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Occupation News 10/21-23/2011

manicchill:

Europe

#OccupyLSX Protest Forces Closure of St. Paul’s Cathedral

#OccupyFrankfurt Rally Draws a Few Thousand

#OccupyAthens Movement Changing National Conversation

Canada

#OccupyVancouver Protesters Take Aim at Banks

#OccupyCalgary Protesters Invite Public to Their Camp

#OccupyToronto to March in Solidarity with UNITE HERE

Middle East

Tehran Students Hold Demonstration in Solidarity with #OccupyWallSt

United States

Chemical Bomb Tossed Into #OccupyMaine Encampment

#OccupyChicago Protesters to Spend Second Evening Behind Bars

Man With Knife Attacks #OccupyAlbuquerque Protesters

#OccupyProvidence Members Say They’re Not Moving

#OccupyTheHood Unites with #OccupyBoston

Costs Over #OccupyDenver Movement Debated

Australia

Police Break Up #OccupySydney Protest in Raid

(Source: manicchill)

This is a goal the power elite cannot comprehend. They cannot envision a day when they will not be in charge of our lives. The elites believe, and seek to make us believe, that globalization and unfettered capitalism are natural law, some kind of permanent and eternal dynamic that can never be altered. What the elites fail to realize is that rebellion will not stop until the corporate state is extinguished. It will not stop until there is an end to the corporate abuse of the poor, the working class, the elderly, the sick, children, those being slaughtered in our imperial wars and tortured in our black sites. It will not stop until foreclosures and bank repossessions stop. It will not stop until students no longer have to go into debt to be educated, and families no longer have to plunge into bankruptcy to pay medical bills. It will not stop until the corporate destruction of the ecosystem stops, and our relationships with each other and the planet are radically reconfigured. And that is why the elites, and the rotted and degenerate system of corporate power they sustain, are in trouble. That is why they keep asking what the demands are. They don’t understand what is happening. They are deaf, dumb and blind.

Chris Hedges | Why Corporate Elites Should Be Petrified of Occupy Wall Street

(via cultureofresistance)

(Source: socialuprooting, via gonzodave)