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Occupy Wall Street Making An Impact Across Our Great Nation—New York State To Raise Tax Rates On The Most Wealthy

Occupy Houston, Occupy Wall Street and Occupy efforts across the nation are working hard, changing the debate, and making progress.

This  is why top Republican pollster Frank Luntz is afraid of the Occupy movement.

Occupy Houston spoke up yesterday against arctic drilling and will tomorrow demonstrate to protect women’s health.

Occupy Wall Street has been addressing the foreclosure crisis.

On December 10th, OWS will be part of a global human rights day. Everyone is connected.

Occupy Portland, Oregon is back on the move again after being evicted from their first location. Above you see a picture from Occupy Portland. You can’t evict an idea.

In the news, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, after initial resistance, now working to help enact tax increases on the most wealthy New Yorkers.

President Obama is now talking more aggressively about the needs of everyday working people as Congressional Republicans continue to oppose the extension of payroll tax cuts for the American people.

Occupy Wall Street is staying outside of the two major parties and is making a difference.

Everyone can take part in Occupy. Search the web and Facebook to see what is taking place where you live.

It is up to each of us to work with others to help determine the course of our future. The work of freedom is up to each of us.

Let’s be hopeful, hard-working and imaginative.

Perry Dorrell at the great Houston blog Brains & Eggs has more of the story.

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Occupy Houston & Good Jobs Great Houston In Washington—A Report From Amy Price

My friend Amy Price has traveled to Washington with Occupy Houston and Good Jobs Great Houston to take the fight for economic fair play and the 99% to our elected officials and to the offices of the big lobbyists.

(Update 12/8/11—Here is Amy’s second day in Washington.)

(Above–Picture taken by Amy of an occupation on the National Mall.) 

Amy was a recent candidate for Houston City Council. With that race over, she is remaining involved in the fight for a better Houston and a better nation.

Below is an account from Amy of her first full day in Washington.

Here is Occupy Houston.

Here is Occupy DC.

Here is Occupy Wall Street.

Here is Amy’s report–

I came to Washington DC on Monday of this week, along with about 100
other Houstonians, to meet up with people from across the country who
have taken over the National Mall and are here to demand that our
government start–well, governing. Folks will be coming in through
Wednesday, leaving Friday, and by the time it’s all said and done we
should number about 2,500. The group here is pretty diverse: all ages,
different ethnicities, way different backgrounds. What we have in
common is the realization that austerity economics is not the solution
to America’s economic problems.

Walking past the Capital Building, I had an acute sense of history
wash over me, and I felt privileged to be literally in the shadow of
the symbol of our nation’s legislature. I wish the folks who worked
around that building–the senators and congress members elected to
serve their constituents–felt the same way. Even the most casual
student of American history knows that America got out of the Great
Depression by spending the money necessary to put people to work. The
Works Progress Administration, the manufacturing that accompanied WWII
and other programs ushered in the golden age of America’s middle
class. Continue reading

December 7, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 7 Comments