how peace in the moment can make peace in the world
October 15, 2011
Oct 17, 12:04 AM
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….
San Jose, Costa Rica
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….
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