I had a bit of a chat to one of the Occupy protestors in Bradford today. Lovely lady but a little vague about their aims (so I found a statement of their concerns online - shown below). They are having a meeting each day at 11:00 & 6:00. I may pop along and find out more. I'm quite tempted to dig out my tent & join the 99%!
The current system is unsustainable. It is undemocratic and unjust. We need alternatives; this is where we work towards them.
We are of all ethnicities, backgrounds, genders, generations, sexualities dis/abilities and faiths. We stand together with occupations all over the world.
We refuse to pay for the banks' crisis.
We do not accept the cuts as either necessary or inevitable.
We demand an end to global tax injustice and our democracy representing corporations instead of the people.
We want regulators to be genuinely independent of the industries they regulate.
We support the strike on the 30th November and the student action on the 9th November, and actions to defend our health services, welfare, education and employment, and to stop wars and arms dealing.
We want structural change towards authentic global equality. The world's resources must go towards caring for people and the planet, not the military, corporate profits or the rich.
We stand in solidarity with the global oppressed and we call for an end to the actions of our government and others in causing this oppression.
This is what democracy looks like. Come and join us!
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