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In The Face Of Winter, A Movement Blossoms

2011/11/04

Despite the police harassment, the arrests, the confiscation of tents and supplies, as well as the imminent arrival of winter, the Occupy movement continues to grow. Although the mainstream media continually under-reports what is happening, thanks to social media the truth is getting out. It can’t come soon enough – global greenhouse gases rose 6% last year.

As we go into the weekend, I will leave you with these words from Occupy New York City‘s declaration:

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. Click here to read the full statement.

Now, sit back and take this image in; a crowd of tens of thousands march down the highway to Port of Oakland in support of Occupy Oakland earlier this week:

(source/Credit: http://www.ktvu.com/videos/news/raw-video-newschopper-2-footage-of-huge-crowd…)

More links:

Occupy New York City: Declaration

NYC Reflections Part I: Occupy Wall Street

Greenhouse Gas Emissions In 2010: Bigger Than Ever

30 Corporations Paid No Incomes Taxes in The Last Three Years, While Making $160 Billion

We Are The 99%

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Marshall permalink
    2011/11/07 2:37 am

    A big crowd indeed. Now can someone actually articulate what they stand for?

  2. Christine permalink*
    2011/11/07 8:30 pm

    Interesting statement, Marshall, in face of the statement (and link) just above the video.

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