Timing is Everything: The World Uniting for Transformative Change
The timing of October event is looking more and more interesting. A lot is going on in the U.S. and around the world. Here is the introductory note from today’s LUV News.
IPS News has a piece taking us inside of protest movements that are increasingly becoming global, rather than national. One march has already begun from Spain to Brussels, the capitol of the European Union, as the Spanish are joined by other Europeans along the way.
The piece centers on the ongoing Spanish protests, in which the “‘Indignant’ People’s March” aims to cover the 1,550 km to Brussels by Oct. 8, one week ahead of the global demonstration planned for Oct. 15 by Democracia Real YA (Real Democracy Now!), and two days after the democracy movement demonstrations begin in Washington at Freedom Plaza, in solidarity.
Adbusters has announced an “Occupy Wall Street” event beginning in September. IPS reports:
“Adbusters, a counter-cultural Canadian magazine, quoted Professor Raimundo Viejo of the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona as saying: “The anti-globalisation movement was the first step. Back then our model was to attack the system like a pack of wolves. There was an alpha male, a wolf leading the pack, and others who followed behind. Now the model has evolved. Today we are one big swarm of people.”
“The Adbusters article calls on U.S. President Barack Obama to set up a presidential commission tasked with “ending the influence money has over (the country’s) representatives in Washington.”
“It also proposes “dismantling half the 1,000 military bases (the United States) has around the world,” among other pro-democracy measures.”
We need to get the details of their demands. Margaret Flowers has been in touch with Adbusters. We may want to coordinate our demands with them, although I find an Obama commission to be a joke – the first billion dollar candidate taking money out of politics. Well, I guess Nixon went to China!