We are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution. We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if we're working at all. We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything. We are the 99 percent.

Brought to you by the people who occupy wall street. Why will YOU occupy?

OccupyWallSt.org Occupytogether.org somosel99por-ciento.tumblr.com wearethe99percentuk.tumblr.com westandwiththe99percent.tumblr.com

ATTENTION: Documentary filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart is looking to connect with people who have submitted their stories to We Are the 99 Percent. She would like to bring your stories to life in a new feature documentary film. You can contact her directly at bobbigotgame@hotmail.com if you would like to know more and explore being interviewed on camera.

18th December 2011

Photo with 198 notes

I am a 27 year old Iraq war veteran. I volunteered to go to Iraq because the mainstream media led me to believe the US was building schools and hospitals. Shortly after entering the military despite my extensive construction experience I was trained how to shoot to kill and blow up buildings using minimal amounts of explosives. Around my 7th month in Iraq I realized we were not building schools and hospitals but instead enforcing laws the general public were uninformed of. It was at this time I began to internally side with the iraqi people and ever since have been afraid to speak up for the people around the world the USA oppresses for the sake of cheap oil and profits for banks and department stores for fear of being branded a traitor and terrorist. I have attempted suicide out of shame for being a part of a world war/domination in which there is no end in sight. Due to my injuries I am on VA disability and continue to live in fear that if I speak my mind on all of the horrible things the American government does to people all over the world the government will take my disability pay since I am unfit to work. My story is like many other’s but I do not seek pity instead I beg all of you to turn your attention not only to student loans and foreclosed homes in the US but to all of the sweat shops and slaves to corporate America all over the world. To the 40 year old women whom haven’t seen their children for a year or more because they work 80+ hours a week for $2 a day. To all the people all over the world that die because they don’t have health care. To the farming industry putting patents on the seeds of life. To the people’s RIGHT to Healthcare and Education being free for everyone. To corporations denying funding to free energy and cancer curing because “there’s no money in it”. To the fact that Millions marched in New York in protest of the wars when they first began and nothing happened because they didn’t see that protest is only the first step of action.To all of the gay Americans that take their own lives or are brutally beaten by their peers because the American Government refuses to agree with majority of America over gay rights sending a message that gay is wrong. To The Patriot Act being one of the most inhuman laws in free society.To the fact that anytime there is a study on casualties of war the count is always “this many American troops” and “this many iraqis” but never “This many human beings” which only divides us human beings as a whole. To the fact that our declaration of independence is from british oppression and tyranny even though we stand with Britain in these wars. To acknowledgement that we will never be able to separate the banks from government until we write a declaration of independence from inhuman banking and business practices and a  bill of rights guaranteeing free education and healthcare and a right to fair wage.
I fought for the US government in the name of freedom
Now I fight with the 99% for freedom
I am the 99%
                                              occupywallst.org

I am a 27 year old Iraq war veteran. I volunteered to go to Iraq because the mainstream media led me to believe the US was building schools and hospitals. Shortly after entering the military despite my extensive construction experience I was trained how to shoot to kill and blow up buildings using minimal amounts of explosives. Around my 7th month in Iraq I realized we were not building schools and hospitals but instead enforcing laws the general public were uninformed of. It was at this time I began to internally side with the iraqi people and ever since have been afraid to speak up for the people around the world the USA oppresses for the sake of cheap oil and profits for banks and department stores for fear of being branded a traitor and terrorist. I have attempted suicide out of shame for being a part of a world war/domination in which there is no end in sight. Due to my injuries I am on VA disability and continue to live in fear that if I speak my mind on all of the horrible things the American government does to people all over the world the government will take my disability pay since I am unfit to work. My story is like many other’s but I do not seek pity instead I beg all of you to turn your attention not only to student loans and foreclosed homes in the US but to all of the sweat shops and slaves to corporate America all over the world. To the 40 year old women whom haven’t seen their children for a year or more because they work 80+ hours a week for $2 a day. To all the people all over the world that die because they don’t have health care. To the farming industry putting patents on the seeds of life. To the people’s RIGHT to Healthcare and Education being free for everyone. To corporations denying funding to free energy and cancer curing because “there’s no money in it”. To the fact that Millions marched in New York in protest of the wars when they first began and nothing happened because they didn’t see that protest is only the first step of action.To all of the gay Americans that take their own lives or are brutally beaten by their peers because the American Government refuses to agree with majority of America over gay rights sending a message that gay is wrong. To The Patriot Act being one of the most inhuman laws in free society.To the fact that anytime there is a study on casualties of war the count is always “this many American troops” and “this many iraqis” but never “This many human beings” which only divides us human beings as a whole. To the fact that our declaration of independence is from british oppression and tyranny even though we stand with Britain in these wars. To acknowledgement that we will never be able to separate the banks from government until we write a declaration of independence from inhuman banking and business practices and a  bill of rights guaranteeing free education and healthcare and a right to fair wage.

I fought for the US government in the name of freedom

Now I fight with the 99% for freedom

I am the 99%

                                              occupywallst.org

Tagged: owsoccupywallstreetoccupywallstoccupytogetheroccupysubmission

  1. planosprinklers reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  2. custom-chicken-coops reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  3. pest-control-pa reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  4. teeth-bleaching-kit reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  5. showreelbingo reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  6. hosted-voip reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  7. showreel-bingo reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  8. sprinkler-systems-plano reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  9. buy-contact-lenses reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  10. runwith-thehunted reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  11. ropaenventa reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  12. thatisall7 reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  13. nataliaismyname reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  14. cloudplusone reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  15. quietrebelsofgenesis reblogged this from akabunny
  16. akabunny reblogged this from the-msm
  17. ve-may-bay-vietjet reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  18. platoscloud reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  19. ecclesio reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  20. agentpickle reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  21. whoaitschelsea reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  22. musiconarainyday reblogged this from soocosmopolitan and added:
    Wow.
  23. soocosmopolitan reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  24. eeefg reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  25. moebithinking reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  26. koalastick reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  27. crazytishna reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  28. enderwiggin91 reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  29. almadeltorro reblogged this from ihavevividreams
  30. princet reblogged this from wearethe99percent
  31. bastiandante submitted this to wearethe99percent