Hope is here with the OWS movement

First published in Tikkun Daily, December 2011.

Occupy Wall street has inspired a wild level of creativity which comes from hope. Hope is so badly needed in America. For over 20 years, we have been passively enduring capitalist abuse and blaming ourselves for our suffering. Antidepressant pill use has increased 400% in the past 20 years during which the 99% sink into poverty, and precarity.

People have been savaging the most helpless of Americans, their children. Over the past ten years, 20,000 children have been killed by their families.

I believe that there can now be a change as people stop blaming themselves and their helpless dependents and start building a better America. I am including three examples of our creativity so that others can share my hope for OWS creativity and real change all over America.

Find marvelous posters at

Hear an original song on this video

Here is another example of the creativity that hope has engendered. It is a magnificent afiirmation in our connection to each other because, as the video affirms, “We are the 99%”.



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