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Take Back America 2012: Despair and Yet Feathered Hope

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Other protests against New York's new "stop and frisk" activities are in progress, and Tax Day activism succeeded so well that Occupy received a phone call from the White House.

The conversation must be diverted from foreign policy and toward the one percent that so drives it behind the scenes anyway. "Taxmageddon" should become "Revenuemaggeddon." Those who are doing well in America should do right by it instead of paying millions that should go into taxes, to avoid taxes.

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Recently the statistic was released that, for the first time in history, the majority of births bring citizens of color into America. Women comprise the majority in the workplace. Every eight seconds an American turns sixty-five, to the tune of ten million a year. All will need care and support.

The last issue was framed surprisingly--instead of being a burden, we boomers will stimulate a proliferation in the already increasing pool of healthcare professionals. In fifteen cities care councils are forming coalitions to formulate new policies on behalf of seniors in the areas of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

Francis Fox Piven is very excited about the Occupy movement, as the next great social protest movement that will redefine and reshape democracy this generation.

We must make our voices heard. We must organize at the national and local level and stay connected; the movement of the 99 percent is working on behalf of the 100 percent. We must be intergenerational. There is a solution to all crises.

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  Audience interaction at this point elicited many more insights.

Just like the feudal system, capitalism may be on its way out--for how can the goals of this nascent movement go forward within capitalism? Hard to say. Thanks to Occupy, $126,738,000 have been moved out of the big banks.

Ending the Bush tax cut legislation will create seven million jobs.

The day after Election 2008, all young people were dropped; nor were they courted for the 2010 vote that created a heyday for the Tea Party.

We must talk about the economy that we want, not just criticize the one that we have.

We won so much in the twentieth century--suffrage and civil rights, for example. Unity, love, and justice must become the basis for a new world.

New ideas are needed at this crucial moment, the beginning of a worldwide movement.

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