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How You Can Help #OCCUPYWALLSTREET

As we enter day five of the protests, join in and help out your fellow 99%.

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These patriot occupiers are fighting for 99 percent of us. Those who are unemployed, uninsured, underemployed and totally insecure in the face of ever increasing social and financial inequities. They are standing up for those who cannot be there right now.

Here's the good news – you can help, right now today – no matter where you are.

  1. Spread the word – there's something going on. People have started a movement – they're occupying Wall Street. Hundreds of people have been camped out in lower Manhattan for four days!
  2. If you're in New York and can only spare a little time or money: bring American flags, cardboard, markers, water, etc. down to Liberty Park.
  3. If you're in the New York area and have a day, a morning, an afternoon, go down there. The weather appears to be holding. Take the day off and just go. I know it sounds hard to believe but you will be heard. This is an open general assembly effort and you will get your say and be a real participant.
  4. If you are a little ways from NYC, organize foursomes to go to NYC for the day. It will cost you the train/bus/car fare. Take nothing but some food and water and your body.
  5. Too far to get to NYC? Sign this petition and I will read your name and comments in Liberty Park this week, I promise. Break Up Goldman Sachs Now!
  6. Be subversive against the big money interests wherever you are and encourage others to do the same. Don't give the banksters 4 percent of every purchase you make with a credit or debit card – use cash. See: UseCashMovement
  7. Be subversive: max out your credit card on large ticket items and return them the next day. (This one is right out of the Saul Alinsky playbook.)
  8. Move your money from a big bank to a credit union.
  9. Picket a local branch of a bank. When the press asks you what the heck you think you're doing, tell them it's in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.
  10. Send food to the protesters in Liberty Park through a New York friend or go to the live stream chat for information on local eats that will take your order. (Yes, you'll have to use your credit card, big spender!)
  11. Do you know anybody who knows anybody who knows a writer, a celebrity, etc. who will show their face at the protest? Get to them now.

*Bonus support idea: Spread the word again, and repeat!

Chaz Valenza is a writer and small business owner in New Jersey. Read more about his Occupy Wall Street updates.

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Anonymous

A non-profit organization should be formed to finance Operation Occupy Wall Street and the General Assembly which now legitimately represents the American people. This will allow international fund raising which will lead to a rapid elevation of the status of the General Assembly to that of a world-class democratic institution in the eyes of the world.

Anonymous

A non-profit organization should be formed to finance Operation Occupy Wall Street and the General Assembly which now legitimately represents the American people. This will allow international fund raising which will lead to a rapid elevation of the status of the General Assembly to that of a world-class democratic institution in the eyes of the world.

Anonymous

Just to let you guys know we are following you from Bristol, England and London !!! Stay peaceful guys... we're with you.

Anonymous

Just to let you guys know we are following you from Bristol, England and London !!! Stay peaceful guys... we're with you.

THE GLOBAL MOVEMENT

Spread the Word.
Spread the Peace.

Together we are one now.
Lets set up websites which connect all of our global movements so all can see.
Lets start organizing our system operations.

Friday is operation Propaganda.

Hope to see you all for the big show.

Keep it up. I applaud you all.

www.theglobalmovement.info

THE GLOBAL MOVEMENT

Spread the Word.
Spread the Peace.

Together we are one now.
Lets set up websites which connect all of our global movements so all can see.
Lets start organizing our system operations.

Friday is operation Propaganda.

Hope to see you all for the big show.

Keep it up. I applaud you all.

www.theglobalmovement.info

Anonymous

"[CAPITALISM]....has left remaining no other nexus between [hu]man and [hu]man than naked self-interest, than callous 'cash payment'. It has drowned the most HEAVENLY ECSTASIES of religious fervor, of chivalrous ENTHUSIASM, of philistine SENTIMENTALISM, in the icy waters of egotistical calculation...

It has resolved personal worth into exchange value and in place of the numberless indefeasible chartered freedoms, has set up that single, unconscionable freedom- Free Trade. In one word, for exploitation, veiled by religious and political illusions, it has substituted NAKED, SHAMELESS, DIRECT, BRUTAL EXPLOITATION...

The workers have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. WORKING PEOPLE OF ALL COUNTRIES UNITE!"

-Karl Marx

Anonymous

"[CAPITALISM]....has left remaining no other nexus between [hu]man and [hu]man than naked self-interest, than callous 'cash payment'. It has drowned the most HEAVENLY ECSTASIES of religious fervor, of chivalrous ENTHUSIASM, of philistine SENTIMENTALISM, in the icy waters of egotistical calculation...

It has resolved personal worth into exchange value and in place of the numberless indefeasible chartered freedoms, has set up that single, unconscionable freedom- Free Trade. In one word, for exploitation, veiled by religious and political illusions, it has substituted NAKED, SHAMELESS, DIRECT, BRUTAL EXPLOITATION...

The workers have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. WORKING PEOPLE OF ALL COUNTRIES UNITE!"

-Karl Marx

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