Occupy Wall Street, Demands, and Donations

Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement has at least two sides: a dark side and a bright side. Here I want to write about its bright side (in the future articles, we would write about its dark side, too). The young American protesters should know that they have many important and helpful facilities there. They should know that the Iranian protesters can not have any of these great facilities in Iran. This what the stupid lefts and the fake intellectuals don’t tell the people there. One of the most interesting and helpful facilities that they have in the US, is good internet and good level of freedom for having many free websites and “forums”. They can freely discuss many important things, including their demands. In the recent days, OccupyWallst.org has listed eight demands in its forum that can be considered as the first list of demands in OWS movement. These demands are : (1)Change banking laws (2)Prosecute the Wall Street criminals and those broke the law and helped cause the 2008 financial crisis (3)Fair Election (corporations should not spend as much as they want on elections. All political candidates should be given equal time for free in the public media during campaign season) (4) Fair Tax (at least Congress pass the Buffette rule on fair taxation) (5)Protect the integrity of the marketplace (6)Limit the influence of the Lobbyists (7)Eliminate the ability of former government regulators going to work for corporations that they once regulated (8)Eliminate the “Personhood” legal status for corporations. It’s a good list. Of course, some OWS organizers and protesters have said: “This is not an official list of demands. This is a forum post submitted by a single user and hyped by irresponsible news/commentary agencies like Fox News and Mises.org. This content was not published by the OccupyWallSt.org collective, nor was it ever proposed or agreed to on a consensus basis with the NYC General Assembly. There is NO official list of demands .” Yes, it’s not official list of demands, but it’s a good list, and they should have an official list of demands; it’s very important. They should make an official list of demands in their general assemblies, very soon. It’s very important.

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The first list of demands is good. But some important items can be added. Maybe the most important item is about “Direct Democracy” and Referendum: -“Lets have Referendum on controversial issues. It can be called “Applied direct democracy”. The people should decide about the controversial issues, and holding referendum every now and then is a very good idea. I think only in Switzerland, the people have this sort of useful direct democracy. The Swiss people can launch a petition for or against any subject, and if the petition has about 100,000 signatures (or more, I forget the exact number now) they can have a referendum on this subject. It’s great. And it can be very helpful in the US, Iran, and all other countries. There are many controversial issues in the US, like Taxation, Global warming, Military spending, Big corporations, etc, but they can be solved by direct democracy, and holding referendum on these issues. Why not ? It’s what people want and it’s what democracy says. If what they say about the 99% and 1% is right, then the solution is very clear. So, if they have a good and modern law about holding referendum, like Switzerland, then they can always hold Referendum on controversial issues. The other items in the demands list can be about military spending and waging war. And the other one can be about Complete Transparency Act. The privacy is very important in personal life, but not in political life; There should be total transparency. Politicians are making decisions and passing laws on behalf of We the People. They are accountable to us and it should be open and clear how the will of the people is being served. The people comments about the demands list are interesting: “Here is a program even the MSM can understand: 1-Regulate markets 2-Tax the rich 3-Hold Wall Street accountable 4-Restore democracy … We can’t enact a living wage or environmental protections with a congress that is bought by Walmart! … We need “The Second Bill of Rights” with the following rights: -The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation -The right of every family to a decent home -The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health -The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment”. It’s very important that the people discuss the demands and finalize the list of demands ASAP.

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The facilities that the American organizers have there, are really amazing and important. One of the most interesting and helpful facilities that the American protesters have in the US, is “Donation”. It’s a very important facility, but in Iran and many other brutal dictatorship, donation is a serious crime. In the US, unlike Iran, people can donate and help the activists and protesters, and the US authorities don’t kill or torture anyone for donating. On the other hand, the US, unlike Iran, is not under stupid sanctions, and the protesters can have banking facilities, mailing facilities, etc for receiving the donations. The American protesters and activists should know that Iranians think they live in heaven, because they have many important facilities there, while Iranians are deprived of them here. ABC news reported: “They greet inquisitive pedestrians at the Occupy Wall Street protest’s welcoming table in the financial district’s Zuccotti Park, in Manhattan. The table (above picture) accepts donations, and provides protest literature and an opportunity for new participants to join the demonstrations”. It’s really good. But in Iran, the stupid western sanctions and the Mullah severe surveillance have made donation or organizing impossible. Donate’s page of OccupyWallSt.org is very interesting. The people can donate online, and all donations are tax deductible. They also can mail their check or money order, or they can make a telephone donation. They can donate “laundry and shower”, or order the protesters food. The organizers say : “Please only send non-perishable goods, luckily we are able to receive packages of any size !” or “Order form Liberatos pizza -order online- order the Occu-pie [!] Please order vegan or non-meat pizzas (Please try to focus on vegan and vegetarian options with some meat options)”. The people comments are very interesting: “I desperately want to send a box of supplies. I live several states away, and I dont know anyone in New York; Would the parks address work for this?… I just donated 100 bucks. That should get you guys some pizzas. Keep it up, youre doing the right thing … just donated $10- not much- but if everyone sent something- we could keep this movement going … I am pregnant, I ordered some pizza for you guys, I wish there was a way to know that it was actually being delivered. I wish you all the best … According to Lydia at seamless.com, the site you get sent to if you order from Liberatos Pizza, Happy ordering! … Just donated $100. Hope that you can use it”

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It’s very important that the American protesters can organize themselves there. “On Day 1, no one knew what that would look like. Fast forward to Day 19, and Zuccotti Park is loaded with makeshift camps and organized “stations”: medical, food, legal, media, security and more”, the media reported. I don’t forget 2009, when Iranians had 9 months protests and demonstrations without any organization, any organizer, and any donation. That was a great and historical job that the ordinary Iranians did at that time. They not only did not have any freedom and any of great facilities that the Americans have now (and should appreciate it a lot), but also they knew that the savage Mullahs and their savage Basiji and Sepahi thugs would kill them, rape them and torture them, but they continued to protests, and thousands of them were killed, and ten thousands were arrested and tortured. (Shame on stupid bastards, the mercenaries and fake intellectuals who betrayed the people and the people movement in Iran). Here, we know how important is the matter of organizing, and also having freedom to protest. Here, we know how horrible is having a savage and barbarian government. Americans should not forget what they have there. Here, the police and state thugs are illiterate, Islamist, and savage, but the majority of people are young, anti-Islamist, university-educated and modern. Here, we have savage police and savage militia who kill and rape the people. But there, they have the funny matter of “Horny Protesters ! and Horny Police !”. As you know the American protesters sleep in parks. “When new arrivals turn out, volunteers swiftly equip them with donated sleeping bags and food”, the media reported. But some protesters are really horny, and some call them “Horny Protesters !”, who are very active in the sleeping bags ! It’s comic, but quite normal. But another comic matter, that is also very tragic, is about the horny police, who arrest the young females in strange ways. In so obvious that some of the horny police (or people), are charlatan and corrupt, of course not all of them. But the police should not be irresponsible. The corrupt people can corrupt many things. In these days, some Americans and non-Americans are worry about the people money, the donations. But I think (and hope) there is a lot of wise and honest guys there as organizers, who certainly don’t allow the charlatan to steal the people money, the donations. Americans should know that there, their police are stupid and horny !, but here, our police are so savage and uncivilized. And it’s a very very big difference.

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Some people comments about OWS movement, donations, etc are very interesting. Reading some comments can really wet eyes. They can show us that the corps of the good guys is really big: “So heartened to see all of you standing up for fairness and a country where everyone has a chance to live the American Dream … We are not lazy. We are not indifferent. But, with a puppet government under the control of corporate fat cats who see us as a threat to their power, we often do feel very helpless… I just ordered Occu-Pies for you guys. enjoy. wish could be there. keep up the good work … I live hundreds of miles away. I sent 2 pizzas for you, please let me know if it arrives, I will send more … How can I donate for umbrellas?… I am coming to the park tomorrow, please let me know what supplies are really needed right now so I can purchase them when I’m on my way … As a father of 4 I dont have much to give, but as a computer man and advocate for your cause there is much I can achieve … Is there a way I can donate some money for someone to hold a placard saying Wall St. Needs ethical review and requirements, we at the mercy of vulgar vandals … You are not alone. The whole world is watching and you have many many supporters out here. Wish I had a lot of money but I could only send a small donation as I am on social security fixed income. Thank for for speaking up for me and others like me … Please continue the fight for an ethical government … I dont have much, but can I send cash?… trying to sent you guys a few pizzas … Just ordered 20 sandwiches from Panini. I hope they get to you folks … I have some extra blankets. would they be useful for you guys? I live in Brooklyn… You guys need a Paypal or Dwolla account. I live in the UK (former Californian) and want to send you money… Im in Canada and our Harper govt is horribly corrupt and serves to perpetuate the needs of the wealthy above all others… Heres hoping my paltry $50 can make a difference … I just donated $10.00 as I am retired and I cant afford much… My mother and I just sent you a box of supplies! A bit of food, soap, blanket, earplugs, tea tree oil, and a bunch of other supplies… You are all amazing! I just ordered 7 pizzas and a case of water bottles for you… Will you accept homemade cookies? My mother wants to send you homemade cookies”

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