Occupy Declaration

•October 6, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Please Read and listen. Particularly if you have been wondering what this whole Occupy movement has been about

http://www.coffeepartyusa.com/occupy-official-statement

That was then…Is still valid now

•October 3, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Economic Bill of Rights
“    It is our duty now to begin to lay the plans and determine the strategy for the winning of a lasting peace and the establishment of an American standard of living higher than ever before known. We cannot be content, no matter how high that general standard of living may be, if some fraction of our people—whether it be one-third or one-fifth or one-tenth—is ill-fed, ill-clothed, ill-housed, and insecure.
This Republic had its beginning, and grew to its present strength, under the protection of certain inalienable political rights—among them the right of free speech, free press, free worship, trial by jury, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. They were our rights to life and liberty.
As our nation has grown in size and stature, however—as our industrial economy expanded—these political rights proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.
We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. “Necessitous men are not free men.”[2] People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all—regardless of station, race, or creed.
Among these are:
The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;
The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;
The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;
The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;
The right of every family to a decent home;
The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;
The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;
The right to a good education.
All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward, in the implementation of these rights, to new goals of human happiness and well-being.
America’s own rightful place in the world depends in large part upon how fully these and similar rights have been carried into practice for all our citizens.
For unless there is security here at home there cannot be lasting peace in the world.”

Excerpt from President Roosevelt’s January 11, 1944 message to the Congress of the United States on the State of the Union.

THINK ABOUT IT. IS THERE ANYTHING WRONG HERE?

 

So what do they stand for…..

•October 3, 2011 • Leave a Comment

This is a evolving movement. It is organic and growing. It also has no ‘leadership or hierarchy’. Occupiers know we the other 99% have been shafted in one way or another or both. Because of a system set up to do so. Here is the current declaration.

 

Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

This document was accepted by the NYC General Assembly on september 29, 2011

Translations: French, Slovak, Spanish


As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.

As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known.

They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.
They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.
They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.
They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.
They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless animals, and actively hide these practices.
They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.
They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.
They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.
They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.
They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.
They have sold our privacy as a commodity.
They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press. They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.
They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.
They have donated large sums of money to politicians, who are responsible for regulating them.
They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.
They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives or provide relief in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantial profit.
They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.
They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.
They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt.
They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad. They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.
They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts. *

To the people of the world,

We, the New York City General Assembly occupying Wall Street in Liberty Square, urge you to assert your power.

Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.

To all communities that take action and form groups in the spirit of direct democracy, we offer support, documentation, and all of the resources at our disposal.

Join us and make your voices heard!

*These grievances are not all-inclusive.


Update 10/1/11 – Minor updates to some wording in the facts.

 

http://nycga.cc/2011/09/30/declaration-of-the-occupation-of-new-york-city/

 

 

That was then

•October 3, 2011 • 1 Comment

I can’t sit idle anymore. I feel I need to occupy something. If not for me then for my recent college graduate. The thing is this stuff isn’t anything new. We were caught in the traps over 20 years ago. But then we just thought it was us. We were young and didn’t realize the cards were stacked against us. We did what we were told. went to school, got good grades, graduated, and to what an economy and situation that didn’t/wasn’t ready for us. But we still thought it was our fault. we made some poor decision. I a science teacher. He a computer programmer. What did we do wrong?

and I’m back

•September 29, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Yep, I’m back. hopefully not to blog fade again. But I’m simmering ready to explode if I don’t get some of this stuff out. so watch out world here it come.

Sci Fi to Sci FACT

•September 11, 2009 • Leave a Comment

More and More proof that Sci Fi is is Becoming Sci Fact.

Fingerprint time cards are here at:
http://www.bioelectronix.com/?gclid=COvWpIuq6pwCFWBB5god9BpBlQ

Have we just accepted Big Brother, because we feel that there is nothing we can do about it? Or are we just accepting of the technology because we love our new gadgets and have not even questioned the ethics of it all?

Also, why was it ok to dispense with your privacy and civil liberties under George W. Bush in the name of protecting freedoms and anti-terrorism? But now under Obama the same issues are a crime against democracy? It was a crime against democracy before as well. But it was ok for a republican president now it is evil.

oh yes, Healthcare reform

•August 21, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Now tell me again how having an insurance business telling me what is proper service for my health concerns is better than the government.

 
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