Occupy Together: #F29 Shut Down the Corporations

January 17th, 2012

National Call to Action Made by the Portland General Assembly, January 1st, 2012 – Published on Occupy Together, by Ella, January 7, 2012.

Occupy Portland calls for a national day of non-violent direct action to reclaim our voices and challenge our society’s obsession with profit and greed by shutting down the corporations.  We are rejecting a society that does not allow us control of our future. We will reclaim our ability to shape our world in a democratic, cooperative, just and sustainable direction.  

We call on the Occupy Movement and everyone seeking freedom and justice to join us in this day of action.

There has been a theft by the 1% of our democratic ability to shape and form the society in which we live and our society is steered toward the destructive pursuit of consumption, profit and greed at the expense of all else.

We call on people to target corporations that are part of the American Legislative Exchange Council which is a prime example of the way corporations buy off legislators and craft legislation that serves the interests of corporations and not people. They used it to create the anti-labor legislation in Wisconsin and the racist bill SB 1070 in Arizona among so many others. They use ALEC to spread these corporate laws around the country.

In doing this we begin to recreate our democracy. In doing this we begin to create a society that is organized to meet human needs and sustain life … (full text).

related Links:

Black pastors urge followers to join Occupy fold, on SF Gate, by Joe Garofoli, January 16, 2012: The Rev. Harold Mayberry stood before his First African Methodist Episcopal Church congregation Sunday morning in Oakland and outlined how it was time for members to connect with the Occupy Wall Street movement …

Occupy the Dream: The Mathematics of Racism, on Business Insider (first on Huffington Post), by Dylan Ratigan, Jan. 16, 2012.

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