Occupy Peru – Sprinter Life Protests In Chicama

Today is October 15th, 2011.  In a worldwide protest against greed and corruption, hundreds of thousands of people marched and protested in over 1500 cities around the world.

Sprinter life was joined by 4 Australians and 9 Peruvians. Together we stood in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, saying

We are the 99% protesting at Chicama, Peru.

The message of Occupy Wall Street, for those of you who struggle to understand it, is simple. We are the 99%, and we’ve had enough.

Police have tried to disband the groups using various tactics. On October 14th they tried to evict the Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York from Zuccotti Park. But the Mayor ordered the Police to stand Down after after 300,000+ Americans signed petitions to stop the eviction, and flooded the 311 phone networks.

This movement is too big to fail. They cannot silence the people.

The horrible media outlets in the US have tried to portray this as a movement with no cause. They say we don’t know what we want. There is no need to try and decode our motivations. To Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, Shawn Hannity, and the other idiots on Fox News, it’s quite simple.

Click here to learn why people are protesting   (Note: There are 41 slides so be sure to click thru and view all)

 

The US media, which is completely bought and paid for by US corportations, has blatantly tried to squash this movement. They refused to give it coverage. They tried to make it out to be a few anarchist hippies in a park with no legitimate cause.

But we’re still here Fox News. And we’re growing.

 We’re NOT a fringe element. We’re from every walk of life.

 Rich, poor, republican, democrat, white, black, brown, yellow, young, and old.

Don’t you get it bitches? 

We ARE the 99%

If you still don’t know what we’re saying, let me sum it up for you….

We are the 99%.  We are worldwide.  And WE are too big to fail!

 

If you’re not already involved in this movement, please get involved. We need to seize this momentum. We CAN change. We CAN evolve.

-TREE, STEVIE, KIKI

 

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Comments

  1. Cheryll Anglin says:

    Right ON! Did you get a chance to check the Oregon t.v. stations? Our protest is most peaceful. The mayor has been involved and the police are very respectful. It is a definite positive! Keep up your good work!X

  2. Monica Kelly says:

    ‎”Everythins easy with eyes closed” not my point of view….but Verycomon these days!!!!

  3. Scotty Wells says:

    Great job 99%. Thanks for sharing your voyage. Your photo’s and web site are great. I am envious but I am also prepairing to free myself soon from everything negitive and roam freely in my camper. I wish you continued safe travels.

    • Hey Scotty. Thank you for commenting! I’m excited to hear that you too will be free roaming soon. Let us know if you have any questions along the way. We’d love to help out if we can. Happy trails!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, Fuck Wall Street. Think about that next time you need parts (or petrol, for that matter) for your Sprinter.

    • Anonymous,
      Just so I’m clear on your point, are you saying that so long as you have parts for your car that you’re willing to turn a blind eye to corporate thievery? And so long as you have gas, you’re content with the corporations buying our government and controlling the bodies that are suppose to regulate them? You’re ok with the criminals in the financial sector getting away with everything they’ve done?

      If I’m mistaken, then please forgive me. But if not, I encourage you to think beyond your own needs. That attitude is what got us here in the first place.

      • No, I’m saying that it’s hypocritical of you to enjoy all the benefits of modern life without acknowledging the value of the capital system that makes it all possible. Yes the system needs a shake-up and better controls to prevent abuse but overall the system works fine and provides the capital necessary to produce all the good stuff we use like the computer you are using right now.

        • Hi Anonymous. Thank you again for commenting. I appreciate the discussion.

          In response to your statement, I would like to point out that the U.S. and China are actually neck and neck in manufacturing output, both averaging around 1.5 trillion in 2009, with China projecting to surpass us shortly.

          So, using your logic, Anonymous, I should be acknowledging the value of China’s communist system more than our capitalist system for providing me with “the benefits of modern life.”

          Fortunately, I choose not to use your logic, as it has often proven faulty.

          Lastly, I counter your defense of capitalism with Howard Zinn’s view that “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.” In other words, the best thing that we can do to improve the system is to first acknowledge how it is failing, would you not agree?

  5. AWESOME guys!!

  6. just saw video of this speech in new york. i love slavoj zizek he is so many things. twhat strikes me most about this video is that they were using whats being called the peoples microphone where Zizek said one line and everyone repeated it for those behind them. it’s kinda funny that the government is refusing to let them use powered amplification to try to smother the message but the peoples mic is actually even more empowering because it engages the audience. they not only hear the message but say it as well. how better to connect them with the message. silly cops!~

    http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/slavoj-zizek-at-occupy-wall-street-transcript

    • I love this speech. My favorite part is the red ink anecdote:

      “So what are we doing here? Let me tell you a wonderful, old joke from Communist times. A guy was sent from East Germany to work in Siberia. He knew his mail would be read by censors, so he told his friends: “Let’s establish a code. If a letter you get from me is written in blue ink, it is true what I say. If it is written in red ink, it is false.” After a month, his friends get the first letter. Everything is in blue. It says, this letter: “Everything is wonderful here. Stores are full of good food. Movie theatres show good films from the west. Apartments are large and luxurious. The only thing you cannot buy is red ink.” This is how we live. We have all the freedoms we want. But what we are missing is red ink: the language to articulate our non-freedom. The way we are taught to speak about freedom— war on terror and so on—falsifies freedom. And this is what you are doing here. You are giving all of us red ink.”

      Thanks for posting the link my dear! I wish we could have been in NYC to hear the speech life live, to say it out loud and share the message. I love you dearly!

  7. I am sure you rebels will ignore this – but – most Latin American countries are EXTREMELY sensitive to foreigners getting involved in local politics.
    So, on that note have fun, raise hell!

    • well done.

    • Hey Rick,
      So noted. But it sounds like you know us well. 🙂

      So far everyone we’ve been talking to about the Occupy Wall Street movement have been very interested. The people of Peru, and of countries around the world for that matter, understand how our media, our financial policies and our government directly affect them and their ability to make a living. One only needs to look as far as Mexico to get an inside glimpse of this reality.

      Hope all is well in SOCAL.

      TREE

  8. Could not find anything in Arequipa, but we WERE supporting a miner’s demonstration which had THOUSANDS of workers protesting their work conditions and environmental concerns that day. Foreign mining operations here are raping Peru, and leaving environmental disasters that would never be allowed in Western countries. ASs usual, your dedication to Right Actiion is inspiring.

    See you in Trujillo tonight!

  9. I love that when someone is prepared to put an opposing point of view they never put their name to support their thoughts. As if to say “I’m right and you’re wrong, but to be sure, I’m not going to associate myself with myself”. Reminds me of getting blasted on the ODP forums back in the day. Oh to be anonymous. Imagine if everything we did in life could go as “anonymous” – how scary that would be?
    I will say this – I have a LOT of reading to do to understand “the system”. I don’t have a History degree to understand how we got here. Nor do I have an Economics degree to understand the fallout from actions…or no action as the case may be. I have lots of questions and am ready to accept different points of view – but will walk the other way when someone can’t put their name next to their opinion. Seriously! Talk about conviction.
    I digress. I think it’s fantastic that “anonymous” is willing to take it in the ass just to have the modern day “necessities”. Are they saying that if Wall Street didn’t exist we would have NOTHING that we do today? Wall Street created Steve Jobs? Huh, who would’ve thunk. Anonymous can go on paying crazy amounts of money for fuel that people are dying for, that’s destroying the landscape of our world, that’s creating corrupt and scandalous governments. And while I too, am still tied to the beast, I feel more secure knowing that I’m doing everything I can to sever my dependence (just bought a ’91 diesel VW – hope to use bio-diesel soon and bought a hybrid – neither are the answer to the environment, but both are a step away from Standard Oil).
    I think it’s unfortunate for anonymous to say that we will endure a corrupt Wall Street because, hell, I’m on pretty cool computer and have internet and this wouldn’t have been possible without their money making ways. My life would be just fine without this computer. I find it more curious to know what Wall Street has STOPPED us from having in our lives. What have they had the power over that was never available to us? It’s like an abused child who gets 1 cracker a day and says “I love my parents, they are so good to me, could you imagine life without this cracker?”
    ps. my name is Victoria. just to be clear in case anyone wanted to call me out.

    • great comment Hoop! Some very good points. Thanks for sharing. TREE

    • Hey Hoop!! Below is a link to a transcript from a speech given at Occupy Wall Street that speaks to the problem of ‘no red ink’ in our country (you’ll know what I’m talking about after you read the speech). One of the most frightening aspects of our culture today is our inability to dream of a better way…to think outside the box. In a way, it’s good that Anonymous doesn’t sign his/her name, because I think he/she represents thousands of others that think (or don’t think) similarly. I’m hoping that with the Occupy movement, we can inspire our fellow citizens to engage in the process of change and give them the language necessary to demand reform. Much love to you!!!

      http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/slavoj-zizek-at-occupy-wall-street-transcript

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