This is the seventh communiqué from the 99 percent. We are occupying Wall Street.
On September 21st, 2011, it rained. We organized what shelter the
police would allow us and thought. We thought about everything that is
wrong with this country, with this world. We talked. We talked about
everything that is wrong in this world. There has been no real
conversation in this country and this world about wealth and the way it
is misused. We are that conversation. Join us and make your voice heard.
What is your one demand?
Our voice will no longer be ignored. There are too many things wrong
with this world for our voices to be silenced. You know this. We know
this. This is why we are here, why we grow every day.
occupy your homes. You own your home, a callous bank that split
ownership of your home into hundreds of parts, redistributing them
across the world under false ratings does not own your home. Fifty times
as much speculative trading as commercial trading goes on each day in
America. You are in debt to people who make money by moving money from
place to place using computers.
You have a right to shelter. No one can take that right from you.
Banks are able to restructure settlements constantly, they receive
billions and billions of dollars so that they can stay afloat for long
enough to steal your property from you. Do not let them. Do not leave
your house. If the police come to steal your house and deliver it to the
1 percent film them and show the world and then join us. If we are not
already occupying your city, your town, bring a sleeping bag, a pillow,
and contact us. We will help you find food. We will help you sue for
shelter. We will find each other. We will grow. We will build - city by
city, block by block.
We stand in solidarity with homeowners across the country and the
world whose homes are in the process of being stolen by faceless
conglomerations motivated only by profit. We are the 99 percent. We will
not let you steal our homes. We will not let you deprive us of a basic
right, shelter, so that you can buy a home you do not use. We are here.
We are growing. And we will not be moved.
We stand in solidarity with Madrid, San Francisco, Los Angeles,
Madison, Toronto, London, Athens, Sydney, Stuttgart, Tokyo, Milan,
Amsterdam, Algiers, Tel Aviv, Portland, Chicago and Palestine. Soon we
will stand with Phoenix, Montreal, Cleveland, Atlanta, Kansas City,
Dallas, Orlando and Miami. We're still here. We are growing. We intend
to stay until we see movements toward real change in our country and the