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We Are the 99 Percent

We Are the 99 Percent
14th October 2013 Question with 172 notes Anonymous asked: How can you claim to speak for 99% of people? We don’t claim to speak for anyone, we merely present stories. 14th October 2013 Photo with 186 notes I am 23 years old I am a female (not that it should make a difference, but apparently in our society it does…) From the day I moved out of my parent’s house, I’ve supported myself 100%, not because they don’t love me but because they can’t support my dreams financially. For over two years I schlepped 2-for-1’s and shots to pay for my rent, a used car, and tuition at a community college. Now I’m attending the University of MN and I depleted all of my savings just so I wouldn’t have to take out a loan this semester. I’m majoring in journalism, a profession I consider a civic duty. I am the 99%. 14th October 2013 Question with 12 notes Anonymous asked: We are the 99 percent- Why don't we RECALL these extremist NUTS that are in Washington, DC.??!!!! 9th September 2013 Thank you!

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Amanda Palmer please note: there are a LOT of photos from my travels in this blog…so this entry doesn’t take 10 minutes to load, they’re resized below, but all of them are clickable for you to see the full-size versions… i’ve got classic blog constipation, which always happens when too many fucking things happen at once.currently Not getting Blogged:• the tour with neil (but HERE’s a new update on kickstarter for backers, in the meantime)• jason webley’s shows• playing #occupy up the coast (i’ve hit seven cities now, and counting)and• announcing the upcoming dresden dolls show in mexico city (dec 9th – tix HERE/RSVP HERE)AND• more dolls in australia & new zealand (most of january, and YES, i am trying to find a way to get to christchurch. it’s just taking a while, hang tight). dates/tickets/RSVP links are HERE, btw. it’s hard to blog about. lots to say. all of it fuzzy. like the movement itself. is that you? if occupy does nothing else, it’s made people wonder that. oakland, roofraising:

#OccupyWallStreet Is a Church of Dissent, Not a Protest September 29th, 2011 6:07 PM By Matt Stoller Last weekend, I spent a few days with the protesters downtown near Wall Street, and it was an eye-opening experience. The people there want something, but it’s not a list of demands, and it is entirely overlooked by the media and most commentators on the protest. 3 Things That Must Happen for Us To Rise Up and Defeat the Corporatocracy August 25, 2011 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Transforming the United States into something closer to a democracy requires: 1) knowledge of how we are getting screwed; 2) pragmatic tactics, strategies, and solutions; and 3) the “energy to do battle.”

Occupy Wall Street finally releases their one demand « OntheWilderSide Demands Update 10/2/2011: Directly below, is the first list of demands, as presented on September 22, 2011 by Occupation Wall Street. There is a new document. The link for a new document, agreed to on September 29, 2011 and published on September 30, 2011 is available at the NYC General Assembly website HERE, and in full text in the middle of this post. _____________________________________ KW writes: My goodness.

OWS and the Tea Party I began this post just to share the graphic at the bottom, but got carried away in the lead in. As a bloodless technocrat I am always unnerved when the people take to the streets. As I recently told a correspondent: if we are doing our jobs right then people shouldn’t even know that technocrats exist. They should never think about us. It's the Inequality, Stupid Want more charts like these? See our charts on the secrets of the jobless recovery, the richest 1 percent of Americans, and how the superwealthy beat the IRS. How Rich Are the Superrich? A huge share of the nation's economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household.

3 Remarkable Occupations You Haven't Heard Enough About November 3, 2011 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protests Turn Violent; Video Shows Police Macing Women Sep 25, 2011 1:03pm (Tina Fineberg/AP Photo) ABC News’ Olivia Katrandjian reports: Video posted by the group Occupy Wall St from the eighth day of protests against corporations show police using Tasers and mace to control the crowd, which the group says has only made it more committed to keep up the demonstrations in lower Manhattan for the long haul. A New York Police Department spokeswoman today confirmed the group’s claim that approximately 80 people were arrested Saturday, mainly for disorderly conduct and obstructing vehicular and pedestrian traffic. “One person was arrested for assaulting a police officer,” she said.

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