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Subject:   SPAM-LOW: Re: [september17discuss] Group Claims to represent Occupy Wall Street Demands
 

We need to say that no demands are official unless posted on the GAs website and or occupywallst.org LOUDLY!

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From: Jackie DiSalvo <jdisalvo@nyc.rr.com>
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Subject: [september17discuss] Group Claims to represent Occupy Wall Street Demands
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> Occupy
> Wall Street - Official Demands
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> Written by Anonymous   
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> Sovereign People's Movement, represented nationally through the people
> occupying the various Liberty Square locations across this great country,
> have laid out and democratically submitted and are currently voting on the
> list of following Demands to then be distilled into one Unified Common demand
> of the people. 
> Participate in Democracy and
> Vote Here to Have Your Voice Heard
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> LIST OF PROPOSED "DEMANDS FOR CONGRESS"
> 1.     CONGRESS
> PASS HR 1489 ("RETURN TO PRUDENT BANKING ACT" http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h112-1489
> ). THIS REINSTATES MANY PROVISIONS OF THE GLASS-STEAGALL ACT. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass–Steagall_Act
> --- Wiki entry summary: The repeal of provisions of the Glass–Steagall
> Act of 1933 by the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act in 1999 effectively
> removed the separation that previously existed between investment banking
> which issued securities and commercial banks which accepted deposits. The
> deregulation also removed conflict of interest prohibitions between
> investment bankers serving as officers of commercial banks. Most economists
> believe this repeal directly contributed to the severity of the Financial
> crisis of 2007–2011 by allowing Wall Street investment banking firms to
> gamble with their depositors' money that was held in commercial banks owned
> or created by the investment firms. Here's detail on repeal in 1999 and how
> it happened: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass–Steagall_Act#Repeal
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> CONGRESSIONAL AUTHORITY AND OVERSIGHT TO ENSURE APPROPRIATE FEDERAL AGENCIES
> FULLY INVESTIGATE AND PROSECUTE THE WALL STREET CRIMINALS who clearly broke
> the law and helped cause the 2008 financial crisis in the following notable
> cases: (insert list of the most clear cut criminal actions). There is a
> pretty broad consensus that there is a clear group of people who got away
> with millions / billions illegally and haven't been brought to justice. Boy
> would this be long overdue and cathartic for millions of Americans. It would
> also be a shot across the bow for the financial industry. If you watch the
> solidly researched and awared winning documentary film "Inside Job"
> that was narrated by Matt Damon (pretty brave Matt!) and do other research,
> it wouldn't take long to develop the list.  
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> 3.     CONGRESS
> ENACT LEGISLATION TO PROTECT OUR DEMOCRACY BY REVERSING THE EFFECTS OF THE
> CITIZENS UNITED SUPREME COURT DECISION which essentially said corporations
> can spend as much as they want on elections. The result is that corporations
> can pretty much buy elections. Corporations should be highly limited in
> ability to contribute to political campaigns no matter what the election and
> no matter what the form of media. This legislation should also RE-ESTABLISH
> THE PUBLIC AIRWAVES IN THE U.S. SO THAT POLITICAL CANDIDATES ARE GIVEN EQUAL
> TIME FOR FREE AT REASONABLE INTERVALS IN DAILY PROGRAMMING DURING CAMPAIGN
> SEASON. The same should extend to other media.
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> 4.     CONGRESS PASS
> THE BUFFETT RULE ON FAIR TAXATION SO THE RICH AND CORPORATIONS PAY THEIR FAIR
> SHARE & CLOSE CORPORATE TAX LOOP HOLES
> AND ENACT A PROHIBITION ON HIDING FUNDS OFF SHORE. No more GE paying zero or
> negative taxes. Pass the Buffet Rule on fair taxation so the rich pay their
> fair share. (If we have a really had a good negotiating position and have the
> place surrounded, we could actually dial up taxes on millionaires,
> billionaires and corporations even higher...back to what they once were in
> the 50's and 60's.
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> 5.     CONGRESS
> COMPLETELY REVAMP THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION and staff it at all
> levels with proven professionals who get the job done protecting the integrity
> of the marketplace so citizens and investors are both protected. This agency
> needs a large staff and needs to be well-funded. It's currently has a joke of
> a budget and is run by Wall St. insiders who often leave for high ticket
> cushy jobs with the corporations they were just regulating. Hmmm.  
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> 6.     CONGRESS PASS SPECIFIC AND EFFECTIVE LAWS
> LIMITING THE INFLUENCE OF LOBBYISTS AND ELIMINATING THE PRACTICE OF LOBBYISTS
> WRITING LEGISLATION THAT ENDS UP ON THE FLOOR OF CONGRESS.  
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> 7.     CONGRESS
> PASSING "Revolving Door Legislation" LEGISLATION ELIMINATING THE
> ABILITY OF FORMER GOVERNMENT REGULATORS GOING TO WORK FOR CORPORATIONS THAT
> THEY ONCE REGULATED. So, you don't get to work at the FDA for five years
> playing softball with Pfizer and then go to work for Pfizer making $195,000 a
> year. While they're at it, Congress should pass specific and effective laws
> to enforce strict judicial standards of conduct in matters concerning
> conflicts of interest. So long as judges are culled from the ranks of
> corporate attorneys the 1% will retain control.  
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> 8.     ELIMINATE
> "PERSONHOOD" LEGAL STATUS FOR CORPORATIONS. The film "The
> Corporation" has a great section on how corporations won
> "personhood status". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SuUzmqBewg
> . Fast-forward to 2:20. It'll blow your mind. The 14th amendment was supposed
> to give equal rights to African Americans. It said you "can't deprive a
> person of life, liberty or property without due process of law".
> Corporation lawyers wanted corporations to have more power so they basically
> said "corporations are people." Amazingly, between 1890 and 1910
> there were 307 cases brought before the court under the 14th amendment. 288
> of these brought by corporations and only 19 by African Americans. 600,000
> people were killed to get rights for people and then judges applied those
> rights to capital and property while stripping them from people. It's time to
> set this straight. 
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> To Vote on All #Revolution
> Demands - Click Here
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