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The Die Hard Occupants

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The Die Hard Occupants

The Eighth Day

In Auckland. In London. In Newfoundland. In Austin, Boulder, Delaware, Buffalo and DC, they’re hanging in there against all odds, defending sacred ground for what will surely be the magical soil of Spring. As we indoors continue brainstorming, networking and tactical planning for the actions to come, lets take a moment to celebrate those inspirational die hards hanging in there through Winter. Our hearts go out to you … you are our heroes … we are in awe of your resolve.

Here is a message from Occupy Newfoundland, Canada's last-standing encampment:

Day 83. We have survived critique from politicians, citizens and media. Been pelted with rain, sleet and snowstorms. Endured the cold, damp and windy conditions that only the turbulent Atlantic Ocean can offer. We have tolerated and embraced the difference of opinion on the major issues we as people and as a society are now facing, for we believe only dialogue and communication without violence is the key to our success. Occupy has more to do with becoming engaged in your community, city, country and own personal ambitions and beliefs than it does with Occupying a park or a tent. It’s the reflection of the desire and hope inside the people of this planet. This is why we remain, this is why we will persevere … Occupy Newfoundland/Everywhere 2012 and beyond.

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Anonymous

" Occupy has more to do with becoming engaged in your community, city, country and own personal ambitions and beliefs than it does with Occupying a park or a tent. It’s the reflection of the desire and hope inside the people of this planet. This is why we remain, this is why we will persevere" But the tents in the park were a nice symbol of our perserverance and I miss them.

But I also miss the future occupation to come -- of all the neighborhoods and all of the churches and all of the disappeared public space in our privatized
"culture". Its time for the dialogue to begin - between the .05% of the 99% that Occupy has been and the 60% to 80% of the 99% that it must become for change to take place. Really, I think we can convince them - after all - how many of us 99% like being owned by the 1% and/or the corporations that they control.

I saw this sign at an Occupy General Strike here in Oakland

"Slavery is the fiction that people are property. Corporations are the fiction that property is people."

Let's get real. It's time.

Talk to your friends, neighbors, co-workers, fellow parisioners, grocers, barristas, nurses, doctors, teachers, students, clerks, golf buddies, fellow tale gaters. Bring the occupation home.

Anonymous

1.National Internet Voting on Demands is necessary to involve every voter possible. Too many are disenfranchised from actively participating at present time because they cannot attend a GA.
2. We advocate numerous methods that can be used effectively by every Occupy city to help The Movement build national support to 12 million by Election Day
3. A maximum of 200,000 Occupiers attend General Assemblies and have voting rights on Demands and direction. This is just ¼ of 1% of the total 2008 general election vote. The OWS, dedicated supporter figure needs to be ideally 12-15 million. That means reaching the Main St voter via the Internet.
4. 100-200,000 people and continual GA’s without the necessity for fast moving progress is not our style. . This size voting bloc can swing elections and put enough pressure on Congress where they dare not listen to OUR needs for sponsored bills containing each agreed platform /Demands. All we seek is Solidarity, growth and rapid progress.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Wall-St-Phase-Two-All-OWS-supporters-meet-here/237495236307425?sk=wall

Anonymous

Boston stands strong with the other occupations. We will rise higher than ever before. Occupy Congress the 17th of January.

Another Anonymous

2012 will be the year!

Please Americans, what ever your political view is, don't make THIS about Ron Paul '12; he doe's not have (a lot of) support world wide, and this issue risk splitting the international movement. In essence: keep the presidential election a separate issue. Fight the power!

Anonymous

YES - if you believe the world revolve around Israel - then you should not vote for Rep. Ron Paul. Ron loves Jews but hate Israel.

http://rehmat1.wordpress.com/2011/12/27/ron-paul-loves-jews-but-hates-israel/

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