OWS is going to be what the people make it. I hope we can focus on things that will help all 7 Billion Humans, flying through space on Beautiful Mother Earth. It looks to me, that if we can lighten the economic load on the people, by getting a bigger piece of the pie, the people would have a clearer head, which would help us demand Nature is taken care of. What many Scientist claim, of that 350 parts per million of co2 in the air, does not seem out of reach from the 392 its at now, so lets hope we have a little time.
Since we need sound money, which we have never had, lets get out of the Fed. The best way I've heard to do that, is to follow what North Dakota has been doing fine with for over 90 years, with its State Bank. Other States are studying how to do it. Kucinich has some good thoughts on to get out. He wants to put the Fed under The Treasury, not the other way around as it sure appears to be now, and faze out fiat banking in 10 years.
Ellen Brown author of "The Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our
Money System and How We Can Break Free" talking about the public banking
system and the Bank of North Dakota October 26, 2011 at Kan Hall,
University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
If we don't fix Healthcare, the price will double in 10 years, probably with less care. Vermont's and Montana's Single Payer could very well be worth other States checking out.
Just Imagine that drug companies cared more for health and less for profit. DC just proved with a year of babble that they are not the place to fix it. It puzzles me, that Kucinich's call for State's having a Public Option, could not have been combined with the GOP's plans for Health Coops. Have heard an Insurance CEO has said, 'A Pubic Option would work so well, that the Insurance Companies would not be able to compete.'
And need we mention that ending the wars is a must. Why the not close all over seas Military Bases, and put the Vets, and others to work rebuilding this Broken Promised Land? Then, we may just be able to fund this plan of Arlo Guthrie's: '
My plan to fix the world is simple as far as the USA is concerned. I'd put forth a massive rebuilding of infrastructure like every road, every school, ultra high spread internet, energy delivery and more than can be listed here. And I'd rebuild it all ONLY with products, tools and machinery Made In The USA. No importing steel, wood products, concrete or high tech stuff from over seas. You'll see factories going up faster than a multinational corporation can send money to an elected official. That'd be my Day One - Job One!'
But on other thing: Communities should study how to set up the Worker Ownership of the Mondragon Cooperative, of the Basque in Spain. There is an Evergreen Cooperative in Cleveland, and Richmond California, is putting people to work by starting smaller Cooperatives. Mondragon owns its own Bank like Credit Union would be here, and it reinvests in itself. It owns its own Collage which trains its worker owners, who all have 1 vote in how its all run. The CEO's earn only 4-5 times what the rank and file worker owners earn. It started as small Coops in the 50s, and is now a Billion Dollar a year Business. Unemployment where Mondragon is, is at 1%, while the rest of Spain is 20% or more.
Its a better way to work. Don't we all want that? What if we let Farmers grow Hemp? We could build good worker owned Coops, out of the Paper, Cloths, Plastics, and among other things, the Bio-fuel we can produce from Hemp.
It sounds like a great idea to get money out of politics. Can we find a way to get politics out of our lives? In this 21st Century, can't we find something that works? This internet is a very cool communication tool. Though I've felt OWS-Empire's-Territory broiling inside of us for years, with people in all of my travels being sick and tired of being regulated to death. It would be great to have a real life where we can laugh, Rock and Roll and dance, without having all of our currant day distractions. Why should we settle for less?