By Jack Jodell, October 5, 2011
This is a busy and exciting time for committed progressive activists. Tomorrow, in Washington, D.C., and in solidarity with the OCCUPY WALL STREET effort being waged in New York and all throughout the country, October 2011 core organizer and longtime health care activist DR. MARGARET FLOWERS will lead an ongoing demonstration against war, corporate greed, and FOR a single-payer, truly universal health care system. For more details, please visit their website at http://october2011.org/. You will find the organization’s goals to be clearly stated: end the wars, bring the troops home; put workers before profits; get money out of politics; end corporate welfare; health care for all; tax the rich and corporations; human needs, not corporate greed; protect the planet.
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overwhelming majority of its constituents, the poor, elderly, disabled, workers, and middle class for most of the past 30 years. Instead, it has wromgfully spent the majority of its energies on war, completely unneeded and deficit-growing Bush tax cuts for the rich, and corporate subsidies, all of which have only really benifitted the wealthiest 1% of the population. It has also wasted time on persecuting gays and obsessing itself foolishly and needlessly with worthless political endeavors like banning Sharia Law and attempting to disenfranchise minority voters and students. The protestors will direct their aim primarily at the arrogant and uncaring elitist, champagne-sipping, lobster, aged prime steak, and caviar-munching crowd of pompous buffoons like Tea Partier Eric Cantor, conservative Republicans John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, and DINO Joe LIEberman, but will also not be neglecting its fair share of phony other DINO Democrats.
On October 11, the group will also present the Obama “Super Committee” with its demands to NOT cut funding for Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security! It will instead press for the very early withdrawal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan and a complete end to all bailouts for the crooks on Wall Street. In total solidarity with the demonstrators of OCCUPY WALL STREET, it will demand that the government stop coddling the richest 1% of us and instead start devoting its resources to a much-needed jobs program and a bailout of MAIN Street!
On Friday, October 7, 2011, I will join numerous other demonstrators in downtown Minneapolis, MN., as part of the OCCUPY MINNESOTA campaign being held in solidarity with OCCUPY WALL STREET and the OCTOBER 2011 movements. I will base my next blog on what happens there. Meanwhile, I urge all of you to go to http://occupytogether.org/ to see where YOU, TOO, can make your voice heard in your own individual communities.
GO FOR IT, PEOPLE! This is history in the making! GET ACTIVE! SPREAD THE WORD! BATTLE AGAINST CORPORATE INFESTATION AND GREED!!!