Don’t Forget To Read This Article! —> http://www.tinyurl.com/OWS-Origins
God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no great war. No Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.
The movement is spreading… Amazing how quickly! Non-violent protests and demonstrations against government and corporate corruption. The people are FED UP! SOLIDARITY! Here’s just a few of the new groups arising:
#OccupySLC- Salt Lake City, Utah: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-SLC/197192707016780
#OccupyPGH- Pittsburgh, PA: http://www.facebook.com/OccupyPGH
#OccupyPhilly- Philadelphia, PA: http://www.facebook.com/OccupyPhiladelphia
#OccupyLexington- Lexington, KY: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=288315967862062
#OccupyColumbus- Columbus, GA: https://twitter.com/#!/occupycolumbus
#OccupyAsheville- Asheville, NC: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=227178064002578
#OccupyCharlotte- Charlotte, NC: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Charlotte/152227828203470
#OccupyVermont- Burlington, VT: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Vermont-Burlington/241564049229609
So many more. Check out OccupyTogether’s Events Page. (I’m currently having some trouble loading the different pages. If you see your city listed in the pull-down menu but can’t access the page, just google “OccupyYourCity”.)
IN SOLIDARITY WITH #OCCUPYWALLSTREET. WE ARE THE 99%.
I am a 29 year old student, wife, waitress and mother of 3.
We bought our home in 2005, they foreclosed in 2010.
We got health insurance finally…but they’ve raised the monthly cost so much that it cuts into our rent which also means that we can’t afford co-pays.
I just used the last of my grocery money to turn our water back on.
If we still had our “American Dream” we’d be burning the white picket fence for warmth by winter.
I’d occupy Wall Street myself , but I can’t afford the gas.
My husband and I both work so hard but we know if things stay the same we will never get ahead…..let alone break even.
We are the 99 Percent