Greetings to those who fight for our rights!
Will we succeed, or will the very sheep we’re trying to help realize the dream of a better world shout us down with the propaganda they’ve been fed by Washington, D.C. and their corporate masters?
Only time will tell.
I like to think that history will remember these days as the time when the human race pulled together to “turn it around” and rejected a society driven by maximum profit and greed at any cost.
A time when the needs of the human race was pushed to the forefront as the arms race began to be a faded memory.
A time of “live and let live” instead of 1% of the worlds population striving to imprison and enslave us all for their gain.
A full flowering of an “information age”, instead of a self-destructive “propaganda age.”
A time of Liberty and Justice for All.
I’d like to think that in the future, we will be remembered for more than just the 25,000 years-worth of nuclear waste and the shattered planet we left behind for future civilizations to deal with.
I hope our children will not, one day, look around and say: “How could they have let this happen?” and “Why didn’t they speak up while there was still time?”
Whether or not we succeed with the Movement, I hope that somewhere we will be remembered as the people that tried.
We shall be remembered as the people who did not just complacently accept the hideous future planned for us by the 1%.
We did not sell out to greed, and we never will!
Resist the fascist machine NOW.
That being said……What are the goings on for today?
From Occupy Wall Street
“Good Morning. Today is #F29 – New Yorkers meet at Bryant Park for a day of action against banks and corporate domination. Bring your friends, affinity groups, ideas, costumes, props to demonstrate how Bank of America and ALEC corporations are controlling the legislative agenda for the 1%.”
Link is here: http://occupywallst.org/
Other actions planned and in progress are:
11:20AM EST: Rally in Portland begins 11:30am PST at SW Naito Pkwy & Ankeny. Currently PDX bike swarm is preparing for actions. Portland livestream.
11:00AM EST: DC will regroup at Wal-Mart construction site (Georgia & Missouri NW) at 3pm, and at Friendship Heights metro at 7pm. Pfizer HQ in NYC completely surrounded by police barricades, area around shut down by massive police presence and protesters. March now headed back to Bryant Park to prepare for BoA shutdown. SoCal has shutdown a third Wal-Mart distro center, reports “all targeted warehouses closed for the day.” Austin begins “evict Monsanto” rally at Texas A&M.
10:20AM EST: Reports that 2nd warehouse in SoCal is closed! Atlanta begins protest in front of AT&T. March in NYC arrives at Pfizer (43rd & 3rd), police have set up a kettle. Protesters, joined by doctors for universal health care, are taking the street instead.
10:10AM EST: 10 arrests and Monsanto on lock-down in DC. Police seen barricading Bank of America tower in preparation for demo in NYC.
9:50AM EST: In NYC, march leaves Bryant Park to shut down Pfizer. NYC Livestream. In So. Cal, Occupiers report one Wal-Mart warehouse closed for the day, now marching to 2nd warehouse.
9:45AM EST: 400 people from multiple Southern California Occupations including LA, Long Beach, and Riverside begin march to shut down Wal-Mart distribution centers. SoCal Livestream
9:30AM EST: Student protests have erupted across Spain. The University of Valencia is being occupied by students engaged in a weeks-long campaign to stop cuts and austerity. Students in Valencia were violently attacked by police during peaceful protests in recent weeks. Solidarity demonstrations have also spread in Barcelona, Madrid, and many other cities. In the U.S., arrests already reported in Washington, DC at an Occupy protest against ALEC-member Monsanto.
Calico Blackie says:
There are actions going on around the world. Get out and use your voice!
Together, we are not powerless.
The only sad thing about resistance is that the very people we are trying to help will be the same ones who will sit back smugly in the warm glow of their television sets and say “see, those dirty hippies accomplished nothing” if we fail.
We cannot afford to fail!
It’s our duty to our country and our children to fight the 1% and their machine.
The future will be what WE MAKE OF IT.
The choice is ours.
What is your choice? I’ve made mine. Join me!
“When young men seek to be like you, when lazy men resent you, when powerful men look over their shoulder at you, when cowardly men plot behind your back, when corrupt men wish you were gone and evil men want you dead . . . Only then will you have done your share.” – Phil Messina.
We are the 99%