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Anonymous asked: who is the 1%
Here is a great article that explains who the 1% are: http://www.vanityfair.com/society/features/2011/05/top-one-percent-201105
and if you are more a person who likes films, check out “The One Percent”
it is available on Netflix, let us know what you think.
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I am one of the more fortunate disabled 99% (I am am a older Deaf disabled person). I am on SSDI but because I had a reasonably good paying job for many years I make ends meet and now also have Medicare with supplemental part B and own my home outright so I am not too bad off (for now). As a group older Deaf one of the most hard hit by this inequality, however, and many older Deaf have always been marginalized as a group. Now with the ongoing and growing polarization of wealth they quite often land in the lowest of the poverty brackets. To make matters worse they are quite often at a double disadvantage as they require interpreters to even communicate with government agencies and providers and THAT cost money (supposedly provided for legally but many many time it is it is not offered as being “too expensive” for the providers and legal loop holes are found). Under these conditions the older Deaf tend to just “disappear” from all statistical radar screens and stay within their own communities and “suffer (and die) in silence”.
Hopefully all 99% activities will be a role model for many 1% groups that do not believe in accessibility rights (either ADA or for their clients) and provide access to ALL older disabled individuals, including any special needs and interpreters/CART access for the Deaf.
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Anonymous asked: How can I help to make things better?
Organize with a local group. find one here: http://occupywallst.org/infotent/
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Anonymous asked: hi! i am doing protest at school and decided to write about ows' initial protest. thank you. you inspire me xoxo -a
You inspire us :)
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Anonymous asked: Please tell me that the Occupy Movement is still alive and kicking! :( Or isn't it?
Yes it is, we are currently planning for MayDay. Go to http://occupywallst.org for details.
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I am 24 years-old… and I am one of the very lucky ones. Two years ago, I was diagnosed with skin cancer, and because I was on the truly fortunate ones, I was able to receive medical treatment that I know millions in this country alone cannot afford to have when they’re sick and scared, in pain and in need. On January 4th of this year, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Once again, the fact that I am one of the very luckiest never escapes my mind or my heart. Fortunately, I am still covered under my parents’ health care plan for the next two years. Because of this blessing, I’ve been able to receive treatments, surgeries, and the necessary medications I need to not only survive but to live so that I can fight not only chronic illness but far more nefarious, demoralizing evils like chronic racism, intolerance, greed, corruption, and apathy.
I am a first-generation Palestinian-American, and I will ALWAYS stand with the 99% fighting tirelessly against injustice on all fronts. I stand with my tireless comrades resisting and galvanizing to bring about REAL change! They are my heroes who instill real hope in me and will ultimately change the world. So keep fighting dear comrades!
I believe in hope…
I believe that the blood, tears, patient suffering, and steadfast struggle of the 99% all over the world will stand the test of time and achieve all that is just and moral.
Occupy everything and don’t ever remain silent in the face of injustice anywhere it exists!
I am the 99 percent.
“Never doubt that a doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
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Anonymous asked: What does the occupy movement want to accomplish?
An equitable world would be a good start. Someplace in which we could all have quality healthcare, education, childcare, and a life with respect.
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Anonymous asked: On New Year's Eve I had a miscarriage at home. I do not have insurance and live off of $800.00 a month. If I called an ambulance I would not be able to afford to eat for months. I'm 32 years old and college educated. I do not have any debt. I am the 99%
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Anonymous asked: Wells Fargo is foreclosing on my property and I have been paying every single one of my monthly payments. All they have to do to get my property is file a notice of default wait 90 days then announce a sale date. If I want to defend myself I have to hire attorneys that I can not afford or lose my property. What recourse do I have? I have written to Kamala Harris but all I get is finger pointing at different agencies, such as Office of the comptroller, Consumer Financial and no response.
Get in touch with Occupy Homes.
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Anonymous asked: Explain to me how a person that makes a lot of money keeps me from my potential earning power.
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Anonymous asked: What are we/you doing about this Congress? Do you understand the Republicans are now threatening to shut down this government over the debt limit? Why aren't we louder?
Because we are waiting for you to join us in the streets. http://directory.occupy.net
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Anonymous asked: So when is everyone grouping together again to form another nonviolent protest? After this recent tax increase and groceries going up, something needs to be done about those employed in Congress. We can't keep letting them run things the way they are now. So what is being planned?
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It took me 2 years to find a job (with a degree). I can’t afford a sitter, so my kids are left alone after school or with their drunk aunt. I work full time and make a pretty good amount of money and still go back and forth from a homeless shelter & my parents house. I’m just glad I can feed my kids (most of the time, sometimes i go to a food bank) and make sure they have warm clothing. (I live in the arctic where it is -50 below for 3 months out of the year. I am the 99percent.
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