Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What does the occupation movement want?

"No Fear. No Compromise,
and No Surrender!"
Tim Flanagan@
The NW Alliance
“You cannot buy the revolution.
You cannotmake the revolution.
You can only be the revolution.
It is in your spirit or it is nowhere.”
Ursula K. Le Guin,

The people who protest today
want peace, freedom, liberty,
health care, jobs with justice,
and education.  This growing
global movement is about
economic crisis.

"A revolution is coming –
a revolution which will be
peacefulif we are wise enough;
compassionateif we care enough;
successful if we are fortunate enough
– but a revolution which is coming
whether we will it or not.
We can affect its character;
we cannot alter its inevitability.”
                                         ― John F. Kennedy

"Bailing out" billionaire bankers while everyday
people lose their homes does not make any sense. 

Today's economic problems stem from the largest transfer
of funds in the history of the planet. This was facilitated by
transnational economic cartels during the Cheney/Bush years... 
The military industrial complex won the war and we have been
taken to the cleaners by right wing criminals, thugs, and profiteers. 

Emma Goldman “People have only as much liberty as they have the
intelligence to want and the courage to take.”
Emma Goldman 
Occupation movement organizers have asked that
we invest in roads, bridges, libraries, schools,
hospitals, and ports instead of providing corporate welfare:
war-profiteering, tax breaks for billionaires, and the misuse
and abuse of of our troops to enforce corporate ambitions.

Globally and locally we must throw the bums out and install
real leaders to end the wars, prosecute war profiteers, and
spend the savings and reparations on parks, seaports,
airports, railroads, ships, space exploration, scientific
research, and other programs which provide for the good
of everyday people across the globe.  

Arundhati Roy “Our strategy should be not only to confront
empire,but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen.
To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music,
our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our
brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – and our
             ability to tell our own stories."
              Arundhati Roy


Bob Marley “Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.”
Bob Marley