#OccupyWallStreet

© 2011 TANIA FUENTEZ MEDIA

I’m officially joining the growing ranks of the #Occupy Wall Street movement today in a march to Washington Square Park from Wall Street and a pop-up art exhibit titled, “No Comment,” presented by Loft in the Red Zone. As protests expand throughout New York City and the nation, the message (actually multiple messages depending on who you ask) becomes clearer _ We, the people, deserve much better than the crap that’s being served by those “in power.” Police arrests of peaceful protesters only help illustrate how basic human rights are repeatedly disregarded.

So, why should you or I care enough to get up from the sidelines and get involved? I can only speak for myself but this uninsured, unemployed journalist and visual artist is fed up with corporate and government corruption, greed and wastefulness amid society’s shameless salivating over celeb-reality and mindless Facebook chatter rather than what should really matter … making sincere efforts to improve our quality of life. I am like so many others who find themselves displaced and discarded after being laid off from a longtime job then told to “Apply Online” (translation: go #@%$ yourself) when there is no work in sight. We’re all caught up in America’s flawed system, so there is no excuse for not speaking out and changing things for the better of all humanity.

I am proud to witness the crowds gaining strength and momentum every day on Wall Street and across the United States. I’ll still keep my head up and stay focused on doing something worthwhile via my artistic vision and voice.

WE ARE THE 99 %: http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/

OCCUPY WALL STREET: http://occupywallst.org/

ADBUSTERS: http://www.adbusters.org/campaigns/occupywallstreet

OCCUPY TOGETHER: http://www.occupytogether.org/

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