What’s on the minds of the Wall Street Occupiers? Well, the 99% do tell ALL! No secrets. No holding back.

What’s the occupation of Wall Street about? Well, the Occupiers have stated their objectives: 

Message From Occupied Wall Street (Day Five)

Posted 2011-09-22 07:51:42 UTC by

This is the fifth communiqué from the 99 percent. We are occupying Wall Street.

On September 21st, 2011, Troy Davis, an innocent man, was murdered by the state of Georgia. Troy Davis was one of the 99 percent.

Ending capital punishment is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, four of our members were arrested on baseless charges.

Ending police intimidation is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, the richest 400 Americans owned more than half of the country’s population.

Ending wealth inequality is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, we determined that Yahoo lied about occupywallst.org being in spam filters.

Ending corporate censorship is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly eighty percent of Americans thought the country was on the wrong track.

Ending the modern gilded age is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly 15% of Americans approved of the job Congress was doing.

Ending political corruption is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly one sixth of Americans did not have work.

Ending joblessness is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly one sixth of America lived in poverty.

Ending poverty is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly fifty million Americans were without health insurance.

Ending health-profiteering is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, America had military bases in around one hundred and thirty out of one hundred and sixty-five countries.

Ending American imperialism is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, America was at war with the world.

Ending war is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, we stood in solidarity with Madrid, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Madison, Toronto, London, Athens, Sydney, Stuttgart, Tokyo, Milan, Amsterdam, Algiers, Tel Aviv, Portland and Chicago. Soon we will stand with Phoenix, Montreal, Cleveland and Atlanta. We’re still here. We are growing. We intend to stay until we see movements toward real change in our country and the world.

You have fought all the wars. You have worked for all the bosses. You have wandered over all the countries. Have you harvested the fruits of your labors, the price of your victories? Does the past comfort you? Does the present smile on you? Does the future promise you anything? Have you found a piece of land where you can live like a human being and die like a human being? On these questions, on this argument, and on this theme, the struggle for existence, the people will speak. Join us.

We speak as one. All of our decisions, from our choice to march on Wall Street to our decision to continue occupying Liberty Square, were decided through a consensus based process by the group, for the group.

 For a livestream feed and links to further information visit Peaceful Uprising:

http://www.peacefuluprising.org/watch-and-support-the-occupation-of-wall-street-20110917

3 Comments

  1. clegyrboia said,

    September 22, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    the richest 400 Americans owned more than half of the country’s population. do they mean they own people???? if so HOW?????

    there are 196 countries in the world yet some of them are to small to have a base. i can remember very well the American military bases in The Netherlands forbidden for Dutch people to go, like their own country within a country.

    i do agree with all their points i like to change capital punishment into dead penalty we should not make it sound better than what it is.

  2. mike zip said,

    October 3, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    You write:

    On September 21st, 2011, the richest 400 Americans owned more than half of the country’s population.

    Ending wealth inequality is our one demand.

    I like this blog a lot. But please correct the grammar above. It should read:

    “On September 21st, 2011, the richest 400 Americans owned more of the wealth than half of the country’s population.” Or better yet…

    the richest 400 Americans owns more wealth in the U.S. than over 150 million of the rest of us, COMBINED.

    • October 3, 2011 at 6:52 pm

      HI Mike, take note that the material was copied and pasted as it appeared online at the time of posting. I did NOT write the statement.
      Thanks for visiting. Much appreciate your kind words.


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