Here is a quote from #F29, that I love: “instead of fighting the system to retake it, why aren’t you creating a NEW system? a viral system, that will proliferate on its own and can function without the existing system, and cant be shut down by it ? do it.”

We have this on the way. It is called Bit Coin and it is digital cash - with a natural value that can not be debased. It’s the peoples new money. (smile)

 

A Revolution ends with a change in power. There was no change in power in Egypt. The Military has held thousands of trials - just like Obama has now made legal in the USA, and filled the Egyptian Prisons with far more than Mubarak kept under lock and key. The Revolution was a farce, just like hope and change were a farce when we elected Obama. The 1% are not going to give up power and we are going to have to move to public use of gallows or guillotines if we are going to remove the 1% from power.

Just like Athens Greece, San Francisco California has 10,000 homeless. When you look at City after City there are always 10 thousand homeless. The Officials always make sure there are 2,000 meals per day, to keep down the shoplifting at the food stores and help prevent food riots in the streets. Food riots are not good for business for the Banks. At Occupy Wall Street West, in San Francisco yesterday, the protest at Bank of America focused on how the Bank will donate funds for the Emergency Food Banks to feed those the Bank evicted from and then foreclosed ownership of their homes, but the Bank will not restructure the mortgages so people can keep their homes to begin with. My point is that homelessness is allowed by governments in their failure to provide for the common welfare of all. The Homeless Industrial Complex needs attention to get down to caused and conditions. In San Francisco, we spend $1.6 billion of a $7 billion annual budget on homelessness and the poor. That is $160,000 dollars per year on each homeless person - and it is always 10,000 homeless in need. The poor get from between $50 dollars per month and a chance to live on the streets or in the bushes, to $482 dollars per month for a Single Room Occupancy Hotel, where all but $50 dollars per month goes to the Hotel. Food is at the soup lines. The other $154,000 per year the City spends? That goes to the City Officials and their friends to help the 10,000 who are always homeless, year in, year out, and no one says anything. It’s time for real revolution.

*This call to action was issued by the Portland General Assembly on January 1st, 2012 with unanimous support.

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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.