The banksters on Wall Street, The Heads of Lehman Brothers, BofA, Morgan Stanley, etc.,-- they're all just single heads of the hydra that is multinational globalization.
The same people and entities that have corrupted the three branches of US government so they are no longer accountable to the people are also waging class war on Europe and the rest of the world.
The Occupy Wall Street movement IS going international and well it should. The conversation is about opposing corporate personhood, as it should but it should also be about opposing globalization and international trade deals.
Meetup's OccupyTogether page
shows occupy actions taking place in London, Aukland, Bucharest, to name a few of the international actions.
There is no such thing as a major national corporation that is just a US entity. Pretty much every big corporation has connections, branches, major operations, managment, owners, franchises, subsidiaries and the like in other nations. Many do more business in other nations.
With crabgrass, the weed spreads by roots, by runners, so, if you pull out one, it does nothing for the big picture. You have to get at the whole system-- roots, runners, the works. The same is true when it comes to dealing with corporations and their effects on the US and the world.
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Consider Citizens United-- perhaps the worst case of treason ever perpetrated upon America. This opened the sluicegates for international money to pour into American politics through the US branches of multinational corporations. We know that they shift profits to avoid taxes. The same money shifting that is involved in the Tax amnesty programs
corporatist congressional shills push for is almost certainly being used to provide hundreds of millions for lobbyists and to buy TV ads for corporate teat-sucking members of congress-- ie., most of them. This treason, by the five Supreme Court Justice traitors has been countenanced by the Obama White House and it's neutered Department of Justice, led by impotent, sold out Attorney General Eric Holder.
The assault on the middle class is an international conflict. As the conversation at the Occupy Together locations develops, the role of multinational corporations-- and Presidents's and congress's collusion through passing trade agreements-- must be included. We must know, name and target our enemies if we're to have any hope of progress.
Wherever you live, in NYC, Washington DC, Seoul, Tokyo, London, Nigeria, Tibet, Venezuela-- the forces of multinationals and their weapons of globalization are working against you. It is time for a world uprising, a world-wide Occupation that targets the multinational corporations, the lobbyists, the banksters, the trade organizations-- WTO, World Bank, CAFTA, NAFTA, the new ones congressional sellouts are about to vote on.
Watch the votes in the coming weeks on the new trade deals for Korea and Columbia. Whichever members of congress vote for them, including members of the progressive caucus, will be selling out the middle class.
Tomorrow, October 6th, will see thousands in Washington D.C.. It was planned as a beginning. The courageous protesters in NYC didn't wait and started occupying Wall Street weeks before. Make tomorrow a day where you show up... somewhere, anywhere. Show your solidarity on a street corner in your town. Make a cardboard sign.
Talk to your friends, your family, your neighbors. Tell them about what's going on. Don't assume they know about it or, if they've heard about the arrests, say on the Brooklyn Bridge, that they know why the occupations are happening. Drum up conversations. Assume that the mainstream media have either failed to report at all or have marginalized and mocked the protests as the NY Times and Fox News have done.
Stand on a local street corner, or go to a branch of BofA or Goldman Sachs or, well pick one of hundreds of corporations that have declared war on the middle class through their lobbyists. Find two or three or ten friends and start something. Bring your children so they can brag they were part of something that shook the world. We are going to do this. The question is, will you be part of our we? To answer yes you have to wear out some shoe leather, or, more likely, Chinese sneaker rubber.
Do it for our future.
Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.