This is a reposting of information compiled by ironboltbruce (he said anyone can repost). He’s mentioned this list of 15 issues that the Occupy Movement has created and has had a creative, personalized take on each of the issues. Am very glad to see this kind of thinking and would like us to think locally in addition to nationally and globally. So I’d like to create my own take on the issues following his example (coming soon). But meanwhile, here’s what he’s said:
The steering committee of the “October 2011 Movement” – the patriots presently occupying Freedom Plaza in Washington DC – published a summary of the 15 issues which are the focus of their protest here:
ISSUE #1. “Corporatism – firmly establish that money is not speech, corporations are not people, only people have Constitutional rights, end corporate influence over the political process, protect people and the environment from damage by corporations.”
Article: Corporatism: “Sold Glory”, the U.S. Flag After Citizens United v. FEC (g1a2d0009c1)
ISSUE #2. “Wars and Militarism – end wars and occupations, end private for-profit military contractors, reduce the national security state and end the weapons export industry. War crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes against peace must be addressed and those responsible held accountable under international law.”
Article: Wars & Militarism: The Real Cause of the Debt Crisis (g1a2d0006c1)
Image: http://ironboltbruce.files.wordpress.co … doggle.jpg
Video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid … 421983682#
ISSUE #3. “Human Rights – end exploitation of people in the US and abroad, end discrimination in all forms, equal civil rights and due process for all people.”
Article: Human Rights: No Flame Burns Hotter Than A Human Torch (g1a2d0012c1)
Image: http://images.democracyreview.com/Tunis … uazizi.png
ISSUE #4. “Worker Rights and jobs – all working-age people have the right to safe, just, non-discriminatory and dignified working conditions, a sustainable living wage, paid leave and economic protection.”
Article: U.S. Corporations Firing At Home While Hiring Abroad (g1a2d0016c1)
Image: http://ldrlongdistancerider.com/images/ … n_Jobs.jpg
ISSUE #5. “Government – all processes of the three branches of government should be accountable to international law, transparent and follow the rule of law, people have the right to participate in decisions which affect them.”
Article: Government: The Kleptocracy and You (g1a2d0007c1)
Image: http://ldrlongdistancerider.com/images/ … nd_You.jpg
ISSUE #6. “Elections – all citizens 18 and older have the right to vote without barriers, all candidates have the right to be heard and to run and all votes should be counted.”
Article: Elections: Vote All You Want. The Flight Plan Doesn’t Change. (g1a2d0011c1)
Image: http://ldrlongdistancerider.com/images/ … e_bird.jpg
ISSUE #7. “Criminal justice and prisons – end private for-profit prisons, adopt evidence-based drug policy, prisoners have the right to humane and just conditions with a focus on rehabilitation and reintegration into society, abolish the death penalty.”
Article: Prison for Profit: CCA, GEO et al Put Revenues Ahead of Rehabilitation (g1a2d0018c1)
Image: http://ldrlongdistancerider.com/images/ … omplex.jpg
ISSUE #8. “Healthcare – create a national, universal and publicly financed comprehensive health system.”
Article: Healthcare in America: Who’s Paying Who? And Who’s Getting What? (g1a2d0014c1)
ISSUE #9. “Education – all people have the right to a high quality, publicly-funded and broad education from pre-school through vocational training or university.”
Article: Students Drown in Debt as Predatory Lenders Bank Billions (g1a2d0017c1)
Image: http://ldrlongdistancerider.com/images/ … ending.jpg
ISSUE #10. “Housing – all people have the right to affordable and safe housing.”
Article: HAMP Disaster Shows U.S. Treasury is “Fully Captured by the Big Banks” (g1a2d0021c1)
Image: http://ldrlongdistancerider.com/images/ … schild.jpg
ISSUE #11. “Environment – adopt policies which effectively create a carbon-free and radio-active free energy economy and that respects the rights of nature.”
Article: The General Electric Company (“GE”): Misinformation at Work (g1a2d0020c1)
Image: http://ldrlongdistancerider.com/images/ … t_Work.jpg
ISSUE #12. “Finance and the economy – end policies which foster a wealth divide and move to a localized and democratic financial system, reform taxes so that they are progressive and provide goods, monetary gain and services for the people.”
Article: Finance & The Economy: A Kleptocracy Tutorial Video in 12 Parts (g1a2d0008c1)
Image: http://ldrlongdistancerider.com/images/ … System.gif
ISSUE #13. “Media – airwaves and the internet are public goods, require that media be honest, accurate and accountable to the people.”
Article: Media: Only Part of What We See is Real, Only Part of What is Real We See (g1a2d0010c1)
ISSUE #14. “Food and water – create systems that protect the land and water, create local and sustainable food networks and practices.”
Article: Mighty Monsanto, King Corn & The End of Family Farms (g1a2d0015c1)
ISSUE #15. “Transportation – provide affordable, clean and convenient public transportation and safe spaces for pedestrian and non-automobile travel.”
Article: Gasholes: Every Oil Shortage/Crisis/War Could Have Been Averted (g1a2d0019c1)
LABELS (A POEM OF PROTEST)
The parties of the system;
Puppets both, for sale their votes,
No character or wisdom.
For change or status quo?
Pick either one, the change is none,
All charlatans and whores.
Far “Left” we place the Anarchists,
Libertarians claim far “Right”;
Yet both decry the government:
False continuum brought to light.
For oil, “We” bomb their mud huts,
Strip them bare, then offer “Aid”;
And fake their retribution as
Pretext–a false flag raised.
Unarmed hundred thousands killed
By weapons of “Defense”,
While rights are lost for “Freedom” sake–
On profit, all depends.
With stroke of pen, the “Patriot” Act,
And patriots’ gifts are taken;
Then “Citizens United” leaves
Our citizens forsaken.
We protest loss of liberties,
Put “World Wide Web” to use;
Cloudmark Authority censors us
For “messaging abuse”.
They label us to finger-point,
With labels, “They” deride us;
Their labels keep us all at bay,
For with labels, “They” divide us.
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