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Worldwide #WaveOfAction Begins April 4th at Former Occupy Sites

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A wave of action is coming on April 4th, the date they killed MLK, the date Cindy Sheehan lost her son, the date cherry blossoms and resisters to fascism begin to show after an endless winter of many, many years. Find an event, create an event ..>>


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fly bird (26)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 6:47 pm
Thanks Angelika. I was talking about the 99% in town, just today.

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 6:48 pm
The Worldwide #WaveOfAction begins April 4th and runs through July 4th. During this three-month cycle, people throughout the world will be protesting corruption, rallying around solutions and taking part in alternative systems. The new paradigm will be on full display. Studies have proven that it only takes 3.5% of the population taking nonviolent action to create meaningful and positive change. The #WaveOfAction gives all of us who want change a powerful opportunity to #EvolveSociety. Change-makers all over the world will be engaged at the same time in an unprecedented wave of transformation.

Please explore the website!

This is not for show this time. This is not to send a message. This is not to make a few friends. This is to make millions of friends. This is to change the course of our culture. This is the big leagues. Rest up. Get ready. Know your power.

For inspiration watch this Great video and song (Sting)

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 7:09 pm
Words from David Swanson via WarIsACrime that I want to include here:

... The partial step, the failed attempt, the warm up, the ground work, the base of experience and training and testing was Occupy.
And what's happened since? We've learned more about how close Occupy came to shifting the balance. We've learned more about how scared the bankers and the warmongers and their servants in the unconstitutional police-state acronym crowd were (the FBI-DHS-CIA-NSA-SOBs). We've learned about the plans in Houston to murder Occupiers. We've learned about the infiltration, the instigation, the expropriation. We've looked back at the counterproductive results of tolerating a bit of violence on the side of justice and peace. We've marveled at the mistake of calling violence inclusiveness and tolerance. We've wondered at the humor, heroism, and effectiveness of nonviolent creative action.

The movement has grown, indoors, online, and off the radar. It's developed strategies for taking on debt and homelessness and war. Awareness has grown, education has spread, and ideas have sunk in. People now know that we can't lift up the poor without pulling down the plutocrats. It's understood that we can have democracy or billionaires, not both. The notion of shifting priorities is even making headway; behind the screaming of "no cuts!" and "less spending!" there's a steady, rising voice -- ebbing and flowing like the ocean -- insisting that we can move the money from the military and the oil corporations and the bankers to green energy and schools and trains and parks and actual aid to everyone on earth, with plenty of tax cuts to spare.

"The country is broke" is understood as a lie on the scale of "the Defense Department makes us safer" or "the marketplace benefits us all" or "this weather is part of normal cycles" or "the corporate media is independent of the government" or "the government is independent of the corporations."

When public pressure stopped missiles into Syria in September the educational work of years and years was paying off. When public pressure helped stop new sanctions and war momentum against Iran in February, a new pattern was developing. When Obama began this week at least pretending to turn against the NSA he'd been defending for months, a crack opened up in a wall of unaccountable abuses. Opportunities are opening up all around us. Students are taking on Israeli crimes. Towns are taking on fossil fuel fanaticism. Parents on taking on corporate-educationism.

A new Occupy should have crowds of DiFi masks (the one person Senator Dianne Feinstein objects to spying on). A new Occupy should hold joint events in the United States and Russia demanding peace from both governments, nuclear disarmament, and investment of those nuclear dollars in defense against real threats, like climate change, disease, and guns.

Things are not getting better. The earth is dying. Weapons sales are skyrocketing. Russia and China are being groomed as new enemies. Real healthcare reform remains almost incomprehensible to millions who need it. Pay Day loans are growing at the rate that prison terms for profiteers ought to be. But resistance to the downward slide is growing as well. Whistleblowers are appearing. Courage is catching and spreading. States are setting up conversion and transition plans. Obamahopium is wearing off without Hillareoin taking hold.

If there was ever a moment to put survival and well-being ahead of politeness and obedience, this is that moment. The weather is right. The climate is right. The experience is fresh, but the participants rested. April 4th is opening day. Will you throw out the first pitch in your town? Will you do it now? Will you re-occupy everything and never give it back? Find an event, create an event, or enliven an event near you or far from you.

Vicky P (476)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 7:35 pm
cool, noted

SusanAWAY A (219)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 10:07 pm
Noted and shared.

Davida P (283)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 9:57 am
Noted and shared, Thanks

Angelika R (143)
Friday March 28, 2014, 6:34 am
I was hoping for some more discussion here... if people just don't know what to say, they could still find some nice words about Sting's great song, music and video, going so perfectly well with this action. Not to mention the perfect analysis by David Swanson! ( I think "DiFi masks", "Obamahopium" and "Hillareoin " are just too good!)

Above all, i do hope for the masses to take part in this in whichever way they can, mark the date, get your tweets out and make your voices heard! You may not get too many more chances like this.

Sheryl G (359)
Friday March 28, 2014, 2:18 pm
Excellent! And I love this part.

In service to the many people who refuse to use Facebook for organizing, we will be introducing an online organizing platform and tools to help facilitate actions. Stay tuned for more info.

Well Aho to that! Finally, people realizing that there are many of us who are not feeding into FB.

I think Angelika, so many of the voices that use to be on this site have been driven away. I'm in hopes once this "new" stuff has settled out, perhaps some will return or others will join in. It is a shame when a community that had built up isn't appreciated and therefore moves along.

Thanks for promoting this and I'll be sending it along.....soon.

Angelika R (143)
Friday March 28, 2014, 2:33 pm
Thx Sheryl, i was putting much hope into you on ths one! Agreed with your words above !!

Angelika R (143)
Friday March 28, 2014, 2:35 pm
I'm also disappointed this didn't go to frontpage, didn't and don't see it there, and the PM notifications for FP have apparently also been cancelled.

Sheryl G (359)
Friday March 28, 2014, 3:14 pm
Cal had mentioned the front page situation as well. I'm not sure what is going on with that.

Natalie Away J (125)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 10:11 am
Noted. I like this Wave of Action. "Studies have proven that it only takes 3.5% of the population taking nonviolent action to create meaningful and positive change."
I'm already thinking Wave of Change! Will forward on. We need to speak up. Thanks Angie.

FulviaAway M (314)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 6:48 am
Thank you Angelika for posting and thank you Dandelion for forwarding. I'll share!

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 6:54 am
We The People ; ) Thanks for sharing Dandelion

Birgit W (160)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 9:31 am
Thank you very much for sharing this beautiful song and article with us. I think it is more than time that we speak up. I am just thinking about the song: "All we need is love."
Thank you too Dandelion.

Freya H (345)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 9:59 am
I hope this is the beginning of the new Populist movement we need to turn this country around and restore power to Hoi Polloi. Unless we fight back vigorously against the selfish corporations and counter their propaganda, we will become an economic aristocracy permanently - and peaceful change will be impossible.

Mandi T (366)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 11:29 am
Noted ty both

Arlene C (28)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 11:36 am
lu et merci

Alan Lambert (91)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 12:36 pm
Sunday Morning April 4,
Shot rang out in the Memphis Sky
Free at last, they asked for your life
They could not take your Pride.
-=- Pride (In the name if Love), U2

divergent revolution (309)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 12:49 pm
"So flower power didn't work, so what, we start again"John Lennon

Kit H (173)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 1:34 pm
The dots look great on the map especially in US & Europe. Hope this will overcome what the Occupy Movement failed gathering steam.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 2:55 pm
Noted w/many thanks for posting, Angelika....and Dandelion for the link. I've been getting emailings from Wave of Action for awhile, so I'm really glad to see this here. I plan to be as involved as I possibly can.
BTW, I've been getting the same page every day for several days in my daily Care2 mailing....same articles & petitions. Whatever got fixed here has only made things worse in my opinion.

JL A (281)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 3:13 pm
Thanks Angelika. Lois--thanks for sharing. After a promising start, my daily emails stopped again.

Judy C (91)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 3:18 pm
Thank you Angelika for posting this, and to Dandelion for pointing it out. There isn't any activity posted on the website for my city or anywhere nearby. It looks like there is quite a bit of action taking place in some locations, though. If my health would permit, I'd love to get something started! I can't do it right now, but it at least his information shows that the light of Occupy has not been extinguished. So many people are consumed by the struggle just to survive, and we can't succumb to this disheartening state of affairs.

Laurie H (818)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 9:00 pm
I will be sharing this for sure---Many Thanks Angie & Sheryl for sending.~~

Laurie S (73)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 10:01 pm
Thanks for passing this on, Patricia!

Susanne R (235)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 11:35 pm
‎I wasn't aware of the Worldwide Wave of Action until reading your post, Angelika, but I'll be following (and hopefully participating in) this endeavor now that I am aware of it. I came across a few quotes that, in my opinion, would support this world-wide event:

“We don't have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.”
― Howard Zinn

"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves."
-- Edward R. Murrow”

"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism."
--Howard Zinn

“Historically, the most terrible things - war, genocide, and slavery - have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.”
― Howard Zinn

“Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders…and millions have been killed because of this obedience…Our problem is that people are obedient allover the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves… (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.”
― Howard Zinn

“To befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.
– President Theodore Roosevelt

“No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.”
― Barbara Ehrenreich

“If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity.”
― Albert Einstein

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”
― William Faulkner

“The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.”
― Kurt Cobain

“Unless we change direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed. ”
– Chinese proverb

“Big business is not dangerous because it is big, but because its bigness is an unwholesome inflation created by privileges and exemptions which it ought not to enjoy.”
– Woodrow Wilson, 1912

"The fight for justice against corruption is never easy. It never has been and never will be. It exacts a toll on our self, our families, our friends, and especially our children. In the end, I believe, as in my case, the price we pay is well worth holding on to our dignity."
--Frank Serpico

"Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we're tired of hearing promises that we know they'll never keep."
--Ray Davies

"The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference."
--Bess Myerson

"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."
--Mahatma Gandhi

Thanks for posting this, Angelika. And thank you, Sheryl, for the forward!

Victoria Oakey (124)
Monday March 31, 2014, 1:49 am
Noted, interesting news. I will do my bit. Ty.

Angelika R (143)
Monday March 31, 2014, 4:19 am
Thank you all for adding your comments here, special thanks to Susanne R. for all those GREAT quotes that we all shoild take to heart!
And above all, thanks to Sheryl for passing this on to spread the word ! - Yes, a shame the front page listing is not working, really killing any attempts to sending out news posted to friends, ot even posting anything at all.

Sheryl G (359)
Monday March 31, 2014, 4:36 am
Those are good quotes, Howard Zinn one of my favorites to learn from; but all offer their wisdom in a few words.

One of the most important features of this site is the ability of members to share news with one another. I'm a firm believer in education is key so I hope that this site will also realize that. Design and format is good but if it is all show and no substance it offers little to the overall goals that it was set up to do. The only good thing about a frozen front page is thankfully the Earth Charter I placed on got frozen there so I'm getting more attention to it due to that.

If anyone still hasn't seen the Earth Charter I'll leave it on the link below and if you so agree one can endorse it with their name at the bottom.
Earth Charter

Past Member (0)
Monday March 31, 2014, 8:38 am
Thanks Angelika for sharing, I'll spread the word at once! That's exactly what we nee RIGHT NOW!
WOW, that's great! ;-))))

Alexandra G (250)
Monday March 31, 2014, 9:19 am
noted, thank you

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Monday March 31, 2014, 9:44 am
Thank you :-)

Yvonne F (181)
Monday March 31, 2014, 9:54 am
Thanks you for sharing, Angelika

federico bortoletto (44)
Monday March 31, 2014, 10:33 am
Grazie Angelika.

Bryan S (105)
Monday March 31, 2014, 12:23 pm
Thank you for posting this, Angelica, and Dandelion for forwarding, and great to hear it is happening! We need more and more organizing and speaking out. I hope it is a huge wave!

I wonder if it will get as much media attention as when Teapartiers get together to complain that their freedumbs is being taken by the soshulists. I know, it's not good to be divisive and on that note i think the main focus should be to demand that money get out of politics. No matter what a person wants they should support a political process not controlled by private money.

A video i find inspiring:

kate K (481)
Monday March 31, 2014, 12:39 pm
Thank you Angelika

Angelika R (143)
Monday March 31, 2014, 1:10 pm
Brian thank you as well, also for the reminder how suitable and inspiring Beethoven's 9th (Ode to Joy) always is for such events! I absolutely agree that the main focus and no1 priority must be money OUT of politics!
The way things curently look, there's a REAL danger the Rethugs winning back the Senate, thanks to the
Kochroach $$$, i wonder how that can and will be prevented...? More folks are turnung away from the dems, for obvious and quite understandable reasons, but surely not enough turning to 3rd partiies or Bernie yet to prevent the nightmare. All in all one hell of a dangerous scenario...

Sheryl G (359)
Monday March 31, 2014, 1:30 pm
I agree Angelika.....with so much money being funneled into the media and the elections for the message placed there to protect interests such as the Koch Brothers it is a hard fight. When people are not educated enough to what is actually going on behind the scenes, this money places a message out there that many "unknowing" fall into this trap. Not good. We don't have enough Bernie Sanders to go around.

Angelika R (143)
Monday March 31, 2014, 1:57 pm
Each of us also needs to re-circulate the links to all 4 Bernie for prez petitions once again, many may not have signed them all yet and if there's not enough support coming he may after all lose the appetite for running!
Not to mention the cash needed...

Shirley S (187)
Monday March 31, 2014, 10:06 pm
WOW!! This wave is going to be like a TSUNAMI !!!!

Shirley S (187)
Monday March 31, 2014, 10:12 pm
Also the STING video was compelling.

Erika M (0)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 7:01 am
Thanks, the times they are a changin'.

Caitlin M (104)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 7:10 am
This is such an important concept to keep the Occupy movement spreading across the globe. We could also call it the Arab Spring movement spreading across the globe. Whatever we call it, we do need to encourage protesting the growth of "greed is good" mentality.

Thanks, Angelika. I tried to send you a star for this, but I couldn't because I'd sent you a star within the last hour on Dandelion's posting about the Occupy film. Keep up the good work... and especially adding your not-from-America view of what goes on here. As an American, I feel it's very important that we open our minds to what the rest of the world thinks of us and and can see more clearly than we do the effects of our own behavior in the world. As in the world of human beings' psychology, it is much easier to see someone else's foibles than to see our own. Thanks for letting us know your perspective.

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 7:13 am
I fully concur with your statement Caitlin. The mirror shining back is always an enlightening experience.

Caitlin M (104)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 7:15 am
Well said, Dandelion!

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 7:40 am
Thanks so much for your words, Caitlin, much appreciated! It IS true that from a distance things look often different..because we are NOT in the situation of "not to see the wood for the trees", as our saying goes.

One thing I'd want to disagree on, however, and that's to call this truly grassroots uprising "Arab spring", it is NOT. That term, just like "color revolution" has become synonym for instigated riots aiming for regime change, instigated by youknowwho! A major difference, indeed!

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 8:09 am
At this occasion I would also like to point to another, equally important movement and PETITION, please sign!

Join the anti-hypocrisy movement now.

Sherri G (128)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 2:21 am
Thank you Angelika for posting this, and to Dandelion for pointing it out. My Internet will be down from the 4th-9th but I will protest after that. I hope we have a great turn out. Noted and Tweeted.

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 1:45 pm
"Thank you for joining the anti-hypocrisy movement."
Thank you, Angelika, for posting the petition link.

Judith Hand (55)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 2:18 pm
Tweeted and did some research. I don't have the wherewithal to video anything I might do, but will definitely keep this special time in communication with God and with folks and seeking people to join me. I'll be checking out the happenings, will continue to tweet. Thank you for following up with all of this, Angelika and Dandelion and all whose heart is there......Thanks, Angelika for the music of John Lennon, thanks, Dandelion for the video Autumn...Also noted the 'anti-hypocrisy movement' link, signed and tweeted.

Lydia M (80)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 4:02 am
Noted with Thanks Angelika..
Very Interesting.. :-)

Lydia M (80)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 4:07 am
Thanks also to Patricia R for the forward
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