Occupy – 99% – 2011


The Editor, The Dominion Post, Wellington

Dear Editor,

“We are the 99%” is the slogan of the Occupy Wall Street movement.  And that is most appropriate because never before has it been so clear that the 99% are expected to be working for the benefit of the 1% as so startlingly shown by the 2008 bailout of the Finance industry crooks in the USA.  Reaching out to New Zealand, those representing the interests of the 1% are currently in secret negotiations for an investment agreement known as the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement which could extend the grip of that same Finance industry further into New Zealand.

It is great to see Occupy Wellington locating a tent city in a little used WCC space in the central city.  It can provide a good base for extending communications to and from the 99% throughout the Wellington region.  Hopefully the WCC will see the potential for democracy in this and move beyond the attitude that the base is just a nuisance or worse.

Sincerely, Richard Keller


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