“United for a global change”.
That’s the watchword. The meeting place are the streets. All over the world.
Since the Arab spring, passing by the “acampadas” in Spain, demonstrations in Greece (that represent the whole European crisis), Latin America protests and now the occupied Wall Street, citizens found a common point: our governments doesn’t correspond to what they are elected for.
Tomorrow, 15 October, citizens from all over the world occupy streets, squares, and public spaces to claim a real democracy. Now.
Check the planned demonstrations on the map:
But what’s the point?
In a such wide mobilisation, it’s hard to establish only one set of demands: environment, banks, education, social care, migration, wars…
“These contents depend a lot on each country’s context and its problems, the priorities change a lot from one country to another, and [that’s why] it’s difficult to determine global priorities. Therefore, the idea was to change the point of view. We should go to the roots of the problems. And that fundamental issue that lie behind all the other problems is that we, the people of the world, are not deciding what the world should be.
The key of 15 Oct should not be just mobilizing people, and doing some actions simultaneously, but being conscious that the world is acting together, and therefore starting to build a network between all of us, for deciding all together, because that’s the only possible way, what the world should be. We know that the powers are global, that we live in a globalized world, and therefore our answer should be global too.” (Take the square.net)
Updating the Karl Marx’s emblematic call, workers – but also students, retired, unempolyed, old and young people, man and women, hackers and vegetarians – go to the streets this saturday to say: people of the world, rise up!
Useful links (translations linked inside):
The #15O main page: http://www.15october.net/
The #globalrevolution transmission in direct: http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution
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