A coherent message.
Protesting is a good way to exercise our rights, but if the message is not clear then what is the point? The best I can gather is that the 1% should be taxed or their wealth be dispersed. What would that solve? Absolutely nothing.
This is the problem that isn't being discussed: A system based on infinite growth on a finite planet cannot sustain itself. I suspect most of these protestors have no idea that this is the heart of their problems. Actions speak louder than words in this case, and is one reason why I'm not out their with the protestors. Here's a small example: Which would be more effective in gaining our independence from corporation and government to provide for our every need? Going out with a sign with unreasonable demands or converting your lawn into an edible garden?
The change that is necessary for the continuation of our republic must be radical, but it also must be well thought out. Our entire civilization has brought us dependent on fossil fuels, on jobs and corporations to maintain our lives. This system may be convenient but it is destroying our living space: every day that goes by in this system reduces the amount of people and other life's chance to survive.
If we continue to adhere to this dying system it will spell our downfall. The globalist elite(the real ones you should be protesting or in terms the OWS group can understand the top 0.0001%) understand this and are currently implementing a transitional system. This system will evolve into a global scientific dictatorship: antithetical to freedom and democracy.
Anyone serious about how corporations and the rich are so evil should take my thoughts into consideration. When you can produce your own food, if you have localized your resources- live close to work, grocery store(local foods preferably), etc- you won't be spending your dollars on big corporate products they wither and die. Think about that when you protest big corporations and government- you are the enabler and only you can make the change yourself- with this in mind, protesting seems fruitless.