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Group Aims to Publish 100K Copies of Declaration for Occupy Movement

Group Aims to Publish 100K Copies of Declaration for Occupy Movement

Back in October, Care2 blogger Beth Buczynksi wrote about how Occupy Wall Street Participants voted on and approved the first official Declaration of the Occupation of New York City. Now, The Sparrow Project, a group that takes on publicity and creative projects for grassroots activists, is attempting to print and distribute 100,000 copies of the declaration.

These past few months, we’ve watched (and participated in) America’s grassroots uprising. It’s been exciting to see people speak out and demand fairness — to stand up to powers we’ve been taught have more say in the world that we, “the little people,” do.

I don’t know when the momentum of the Occupy Wall Street movement will subside or what the outcome of it will be, but it seems like having a hard copy of the things we came together and demanded during this time is smart. We could show The Declaration of the Occupation of New York City to friends and family who don’t understand or aren’t that familiar with what the movement is about, or to people who deny it’s even happening (are those people still around?). We’d have a real memento of a time in history when American people took to the streets to stand up for what they believed in, as well as a reminder of what those beliefs were. Whether it will be a reminder of what we asked for and gained or asked for and never got, time will tell.

You can read all of The Declaration of the Occupation of New York City here and watch the Kickstarter video for this project below:

Help The Sparrow Project reach their goal of printing and distributing 100,000 copies of The Declaration of the Occupation of New York City on their Kickstarter page.

 

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2:55PM PST on Dec 1, 2011

@Nicole G.

Unfortunately, handing someone a URL on the street (which would require a piece of paper anyway) doesn't evoke much of a connection as handing them a pamphlet.

2:54PM PST on Dec 1, 2011

@PortlandN

Of course you're only hearing the stories of them being kicked out. You're watching TV news or something similar, right? Turns out TV news are owned by the people OWS are protesting, so obviously they won't report anything good about the movement. It's just simple politics. If you're the biggest news source, and somone upstairs isn't happy with the protesters, don't report any good that the protest does, and no one will know.

9:20AM PST on Dec 1, 2011

I guess some of the Occupied Cities are still actively operating. Recently, I have only been hearing about the movements being evicted from certain city areas. It would be nice to know how many are still active in which cities and how many have been evicted from which cities and whether or not the evicted cities joined other movements in other cities. Until today, I was wondering if the flame was going out on the movement. I would like this movement to grow into triggering some much needed change in our federal government. And, preferably soon before I land in the streets begging for bread!!!

9:42PM PST on Nov 30, 2011

cont'd..They would sooner kill you--KILL you before they gave up any amount of power or enabled democracy in America. They need to be forced physically out of office and into jail. There will need to be blood before there is any change--everything else is bullshit--any changes will be on the surface. To get change you need to be the change. Greed and evil is like water--polluted smelly water--it will find away into everything. You can’t just obstruct with weirs and damns--you need to change the course of the river--if you want change. And that require lifting the earth and moving it. It requires blood, sweat, and tears. Its time to riot in the wealthy neighborhoods--not poor ones--its time to invade corporations and gated communities and take hostages, its time beat down the down the evil criminals in power and incarcerate them forever--not one year or ten--forever! Its time to remove the filth and build democracy. We can’t do that in a narcotic commercial system based on greed and power and war. When we have cancer--we remove it surgically--we destroy it--we don’t ask it nicely to go away or conform. Cancer won’t listen. It doesn't understand. It must be killed.

9:41PM PST on Nov 30, 2011

I know all the reasons for peaceful disobedience. I Understand Gandhi--though nobody is behaving like Gandhi or going as far as handy. And I know all the arguments against violence. However, I don’t get it. I am not a fascist mole or completely misguided because I would advocate violence. In Greece people riot. In France people riot and take employees hostage in their corporate palaces. And they get results. Now, I know they have a more vibrant democracy than we do and they have more collective empathy than we do and certainly more civil laws that reflect that empathy and protect citizens--they see themselves as citizens--not consumers as we Americans do. But I still think violence is necessary to get change. History shows us that greedy powerful elite never eve never ever admit fault and hand back power to the people or willingly make change--they must be forced and violently forced. French revolution style. No billionaire is gonna say, hay, you know you're right, here is all my power and wealth--my country, my people need it more than I do. These people have committed crimes against humanity and do so without any remorse. They feel entitled. And there is no amount of money that is ever enough. They always see sb richer than them and aspire to be that rich. Wealth is a perspective. These people are addicts--hooked on a mind-altering drug and do not live in our reality.

9:38PM PST on Nov 30, 2011

I know all the reasons for peaceful disobedience. I Understand Ghandi--tho nobody is behaving like Ghandi or going as far as ghandi. And I know all the arguments against violence. However, i dont get it. I am not a fascist mole or completely misguided because I would advocate violence. In Greece people riot. In France people riot and take emplyees hostage in their corporate palaces. And they get results. Now, I know they have a more vibrant democracy than we do and they ahve mre collective empathy than we do and certainly more civil laws that reflect that empathy and protect citizins--they see themselves as citizins--not consumers as we Americans do. But I stil lthink violence is necessary to get change. History shows us that greedy powerful elite never eve never ever admit fault and hand back power to the people or willingly make change--they must be forced and violently forced. French revolution syle. No billionaire is gonna say, hay, you know you're right, here is al lmy power and wealth--my country, my people need it more than i do. These people have committed crimes against humanity and do so without any remorse. They feel entitled. And there is no amount of money that is ever enough. They always see sb richer than them and aspire to be that rich. Wealth is a perspective. These people are addicts--hooked on a mind-altering drug and don not liv ein our reality. They would sooner kill you--KILL you before they gave up any amount of power or enabled democr

9:20PM PST on Nov 30, 2011

I wish this effort good luck and safe journey.

4:39PM PST on Nov 30, 2011

bravoooo

1:25PM PST on Nov 30, 2011

Here's my declaration of the 99%, which you can feel free to post/share/whatever.

http://dissidentvoice.org/2011/11/need-vs-greed

12:32PM PST on Nov 30, 2011

Thanks for the article...

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