#OCCUPYWALLSTREET is a people powered movement for democracy that began in America on September 17 with an encampment in the financial district of New York City. Inspired by the Egyptian Tahrir Square uprising and the Spanish acampadas, we vow to end the monied corruption of our democracy.
Dreamers, jammers, rabble-rousers and revolutionaries,
#OCCUPYWALLSTREET is a week old and roaring strong. We, the people, are finding our voice, realizing that, yes we can revive our democracy. It is beautiful. It is an achievement. And it has the potential to grow into something even more wild and wonderful over the next few weeks and months.
This Saturday at noon at the people's assembly in Liberty Plaza there will be a celebration of our incredible first week. Last Saturday, 5,000 people flocked nonviolently to Wall Street … this Saturday there will be 10,000. And then in the weeks that follow, we will swell to 50,000 … and maybe even to 100,000+ by mid-October. Wouldn't that be something!
For those who cannot make it to Wall Street's liberated space, why not organize #OCCUPYCHICAGO, #OCCUPYDALLAS, #OCCUPYSANFRANCISCO, #OCCUPYBOSTON and #OCCUPYDC. This is the perfect moment to expand our movement into financial districts, iconic sites of economic power and branches of Bank of America everywhere.
According to PBS Newshour, 45 percent of young Americans aged 16 to 29 don't have a job. Economists are talking glumly about a "lost generation" but they've got it wrong. We're the generation that pulls off the second American Revolution.
This Saturday at Noon, let's escalate #OCCUPYWALLSTREET into a nationwide peaceful demand for economic justice.
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Keith Olbermann, Democracy Now! and the Guardian have been providing good coverage of #OCCUPYWALLSTREET. To get an insight into how #OCCUPYWALLSTREET got started, check out the July 13 and August 23 tactical briefings.