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Occupy World

From NYC to Everywhere

All over the globe people are rising up and demanding their rights in a worldwide rally of discontent as protests inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement spread around the world on Saturday.

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Anonymous

Apparently working at a job is the only way to contribute to society.
Does flipping burgers at MacDonalds contribute to society? Only if you consider making people fat contributing.
Does working in a factory contribute to society? Only if you consider creating useless consumer goods and killing the planet a contribution to society.
Does working a retail job contribute to society? Only if you consider convincing people that they are worthless as human beings unless they buy what you are selling as a contribution to society.

So what about the science majors? Many work jobs for large pharmaceutical companies, developing drugs for things that we probably don't even have.
What about the engineering majors? Many will go on to build weapons and contribute to war.
What about the architects? Many will go on to design and build large stores, buildings, houses and more, and pave over our beautiful natural landscape.
What about the business majors? Many will go on to create businesses that perpetuate consumerism in society for the sole gain of wealth.
What about the law students? Many will go on to defend the corporations who value their own wealth over the good of other humans.

Now, what about the numerous caregivers, volunteers, artists, writers, workers at non-profits, homemakers, and more who don't work a "real" job and don't get paid, or who are paid but not enough? What about the students of culture, languages, social sciences, and arts?
They learn about beautiful things, so that they can share them with the world. They learn about social issues and problems in our society, so that they can attempt to create solutions.
They contribute to the betterment of society more than anyone with a "real" job or a "real" education ever could.

Education is not a commodity... it is not meant to create more wealth, at the risk of destroying the earth and our natural love for one another as human beings. It is meant to make one a better human being, one who can actually make the world a better place, rather than "contribute to society" in conventional ways, aka, destroy it.

Anonymous

Apparently working at a job is the only way to contribute to society.
Does flipping burgers at MacDonalds contribute to society? Only if you consider making people fat contributing.
Does working in a factory contribute to society? Only if you consider creating useless consumer goods and killing the planet a contribution to society.
Does working a retail job contribute to society? Only if you consider convincing people that they are worthless as human beings unless they buy what you are selling as a contribution to society.

So what about the science majors? Many work jobs for large pharmaceutical companies, developing drugs for things that we probably don't even have.
What about the engineering majors? Many will go on to build weapons and contribute to war.
What about the architects? Many will go on to design and build large stores, buildings, houses and more, and pave over our beautiful natural landscape.
What about the business majors? Many will go on to create businesses that perpetuate consumerism in society for the sole gain of wealth.
What about the law students? Many will go on to defend the corporations who value their own wealth over the good of other humans.

Now, what about the numerous caregivers, volunteers, artists, writers, workers at non-profits, homemakers, and more who don't work a "real" job and don't get paid, or who are paid but not enough? What about the students of culture, languages, social sciences, and arts?
They learn about beautiful things, so that they can share them with the world. They learn about social issues and problems in our society, so that they can attempt to create solutions.
They contribute to the betterment of society more than anyone with a "real" job or a "real" education ever could.

Education is not a commodity... it is not meant to create more wealth, at the risk of destroying the earth and our natural love for one another as human beings. It is meant to make one a better human being, one who can actually make the world a better place, rather than "contribute to society" in conventional ways, aka, destroy it.

Anonymous(from ...

The October 15th global demostrations where organized from Spain. They announced the demonstrations las May 30, long time before Occupy Wall Street started. Yeah, it's not so important, but is a bit irritating.
http://wagingnonviolence.org/2011/10/the-october-15-protests-didnt-start-from-occupy-wall-street/

Anonymous(from ...

The October 15th global demostrations where organized from Spain. They announced the demonstrations las May 30, long time before Occupy Wall Street started. Yeah, it's not so important, but is a bit irritating.
http://wagingnonviolence.org/2011/10/the-october-15-protests-didnt-start-from-occupy-wall-street/

magmichel

U r absolutely right, in madrid and barcelona on may 27th 2011 ! then followers...
Art is part of it too !
http://www.mag-michel.blogspot.com/

magmichel

U r absolutely right, in madrid and barcelona on may 27th 2011 ! then followers...
Art is part of it too !
http://www.mag-michel.blogspot.com/

Anonymous

The October 15th global protest where organized from Spain, they announced ir las May 30, long time before Occupy Wall Street started. Yeah, it's not so important, but is irritating to see that in the States nobody notes that.
http://wagingnonviolence.org/2011/10/the-october-15-protests-didnt-start-from-occupy-wall-street/

Anonymous

The October 15th global protest where organized from Spain, they announced ir las May 30, long time before Occupy Wall Street started. Yeah, it's not so important, but is irritating to see that in the States nobody notes that.
http://wagingnonviolence.org/2011/10/the-october-15-protests-didnt-start-from-occupy-wall-street/

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