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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Don't Let Wall Street Take Your Street

As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.

Photo rights: Christopher Rios

As I observe, listen and participate in the occupy movement in San Diego I am encouraged to fight this battle in a peaceful and nonviolent way. It is just the beginning of a New Revolution. The movement is growing everyday and people from around the world have joined in solidarity to fight the 1%. Some are using force to get their message and frustration heard.

Photo rights: Christopher Rios


Others like myself are participating as peaceful citizens. All walks of life gather around San Diego Occupy. Six days ago before we had to take our tents down, we were feeding more homeless people in one day, than the soup kitchens in San Diego do in a week. People that claim the homeless are lazy and do not want to work are wrong. They are part of the 99% that have been oppressed by the 1%.

Photo rights: Christopher Rios

It is time to stand up for human rights and use our voices. Corporations are NOT people. They are successful by the work of others. Yes they created and developed idea's that created a business. Yes they hire alot of people, but that does not give them rights as people. Minimum wage should be increased and medical insurance should be free for all. The 1% relies upon the 99% and they would not have all their resources and assests without them.

Photo rights: Christopher Rios

As we protest against the 1% that have money to bail them out of their lies and illegal dealings the 99% are going to jail fighting for their rights. Something is drastically wrong with this imbalance of power. Federal agencies need to fully investigate and prosecute the Wall Street Criminals who clearly broke the law and helped cause the 2008 financial crisis. It is time for the 99% to NOT sit down and shut up. Head to your local occupy and start to participate and volunteer.

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