Thursday, October 13, 2011

Going global is the new going viral


MADRID — “Indignant” activists, angered by a biting economic crisis they blame on politicians and bankers, vow to take to the streets worldwide on Saturday in a protest spanning 71 nations.

It is the first global show of power by the movement, born May 15 when a rally in Madrid’s central square of Puerta del Sol sparked a protest that spread nationwide, then to other countries.

As governments cut deep into welfare spending to try to trim huge sovereign debts, the protests have grown and this weekend’s demonstrations are being organised in Madrid, New York and around the world.
“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,” organisers said in a statement on http://15october.net/.

“We are not goods in the hands of politicians and bankers who do not represent us.”

The organisers, relying heavily on Facebook and Twitter, say street protests will be held October 15 in 719 cities across 71 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia and Africa....

Read the rest at Raw Story, ‘Indignant’ protests to sweep across world by Agence France-Presse

You decide. Could this have anything to do with the planned shutdown of Zucotti Park on Saturday, Oct. 15, or is it just a coincidence?

3 comments:

Dan Kervick said...

I'll be in Manchester, New Hampshire at Occupy New Hampshire on the 15th.

Mario said...

LOVE IT!!

they can threaten to kick people out of zucotti park but can they threaten to kick people out of the whole world!?!!? Their egos aren't that gigantic are they!?!! LOL

The Red Capitalist said...

Mario,

Short answer is "YES". People around the world seem to really believe there is democracy - that's the really funny bit.