This is how Revolutions begin

The OccupyWallStreet movement, spearheaded by OccupyTogether is gaining momentum.  Youth are taking to the streets in droves, rejecting the current economic order rooted in corporate and political greed, and are seeking to redefine the future of the United States.  As the Guardian explained:

We are watching the beginnings of the defiant self-assertion of a new generation of Americans, a generation who are looking forward to finishing their education with no jobs, no future, but still saddled with enormous and unforgivable debt.  Perhaps, it’s not surprising. It’s becoming increasingly obvious that the real priority of those running the world for the last few decades has not been creating a viable form of capitalism, but rather, convincing us all that the current form of capitalism is the only conceivable economic system, so its flaws are irrelevant. As a result, we’re all sitting around dumbfounded as the whole apparatus falls apart.  It’s clear that the rich are determined to seize as large a share of the spoils as remain, tossing a whole generation of young people to the wolves in order to do so.

And the purpose of OccupyX?  Their agenda is not clear cut (to be expected with a new movement like this) but according to Piers Morgan (CNN), the majority of Americans agree with their demands.  OccupyX explains their agenda as such:

Through a direct democratic process, we have come together as individuals and crafted these principles of solidarity, which are points of unity that include but are not limited to:

  • Engaging in direct and transparent participatory democracy;
  • Exercising personal and collective responsibility;
  • Recognizing individuals’ inherent privilege and the influence it has on all interactions;
  • Empowering one another against all forms of oppression;
  • Redefining how labor is valued;
  • The sanctity of individual privacy;
  • The belief that education is human right;
  • and Endeavoring to practice and support wide application of open source.

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This is our country.  We will occupy it.  We will occupy them.  We are here.  We are growing.  We are the 99%

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This is our country.  We will occupy it.  We will occupy them.  We are here.  We are growing.  We are the 99%

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We are the 99%.  We will not be ignored.  We stand in solidarity with...  We're still here.  We are growing.  Occupy together.

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We are the 99%.  We will not be ignored.  We stand in solidarity with...  We're still here.  We are growing.  Occupy together.

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You have the right to remain silent and let their money speak for you (or you can demand to be heard).

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You have the right to remain silent and let their money speak for you (or you can demand to be heard).

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If you don't know what's going on or what we're talking about TURN OFF THE NEWS and tune in to the movement.

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99 to 1.  Those are good odds.  Stand together.

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This revolution will not be privatized.

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Sources: The Guardian, Occupy Together

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