(un)Occupy Albuquerque, in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement, indigenous peoples, and colonized peoples worldwide, realizes that language has historically played a powerful role in social transformation. Given the "occupation" of native lands across the Americas since 1492, the colonization of Africa, Asia, and other parts of the world, and the continued "occupation" of Iraq and Afghanistan, we resist the term “occupy” or, for that matter, any language that is connected to the oppression of people.
The First National Goal and Directive Principle, as written in the Constitution of Papua New Guinea calls
“for every person to be dynamically involved in the process of freeing himself or herself from every form of domination or oppression so that each man or woman will have the opportunity to develop as a whole person in relationship with others”
A PEOPLE WHO ARE DOMINATED AND OPPRESSED WILL NEVER FLOURISH AS A NATION!
Occupy Winston-Salem stands in solidarity with our brothers and sisters across the globe as a non-violent, leaderless movement of Americans united to fight the corporate abuse of our democracy, and to take the reins of power away from profit-driven interests and assert our rightful place in the political process. We serve not only as a movement of protest, but as a means to liberate Americans from the shackles of corporate greed. Our members are employed and jobless, liberal and conservative, and comprised of all colors and faiths. We do not exclude anyone, as we are all suffering under the top-heavy power structure of the 1%.
A true and fair representation of democracy; of, by, and for The People. Corporations are not people and they do not speak for us.
The end of the corporatization of our political system.
An economy that places direct emphasis on building American infrastructure and creating jobs within our borders.
Equal access to education and healthcare for all Americans.
Fair lending and banking practices to help increase home ownership and our ability to maintain and pass down wealth.