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Forum Post: Will OWS Movement make a difference?

Posted 8 years ago on March 7, 2012, 10:33 p.m. EST by Toynbee (656) from Savannah, GA
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[-] 2 points by epa1nter (4650) from Rutherford, NJ 8 years ago

It already has.

[-] 1 points by francismjenkins (3713) 8 years ago

Use public transportation (stop buying gas), cancel cable (get internet only, an indoor antenna, and Netflix), stop buying from Walmart, Target, et al, don't buy anymore apple gadgets, move all your money to community banks or credit unions (or another alternative to big banks), try to find stores that sell local food, get rid of satellite radio, etc. etc.

We need to spread the word where it's easiest to spread, on college campuses. We should publish local newspapers, make sure all or almost all colleges have an OWS group ... if we stop consumerism among the young, then maybe they can try to convince their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc.

If 1/3 of the country rejected consumerism, then we'll get their attention. The best part is, no need to travel to DC and protest (it won't do any good anyway), this wouldn't necessarily even require occupying anything. Just a massive and sustained boycott.

[-] 1 points by RedSkyMorning (220) 8 years ago

Good Topic! I think we can, but I really think we need to add an element of economics to our movement. Large scale boycotts and buycotts. Victory gardens. Barter networks.

This is one you might not think about doing. If you are an inventor and start a high tech business, place your patent into an educational non-profit where other Americans can use it. If your CEO tries to still your patent or a corporation tries to steal it, it will be safe and keep making American jobs. We did this on one patent and the rest got stolen.

[-] 1 points by Toynbee (656) from Savannah, GA 8 years ago

Great idea!