As we come closer to the N17 day of action, we would like to express our thanks to occupiers everywhere for your participation in this movement. If Monday night's conference call from the encampment at OccupyLA to 150 other occupations is an indication of our strength, then we are all mighty. Looking back, we have made great gains in taking control of the currency. Working together, we moved at least 4.5 billion to credit unions with the bank transfer day action.
Looking forward, it would be disastrous to the movement if our actions led to the market becoming freer than the people. Remember that, politics are national, but capitalism is global. While the military is commanded by government, weapons of mass destruction are the private property of the 1%. As a result, the more we loosen the ties between bankers and politicians, the more difficult it will be to govern global capitalism. And sadly, the more violent the oppression will become. In the last instance, the 1% will use overwhelming force to stop us (just look at the news out of the Bay Area). We must rely on our capacity to seek alternatives in non-violence and sharpen our ability to see beyond good and evil.
We urge you to consider the charge: We don’t want higher standard of living for some. We want a better standard of living for everyone. To achieve this, we must work together on building alternative avenues for political action. We create fresh alternatives to the current situation every day by occupying public spaces and watching politicians scurry for their city ordinances. Like mice in a burning building, their scrambling indicates that this movement is hot like fire! In being so, we must match their oppression with our focused intensity. As we enter winter, let’s use N17 to turn up the heat by envisioning the world post-Wall St.
Be excellent to each other,
OccupyLA GA 11-13-2011