Though appealing the slogan lacks honesty and sounds unfair.
OECD Countries Total Population = 1.220.992.000*
World Total Population = 6.928.198.253**
(World Total Population / OECD Countries Total Population) * 100 = 17,62%
Which is very different from 99%. Despite the lack of economic and social justice we experience in our home countries people must keep in mind what are we fighting for: we are the 18% lucky enough to live in the developed world and we don’t want to put ourselves in the other 82% shoes. And if we’re not fighting for them, we probably should keep their numbers out of this. This recent contestation phenomenon is mostly a western world movement as people are ultimately fighting to improve their own life conditions and against the imposed austerity; more or less exarcebated patriotic arguments more than common are the rule. We don’t want to belong to the 99%, we are not the 99%.
* Data extracted on 17 October 2011 from OECD.stat
** Figures for July 2011; Data extracted on 17 October 2011 from CIA – The World Factbook