OCCUPY DENVER

They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage. – They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses. – They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation. – They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization. – They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless animals, and actively hide these practices. – They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions. – They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right. – They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay. – They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility. – They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance. – They have sold our privacy as a commodity. – They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press. – They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit. – They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce. – They have donated large sums of money to politicians, who are responsible for regulating them. – They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil. – They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives or provide relief in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantial profit. – They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit. – They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media. – They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt. – They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad. – They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas. – They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts.*

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