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Occupy Wall Street Movement Goes International On Oct. 15th

Occupy Wall Street Movement Goes International On Oct. 15th

It only took 3 weeks for the Occupy Wall Street protests to fan out across America.

Right now, there are at least 118 active, ongoing Occupations in the United States thus far, and 1,367 communities in some stage of planning or preparation.

This is the Daily Kos map of U.S. Occupations as of three days ago:

Occupy America Map

Hundreds more communities all over the world will be active or begin Occupations on October 15th, which is being called a day of #globalchange.

Critics and naysayers will soon find it hard to belittle Occupy Wall Street for it’s limited reach or lack of public endorsement, as†there are already over 700 cities around the world that have agreed to participate in the coordinated day of global protest.

A post on demonstrates how solidarity is spreading, despite geographical distance:

Hi, we write you from the International Commission of Sol, in Madrid (Spain). We know that you have a lot to do in the USA, as we have here in Spain, but the 15O is coming and we need you to make a milestone in history out of it. It’s the great chance we expected to start a real global revolution! This is what we are doing, and could be wonderful if you join us…

Likewise, has outlined a plan for what should happen on Oct 15th, and why:

The key of 15 Oct should not be just mobilizing people, and doing some actions simultaneously, but being conscious that the world is acting together, and therefore starting to build a network between all of us, for deciding all together, because thatís the only possible way, what the world should be. We know that the powers are global, that we live in a globalized world, and therefore our answer should be global too.

While corporate control of the American economy and political system remain at the heart of the Occupy Wall Street movement, it’s time for us all to acknowledge that our problems are bigger than greedy CEOs and spineless politicians. We are facing a global water, food, and climate crisis that can only be solved if all humans, not just Americans, stand together in demanding change.

We are the 99%.

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4:30PM PDT on Oct 17, 2011

Steve R (cont'd)

Bush may have been trying to build one when he invaded Iraq but that very act put any hope of an American Empire out of their grasp for good. I guess their Policy for a New American Century did not quite work out for those overly educated idiots.

4:29PM PDT on Oct 17, 2011

Steve R
Same old tired rhetoric, the welfare queens and millions out there milking the welfare system, that came from Reagan's failing mind in the onset of Alzheimer's. With the number of unemployed and under-employed standing at 24 million today, that is a lot of people for you to look down your nose at. On average there are approximately 3 1/2 people for every job available, would be nice if there was enough employment to go around. The employment situation was bad enough before the 2008 Bush collapse of our economy with a good share of our manufacturing base being shipped overseas but the great recession saw the loss of about 8 million jobs. Bush lost 1.8 million jobs net, the worst per capita job loss rate since the Hoover administration, but you sit there all high and mighty looking down on these people who are out of work through no fault of their own. Same goes for your rant about the 51% now being supported by welfare, I think it is a crock of BS. I ask you to show us the source for these figures, knowing that you cannot... Speaking of Socialist masters your man Bush made us a debtor nation to the largest Communist country in the world to pay for his off budget wars and allowed the trade imbalance to grow so much that America now sends more money to China than most countries' GPD, in debt principle and interest and for puchases of goods. Guess what sparky,,, America was never an Empire, Bush may have been trying to build one when he invaded Iraq but that very ac

2:46PM PDT on Oct 17, 2011

More than 100 years ago the plutocrats had their own private police, who long with the bought and paid for municipal PDs, used whatever force necessary to keep the workers and the population as a whole in line. We are returning to that era with every regulation that is torn down, every union member put out of work. The New York Police Department has a unit called the Paid Detail Unit, a unit that is leased by the too big to fails Wall St Banks, that can be called up in a very short time. These rent-a-cops wear the NYPD uniform even while being leased by Wall St., they are the ones who man the barricades at both ends of Wall St. Being under the control of whoever leases them they are private citizens and as such how can they block the entrances to Wall St which is a public thourough-faire???

2:30PM PDT on Oct 17, 2011

James C.
So in your mind you are a member of the 1%, do they know you are??? I think you are 1% all right... 1% truth and 99% BS. Can we the 99% cite each and every one of the 1%s' names, don't be ridiculous. Do we have a general knowledge of who they are, you betcha, they are the CEO's and top echelon of all the Wall St Banks, they are the CEOs and top echelon of the 400 corporate members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) including more than 100 dirty energy corporations (the Koch brothers at the top) to fight the EPA and other government regulatory agencies, more than 80 Health & Insurance Corporations who were behind the Tea Parties' attacks on health care reforms, more than 60 financial sector corporations including those too big to fail Wall St banks to fight even the most watered down attempts at Financial Reform, The Waltons are there are well as many other individual corporations. I think you are delusionary if you think you are included in the 1%, if you were you sure would not be here in this forum posting your BS.

2:12PM PDT on Oct 16, 2011

So, the "99%" don't "respect" us?. Are you sure that none of them do? Is it possible that any of the "99%" respect any of the "1%"? Is there a master list naming everyone in the "99%". If so, I'd like to see it. Why are activists throwing around statements about the imagined "1%" and "99%", when they don't even know who they are? Of course, that doesn't matter if all anyone needs is a convenient bogeyman to rail against, and thereby make themselves feel better.

1:17PM PDT on Oct 16, 2011

The question remains, since the 1% didn't respect the 99% yesterday, what efforts will be needed for us to call upon. Can we get there with non-violence, god knows the 1% doesn't respect non-violence, not in a violent world of their own making.

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
" Thomas Jefferson

12:55PM PDT on Oct 16, 2011

Hopefully, these demonstrations spread across the US, and continue on, to become America's "Arab Spring".
We are well past our time for renewal, to paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, "change is our right, our responsibility." 

People, lets take America back from the 1%, they are trading on your future. These people are traitors to the true American way. Let us see heads roll.

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
Thomas Jefferson

11:09AM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

This is great!

9:32PM PDT on Oct 14, 2011

@ Steve R So if the unemployed people bettered themselves they would find jobs ? Good, that should give them hope if they can figure out how to better themselves.. It is really past time for the end of the American empire. Rand Paul was right when he said that the US couldn’t afford an empire any more. Are you sorry ?

9:19PM PDT on Oct 14, 2011

@ William B --- Excuse me , but China calls itself Communist. Can’t we take their word for that ? And Cuba isn’t Communist ? Since when ?

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