Students of New College Petition in support of #OWS
We, students of New College of Florida, write in solidarity with and in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The movement aims to bring attention to the various forms of inequality – economic, political, and social – that generate vast profits for a very few. Like the demonstrators at Occupy Wall Street, we demand substantive change that redresses the variety of inequitable features of our global society, which have been exacerbated by the financial crisis of 2008 and the subsequent recession. The lack of accountability on the part of the bankers and Wall Street firms, rising economic inequality in the United States, the intimate relationship between corporate power and government at all levels,areamong the things which have made genuine change difficult and we write in solidarity to protest with #OWS. Only by identifying the complex interconnections between repressive economic, social and political regimes can social and economic justice prevail in this country and around the globe. It is this identification, and the potential transformation of our societywhich may come of it,that we lend our support to.