Tuesday, November 01, 2011


Vets Especially, but those who also Actually Support our Brothers and Sisters, join with the IVAW Veterans and March Tomorrow, November 2, in New York City and and other Occupy Venues across the Country!

NYC IVAW CHAPTER: Call to Action
10/31/11 - Call to Action

Across the country Americans of all stripes are coming together in their cities and towns to demand government accountability and an end to Wall Street’s stranglehold on our political system. As the 99% movement has spread, the presence of veterans at rallies, marches, and occupations is becoming increasingly visible. Veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, and even World War II have participated in the occupations, speaking out for the 99%, and raising the movement’s visibility in the process. Most recently, the unconscionable treatment of Marine veteran Scott Olsen has drawn national attention to veterans’ participation in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

We are veterans of the 99%. We have been directly affected by the economic and social issues raised by Occupy Wall Street. We are part of this movement, and we believe it is time for us to make our participation as veterans more deliberate and more visible. As veterans who have served our country in the military, we now have a unique opportunity to continue serving here at home through our participation in this civic movement. As veterans, our presence in this movement is itself an intervention in the evolving narrative about Occupy Wall Street.


On November 2nd, members of the New York City Chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War and other veterans will come together at Wall Street with other Veterans of the 99%. We will march from Vietnam Veterans Plaza to Liberty Square (Zuccoti Park)—the heart of the Occupy Wall Street movement—and hold a press conference announcing our support for the 99%, and calling on other veterans and service members to join us. read more>>>

There's more information at site along with a short list of other cities involved found on the home page.

IAVA Statement on Scott Olsen Incident
October 28, 2011 - “Iraq and Afghanistan veterans come from varied backgrounds and represent diverse opinions. The strength of the new veterans community lies in our shared commitment to country, and veterans, like all Americans, should actively participate in the ongoing conversation about America’s future. And their safety is of paramount concern," said IAVA Founder and Executive Director Paul Rieckhoff. read more>>>

That 1% and others, either directly or indirectly, have been reaping money from these two long running conflicts, if you have an investment account handled by a broker you too are probably building that nest egg off war. Yet that 1% especially are not Demanding the Sacrifice of the Country as to the results of these wars nor is anyone Demanding they should, specifically as to the decade long wars of choice!

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