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October 15, 2011

This movement is a living thing, resilient, self-organizing, connected globally at the individual level. It is clear that we know what we are doing, and we do have a message.

We have woken up. We have thrown off paralysis and hypnosis and gathered in public squares everywhere to tell the truth. We have named the problem, and we are taking up our power to work on it.

I clicked through the CBS news slide show about the October 15th demonstrations and read the captions aloud. I recommend the activity.

“We are the 99%”

“Criminal bankers caused this crisis”

“We refuse to pay the crisis of capitalism”

…demonstration against the influence of bankers and financiers near the European Central Bank on October 15, 2011

Protesters throw garbage bags at Barcelona’s stock exchange, on October 15, 2011

Activists are demanding an end to the free-wheeling ways of global financial players whom they see as responsible for the current European and American economic woes.

…a worldwide demonstration against corporate greed and government cutbacks.

…worldwide protest against income disparity and corporate greed, on October 15, 2011.

Hundreds of protesters embrace at the Culture square in San Jose, Costa Rica, on October 15, 2011….

951 cities, 82 countries

Of course, New York, Paris, Rome, Madrid, London, Athens….

Barcelona

Belgrade

Belleville, France

Brussels

Frankfurt

The Hague

Guadalajara

Hong Kong

Las Vegas

Lisbon

Melbourne

Mexico City

Oslo

Ottawa

Podgorica, Montenegro

San Jose, Costa Rica

Santiago, Chile

Sarajevo

Seoul

Stockholm

Sydney

Taipei

Tokyo

Vancouver

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About Katherine Power

I didn’t set out to be a terrorist. As a student activist, I moved from protesting the war in Viet Nam to waging guerrilla war to overthrow the government….

Recent and Upcoming Appearances and Publications
1/15/2014 Complexity and Social Change, Occupy Radio
10/31/2013 Surrender, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
10/25/2013 Surrender, Taos Community Theater, Taos, NM

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