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Help Get This Occupy Wall Street Commercial On TV!

Help Get This Occupy Wall Street Commercial On TV!

More than 700 cities across the world either have an active Occupy demonstration going on right now, or they’re planning to start one on October 15th.

But there are still members of the 99% who don’t realize why people are occupying, and aren’t sure whether they should join or not.

That’s why media crowdfunding platform Loudsauce has launched a campaign to raise funds that will be used to air the below Occupy Wall Street commercial on cable television.

From the Loudsauce campaign page:

The mainstream media doesn’t get it. They’re trying to discredit the #occupy movement as bunch of uninformed extremists who don’t know what we want. But, we know who we are and we know what we want: we’re a big, diverse movement that’s fighting for an economy that works for all of us, not just the top 1%.

When we hit our fundraising goal, we’ll be able to put this video on the air during popular cable TV shows (like Seinfeld repeats or Sports Center). It will run just like a normal ad.

We’ve already seen that the mainstream media is reluctant to report on the Occupations in a fair and balanced manner. Attempts to incite violence, mock, suppress and discredit the thousands of hardworking Americans that have dedicated their time and resources to supporting this movement continue every day.

It’s time to show the 1% that contrary to popular belief, they don’t control the media. Just because they refuse to acknowledge it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. With your help, the revolution can be televised! Bringing this commercial to cable television will guarantee that millions of Americans are exposed to the struggle and start to ask questions about what’s happening.

And then it’s up to us to answer them.

Check out the Loudsauce campaign here, and donate if you can. If you can’t, help spread the word by sharing the link on Facebook and Twitter.

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11:08AM PST on Nov 9, 2011

Awesome!

4:44PM PDT on Oct 16, 2011

It's about time it happened! I had been telling people for a long time, you are the people and you have the right to take this country back (from the lackey politicians who work for the very rich). If we have to have another revolution, so be it!

1:14PM PDT on Oct 16, 2011

Hopefully, these demonstrations will continue to spread across the US, and continue on, to become America's "Arab Spring." Our American Autumn.

We are well past our time for renewal, to paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, "change is our right, our responsibility."



People, lets take America back from the 1%, they are trading on your future. These people are traitors to the true American way. Let us see heads roll.



The question is, since the 1% didn't respect the 99% yesterday, what efforts will be needed for us to call upon. Can we get there with non-violence, god knows the 1% doesn't respect Non-violence, not in a violent world of their own making.

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
" Thomas Jefferson

9:30PM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

Great!

8:53AM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

Recall all Republicans!

6:55AM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

I'm very much in sympathy with the OWS movement but they need more focus on specific issues. While they're garnering headlines the Tea Partyers are getting their (actually the Koch Bros.) legislation passed. I don't agree with everything Obama does but he's a damn site better than any of the Republicans. Although I do give Ron Paul credit for his opposition to the military industial complex and drug laws but he's wrong on almost every other issue.

4:46AM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

Fantastic!!

11:54PM PDT on Oct 14, 2011

And the truth shall set you free.

10:24PM PDT on Oct 14, 2011

Looking for help …I wish to quote… “More success may come from naming and shaming the politicians, business leaders and companies making piles of money by moving jobs to countries overseas, and out of the other side of their mouths, demanding lower taxes and denouncing President Obama as an economic simpleton. The US long championed the globalization model that it now blames for its woes. Hypocrisy is also at play in how Mr. Bernanke and his Chinese counterparts are embroiled in a race to the bottom. It’s pretty evident that a weaker dollar is part of US policy, so they are hardly in a position to throw the first stone. Even though China overtly manages its currency, a stronger Yuan isn’t going to bring back the jobs American companies willingly exported. Perhaps the real indignity for Washington is that, as it ponders a trade war with its biggest creditor, Beijing is winning the currency war. American lawmakers facing re-election next year will find China a convenient scapegoat for bad economic data. For all its growth, China’s model isn’t benefiting the world as some had anticipated. …Market access, not exchange rates, is the critical issue.” Thank you, Mr. William Pesek for a better perspective.

6:30PM PDT on Oct 14, 2011

I signed the petition. This movement must not die. For it to continue, we must all participate. The republicans are hoping this will quickly die, so they can hold power and continue to support their masters, the corporate special interest.

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