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  •  What are the call for changes? (3+ / 0-)

    I want to see what is being realistically demanded. And what are the consequences if those changes are not met?

    Don't get me wrong. I think occupying Wall Street is absolutely the place to start. I just need to know where that occupation leads.

    I will not be a party to violence. But I will be a party to disruption where the goals are clear and the principles align with the democratic foundations upon which this country was created.

    Tell me what we are demanding and then I will give you my response. Thanks.

    "Respect for the rights of others is peace." -- Benito Juarez, president of Mexico

    by Blue Boy Red State on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 04:01:40 PM PDT

    •  If you go over the the site linked at the end (4+ / 0-)

      you'll see what's being talked about.  Part of it is that we need to have that discussion, to figure out what we can agree on.  A lot of people seem to be getting behind ending corporate personhood, which seems like it's both achievable and a good goal.

      I refuse to represent my political beliefs using numbers. It isn't accurate, nor is it helpful. But I'm around a -10 on both scales.

      by AoT on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 04:04:45 PM PDT

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      •  OK - now we're talking (4+ / 0-)
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        Thanks. It does look like the demands are in development but I agree, putting an end to corporate personhood is a terrific and achievable demand.

        How about demanding no more trade agreements that remove barriers where labor conditions between the negotiating countries are not equalized? In other words, if you want to be able to freely import or export, better make sure that the labor conditions are the same - dollar for dollar and benefit for benefit - between the two countries.

        "Respect for the rights of others is peace." -- Benito Juarez, president of Mexico

        by Blue Boy Red State on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 04:12:51 PM PDT

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        •  One of the things that I think about (2+ / 0-)
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          ending corporate personhood as a demand is that it is simple, more complicated things like tieing labor conditions to treaties is that it is a complex process and there's no guarantee that it would be followed after the protest ends.  In the case of corporate personhood it will be gone, and once it's gone it will take a lot of work to put back in place, so there's less worry about keeping up the protest for longer than necessary.

          I refuse to represent my political beliefs using numbers. It isn't accurate, nor is it helpful. But I'm around a -10 on both scales.

          by AoT on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 04:16:33 PM PDT

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    •  i checked it out and the demand is (3+ / 0-)
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      for a presidential commission to investigate the banking industry and their role in the current economic crisis. I am very interested in this event because it is also being organized by a majority minority female union. the same union that created Bloombergville. I have been an activist for about 40 years adn this is the first time i have seen young people mostly white and minority women come together at the inception of a long term movement. this is a very exciting development.

      To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men~~ Abraham Lincoln

      by Tanya on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 04:24:30 PM PDT

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