Saturday, October 15, 2011

Global Statement Through "International Occupy Day". Protests Spread Worldwide.

'Intl. Occupy Day' hits global stage
Sat Oct 15, 2011 
A Japanese man wears a mask during the Occupy Tokyo rally on October 15, 2011.
People across the world are holding protest rallies in the “International Occupy Day” for a cry of rage against poverty, corruption and corporate greed.

The demonstrations targeted 951 cities in 82 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia and Africa on Saturday, organizers told AFP.

Inspired by the "Occupy Wall Street" movement in the US, people took to the streets in Australia, Taiwan, and Japan in the opening hours of the global outcry.

Protesters in Japan as part of a campaign named “Occupy Tokyo” protested against social disparity, unemployment and nuclear threat.

Similar protests were also held in Manila, the Philippines, where protesters marched in front the US Embassy against its intrusive foreign policies.

Besides protests in Asian cities, thousands marched in Rome to protest against Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's handling of a sovereign debt crisis.

The largest turnout is expected in London, where organizers called on protesters to gather at St. Paul's Cathedral near the London Stock Exchange.

Several hundred people have occupied a camp in a small park in New York City since September 17 to express their anger against corporatism, poverty and social inequity in the US.

Protesters have adopted the motto "We are the 99 percent." They use the slogan to call attention to the fact that they are treated different than the one percent of Americans that are in possession of most of the nation's wealth.

Another major protest is planned for October 29, ahead of the G20 summit in Paris.

Occupy Wall Street Movement Goes Worldwide

PHOTO: Occupy Wall Street Movement Goes Worldwide

The Occupy Wall Street movement that has been spreading across America is going worldwide this morning.
Protests are planned in solidarity from Europe to Australia in what is being called an "International Day of Action" this weekend.
In Tokyo, protesters are fighting inequality and about 300 Australians chanted the cry that started on Wall Street, "We are the 99%!"
In the Philippines, protesters marched in Manila, where they announced their support for the movement and denounced "U.S.-led wars and aggression," the Associated Press reported.
While the worldwide protests get underway, protesters at the movement's home base in Lower Manhattan said they're not done spreading the message of the so-called "99 percent."
September 23rd, 2011

Welcome to OCCUPY TOGETHER, an unofficial hub for all of the events springing up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall St. As we have followed the news on facebook, twitter, and the various live feeds across the internet, we felt compelled to build a site that would help spread the word as more protests organize across the world. We hope to provide people with information about events that are organizing, ongoing, and building across the U.S. as we, the 99%, take action against the greed and corruption of the 1%.

We will only grow stronger in our solidarity and we will be heard, not just in New York, but in echoes across the world.

For more information about us, the movement, and answers to questions, please check out our FAQ.

Important note: Occupy Together will never ask for any monetary donations. We suggest that, if you want to donate monetarily, that you visit this site to help those who currently Occupy Wall St.

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