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Core Beliefs of the Occupy Inauguration Movement

Here are some of the tenets of the Occupy Inauguration Movement:

Movement for Black Lives joined the Occupy Inauguration movement and call for banning institutional racism and police brutality. Further, they demand the adoption of BLM’s principles by law enforcement, the termination of police militarization, and the racist war on drugs.

The movement calls for halting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock. Another display of the corporate greed who want to drive Indigenous First Nations out of their lands. As if the Treaty Rights were null and void.

The Occupy movement has long called for the divorce between money and power, which means the end of the corporate rule. Following its footsteps, Occupy Inauguration also demand the same through constitutional amendments.

The leaders of the movement also demand Medicare for all Americans and the passage of the Disability Integration Act.

The development of renewable energy and investing in green energy on a massive scale, and the creation of good-paying jobs as a result.

Recognize Global Warming as a threat to humanity and act against it. The end of constructing new oil pipelines and coal terminals as well as freezing fossil fuel extraction including fracking. The demands also include a fair transition for all energy industry workers.

Free college education nationwide, and annulment of student debt.

Rethinking the election system or building a new one. They demand a universal Right to Vote, a Ranked-Voting System, and automatic voter registration. That means terminating the Electoral College and biased voting.

Repeal the ‘too big to fail’ theory and dismantle the big banks because they were responsible for the 2008 financial crisis, and prevent the next economic collapse by ending wealth manipulation.

The end of what they American imperialism and expansion. End all wars and stop the deployment of US troops on foreign soil.

End the mass state surveillance and protect the privacy of American citizens.

Grant speedy presidential pardons for all political prisoners and those in exiles such as Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, Leonard Peltier, and Mumia Abu-Jahmal.

Pass a new bill that dictates universal minimum wage for all, not less than $15/hour.

Withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, through Congressman Vote.

These were the demands put out by the Occupy Inauguration movement, and the movement continues to exist until these requirements are met.

The campaign is calling all law-abiding American citizens to withdraw their money from the big banks including Bank of American, JP Morgan Chase, Citi, Wells Fargo, and all the smaller banks associated with them. As they see these big banks as the actual root of all evil.

They advocate boycotts, labor strikes, and protests as a way of forcing the government to submit to their demands.

The Occupy Inauguration movement is a mass movement that connects other movements and organizations including resistance groups at Standing Rock, Black Lives Matter, and Occupy Wall Street.

They also gather minority groups of black and indigenous people of color who are oppressed by the policies made by the new administration.

They are mainly opposing Wall Street and the current political system. It is a movement that is built on the freedom of speech and expression, and don’t claim to represent a particular group or political party.

There are many groups and political ideologies gathering under the Occupy Inauguration movement including Greens, libertarians, feminists, socialists, veterans, Native Americans, LGBT people, and Muslims.

One thing stand for sure, the movement still has so much work to do because they demand substantial changes that will not only affect American but the world at large.

The Goal of the Occupy Inauguration movement

Occupy Inauguration see that Trump is sponsored by the greedy billionaires of Wall Street. It was and still is opposing the corrupted political and economic system that favors the wealthy elite over the rest of the American people.

The ultimate goal of the Occupy Inauguration movement is to find a strong party that represents the people outside of the Democratic vs. Republican universe. The leaders of the movement believe that both the Democratic and the Republican parties are part of the problem. The two major parties and their leaders have long been the political arms of the wealthy few. Therefore, the Occupy Inauguration movement aims to politically represent the 90% without corporate support, influence, or cash. Those whose financial reputation and credit is in need of repair. It’s a struggle for the planet and the people against the destructive corporate machine.

The Inauguration protests and rallies revolved around these principles and it has several demands. They are:

At the heart of the Occupy Inauguration movement is the opposition to Trump’s promises to mass deport illegal immigrants. Thus, the change call for mass resistance to stop policies that would hurt immigrants, refugees, and their families at all levels.

Human rights groups are similarly part of the movement including women rights groups, black and indigenous communities of colors, pro-abortion groups, LGBTQ+ people, and even disabled people. They are all against undermining Human Rights.

Background on Occupy the Inauguration

Occupy Inauguration was a series of organized mass protests and rallies against the inauguration of Donald Trump and his policies. It took place in Washington D.C. on Inauguration Day, January 20th-21st, 2017.

The protests against Trump started the day he announced his candidacy for President of the United States on June 16, 2015. It kept going on until it reached the climax on the inauguration day when protests broke out worldwide. One of the main reasons for the protests was Trump’s abrogating remarks about illegal immigrants from Mexico.

The next day to the inauguration was the Women’s March on Washington, the largest protest in the U.S. history. The March aimed to advocate women’s rights and other issues including immigration reform, healthcare reforms, and freedom of religion.

With that being said, the Occupy Inauguration movement has its philosophical roots in a few matters that go beyond the new administration.

The Occupy movement is a rejection of oligarchy. It is against the unfair wealth distribution in the US, where the richest 1% hold about 38% of all wealth in the United States. At the same time, the bottom 90% own 73% of all debt. It means that 1% in the United States have more wealth than the bottom 90%.