Nearly 1000 Cities To Join In Solidarity w/ Occupy Wall Street Today

October 15, 2011

It has almost been a month since protesters fed up with corporatism first began occupying Zuccotti Park in the financial district of New York City. While many have extended their support to the people there, just as many have expressed their regret that they could not help in the occupation more directly. October 15th (today) marks a special day, in that thousands (perhaps millions) of people in nearly 1000 cities worldwide are planning similar occupations.

    On October 15th, Occupy Wall Street will demonstrate in concert over 951 cities in 82 countries and counting as people around the globe protest in an international day of solidarity against the greed and corruption of the 1%. 

    Occupy Wall Street is a people powered movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District, and has spread to over 100 cities in the United States and actions in over 1,500 cities globally. #OWS is fighting back against the corrosive power of major banks and multinational corporations on the democratic process, and the role of Wall Street in creating an economic collapse that caused the greatest recession in generations. The movement is inspired by uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, Spain, Greece, Italy and the UK, and aims to expose how the richest 1% of people who are writing the rules of the global economy and are imposing an agenda of neoliberalism and economic inequality.

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We have provided information below as to make your search for an occupation near you easier.

Finally, the following video may also be helpful for understanding the General Assembly voting process that many occupations have adopted:

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