Posted by: twotrees | October 16, 2011

Occupying our consciousness

Today has several action items in downtown Ventura:  The Fifth Annual Walk for Farm Animals occurs to work toward protecting animals who, while eventually going into the food system, need not be abused and treated like prisoners during their short lives.  Whether you eat meat or not, you can appreciate that POV.

Additionally, Occupy Ventura got started at Mission Park in Downtown Ventura with the plan to overnight and stay through Sunday.  Like their Wall Street cousins, OV is concerned for what they say is the 99% of Americans who don’t benefit equally from the New World Order that run this country.  From the OWS site:

“Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.”

While some may think this is a farce and unsustainable, it appears that the movement is growing, greatly, and even in other countries.  Reports of 100,000 people marching in Rome yesterday were updated today by 50,000 marching in Times Square New York.

Key points made locally were that the Federal Reserve is the root of much evil and that it’s time, after $3 trillion dollars ($3,000,000,000,000 for those who care) spent over the past decade, to end our participation in wars in the middle east. 

To see what’s happening on Wall Street right now, go here:  http://occupywallst.org/

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