Exciting stuff is happening parallel to the United Nations Climate Talks taking place in Durban, ordinary people are coming together to call for action on climate change and a system of earth justice. In solidarity with the other Occupy Movements across the world, OccupyCOP17.
Occupy Wall Street has some of its roots in the march against the Seattle global economic summits in 1999. Back then we were in an economic boom and “the main stream media was drunk on dot-com money, stock options” says Klein making it was hard to talk about the problems with capitalism. Today is different. “The facts of the situation are not in dispute. Everybody understands that we are facing a mass economic crisis and also an ecological crisis and they are the same crisis. Their roots are in unfettered greed.” But the stakes today are higher says Klein. “We feel the clock ticking and we need to win this time.
On October 15th people from all over the world will take to the streets and squares.
From America to Asia, from Africa to Europe, people are rising up to claim their rights and demand a true democracy. Now it is time for all of us to join in a global non violent protest.
A new angle on Occupy Wall Street reveals the strong micro community that has formed there.
Very cool Slow motion video by Eric Brown shows the first day of the occupation as a group of concerned New York citizens come together to bring their message of freedom to the heart of Wall Street.
#OCCUPYWALLSTREET is a people powered movement for democracy that began in America on September 17 with an encampment in the financial district of New York City. Inspired by the Egyptian Tahrir Square uprising and the Spanish acampadas, we vow to end the monied corruption of our democracy … join us! We’re now in DAY 21.