Thursday, October 6, 2011


Spread it.

As we gather together in Solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose site of what brought us together. We write/right 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 the individuals to protect there own rights and those of there 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 exhorbited bonuses. They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplaces, based on age the color of ones 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 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 they military and police force to prevent freedom of the press. The have deliberately declined to recall faulty products, endangering lives in pursuit of profit. They determine economic policy despite the catastrophic failures there 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 peoples 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 book keeping, and inactive ingredients, in pursuit of profit. They purposefully kept people misinformed and fearful through there control of the media. They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners, even when presented with serious doubts about there guilt. They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad. They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians over seas. 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 actions 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.

-Statement issued from Zukati Park by the General Assembly at Occupy Wall street

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