I've spent the last few nights hanging with protesters here. The scene is amazing. A lot of people are asking what it's all about, what are the principles, what the protest is against, and part of the beauty and the frustration of it all is that there is no set one thing.
Personally, I would like a list of principles or demands, and I'm not happy with the drafts that have been coming out so far, but the one thing every person down there has in common is that we believe the system has failed us, and as part of the 99%, we want reform. I am personally down there for three reasons that I have decided for myself:
1) The bailout of 2008 was given to banks, who purposefully violated proper business practices, without any mandate of a change in those unscrupulous business practices.
2) The Citizens United decision. A corporation should not be treated as a person.
3) The merge of corporate power into government authority.
I would love for you to discuss this, but more importantly, here are 11 things you can do to help us.