then serbian arabs used the arabic version of gene sharps book from dictatorship to democracy to orcrestrate the arab spring, then it migrated to ows , usa thru cairo - then the world.-


mp3 33 minutes


Excerpt: Cynical outsiders were skeptical when Otpur activists claimed not to have a leader, when the young people said they were all leaders and shared responsibility for their actions and their common discipline. What the skeptics overlooked was the power of strategy as a unifying force, taking its place beside the rebel energy and the lessons of recent history that the young people shared. Otpur activists didn't need an underground commander giving them their marching orders because they shared a strategy they believed in; they were happy to improvise creatively within that strategic framework. http://tinyurl.com/7rvpv43

[-] 0 points by blackbloc (-19) 12 years ago

a revolution of the mind and culture...here check out this post for more.. http://occupywallst.org/forum/will-the-untied-states-rise-to-the-occasion-or-cru/

[-] 0 points by RedJazz43 (2757) 12 years ago

Occupy Wall Street is about occupying and about Wall Street and about occupying Wall Street and other public spaces, Other than that you can learn a lot of what you need to know about OWS by looking at this site, not the messages, but the hard copy on the home page as well as the links that are on the home page. I would also strongly urge you to read the Declaration of the Occupation of New York City, the sole political document yet produced by OWS, It's available on this website and elsewhere, More than anything I would urge you to spend a day at the occupation or GA closest to you, A web search will reveal to you exactly where that might be, Nothing will teach you more about what OWS is all about than spending a day at an occupation of GA. There is really no substitute for that and words in a brief message do not suffice,