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Occupy Dallas stands in support of the

Occupy Wall Street which started September 17, 2011 at Liberty Square in Manhattans Financial District. The movement has now spread across the country and is influencing the world. Occupy Dallas is a horizontally organized resistance movement to counteract the unprecedented consolidation of wealth and power in the world today. The Occupy movement does not have a hierarchy or a formalized structure. The Occupy movement represents those that feel disenfranchised from the current socio-economic system because of policy passed by our political institutions and the actions of those in control of the unprecedented consolidation of wealth. The Occupy Movement crosses all socio-economic lines, all gender lines, all faiths, and all other ways by which we as individuals distinguish ourselves. Even those who benefit from the current system do so at the determent of their long term benefit. The Occupy Movement seeks to reform the way that we interact with our government, our economy and more importantly each other. We hold that working together is far better than working in competition with each other. We in the Occupy Movement call upon each and every individual across the country and across the world to stand together to implore, persuade and demand that the world as it is now be change. We are on an unsustainable path that in the end benefits no one, we are the 99%, we stand together, we want our government, our economy, and humanity back.

Occupy Dallas ?

What is

Mailing Address P.O. Box 155, 3100 Main St., Dallas, TX 75226 Physical Address
1500 Marilla Street Dallas, TX 75201

WWW.OCCUPYDALLAS.ORG

WWW.OCCUPYDALLAS.ORG

For the first time in American history, current generations will not be as prosperous as preceding generations. This denial of the American Dream is at the heart of Occupy Movement. We view that the traditional social system has been denied us by: 1. Unfair treatment and discrimination against individuals based on Gender, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Race, National Origin, Physical Ability or any other factor that minimizes any persons individual worth. 2. The commoditization of individual privacy. 3. Profit driven news sources with individual agendas. 4.Narrow definitions of what constitutes a family.

We view that the Political system has failed to represent us by:


1. Widespread deregulation that has eliminated common sense regulations that have insured long term prosperity and protection from predatory business practices; 2. A Tax code that is cumbersome and rife with loopholes and language that favors an economic minority at the expense of the majority of wage earners; 3. A Supreme Court decision that has put into place the unprecedented concept of extending first amendment protections to political donations; 4. Jeopardizing the future of social security through investiture and privatization schemes; 5. By reducing funding to our education system our future generations are provided a lesser education that previous generations received because of increased class size and reduced resources; 6. Because of decreasing funding individuals are saddled with higher student loan debt; 7. A political system where even the most perfunctory tasks of government are partisan battles.

We view that the economic system has been denied to us by:

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A general degradation of the employer and employee relationship namely

A. The practice referred to as dead peasants insurance policies where by companies profit from the death of individuals; B. The elimination of traditional pension and retirement arrangements in favor of 401 (k) investment vehicles; C. Outsourcing of jobs; D. Failing or eliminating paid sick leave; E. Failing or eliminating paid maternity leave; F. Relying on part-time workers rather than investing in full time employees; G. Scheduling work hours to insure that employees cannot obtain offered benefits; H. Failing to provide a livable wage; I. Reducing and eliminating employer based health care coverage. 2. Incredible income disparity between management and employees; 3. Active discouragement and intimidation of unionization of the workforce; 4. Instituting illogical accounting practices; 5. Engaging in unethical business practices that jeopardize the long term financial stability of the country; 6. Viewing financial profit as more important than the individual worth of a people.