Declaration of the 99%

Collaboration, Geopolitics, Politics, Society

Stupid hippies out there protesting don’t know what they want and I’m not sure how sleeping in a tent does anything anyway I mean that’s basically camping isn’t it? No, you’ve just got to go with the flow and look after number one, that’s what I say. I mean just look at this summary list here, it’s a load of old bollocks, isn’t it? “Healthcare for all” what nonsense – bunch of bleeding’ dreamers. And “Protection for Planet” well.. polar bears don’t really do much do they and pandas are a bit crap… bla bla bla mindless nonsense.

Here’s a summary of the Occupy declaration, as drafted by Lawrence Lessig (the same guy behind Creative Commons).

  1. Elimination of the Corporate State
  2. Overturning the “Citizens United” Case
  3. Elimination of All Private Benefits to Public Servants
  4. Term Limits
  5. A Fair Tax Code
  6. Healthcare for All
  7. Protection of the Planet
  8. Debt Reduction
  9. Jobs for All
  10. Student Loan Debt Relief and Refinancing
  11. Ending Perpetual War for Profit
  12. Emergency Reform of Public Education
  13. End Outsourcing and Currency Manipulation
  14. Banking and Securities Reform
  15. Foreclosure Moratorium
  16. Ending the Fed
  17. Ending the Electoral College and Enactment of Uniform Federal Election Rules
  18. Ending the War in Afghanistan and Care of Veterans
  19. No Censorship of the Internet
  20. Reinstitution of Civil Rights

The declaration in full at:

Ed Dowding

Ed Dowding

Founder, strategist, writer, gadfly, TED talker, world-record holder, and (foolishly) reality-TV farmer. DOES: Innovation, Product, Advocacy THINKS: Regenerative Systems, Institution design, 300 year horizons

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