September 26, 2011

'No More Ignoring The 99%' Monday

Should this man be maced and arrested?
The non-violent social movement developing at ground zero of the global financial system may not be getting much mainstream press, but they do have perfectly legitimate points. Unregulated greed and profiteering is tearing our social and environmental fabric to shreds.

The top 1% of income earners globally owned a whopping 40% of the wealth in the year 2000. The inequality gap widened even further as the effects of the Great Recession took hold in 2009. The rest of us were hit much harder than the wealthiest 1%, and we continue to suffer the effects of the unchecked greed and corruption of both our business and political leaders. And it is not getting any better.

Have you seen the financial news as the Wall Street Occupation continues? The 1% must be nervous, for several good reasons. Their empire is crumbling around them, and it looks like the system might be too broke to save them this time.

We will restore democracy, exert the power of the 99%, and create a better system after this one crashes. One that works for 100% of us.

Is that too much to ask?

"#OCCUPYWALLSTREET is a people powered movement for democracy that began in America on September 17 with an encampment in the financial district of New York City. Inspired by the Egyptian Tahrir Square uprising and the Spanish acampadas, we vow to end the monied corruption of our democracy … join us! We're now in DAY 9." - Adbusters

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