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5 Ways To Support The ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Movement

5 Ways To Support The ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Movement

Now it its 11th day, the occupation of Wall Street is gaining steam. Despite arrests, police brutality, and a lack of resources, what started as a group of people sleeping in a park has sparked a national wave of protests against the broken U.S. financial system.

So far at least 52 cities in America are occupied or organizing. With similar actions planned on at least three continents.

Despite the abysmal mainstream media coverage, the word is spreading, and people are looking for ways to get involved.

Here are 5 ways that you can show the Occupy Wall Street movement that you stand united in revolution.

1. Spread The Word

This is the easiest way to support the occupation, but it just might be the most important. Mainstream publications like the New York Times have failed to bring the true story of the protest to the eyes and ears of the American people. That’s why it’s essential to spread the word via any and all social media platforms.

Like the OccupyTogether Facebook page.

Follow the @OccupyWallSt Twitter account and retweet it using the #occupywallstreet hashtag.

Watch for stories, videos, and pictures of the Occupy Wall Street protest on Care2 or your favorite blog, and share them to Facebook and Google+.

2. Send Supplies

The protesters desperately need food, bedding, medical supplies, and other items to keep them safe and comfortable during the occupation. Non-perishable goods and money orders can be sent to:

The UPS Store
Re: Occupy Wall Street
118A Fulton St. #205
New York, NY 10038

3. Send Reinforcements

Occupations or similar protests are now planned or taking place in over 50 cities across America. If there’s one near you, GO. Showing up for just a few hours makes a huge difference. Wave a sign, bring some water or markers, listen to a speech, sign a petition, or share your own thoughts. All you need is your body and a burning desire for true democracy.

4. Support The Sharing Economy

It’s taken hundreds of years to brainwash the American people into believing that “corporations are people,” and that we need them to survive. Look for ways to embrace collaborative consumption in your own life. Share your space, time, bike, car, money and food. Buy or swap used items instead of purchasing new ones. Rent, grow, and build things instead of buying them.

5. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Banks and other corrupt corporations have held our financial system hostage for long enough. Deny them excessive profits by cancelling your credit card,moving your money to a credit union andpledging to use cash whenever possible.

Related Reading:

Wall Street Protests: Police Brutality Caught On Tape [Video]

Hundreds Occupy Wall In Protest Of Broken Financial System

Occupy Wall Street Protests Spread Across The Nation

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11:56AM PDT on Oct 19, 2011

Thank you and will be done to the best of my ability.

11:58AM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

Thank you for covering this important event! Power to the People!!! Close your bank accounts!!!
Open local credit Unions!!

8:26PM PDT on Oct 8, 2011

#2 - Send your support is greatly needed

The UPS Store
re: Occupy Wall Street
118A Fulton Street #205
NYC, NY 10038

A little bit goes a long way, remember the loaves . . .

7:02AM PDT on Oct 8, 2011

...if the universe, the entire universe, were to focus energy upon compassion, empathy, gratitude, love, peace, harmony, kindness, forgiveness and peace... imagine a planet called heaven.

2:24PM PDT on Oct 7, 2011

Keep it up.

9:44AM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

It is good to see real, honest Americans out protesting the demise of the American Middle Class, and the rise of the new American Feudalism. Curiously, their arguments and frustrations are nearly the same as what the Tea Party Protestors were saying just 2 years ago.

The key difference: this really is a 'rag-tag' grass-roots movement - hence the disorganization. Unlike the highly organized rallies of the Tea Party which were nothing more than a co-opting bought and paid for by the Koch Brother$.

http://theweek.com/article/index/206405/the-billionaire-koch-brothers-tea-party-puppetmasters

"By giving money to 'educate,' fund, and organize Tea Party protesters, [the Kochs] have helped turn their private agenda into a mass movement,"

WAKE UP AMERICA!

11:15AM PDT on Oct 5, 2011

Thanks

8:51AM PDT on Oct 5, 2011

"Abysmal mainstream media coverage" indeed. Thank goodness for social media and sites like Care2 that get the word out! Here are even more ways to add your voice in solidarity and support of the courageous folks out there:

http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4813

https://act.credoaction.com/campaign/ows_2/

http://act.truemajorityaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=261

8:04AM PDT on Oct 5, 2011

It is a shame that those responsible for the bankruptcy of America do not get jail time.

The CEO's and CFO's, the presidents and boards of all of the institutions who have polluted our country, stolen from the public and lead to the homelessness and joblessness of Americans should face jail time. Instead the company gets slapped with a fine or given money, depending on the situation and those responsible go their merry way with a bonus in their pockets.

It is time to hold all the theives accountable as such.

4:22PM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

This spontaneous movement is the total opposite of the tea party.

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