This group is part of the Occupy Wall Street movement begun by Adbusters magazine. As noted on the page for the campaign on their website,
#OCCUPYWALLSTREET is a leaderless people powered movement for democracy that began in America on September 17 with an encampment in the financial district of New York City. Inspired by the Egyptian Tahrir Square uprising and the Spanish acampadas, we vow to end the monied corruption of our democracy…
"As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power...."
There are many people and organizations on Oahu that are working towards greater empowerment of the 99% and for greater accountability of our government and businesses to the public interest and environmental sustainability. The purpose of this group is to help them reach people that are interested in participating in their efforts and helping them achieve their goals. It is also to build relationships and community among members for greater effectiveness of our efforts and to support each other as individuals as we fight for justice. Please see our Resources page to learn more about the issues facing the 99% and the local and national organizations that are working to address them.
Events in the group may be activist, educational or social in nature. Please join us to participate.