I would like to support the Occupy movement. At present I see them as an eclectic bunch of people who have tied themselves together and at now trying to run in several different directions at once. They don’t really have an agenda or plan as yet, and when they do actually make a cohesive collective statement, I will decide whether or not I support that statement. There are a lot of things I think they should stand for, such as an opposition to using farmland and rainforest reserves as a place to test experimental mining techniques that could cause permanent contamination of the water supply; or fractional reserve banking; or demanding manditory triple bottom line reporting for all public companies wanting to trade on the Australian stock exchange, but it isn’t my place to tell them what they should stand for or how they should stand for it (unless I want to attend one of the general assemblies of course). They say that something is wrong with the way things are being run and I am inclined to agree. If they come to an agreement of what to do about it, I’ll decide then what I think.
However, I PASSIONATELY support their right to gather in peaceful assembly to communicate on political issues with each other and their elected representatives as granted by the Australian constitution. I vehemently oppose any action to break up these gatherings as a violation of the rights conferred upon them by the establishment of this nation.