Monday, November 7, 2011

Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.
As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known.
  • They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.
  • They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.
  • They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.
  • They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless animals, and actively hide these practices.
  • They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.
  • They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.
  • They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.
  • They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.
  • They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.
  • They have sold our privacy as a commodity.
  • They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press.
  • They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.
  • They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.
  • They have donated large sums of money to politicians, who are responsible for regulating them.
  • They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.
  • They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives or provide relief in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantial profit.
  • They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.
  • They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.
  • They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt.
  • They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad.
  • They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.
  • They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts.*
To the people of the world,
We, the New York City General Assembly occupying Wall Street in Liberty Square, urge you to assert your power.
Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.
To all communities that take action and form groups in the spirit of direct democracy, we offer support, documentation, and all of the resources at our disposal.
Join us and make your voices heard!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

WATCH THIS ! :Inside Job Oscar Winning Documentary

 Inside Job provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse.
Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. It was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

We are change video.

                                                                 each one,teach one.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Submit Content

You are encouraged to submit content. Links ,videos,articles your protest stories. ANYTHING you believe is valuable to educating each-other on the struggles we face today. From student loans,to the Economic Crisis,to the Fed Reserve. Comment with your submission.

each one,teach one

Monday, October 3, 2011


The spirit of the occupation is unity and transformation. It showed me upon MY visit me we have not lost our humanity. In the mini communities that have grown everyone’s voice is heard, everyone is looked after and given a forum to speak. It is unfortunate that in an effort to quell this beautiful display of expression the mainstream media has already begun to spin falsehoods against this movement claiming protesters are "economic terrorists”, calling for a “totalitarian government”.  If we truly were for "totalitarian government” we would not be protesting in the first place, we would continue to be complacent and accept our current situation as is. But acceptance in the face of injustice is not an option for us. The people who have gathered here have to be the kindest, most peaceful and giving humans branded as "terrorists” to date. The display of kindness, humanity, and community at these protests is heartwarming. These protests have assembled people of all varying degrees, all different walks of life The people coming together, sharing with each other in these mini communities is something we don't see often and have long been missing from everyday life. The fact that people are willing to leave the comfort of their own homes and share the hard concrete as a place to sleep and as a place to stand together is, to me symbolic of the struggle people all over the world face. Do not be dissuaded from contributing by the medias attempts to discourage you. People have come to learn, to spread awareness. Not all can give articulate responses on the issues we are all facing. The fact the corporate media is only showing those with a harder time being able express and elaborate their view and those whom are still learning to become better informed is an obvious smear attack on the movement. If you can recall back in school when your class rooms would participate in a group reading session and someone had trouble pronouncing a word did we all gather against and ridicule this person? No, we helped them. The people that have gathered here have come to LEARN, they have come to SPEAK and be HEARD and they have come to TEACH one another, TOGETHER. Any attempt to take that away unveils their true intentions and shows the true depravity of the mainstream medias actions.By trying to take away and discourage an individual’s right to express themselves they uproot the roots grown from the seeds of the civil rights movements who came before .But this movement is bigger than the main stream media .They have exposed themselves as enemies of true expression and freedom. Those in power do not want you to be educated, be informed on the world around you. They want you to be passive, submissive, and oblivious. If this were not true we would not see the efforts of the mainstream media to smear, and spread defamatory lies about the people gathering. They are afraid of a well-educated public willing to speak for itself. Each of us unique with our own views have assembled here as individuals to form a collective voice, one that is NOT represented, nor echoed by our elected officials or mainstream media. I encourage you to explore the world around you and continue to question. Hold you fears to the light of curiosity. By understanding our faults we realize our strife and we can find a path to the answers we seek.

Separated we are all unique individuals
Together we are the collective voice
Keep asking, Keep learning, Keep Teaching
Each one, Teach one.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Occupy Experiences

Comment to this post with your experiences If you went down to the protests. Share photos/videos/words on what you experienced.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Corperation

This is a documentary called THE CORPERATION.  

1. The Corporation is today's dominant institution, creating great wealth but also great harm. This 26 award-winning documentary examines the nature, evolution, impacts and future of the modern business corporation and the increasing role it plays in society and our everyday lives.

For a playlist of all 23 chapters in order, please click on:

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Secret of Oz

 "In 1996, in a documentary called "The MoneyMasters", we asked the question why is America going broke.
   It wasn't clear then that we were, but it is today. Now the question is how can we get out of this mess.  Foreclosures are everywhere, unemployment is skyrocketing -- and this is only the beginning. America's economy is on a long, slippery slope from here on. The bubble ride of debt has come to an end.

The Money Masters

This is explains money quite thoroughly. Please watch!
THE MONEY MASTERS is a NON-FICTION, historical documentary that traces the origins of the political power structure. The modern political power structure has its roots in the hidden manipulation and accumulation of gold and other forms of money. The development of fractional reserve banking practices in the 17th century brought to a cunning sophistication the secret techniques initially used by goldsmiths fraudulently to accumulate wealth. With the formation of the privately-owned Bank of England in 1694, the yoke of economic slavery to a privately-owned "central" bank was first forced upon the backs of an entire nation, not removed but only made heavier with the passing of the three centuries to our day. Nation after nation has fallen prey to this cabal of international central bankers.

If you like this film, please share it with a friend and support the makers by purchasing a full quality DVD here

Roots of Change

This blog was created to provide information on issues inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests in NYC and all over the US/World. It was created to inform and spread awareness on issues that should be of concern to citizens of the U.S/World. It will inform you of the problems and history of the 2008 financial crisis before and beyond.,Corporate Money in Politics, and the crimes of our alleged "leaders". If you wish to contribute please leave a comment and feel free. This blog is for everyone and is meant to operate on a user/viewer generated idea. Please spread the word!
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