Cross post from IfLizWereQueen
If all the OWS sites across the USA are pulling it together as fast as Occupy Dallas, Washington and Wall Street should be looking at proactive steps they can begin to take immediately to make the majority happy. This is a stance they should have been following for years instead of ignoring the majority and pushing us not only to the back of the bus but off the bus.
Regardless, the majority are not waiting or depending on the leaders we have mistakenly chosen to represent us. We are taking control of our democracy ourselves. In spite of continued attempts by the plutocrats: 1) first to discredit the movement and then 2) second to co-opt OWS by slapping their Democrat and/or left-wing brand on this movement, OWS remains what it is–a group determined to change our nation for the better for the majority. We don’t need Wall Street and we don’t need Washington. We are the majority and can replace them both.
OCCUPY DALLAS October 12, less than a week from its birth on October 6, 2011
(Not bad for a city in a state that many of the uninformed refer to our citizens as “morons.”)
Oct 11 2011 – 2:15am
An official press release is going out now describing the events of the day. Do not rely on the paid media for information. To clarify for you: 1) A permit was pursued by Occupy Dallas. It was a decision voted upon in a democratic manner by our General Assembly. 2) We have had 200+ people occupying Pioneer Park for 5 days. We need sanitation services. That is the only reason Occupy Dallas was seeking a permit. In this area of the city, we couldn’t guarantee the safety of anyone walking 5 blocks to find a facility after dark. Safety of our members is paramount.
Location: Pioneer Plaza | map
Current Population: 150+
For food/money donations, please Email Us.
The main issue is protesting Corporate Greed and their control of the Government.It’s about Restoring Democracy to The People, about us taking back control.
OccupyDallas.org is a volunteer-operated online resource for the protests taking place in Dallas, Texas. We are not affiliated with any other organization. We are everyday people like you. The 99%.
IFLWQ Notes on the diversity of the crowds
Oklahoma City reports that their OWS features members of the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Generation Y and Generation Z. The photograph below was taken by one of the protesters at the Oklahoma City site.
The Christian Science Monitor seems to be getting the story right, Occupy Wall Street: Is it becoming your father’s – even grandfather’s – movement?
You heard it first here:
Next thing we are going to see will be local and state politicians going down to these sites and “lending their support.” Of course with mainstream media in tow. Perhaps in 2012 these OWS sites will feature forums for candidates much in the same way that the League of Women Voters do. But one thing is for certain, it will be controlled by the majority and it will be open to all candidates. There is no way that OSW groups will allow their sites to become mouthpieces for politicians from the right or left.
OSW is first and foremost a social movement to improve the lives of all Americans.
NOW TANCREDO IS TRYING TO LINK OCCUPY WALL STREET TO THE COMMUNIST PARTY
I received a comment on one of my yesterdays posts about Portland from Tancredo Radio. They are pushing the notion that Occupy Wall Street is a Communist movement. I wondered when this crap would begin.
For the past 30 years anytime that large groups of Americans representing the majority begin to gather and make noise about changing this nation, the Communist Fear Patrol hits the streets and highways. Communists have about as much of a chance in America as a flea does to marry an elephant.
OWS is a movement that is open to all and once again: OWS is a social, not a political movement. Let the Communists come (both of them). Let the Republicans come. Let the Democrats come. Let the Greens come. Together we are the majority. As long as we don’t allow fear mongers like Tancredo to steer us, like the judas goat he is, down his narrow circumscribed chute to slaughter by the rich Wall Street interests.
Besides, another viewpoint of the Communist Party is that it is a job creator. By 1957, membership in the Communist Party in the USA had dwindled to less than 10,000, of whom some 1,500 were FBI informants. (WIKI)
I think we should have one or two Communist Representatives in our House. Many more civilized governments in the Western world do. It would certainly liven things up a bit. Communism is not going to take over the world and to suggest that the Communist Party has great influence on the OSW is nothing but unadulterated fear mongering.
According to Washington DC and corporate pundits, any party other than Democrat or Republican is a communist/Socialist, and the Republicans in DC do their best to keep the notion alive that their twins, the Democrats, are socialists. It’s all a game with them to make sure that the only party in town is the Wall Street sponsored Democrat/Republican Party.