OCCUPY THE RESISTANCE TO CHANGE! by Mark Colburn

 

There is a gov-corp political agenda which is becoming clearly noticeable to stop this movement which has not gone away but as of recent, continues to grow with participants coming from a broad spectrum of backgrounds.

You see, 99% is not enough, we are looking at 100% coherence, to bring an end to the paradigm of indifference and human suffering…resistance of the Truth is futile…

“Cowardice asks the question- is it safe?
expediency asks the question- is it politic?
Vanity asks the question- is it popular?
But conscience asks the question- is it right?

And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

‘The More authorities try to quiet OWS – the bigger it grows!’

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Here we go again. With just six days left for the Super Committee to reach a debt deal, hyper-partisanship is once again putting America’s future — and yours — in grave peril. Click here to tell Congress to do its job.

America’s credit rating was downgraded in August because Congress couldn’t put our country’s fiscal house in order. Imagine how financial markets will react if lawmakers kick the can down the road again. Imagine the damage that will be done by $1.2 trillion in automatic budget cuts if Congress fails to reach a deal.

It won’t be pretty… not for our country, not for our economy and not for you.

That’s why I urge you to contact your member of Congress right now… not later today, not tomorrow and certainly not when the final hours before the Thanksgiving deadline are ticking away.

My friends at No Labels, a nationwide movement to end hyper-partisanship and gridlock that I’m proud to be a part of, are making it easy for you to speak up now.

“We the people” — Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike — must send a clear and urgent message to Congress: DO YOUR JOB! There are good ideas and common sense solutions on both sides of the aisle. And it’s long past time for America’s national interest to be put above party interest by every member of Congress.

But that won’t happen unless you demand it. Thanks for taking a stand against hyper-partisanship and… standing up for America.

Sincerely,

Senator Evan Bayh

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Jess Coleman: Every Generation Needs a Revolution

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jess-coleman/every-generation-needs-a-_b_1067149.html?mid=52

Posted: 10/31/11 11:00 AM ET
Few understood the power and limitations of democracy like Thomas Jefferson. The author of history’s most recognized document gave us our unalienable rights, and created a groundbreaking government with powers delegated only with the consent of the governed. In addition to these momentous principles, Jefferson left us with a powerful, if not widely forgotten, notion: “Every generation needs a revolution.”

Jefferson’s idea is powerful not only because it seems to degrade the authority of his carefully constructed government, but also because it followed a vicious, violent, landmark victory in the American Revolution. Even amidst the anguish of wartime, Jefferson still recognized the importance of allowing people to question authority. It’s no surprise it came first in the Bill of Rights.

So if Jefferson saw the death and blood of the American Revolution as necessary, what would he think of a peaceful, equally rebellious movement like Occupy Wall Street? My guess is he would sign on in a second.

Unfortunately, many influential leaders of the day do not share the mindset of our third president. Instead, they have tagged protesters as “un-American,” and told them to “go home and get a job.” And while a recent CBS News poll has a substantial amount of Americans, 43 percent, in support of the movement, there is still a significant lack of urgency to tackle the disastrous status quo.

The primary opposition to Occupy Wall Street is that the message is incoherent, and that protestors have failed to come up with specific demands in the form of legislation. Eugene Robinson of The Washington Post sees this as anything but a weakness. “We have no shortage of politicians in this country,” he writes. “We need to be forced to answer questions that sound simplistic or naive — questions about ethics and values. Detailed policy positions can wait.”

After all, protesters are not too concerned with developing specific policies. For their demands — from income inequality to a lack of financial regulation — are part of the daily political discussion. Instead, protesters are more interested in shinning light on difficult questions of ethics: What do we owe to each other? What does a just society look like? And it bears mention that besides hopeless calls for tax cuts, the Tea Party, which many Occupy Wall Street opponents support, never presented any meaningful or realistic legislative goals.

Another widely supported attack of the movement is that it is costing the city of New York a lot of money. One estimate puts that figure at $2 million. But that $2 million is hardly a high price to pay for ending the tax cuts and loopholes that are costing the country trillions of dollars.

Moreover, if you take a trip to Zuccotti Park, the home of Occupy Wall Street, it becomes immediately clear how much the city has overreacted. The protestors are peacefully confined to one area with no obstruction of traffic or pedestrians. But the New York Police Department has decided to have 24-hour patrol of the area and barricade off every street within a few blocks of the movement. So to all those who complain about traffic and too much police attention, talk to Mayor Bloomberg, not the protesters.

Many also like to simply brush off the movement by saying it has accomplished nothing. My response: talk to any world leader, any member of Congress, or any global citizen, and they will know what Occupy Wall Street is. The President of the United States has even weighed in. If that’s not an accomplishment, what is?

As it turns out, there are a few legitimate concerns being echoed by the local community. Health concerns and noise violations are often points of discussion. But it’s the city of New York who is denying the protesters access to porta-potties. And it would not even cost anything: many privately funded organizations have volunteered to provide porta-potties.

The noise concerns are legitimate, and many have pointed to the fact that the constant drumming is in violation of federal noise standards. But those same federal standards are never upheld when it comes to construction and car horns, so why is drumming any different? After all, that area — directly across from Ground Zero — is hardly shielded from the daily circuses of traffic, construction, and tourism. We never heard noise concerns about that.

Any debate about Occupy Wall Street — or any movement in general — should not rest on questions of character. Any opponent who simply calls the protesters “dirty,” “un-American,” or “a hippy,” is simply hard-pressed for a better answer. Instead, we should have discussions about motives and ethics. Is it just, for example, that over the past thirty years, 80 percent of the country’s income has gone to the top one percent of Americans?

Thomas Jefferson was part of a generation that stands tall in our history for one reason: they asked the right questions. Surely they would see some of themselves in those camped out in Zuccotti Park.

We the 99% Are Winning – Let’s Celebrate and Escalate

On September 17, a handful of activists changed history just by marching down Wall Street and refusing to leave.

Thursday November 17 is the two-month anniversary of their heroic action, with solidarity actions around the country. Can you join them?

http://november17.org

The 1% is truly afraid. They’ve tried everything to stop us – riot police, mass arrests, pepper spray, helicopters, police horses, and endless FOX News lies – but we refuse to quit.

How can we? For 30 years, they’ve robbed us blind, destroyed our jobs, and made us slaves to their debt. If we don’t stop them now, we never will. So please join an action near you:

http://november17.org

Meanwhile in Washington, a top-secret “SuperCommittee” is trying to slash Medicare and Social Security while cutting taxes for the rich. This is utterly outrageous – tell Congress to pass the Progressive Caucus People’s Budget instead.

http://www.democrats.com/pass-the-peoples-budget

We’ve won amazing victories in the past two months. We made the media discuss jobs, debt, inequality, corruption, and greed. We made huge banks abandon debit card fees, and moved billions to credit unions. We won key elections in Ohio, Mississippi, Arizona, and Kentucky.

There’s nothing we can’t achieve if we set our minds to it, and keep fighting. We’ve truly just begun.

Thanks for all you do!

Bob Fertik and the Democrats.com Team


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