Occupy movement calls for worldwide action against wars, inequality, and hypocrisy of US gov't
Occupiers get the instructions through the movement’s official Twitter. Their march starts from Zucotti Plaza in New York city on April,4. Zuccotti has always been the stronghold of Occupy Wall Street movement in the last two years.
“Electing a different president six years ago was not a partial step, a failed attempt, a warm-up round. It was a halftime show of circus clowns and cheerleaders. People now know that we can’t lift up the poor without pulling down the plutocrats. It’s understood that we can have democracy or billionaires, not both. The notion of shifting priorities is even making headway; behind the screaming of “no cuts!” and “less spending!” there’s a steady, rising voice — ebbing and flowing like the ocean — insisting that we can move the money from the military and the oil corporations and the bankers to green energy and schools and trains and parks and actual aid to everyone on earth, with plenty of tax cuts to spare,” reads the statement of David Swanson, an activist and an early Occupy organizer.
The Occupy movement arose as an international protest movement against social and economic inequality.
The first Occupy protest, which received a widespread attention, was Occupy Wall Street in New York City. It began on September, 17, 2011 and by October, 9 Occupy protests had taken place in more than 600 communities all over the United States.Thousands of activists of the Occupy Wall Street movement had been arrested during the action.
It seemed though that the US government didn’t pay much attention to the demands of the protesters. Inequality between poor and rich in the United States is still growing steadily.
A “Worldwide Wave of Action” will continue through July, 4, involving local Occupy groups and the Anonymous organization.