- Soy Pública en Occupy D.C. Washington.
La mayor parte de los impuestos en Estados Unidos se invierten en gastos militares, por ello una de las reivindicaciones es que estos reviertan en la Educación Pública.
What is Occupy D.C.?
Occupy DC is a peaceful grassroots movement that is fed up with the current political and economic system in this nation. We are an independent branch from occupytogether.org and occupywallst.org but use the same terminology and philosophy. Occupy DC focuses on spreading the idea of Occupy Together and Occupy Wall Street to our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. We are not affiliated with October 2011 Stop the Machine organization. Although we support their organization, Occupy DC is a people’s movement inspired and based on Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Together. We are not a party nor do we have a spokesperson. This is a people’s movement led by a democratic system. For more information read our statement to the media.
Who is Occupy D.C.?
We are citizens, professionals, students, activists, parents, unemployed workers, teachers, professors, voters and the underrepresented who represent the 99%. We are interested in diminishing the influence of money in politics and improving the country’s infrastructure in order to improve healthcare, education, the environment and the economy. We are non-violent and peaceful. We stand in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and other non-violent, peaceful Occupy Together events around the world. Together, we can shift power away from the top 1 percent and back to the people.
- Soy Publica con el movimiento October2011 en Washington DC.
Esta acampada, aunque diferente de la anterior, está, sin embargo, relacionada. Se encuentra en la “Plaza de la Libertad” y en materia de Educación, propone: “9. Education – all people have the right to a high quality, publicly-funded and broad education from pre-school through vocational training or university”. Todas las personas tienen derecho a una educación de la mejor calidad con fondos públicos desde preescolar y a lo largo de todos los niveles, incluida la universidad.
1. Corporatism– firmly establish that money is not speech, corporations are not people, only people have Constitutional rights, end corporate influence over the political process, protect people and the environment from damage by corporations.
2. Wars and Militarism – end wars and occupations, end private for-profit military contractors, reduce the national security state and end the weapons export industry. War crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes against peace must be addressed and those responsible held accountable under international law.
3. Human Rights – end exploitation of people in the US and abroad, end discrimination in all forms, equal civil rights and due process for all people.
4. Worker Rights and jobs – all working-age people have the right to safe, just, non-discriminatory and dignified working conditions, a sustainable living wage, paid leave and economic protection.
5. Government – all processes of the three branches of government should be accountable to international law, transparent and follow the rule of law, people have the right to participate in decisions which affect them.
6. Elections – all citizens 18 and older have the right to vote without barriers, all candidates have the right to be heard and to run and all votes should be counted.
7. Criminal justice and prisons –end private for-profit prisons, adopt evidence-based drug policy, prisoners have the right to humane and just conditions with a focus on rehabilitation and reintegration into society, abolish the death penalty.
8. Healthcare – create a national, universal and publicly financed comprehensive health system.
9. Education – all people have the right to a high quality, publicly-funded and broad education from pre-school through vocational training or university.
10. Housing – all people have the right to affordable and safe housing.
11. Environment – adopt policies which effectively create a carbon-free and radio-active free energy economy and that respects the rights of nature.
12. Finance and the economy – end policies which foster a wealth divide and move to a localized and democratic financial system, reform taxes so that they are progressive and provide goods, monetary gain and services for the people.
13. Media – airwaves and the internet are public goods, require that media be honest, accurate and accountable to the people.
14. Food and water – create systems that protect the land and water, create local and sustainable food networks and practices.
15. Transportation – provide affordable, clean and convenient public transportation and safe spaces for pedestrian and non-automobile travel.