Don't you know I'm talking about a revolution, and it sounds like a whisper. While they're standing in the welfare lines, and crying at the doorsteps of those armies of salvation. Wasting time in unemployment lines, and sitting around waiting for a promotion. Poor people are gonna rise up and get their share. Poor people are gonna rise up and take what's theirs.
Occupy Wall Street is a horizontally organized resistance movement employing the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to restore democracy in America. We use a tool known as a "people's assembly" to facilitate collective decision making in an open, participatory and non-binding manner. We call ours the NYC General Assembly and we welcome people from all colors, genders and beliefs to attend our daily assemblies. To learn more about how you can start a people's assembly to organize your local community to fight back against social injustice, please read this quick guide on group dynamics in people's assemblies.
“I am here to celebrate the 30th day of this protest against corporate power” —Karanja Gacuca, former Wall Street Analyst
•Gone Global: On October 15th, protests were held from North and South America to Asia, Africa and Europe, with over 1,500 events in 82 countries, as part of a global day of action.
"I am occupying Wall Street because it is my future, my generations' future, that is at stake," "Inspired by the peaceful occupation of Tahrir Square in Cairo, tonight we are are coming together in Times Square to show the world that the power of the people is an unstoppable force of global change. Today, we are fighting back against the dictators of our country - the Wall Street banks - and we are winning." —Linnea Palmer Paton, 23, a student at New York University.
"Puerto Ricans are the 99% and we will continue to join our brothers and sisters in occupying Wall Street," "We are here to stand with all Latinos, who are being scapegoated by the 1%, while it is the bankers who have caused this crisis and the banks who are breaking the law." —David Galarza Santa, a trade unionist from Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
"The financial system benefits a handful of banks at the expense of everyday people," "The same people who are responsible for the recession are getting away with massive bonuses. This is fundamentally unfair and undemocratic." —Spyro Van Leemnen, a 27-year old public relations agent in London and a core member of the demonstrators
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