Documents For: Demands

Housing for All

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Housing for all?  In the U.S.A.?   Housing for all is well-established American idea.   In President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1944 State of the Union address, the president stated that “true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence.”  The President proposed a New Bill of Rights: “Among these are… the right of every family […]

Housing for All

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Housing for all?  In the U.S.A.?   Housing for all is well-established American idea.   In President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1944 State of the Union address, the president stated that “true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence.”  The President proposed a New Bill of Rights: “Among these are… the right of every family […]

Health Care for All

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Free Health Care for all?  Is this something that the 99% wants? Overwhelmingly, YES!  Survey and other forms of public opinion data show that this is a very popular issue with Americans.  According to 2007 telephone survey and focus group research sponsored by Opportunity Agenda, 72% of Americans “strongly” believe that access to healthcare should […]

Why a Jobs for All demand?

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What are the benefits of a Jobs for All program?  According to Phillip Harvey, professor of Law and Economics at Yale, not only is a policy of direct government job creation feasible, it is also beneficial.  Such a policy will directly deal with poverty and other social goods.  A national jobs program will also directly […]

Article Explaining Jobs for All, Massive Public Works Program

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Jobs for All, Legalization for All, a Massive Public Works Program (from Mass Strike magazine, Feb 2011 http://www.luxemburgism.lautre.net/spip.php?article118, PDF version http://www.luxemburgism.lautre.net/pdf/mass-strike-3.pdf(starting p.11)) By Eric Lerner and Lili Gomez Why these demands now? Today, in the United States and around the world, the working class faces a rapidly deepening crisis of mass unemployment. One in six […]

Amendment Proposal Template

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Just to clarify, the “Jobs for All” demand is open to amendments. We will be discussing, drafting, and submitting other demands after we submit this one (with possible amendments) to the NYCGA. Using the following format would help us to efficiently address amendments: Please include the following:  FOCUS GROUP: i.e. “OWS People of Color Caucus,” […]

Demand Glass-Steagall

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There are two bills in Congressional committee waiting to be brought to the floor of Congress: Marcy Kaptur’s HR 1489 and Maurice Hinchey’s HR 2451. If either of these two bills are passed by Congress, it will restore the Glass-Steagall Act, a law which had kept financial institutions separate, by enforcing by law that banks […]

The ONE Global Demand

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THE GRAND IMPERATIVE ABOLISH EMPIRE & ESTABLISH EARTH COMMUNITY                   Zevin x. cruz (A Participant of Occupy Cortland & Occupy Ithaca, NY)                         A PERSONAL PROPOSAL FOR THE ONE GLOBAL DEMAND THE GRAND IMPERATIVE               […]

Current Demands Framework Proposal

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PROPOSED FRAMEWORK FOR DEMANDS WORKING GROUP: ‘We seek a process through which the Demands Working Group can help the movement frame  grievances, express goals, and envision possibilities. We aim to assemble the open source contributions as well as the demands articulated by other occupations into policy points that can be ratified in the NYC GA […]

Current Demand Proposal: Jobs for ALL – A Massive Public Works and Public Service Program

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Jobs for ALL – A Massive Public Works and Public Service Program We demand a massive public works and public service program with direct government employment at prevailing (union) wages paid for by taxing the rich and corporations, by immediately ending all of America’s wars, and by ending all aid to authoritarian regimes to create […]