Signs of the Times
Thousands gather at Occupy Seattle
For more than two hours, people approached a microphone to speak out about why they came to the Oct. 15 Occupy Seattle rally.
A little girl said, “I want to grow up, get a job, and get a good life. I don’t know if I can do that.” A self-identified “old bearded white guy” said, “I want to live on a not-for-profit planet.” Megan Wilson, a junior in high school, said: “I’m worried about my future.”
Others, like author David Korten, tried to frame the aims of the movement: “What Wall Street does is or should be illegal—they’re like a criminal syndicate. You don’t ask the mafia to please be nice.”
Francine, who lives in Nickelsville, said, “We’re all part of the 99 percent, whether we live in houses, tents, or under the trees and sky. We need to help each other help ourselves in community.”
Rev. Marian Stewart said, “This is about much more than reforming laws—it’s about bringing justice, equity and compassion back, so that every person—and by that I mean someone with eyes to see, ears to hear, hands to work and a heart to love
F.A.A Rescheduling -24 hour repreive ,prove technological advancement ,reschedule flights to alllow 24hour repreive each month..call it the 12 days of peace and quiet…
Federal Injunction on Nafta ports until shipping and cruises pay proper port rate..Replenish Property taxes stolen to pay bond payment of offshore infrastructure,that forces our libary budget to deny 21st century time,,Carnival,celebrity,royal carribean,norwegian,holland america,princess,Disney cruises Owe $150 per passenger or no more cruise seasons throughout,,,up front-seattle,-based on last years passenger #‘s
OIL SPILL CONTAINMENT EQUIPMENT STILL NEEDED
Dear Seattle Lawmakers and public servants,
I have sent this to hundreds of people, and posted it in hundreds of places, and will be spending money to promote it. I let the President know…..
There is a very large demonstration being planned for January 20th, 2012 at the Federal Courthouse at 700 Stewart street in Seattle - and at every Federal Courthouse in the United States.. There are many groups organizing and “gearing up” for this demonstration. I will be promoting and advertising it. This “occupy movement” has only just begun, and I suggest you figure out your plan of action and response, the rules of engagement need way better understanding of what is going on than during WTO in Seattle. Treat the people like they are the enemy, and they will become it.
I am hoping that what I say makes sense to someone, and they will start writing and treating this “occupy movement” with the respect it is going to earn. Did you see where Israel had a demonstration of 500,000 people demanding concessions from their government? It worked. Listen to Martin Luther King, his words are as meaningful today as they were then. This struggle for economic justice and government control will be won by the people! (It is very old..).
I feel the occupy movement does have a basic underlying message; Stop letting money decide political elections; And regulate corporate lobbying (and all lobbying) making it a public forum. Right now lobbying is mostly two old white guys sitting across from each other in an office. “They” have probably worked with each other or went to the same school; And “they” have promised you a job when you get out of politics,—tripling your present salary!. The “lobbyist” used to be a “politician”, it worked for him!. Who owns who? - That’s a “Person-hood”.
I lived in the Glenn Hotel in downtown Seattle when the WTO protests happened. It happened at my front door. I was a part of it, promoting it, and involved in it. There is something going on, and I am going to be a part of it again. I have helped organize and promote protests in Bellevue, Olympia, and Seattle Washington; another big one is coming. I feel it will be a
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