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:
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 OccupyWallStreet.org 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, TaketheSquare.net 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%.
Map courtesy of Wonkette.com