Occupy: We are the 99%

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Occupy: We are the 99%

A place to discuss and debate the influence and future of the Occupy movement.
What has it achieved so far? How does it fit in with other campaigns and movements? What needs to be done if it is going to breakthrough and acheive real and permanent change in society?

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Members: 28
Latest Activity: May 18, 2015

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The very rich and everybody else

Occupy Wall Street is seen by many as something of a spontaneous uprising and yet 4 years before the summer of 2011, we find a senator talking about all the things we now associate with inequality in…Continue

Started by Jeff Mowatt Jan 20, 2014.

What Would Jesus Do... an historical perspective on Occupy at St Pauls

Thought some people might be interested in this blog by a friend...What Would Jesus Do? The “Occupation” of St Paul’s Cathedral, February 1887.By Peter Yeandle, (University of Manchester)On 15…Continue

Started by Jez Hall Nov 8, 2012.

Economics: adapting for the future 2 Replies

This article maybe of interest...…Continue

Started by Jez Hall. Last reply by Jez Hall Nov 6, 2012.

Was Occupy right all along? And have 'they' changed? 2 Replies

Joe sent round this link earlier today...Anyone who hasn't seen this needs to…Continue

Started by Jez Hall. Last reply by kenyasue Smart Oct 30, 2012.

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Comment by Corinna Lotz on December 31, 2012 at 16:28

Please have a look at the blog post I put up as a New Year's message from A World to Win - refers to Occupy movement.... http://www.aworldtowin.net/blog/when-people-decided-enough-enough.html

Comment by Jez Hall on November 8, 2012 at 13:14

Hi Roger,
glad you could join us... agree the lobbying power of corporates is like a cancer eroding our democracy. Sad thing is some neo-liberals use that as an arguement for less government regulation (as the regulations suit the oligarchs with the politicians ear not ordinary people)....and more free market economics!
Deluded fools I say, the answer is to stop the lobbying, not give up on government and our social contract with each other?

Comment by Roger Glyndwr Lewis on November 8, 2012 at 10:45

With Obamas Re election I think it important for Occupy and activists in general to show up the Corporate favours that we might expect him to start re paying.
The Mainstream I think will push to continue the idea that Austerity is a sort of Just punishment for our own excesses not those of the 1%.
I wrote this song when Occupy was very much in the news.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we7146EvS8s

And this one last week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlH4QZtCjWc

Anyway I joined this group as I would like to do my bit.

Comment by trine moore on September 17, 2012 at 14:19

interestingly theres groups on linkedin which is a corporate site which are pro emergence of better than, the mess weve currently got as ths status quo....Which is encouraging

Comment by joe taylor on September 17, 2012 at 14:07

I'm watching the link you just sent Jez- cheers

http://www.livestream.com/occupywallstnyc

Comment by Jez Hall on September 17, 2012 at 14:02

Welcome Adam, to the NatCan occupy group

Now the slightly silly season of the Jubilympics has passed and the news on universal credit and so forth shows how we are going to be suffering for the mistakes of the 1% for some time, maybe members of the group have some thoughts about where now for protest movements like Occupy?

Comment by Jez Hall on May 26, 2012 at 10:35
Comment by Jez Hall on May 21, 2012 at 21:26

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ctEQqlf2xw
Not quite an occupy thing but a great film of servicemen and women returning their NATO medals. Experience brings eloquence

Comment by trine moore on May 20, 2012 at 11:34

jez, its a case of how to make long winds drive a sail, to move us forward, and deliver change

Comment by Jez Hall on May 20, 2012 at 11:14

Welcome Susan, feel free to post in the introduce yourself thread or start a new discussion

 

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