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The protest started with a "Day of Rage,"when thousands of people gathered in the Financial District and vowed to stay on Wall Street as long as it takes to make their point that they will “no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%.”Organizers have said they hoped for as many as 20,000 people to join the protests, but estimates Saturday were that the crowd peaked at around 5,000.
We need to retake the freedom that has been stolen from the people, altogether.
1.We call for protests to remain active in the cities. Those already there, to grow, to organize, to raise consciousnesses, for those cities where there are no protests, for protests to organize and disrupt the system.
2.We call for workers to not only strike, but seize their workplaces collectively, and to organize them democratically. We call for students and teachers to act together, to teach democracy, not merely the teachers to the students, but the students to the teachers. To seize the classrooms and free minds together.
4.We call for the organization of people's assemblies in every city, every public square, every township.
5.We call for the seizure and use of abandoned buildings, of abandoned land, of every property seized and abandoned by speculators, for the people, for every group that will organize them.
US Day of Rage, a group participating in the September 17th occupation of wall street, has just released a tactical plan and "HowTo" for holding a legal and nonviolent demonstration in New York City. Their plan clarifies many legal concerns that have been raised and offers a viable strategy for holding a prolonged occupation. This information can be found on their website:
Report Assemblies Name, Locations, and Meeting Notes. Report arrests to an NLG legal observer in a green hat. If you are in NYC and you are arrested call the NLG Hotline.
The Techie Congress Initiative is an unprecedented attempt to organize progressive-minded technologists (country by country) to agree on sets of principles and priorities. We are now entering our first full year after the two historic events in France and then at the US Social Forum in Detroit and we are seeking to solidify these gains and expand upon them.
At a NPC meeting in Atlanta 2009, we drafted and affirmed these five goals for USSF 2010:
Create a space for social movement convergence and strategic discussion.
Advance social movements agenda for action and transformation.
Build stronger relationships and collaboration between movements.
Deepen our commitment to international solidarity and common struggle.
Strengthen local capacity to improve social conditions, organizing and movement building in Detroit.
We envision societies which explore and implement alternatives to the unjust domination of governments, global financial institutions and multinational corporations which denigrate the world’s peoples and devastate ecosystems. We envision the development of a unified domestic and international movement of transformational grassroots organizations that promote a socially, ecologically and economically just world.
About 30 UW students held a “Hunger Banquet” Thursday evening at the Hillel Community Center, the event aimed at educating young people about social justice, global poverty and, on this occasion, food insecurity and the daily reality of hunger for hundreds of millions of people around the world
We need to retake the freedom that has been stolen from the people, altogether. 1.If you agree that freedom is the right to communicate, to live, to be, to go, to love, to do what you will without the impositions of others, then you might be one of us. 2.If you agree that a person is entitled to the sweat of their brows, that being talented at management should not entitle others to act like overseers and overlords, that all workers should have the right to engage in decisions, democratically, then you might be one of us. 3.If you agree that freedom for some is not the same as freedom for all, and that freedom for all is the only true freedom, then you might be one of us. 4.If you agree that power is not right, that life trumps property, then you might be one of us. 5.If you agree that state and corporation are merely two sides of the same oppressive power structure, if you realize how media distorts things to preserve it, how it pits the people against the people to remain in power, then you might be one of us.
#4 is same as #1, and #5 is downright frightening.The group calls for the seizure of land and doesn’t specify the type of land it’s calling for.
Originally posted by TsukiLunar
I don't know why people bash communism. It IS the reason we have survived as a species till now. You should thank communism for getting us to the point where its even practical to practice capitalism. We owe a great deal to communism- your life for starters.
Originally posted by Daedal
reply to post by ARealandTrueAmerican
Okay I fixed the posted area which reflects the question you asked..Thanks for pointing that out.
This group is also associated with Anonymous..I'll have to start digging up info on that as well.
sounds like you don't have a clue what communism is.
It is not communal living by choice.
It is not equal distribution of anything.
Communism is a sociopolitical movement that aims for a classless and sometimes a stateless society structured upon common ownership of the means of production, free access to articles of consumption, and the end of wage labour and private property in the means of production and real estate.
It is not desired in any corner of America.
It has been defeated before and will be defeated again, and again and every time it rears its ugly head. Communism isn't what you seem to perceive.
curious question for you ... who or what is the power base/leaders in a communistic society?