The Other 98% is almost all of us. This is the idea behind the activist organization that uses their internet presence to fight for things like increasing minimum wage and opposing favorable tax treatment for large corporations. Originally founded by left-of-center activists John Sellers and Andrew Boyd in 2010, it was a direct response to the conservative Tea Party movement.

Today, the organization targets complex and intertwined issues like economic justice, reproductive justice, climate justice, big pharma, democracy, and racial justice. So no wonder they've gained a cult following. Serving as a massive online storytelling machine, The Other 98% has a whopping 6.7M followers on their Facebook page.

According to The Other 98%, they are now “winning the meme warfare with some of the internet’s most viral original political content.” And this is one hell of a war to win, having in mind the countless amount of content that gets regurgitated online not just every single day, but per millisecond. “Keeping the Class War classy!” shouts their slogan, and those memes, they are priceless.

More info: Facebook | Other98.com | Instagram | Twitter

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Earl Grey
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4 months ago

No, it is the Middle Ages 2.0 actually.

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The Other 98% uses meme warfare and savvy boots-on-the-ground actions to challenge the corporations and billionaires that have hijacked our democracy, claims the description on their website. “We fight like hell for an America that works for the other 98% of us.”

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Andie Day
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4 months ago

Upvote this!!

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Sasha Kuleshov
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4 months ago

F*cking Laura ... >:I

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According to The Other 98%, whoever wins the battle of the story wins the war. So the organization specializes in fighting this battle of the story through meme warfare with some of the internet’s most viral original political content. “Our massive online storytelling machine aims to disentangle complex policy, connect dots between issues like climate justice and reparations, and provide a home for like-minded — and not so like-minded — people to take ownership of these memes, and fight for them accordingly,” they claim.

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Sasha Kuleshov
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4 months ago

And now they buy f*cking NFT's :O

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Sue Hazlewood
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4 months ago

You know, I missed that completely.

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Freya the Wanderer
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4 months ago

Those @s$holes asked for it! If they had been real men they would have assisted the ladies.

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Their content reaches 7-15 million people every day, making them the most important voice of social, economic, reproductive, racial and other forms of justice out there in the US. “We know that storytelling can change the world, because we've seen it happen again and again,” they claim positively.

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josh plum
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4 months ago

"i suffered so you should too!"

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Freya the Wanderer
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4 months ago

If Heaven exists, it has a special extra-nice place for him.

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josh plum
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4 months ago

F*** Amazon. The employees need to wake up and unionize themselves.

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Andrew Boyd is the author, activist and in his words “prankster of social change” also known as the co-founder of The other 98% and the man behind the “Billionaires For Bush” campaign. Together with Dave Oswald Mitchell, he edited “Beautiful Trouble. A Toolbox For Revolution,” which serves as a kind of instruction manual for creative activism.

In this interview, Boyd shared his thoughts on his vision of creativity meeting activism: “I am speaking of these sort of moments, whether it is a TAZ or an extraordinary epiphany moment, a carnival moment; whether it is in the streets of Seattle or in Occupy Wall Street, with its utopian longings. Or maybe it can be some of these lovely Critical Mass transitory moments. Bringing utopia into history, to make that happen – even if it´s just for a moment and on a localized place and experiencing it – affects you on a very visceral level.”

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Freya the Wanderer
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4 months ago

Vive la France!

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Pansexual Pancake (She/they)
Community Member
4 months ago

*GASP* Someone with an insane and unimaginable amount of money, forced to give a incrementally small percent of their vast fortune away just like people in poverty, with barley enough to eat?! The HORROR! /s

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Lord Hamad
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4 months ago

Ok this is it I'm starting a riot

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Moreover, Boyd argues that it affects us at the level of our nervous systems, of our whole beings and bodies and souls, “as opposed to just an intellectual argument.” He explained that “if you experience direct democracy, or an intimate community, or just an otherwise impoverished urban space suddenly made beautiful, it alters everything.”

The Other 98% follows this concept of taking a comical approach towards complex subjects, using the voice of the internet, and memes in particular, to spread the message.

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Sasha Kuleshov
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4 months ago

Bless the teachers! :D

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Sasha Kuleshov
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4 months ago

Unionize people! :O

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Patty Hargreaves
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4 months ago

Being a woman in a man's world s*cked 500 years ago, it s*cks today

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Cactus McCoy
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4 months ago

1.2 million dollars for BIRTH? That is beyond insane.

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Sasha Kuleshov
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4 months ago

Eat the rich! :O

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Anna Lessens
Community Member
4 months ago

Progress is making the race easier for others to help them catch up......not adding more hurdles and expect them to crawl through barb wires like you were FORCED to.

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APL
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4 months ago

It's rude to ask someone what they earn in a social situation. That's not the same as a conversation between colleagues.

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Pansexual Pancake (She/they)
Community Member
4 months ago

Boss: "Hey, I need you to come in today... there are some important meetings that are gonna be hosted." Me: "Going outside will literally boil your innards and melt your skin, I don't think a meeting is worth that." Boss: "DO YOU WANT THAT HOLIDAY BONUS?! DO YOU KNOW HOW REPLACABLE YOU ARE?!" Me: " *Sigh* alright."

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Rebekah
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4 months ago

YES!

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Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
4 months ago

Is a stimulus because they somehow spend that money on a offshore bank account that makes money for them and no one else? (:

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Sasha Kuleshov
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4 months ago

F*cking assh*le! :P

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Tatiana Kouzmanoff
Community Member
4 months ago

I have existed under different economic systems. It's not capitalism or communism or socialism that is problem. It's greed. Every system will fail under this obscene greed displayed by our leaders ( both political and corporate). They hold up capitalism as bait to distract you from the real problem. That they are getting rich off our hard work. Stop fighting each other and start holding our leaders accountable for failing us.

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Mayank Gupta
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4 months ago

I live in India. I work for an American giant. My earning puts me in top 5% of my country. And I still can't afford a 2BHK in my city. Part of the blame also needs to be put on real estate market and factors driving it up.

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Schnee Wittchen
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4 months ago

And they are the ones who inherited the wealth...

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JoyfulZebra
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4 months ago

Might as well have fun during the Apocalypse

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josh plum
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4 months ago

Legislation needs to be made that helps people out. Not enough is being done. Everyone is out to make the most money possible. Every new apartment I see going up is for rich people. Nothing for low income.

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josh plum
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4 months ago

4 day work week.

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Sue Hazlewood
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4 months ago (edited)

Those are lottery winnings not salaries. They are obscene!

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GetKrilled
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4 months ago

That’s insane—I’m speechless

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josh plum
Community Member
4 months ago

I just got insurance at my job, but come to find out, it's still going to cost me $400 to get glasses. They only cover getting my eyes checked. Not the remedy. What's the point??

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Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
4 months ago

This is f###ing CRIMINAL!!! If he's paid back $175,000, that's more than TWICE the original loan - and he still owes even more. This is usury, plain and simple. The greedy scum that make loans like this need to be rounded up, stripped of all their ill-gotten wealth, publicly humiliated, and locked up the rest of their worthless lives in a privately-owned prison with rotten food and underpaid guards who have attitudes.

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Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
4 months ago

People who do this should be arrested - and publicly shamed.

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Anna Lessens
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4 months ago

#LongLiveTheUnions

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josh plum
Community Member
4 months ago

It's cheaper to throw a few million at the politicians than to come out of your pockets for billions in taxes.

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Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
4 months ago

The fact that the minimum wage has not increased in 12 years is damnable. But try to raise it, and a chorus of right-wing knot-heads holler garbage about destroying jobs, $25 hamburgers, and robotized fast-food restaurants.

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Sasha Kuleshov
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4 months ago

Why?

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Jen T
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

I’ll never understand this—how some of the people who work the hardest for the smallest pay can support capitalist ideals.

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Rebekah
Community Member
4 months ago

And don't get a mocha with your wild savings.

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Glasia van Duivels
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4 months ago

Corporation = Corpses ration

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Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
4 months ago

Nobody wants to work like a mule for s##t wages anymore.

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Tilfeldig Forbipasserende
Community Member
4 months ago

Go Lisa!!!

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Pansexual Pancake (She/they)
Community Member
4 months ago

oH bUt THoSe pEOpLE In PoVERty ArE JuSt BeINg LaZy.

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Judi Michelle
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4 months ago

I quit my government job to take a job as a public school teacher. I'm a good budgeter and to pay for my apartment solo means that my savings is not so slowly deprecating as my salary (to teach children) doesn't cover my expenses to live without roommates

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