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Forum Post: What's up with OWSNY

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 29, 2011, 1:22 p.m. EST by Odin (583)
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We are the flagship of the Occupy movement. The eyes of the country, the world are on us. We are near many of the institutions that were responsible for the 2008 near meltdown that caused so many people so much hardship, and yet with temps. forecast in the 50's this weekend, still no demonstrations planned.

What about reaching out to the older generation who have been put in financial jeopardy, having lost their chance to have a comfortable retirement because of our corrupt plutocracy. If we are going to build this movement to the numbers that we need to have a sea change in the way our political and financial systems work, we have to get off our butts and reach out to all the people who have been affected by the corrupt status quo. If we can get more grandmas and grandpas on our side, it will become more difficult for our detractors to label us as bunch of dirty hippies and people who want something for nothing.



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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

Occupy Sandy is what is up - good community support/action - good community outreach.

[-] 1 points by geminijlw (176) from Mechanicsburg, PA 11 years ago

Occupy NY is busy at the moment with relief efforts from Sandy. But, let me say you are correct, and as an occupier in another state, we are fighting this corruption, just as other occupies. We are not giving up, we are still fighting the battles, and we will win. Labels on occupiers will continue from those that are misinformed, and when they yell at me, I just tell them I am sorry they are so misinformed. Name calling cannot hurt those that occupy, because we have the knowledge and fortitude to continue, not give up.