Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Occupy not dead! 13 October in more than 250 cities in 30 countries

Did you see this on the news?

Global demonstrations were held on saturday 13 October in more than 250 cities in 30 countries.

The global protests were part of a series of protests inspired by the Arab Spring, the Icelandic Revolution, the Portuguese "Geração à Rasca", the Spanish "Indignants", the Greek Protests, the Quebec Student Movement, the Chilean Student Movement, the Mexican YoSoy132 M
ovement and the Occupy movement.

This image was taken in Rome, Italy, where an estimated 400,000 people gathered to protest against corporate power, grinding poverty and government cuts. Hundreds of people clashed with police for hours, reportedly leaving more than 200 people injured, including 105 police officers.

General assemblies, the social network n-1, mailing lists, and Facebook were used to coordinate the global demonstrations.

Two days later one of the main Dutch newspapers declared that the Occupy movement has "completely disappeared". What do you think?

Visualisation on a world map of the locations of the protests:


For more pictures from Italy, the USA, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Sweden, Australia, Mexico and the UK see World Riots 24/h

For more info on the world wide actions see #globalNOISE

Report from The Nation: "Global Noise: Worldwide Debt Protests"


Report from RT: "Global Noise takes on austerity: 'We are not going to be silent'"


Report from Democracy Now!: "Global Noise Anti-Austerity Protests Held Worldwide"


Report from Free Speech Radio News: "Global Noise day of action takes aim at rising debt and austerity measures"


Posted by Philip

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