Occupy The World: October 15, 2011

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Inspired by the grassroots “Occupy Wall Street” movement in New York City, which began in September 2011, on October 15th people from all over the globe will take to the streets and squares for a day of marches and sit-ins. “Occupy Wall Street” is a horizontally organized resistance movement employing the Arab Spring tactic to restore democracy in America. It uses a tool known as a “people’s assembly” to facilitate collective decision making in an open, participatory and non-binding manner.”

The participants of the event, who have called themselves the “99 percenters”, are mainly protesting against social and economic inequality, corporate greed, and the influence of corporate money and lobbyists on government, among other concerns. By early October, 2011, similar demonstrations had been held or were ongoing in 70 major cities and more than 600 communities. (Wikipedia)

“Occupy The World” organizers call for  “a global non violent protest…United in one voice, we will let politicians, and the financial elites they serve, know it is up to us, the people, to decide our future. We are not goods in the hands of politicians and bankers who do not represent us.  On October 15th, we will meet on the streets to initiate the global change we want. We will peacefully demonstrate, talk and organize until we make it happen.  It’s time for us to unite. It’s time for them to listen.”

More info: 15October.net