Occupy Wall Street: What You Can Do

Written by Liza Pike

Topics: Direct Action

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While pundits and the media blow hot air about whether Occupy Wall Street is a movement or not, thousands of protestors in cities across the globe are hitting the streets to make their voices heard. A tinder box of social and economic injustices have moved college grads, nurses, librarians, doctors, lawyers, labor, moms, elected officials, environmentalists, and many others to the tipping point. “The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%.”

Like most of us, they’re not going to take it anymore.

As the brilliant economist and columnist Paul Krugman writes in the New York Times yesterday, “Wall Street’s Masters of the Universe realize, deep down, how morally indefensible their position is. They’re people who got rich by peddling complex financial schemes that, far from delivering clear benefits to the American people, helped push us into a crisis whose aftereffects continue to blight the lives of tens of millions of their fellow citizens.”

Let that echo in the halls of power.

So in case you can’t be there in person, we have put together collages of some of our favorite photos via Time Magazine, Tim Karr, and Buzzfeed for you to get a taste of what you’re missing. We’re also re-printing the “5 Things You Can Do Now” from the Occupied Wall Street Journal‘s second issue.

The time has come.

5 Things You Can Do Now

OCCUPY

  • Bring instruments, food, bedding, rain gear and your friends.

SPREAD THE WORD

DONATE

  • Visit nycga.net/donate
  • Make a tax-deductable donation to the New York City General Assembly
  • You can also mail a check or money order to: Alliance for Global Justice, 1247 “E” Street, SE Washington, DC, 20003. Please indicate “Occupy Wall Street” in the memo line. Or call 202 544 9355 to make a telephone donation.
  • On Twitter: #needsoftheoccupiers
  • If you are in the area come by and drop off: prepared food, nonperishable food (vegan and gluten free so anyone can eat it), sweatshirts, sweatpants, socks.
  • You can mail packages to us: UPS Store, 118A Fulton St. #205 New York, NY, 10038

FOLLOW THE OCCUPATION

EDUCATE YOUR SELF

5 Things You Can Do Now reprinted from: http://www.breakingcopy.com/occupied-wall-street-journal-issue-2-pdf

Occupy Wall St. Photos from Time Magazine

 

Occupy Wall St. Photos from Tim Karr

 

Occupy Wall St. Photos from Buzzfeed

4 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Mike says:

    Great article Liza. So excited about this movement. Finally americans can organize against the massive corporations that are buying the voice of the entire right wing of america.

  2. Dawn Wagner says:

    i’m lovin’ it (like i DON’T love mcdonalds)

    great big warm fuzzy hugs to you guys–keep up the good work!

  3. Robert Riekert says:

    Great Photos! Still trying to figure out the plan. But after reading a bunch of excerpts from “Historyisaweapon”, I can see if that was the only view of world History I had that I would be hating capitalism and embracing communism, too. No doubt the banks have gotten too powerful lately but the cause was the repeal of laws that kept them in the banking biz and out of the investing biz. You guys should be marching on the Federal Reserve Banks. They have the power to print money and then lend it to the banks at 0.25%. (QE2 = a few trillion)Instead of lending money to the people to buy homes or start businesses the banks are buying treasury notes from the Govt. and making billions$S on the spread, Guaranteed at our expense.

  4. Pissed off says:

    My concerns: college degree computers no jobs everything being outsourced. A complete overhaul of the credit card fiasco charging interest ondead cards @30%+ politicians take paycut and WHY THE HELL ARENT THE RICH PAYING MORE TAXES??could go on n on

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