Saturday, March 2, 2013

Open Letter to Occupy Wall Street/ Labor/ Pam Martens/Noam Chomsky/Michael Hudson/Ralph Nader/Amy Goodman

Thank you for your tireless efforts to end corruption on Wall Street and to bring about a more just financial market...and by extension a more just society. 

I noticed how much energy and vitality the Occupy Movement gained when the labor movement threw their hat in the ring to join the protesters in Zuccotti Park on May Day 2012 and I was thinking maybe we should keep that relationship connected in a continuing effort. 

I have proposed a Global Labor Treaty for Living Wages in a petition to President Obama, which also serves as  a basis for a global social justice movement.  And I thought you might want to be made aware of this growing movement, that perhaps you might want to share this idea among the influencers within your circle of friends and colleagues. 

It is my belief that a Global Labor Treaty for Living Wages will spark a global conversation and a subsequent shift in the trajectory of our social thinking. 

Labor is the largest demographic on the planet transcending the social and ideological differences such as race, gender, religious and political party affiliations that usually keep us divided. 

Since imposed poverty is at the core of virtually every social injustice, forwarding a plan for economic equality will address a myriad of inherent injustices. Thus, giving citizens the strength and political will to stand against their oppressors. 

The extractors at the top of the pyramid (the .01%) can only oppress as long as no one addresses the source of their power...Profit Comes From Somewhere: the Under-Paid worker, the Over-Charged consumer, the Occupied Lands of of an occupied people.  

If we start at the root of injustice, then every other ill will be addressed. I believe Occupy, Labor and simple common sense can together make that happen. 

The Global Labor Treaty for Living Wages:

Thank you for your continued efforts. 
I would also like to thank Professor Noam Chomsky for taking the time to comment on my poem "Vigil" when I shared it with him. "Vigil" A Poem of American Crisis
And I would like to thank my friend Steve...for always believing in me.

Sharee Anne Gorman