Friday, September 30, 2011

Press Release:

The #OccupyVermont Movement Has Started.

We The People in Solidarity with the #OccupyWallStreet Movement have begun taking our Responsibility as Citizens, taxpayers, Mothers, Fathers and Children to Reign in the Corporate State.

#OCCUPYWALLSTREET is a people powered movement for democracy that began in America on September 17 with an encampment in the financial district of New York City. Inspired by the Egyptian Tahrir Square uprising and the Spanish acampadas, we vow to end the moneyed corruption of our democracy

Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%

The First steps for #OccupyVermont have been to gather and exercise our rights, The Freedom of Assembly, and The Right to Free Speech. At this point we then began to organize and form self governance. This is still in formation.

One we form a system based on Direct Democracy and Consensus, we can then choose our issues and methods of addressing them. Our Group at this point has issues with Health care for the disabled, corporate takeover of Government, green power, Vermont Succession, Labor rights, education, endless wars of aggression, unfair lending practices, and support of unjust regimes, and American Government’s  Disdain for Human Rights. We will refine our demands as we grow.

#OccupyVermont has decided to have a rolling occupation, showing up anywhere at any time we choose, with or without previous notice. We may also be forming an encampment with tents, media equipment, meals and such in highly visible public locations of our choice. All decisions made by #OccupyVermont may or may not fall within what is strictly currently legal. #OccupyVermont may choose to camp in areas not permitted for such, and will not be asking permission to use our own streets for demonstrating by asking for silly “permits” We may risk arrest in acts of civil disobedience on targets of our choice such as large banks or the offices of politicians. We are not Afraid

We invite all who want to usher in an age of accountability, and get the corporate boot from our necks, JOIN US. You voice is equal to any here. You matter, the future of all our children matters.

We have many allies, from People all over the world fighting for freedom, to Labor Unions, Teachers, Students, good ole boys ,to soccer Moms and Dads. All the while Anonymous and others are there as our allies in times of need. The whole world yearns for a Just America, and it is our duty to make it so.

The Revolution has begun, so let us work together to insure a good transition to a better tomorrow than the world the Corporate Machine has to offer.

Last Sunday, concerned Vermonters met and marched in support of the occupation of Wall Street in order to show our solidarity and object to the increasingly brutal tactics being used by the police. At that time, we decided to continue to meet and rally each Sunday until the occupation ends, and we invite you to join us.

We will convene in City Hall Park at 12:30pm and hold a General Assembly to provide updates about the situation on the ground in NYC, discuss effective ways of providing support, and plan actions to demonstrate our support locally.

See the live stream from NYC here: http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution

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