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Post by Guest Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:37 pm

It truly is a matter of economic survival. Check out these three facts (there are a lot more dismal facts):

1) 15.7% unemployment + underemployment rate - 6.3 million people have been out of work and looking for a job for more than six months.
2) For those lucky enough to find jobs - jobs are paying less.
3) 44.1 million people participating in Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (food stamps).

So what’s the problem - it’s our economic system and our political system is only a reflection of that. We have what is called a plutocracy. Those with the money have all the power. Forget about a democracy (even a representative democracy).

http://www.rebelcapitalist.com/index.php/site/permalink/power.-civil-disobedience.-change/

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Post by guest Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:37 pm

“Civil disobedience is the only tool we have left.”

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There may have been a time when politicians were responsive to the concerns of those they represented. This definitely not the case now. Both political parties are beholden to the plutocrats. They compete for the same pool of big money donations. Poor and working class families just don’t have the money to buy a politician.

What we do have is our voices and the ability to act together to effect real change. History shows, from protests and civil unrest during the Great Depression, to Civil Rights protests, to Vietnam War protests, that direct action and civil disobedience are more effective than the ballot box at instigating real change. Civil disobedience can take many forms. It could be street protests. It could be boycotts. It could a decision to purchase necessities from consumer coops or locally owned stores. The important thing is that we do it together. Time is running out for the economic security for millions of Americans and civil disobedience is all we have left.

Here is a list of brave Americans that have come together to act and they are organizing across the U.S. Check their websites for actions near you:

US Uncut
MoveOn.org
We Are One

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Post by Guest Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:53 pm

aloneinpa wrote: “Civil disobedience is the only tool we have left.”

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There may have been a time when politicians were responsive to the concerns of those they represented. This definitely not the case now. Both political parties are beholden to the plutocrats. They compete for the same pool of big money donations. Poor and working class families just don’t have the money to buy a politician.

What we do have is our voices and the ability to act together to effect real change. History shows, from protests and civil unrest during the Great Depression, to Civil Rights protests, to Vietnam War protests, that direct action and civil disobedience are more effective than the ballot box at instigating real change. Civil disobedience can take many forms. It could be street protests. It could be boycotts. It could a decision to purchase necessities from consumer coops or locally owned stores. The important thing is that we do it together. Time is running out for the economic security for millions of Americans and civil disobedience is all we have left.

Here is a list of brave Americans that have come together to act and they are organizing across the U.S. Check their websites for actions near you:

US Uncut
MoveOn.org
We Are One


I don't know if you saw this thread started today by one of our members, but this is where it will start, with the 18 - 30 year old age group.

http://www.unemployed-friends2.org/t1698-18-30-year-olds-feel-age-discrimination-another-side

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Post by Angelicrisis Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:02 pm

Great post and great re-post. Thanks!!

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Post by mistermunster Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:31 pm

The banks and Wall Street, which have erected the corporate state to serve their interests at our expense, caused the financial crisis. The bankers and their lobbyists crafted tax havens that account for up to $1 trillion in tax revenue lost every decade. They rewrote tax laws so the nation’s most profitable corporations, including Bank of America, could avoid paying any federal taxes. They engaged in massive fraud and deception that wiped out an estimated $40 trillion in global wealth. The banks are the ones that should be made to pay for the financial collapse. Not us. And for this reason at 11 a.m. April 15 I will join protesters in Union Square in New York City in front of the Bank of America.

TIME TO REVOLT!!!!!

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/this_is_what_resistance_looks_like_20110403/

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/power_concedes_nothing_without_a_demand_20110314/

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