1. February 29 Shut Down the Banks
As called by Occupy Portland, Occupy Oakland supports a day of nonviolent direct action to reclaim our voices and challenge our society’s obsession with profit and greed by shutting down the corporations. We are rejecting a society that does not allow us control of our future. We are reclaiming our ability to shape our world in a democratic, cooperative, just, and sustainable direction.
We call on the Occupy Movement and everyone seeking freedom and justice to join us in this day of action.
There has been a theft by the 1% of our democratic ability to shape and form the society in which we live. Our society is steered toward the destructive pursuit of consumption, profit, and greed at the expense of all else.
We call on people to target corporations that are part of the American Legislative Exchange Council, which is a prime example of the way corporations buy off legislators and craft legislation that serves the interests of corporations and not people. This council created the anti-labor legislation in Wisconsin and the racist bill SB 1070 in Arizona among so many others. ALEC spreads corporate laws around the country.
In taking this action, we begin to recreate our democracy and to create a society that is organized to meet human needs and sustain life.
On February 29th, we will reclaim our future from the 1%. We will shut down the corporations and recreate our democracy.
Join us! Leap into action! Reclaim our future! Shut down the corporations!
* This action received unanimous consensus from the Portland General Assembly on Sunday January 1st, 2012.
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