Will the Republican Party Outlive
Mitt Romney and Its Extremist Element?
The Canadian activist group Adbusters initiated the protest, which has led to Occupy protests and movements around the world. The main issues are social and economic inequality, greed, corruption and the undue influence of corporations on government—particularly from the financial services sector. The OWS slogan, We are the 99%, addresses the growing income inequality and wealth distribution in the U.S. between the wealthiest 1% and the rest of the population. To achieve their goals, protesters act on consensus-based decision made in general assemblies which emphasize direct action overpetitioning authorities for redress.[nb 1]Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is the name given to a protest movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City’sWall Street financial district.
Protesters were forced out of Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011. While there have been unsuccessful attempts to re-occupy the original location, protesters have turned their focus on occupying banks, corporate headquarters, board meetings, college and university campuses, along with Wall Street itself.
IT’S ONE YEAR LATER: ARE YOU SUPPORTING
GRASSROOTS CAUSES…WITH TIME OR MONEY?
The President’s strong record on Israel
President Obama’s commitment to the state of Israel has never wavered. That was reaffirmed earlier this week when he and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu had an hour-long conversation in which they reiterated their shared commitment to addressing the threat posed by Iran’s nuclear program, and pledged to stay in close consultation. Take a look at this video of Israeli President Shimon Peres and Defense Minister Ehud Barak talking about the President’s unprecedented level of support for Israel, then share it with your friends:
Romney’s still-secret tax returns
This week, Newsweek reported that Romney asked Paul Ryan for 10 years of tax returns before picking him as his running mate — showing that he understands their importance as a vetting tool. But Romney refuses to give the American people the same level of disclosure that he asks of others. He needs to come clean and release multiple years of tax returns, so voters know whether he tried to avoid paying his fair share — and judge how that might influence the tax reform debate if he were president. Watch this videoabout Romney’s refusal to release more than one full year of his tax returns, then share it with others.