What Is The Occupy Movement?
Over 300,000,000 Americans, 99%, are disadvantaged by a political and economic system that continues to concentrate power and wealth toward less than1% of the US population. The extent and magnitude of corporate influence in our media, politics, and government is astonishing. The impact is global.
The Occupy Movement supports verifiable honesty and integrity in our government, especially with regard to corporate influence.
Our governing system is broken. We the People have lost our ability to self-govern. As a result, the Corporate Powers-That-Be make unchecked decisions that are short-sighted, environmentally insensitive, and with little regard for human rights.
A form of peaceful, transitional revolution is required to unset the Corporate 1%. The system itself must change, as well as the motivation of our politicians. Only then can the needs of the 99% begin to be met. GIving power to the people, this was the idea that our “founding fathers” had. But we do not fight the tyranny of a king, we denounce the tyranny of corporate greed.
Individually, we have ideological differences. But collectively, we seek to end rampant corruption. We do not want to end our society, we strive to have a conversation about the root of society’s problems. We do not want chaos, we want a government influenced solely by the People who empower it.
If you care about the economy, the wars, the environment, or your fellow human, then you need to learn more about the Occupy movement. This is not a liberal, conservative, or other political agenda item. All of us together are constantly effected.
Add your voice to the global resistance of greed and corruption.
About Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Wall Street is a nonviolent resistance movement aiming to inspire social and political change in the United States. Sparked by the corruption and greed of corporations across America, the movement takes the form of a series of demonstrations on Wall Street, the home of Manhattan’s financial district. There, activists “occupied” Liberty Square for weeks, representing “the 99%” of Americans who are the victims of a broken system.
About Occupy Northampton
Occupy Northampton is a local movement in support of Occupy Wall Street, one of many Occupy movements springing up across the country in solidarity with the original Wall Street Occupiers. Occupy Northampton provides a forum for residents of Northampton and the surrounding area to voice issues and discuss solutions.