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Preview: #12M Global Day of Action

Posted 2 years ago on May 11, 2012, 7:42 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

They bombard us with numbers, and sometimes they almost make us forget that across from the numbers, thousands of lives are hidden. OUR LIVES. Lets show them we are much more than that! 12th of May: Occupy the streets in every city of the world.

May 12 is a Global Day of Action called by the indignad@s, Occupy, and allied social movements around the world. In 2011 we showed another world was possible. Our struggle continues in 2012; together we will rally against corruption, human rights violations, censorship, police brutality and corporate greed. May 12th, 2012 — everywhere. Join us.

Mass demonstrations are planned in Barcelona, Valencia, and over 60 other cities across Spain. In Madrid, the movement will return to Puerta del Sol. From the 12th to 15th of May, protesters will take the square for assemblies, performances, workshops, and discussions on the the alternatives they’ve worked on for the past year. Assemblies and actions are planned to address education, migration, the housing crisis, the economy, the environment, unemployment, civil disobedience, feminism, youth, pensioners, and more. Protesters are also planning to protest at banks responsible for the Spanish and global financial crises. The Spanish government, which recently began a severe crackdown on protest movements, has said they will not allow the protesters to camp in Sol or other squares throughout the country. The government says it will end the protest at 10pm. The major marches are not scheduled to arrive at Sol until around 9pm.

Occupiers in London will return to St. Pauls Cathedral across from the London Stock Exchange and then march through London to ¨Meet the 1%¨ on a tour of different banks and institutions whose greed is responsible for the global financial crisis. Demonstrations are also planned in Ireland, Chile, Portugal, Brazil, Germany, Cuba, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, France, Malaysia, Russia, and at least 384 cities in over 50 countries across the world.

In the U.S., solidarity actions are planned in Portland, St. Louis, and many other cities. Occupy Los Angeles will be hosting a 12M anti-capitalist General Assembly. In Boston, the People of Color Group of Occupy Boston will host a ceremony to preserve the last standing grove of Silver Maple trees that are slated to be cut down for “redevelopment” as luxury apartments for the 1%. Occupy Denver will be protesting and occupying the Downtown Denver Partnership, a business organization behind a law that attacks Occupy and would criminalize the survival act of sleeping by homeless people. Occupy Chicago, labor unions, community groups, anti-war and international solidarity groups and faith based activists will host a Peoples Assembly on Alternatives to War and Poverty to begin a week of actions that will culminate in protests against NATO.

In Brooklyn, as part of a citywide week of action against budget cuts and austerity, Occupy Bushwick, Healthcare for the 99%, and others will fight to save Wycoff Hospital. Occupiers, unions, immigrant rights groups, students, anti-war activists, environmentalists, and others from across Texas and the country will also gather near Dallas to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- a massive, new international trade and investment pact currently being negotiated behind closed doors between the United States and countries throughout the Pacific Rim and pushed by Wall Street banks and other corporate interests.

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[-] 1 points by jimevanhoe1 (55) 2 years ago

To truly live in Freedom ......Tyranny must be eliminated from the USA.

It will take Global Action by members of Occupy around the World.

We can build a completely new Economy, a New Financial System. But we also have to Prosecute those who tried to destroy US the 99%.

Leading the Pack of Chaos Criminals is the Bush Crime Family, whose members include: GHW Bush, who killed 4,000 civilians in Panama in1989, the illegal invasion of Panama, he also killed 100,000 civilians in the needless 1st Iraq War which was "let to happen", many who died in the 1st Iraq War, died from Leukemia, See reference, GW Bush killing needlessly 1,000,000 in the 2nd needless Iraq War, Remember This > "Like Father Like Son", of the one million put to death by Bush 80% were mothers, children and fathers, they were not soldiers, they are members of Our Global Society, killed by the Chaos of the Bush Crime Family. Also included in this perverted Crime Family would be the other 10 convicted by Kuala Lumpur's Tribunal ..in November of 2011..which was legal and justice....convicting GW Bush, Cheney and former PM of Britain Tony Blair, for War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity.....these Criminals live among us, less we forget. Killers as were Stalin and the Nazis, the Bush Crime Family live among us.

The always neutral Country of Switzerland has also posted a arrest Warrant for GW Bush for War Crimes & Crimes Against Humanity.

We must as True Citizens of the World speak to this, we must move on making sure these killers are brought to Justice in Switzerland and or Kuala Lumpur. And that Sr Bush is prosecuted in Panama for the death of thousand of Civilian and for setting up operations for Drug Cartels to money launder through Panama Banks, which is the real reason he went after Noriega for talking too much about GHW Bush direct involvement....just ask current day survivors of the killing fields of Panama and Panamanian Bankers.

Obama ( is a Phony ) he has done nothing to convict or even prosecute the Wall Street Criminal Gangs of Goldman-Sachs and Lehman Bros, for destroying the entire Western World's Economy and Our Financial System, Obama is committing Criminal Negligence at best, but to "Let" the Bush Crime Family live among US is "Treason".

The real Terrorists live among US, they are in Our Government they are Republicans and Democrats, they destroyed the "Glass-Steagall Act" which was protecting Our Financial System, the Axman was Gramm of Texas, a Bush Crime Family second level member, but the Democrat who failed completely was the President who signed the death to Glass-Steagall and that was none other then Bill Clinton.

Behind all of this Deliberate Chaos, Destruction and Violence of Our Nation, Our neighborhoods, Our Homes, Our Jobs, Our Future is the Bush Crime Family.

We must take Global Action to convict and imprison these War Criminals, justice for the Global Society must be and will be served.

To ignore Criminals such as these makes Our Society pathetic at best. We denounce the Nazis, but let the Bush Crime Family live among US?

Not For Long!

Global Action Day most denounce Tyranny once and for ALL and must ask the New President of France to issue arrest Warrants on GW Bush, Dick Cheney and Tony Blair for War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity.

Pressure must be bought on the PM of Canada once and for ALL was well or work to remove him in the Next Election.

The question last week was and > Is the Obama Administration Corrupt? Absolutely........He deliberately "Let Wall Street Criminals" get away with Criminal Fraud on the largest scale ever in World History and also deliberately allowed "War Criminals to live among US!" the Bush Crime Family.................. Obama is a Phony!

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[-] 1 points by 99oneofus99 (20) 2 years ago

Where was the 99% yesterday when a large number of 1%ers were at George Clooney's house donating millions to Obama?

99% shouldn't just be against the bankers and CEOs, but all 1% as they all only care about money.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26414) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

This is true and this is what is. Give us a true candidate a man or woman of the people who is eligible for the upcoming presidential election and I am sure that that is where the supporters of the fight against greed corruption and crime would place their support and vote. But for now a vote against Mittens is gonna have to suffice.

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 2 years ago
[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26414) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Huh. My popularity has grown with the multiple personality disordered one. Trolls - whatcha gonna do? The disordered one said it was going to discredit me. Now it advertises My twitter account. Like big F'n deal.

[-] 1 points by otigd (1) 2 years ago

Voting only gives people false hope. It was, it is and it will always be. How is it different this time?

Voting is against direct democracy and OWS is for direct democracy. Protests, demonstrations, etc are examples of direct democracy, so is building local communities using consensus decision making process. While protests, demonstrations are more visible and are usually used to awaken people not in the movement, building local communities is not so visible but is essential for the long term development of the movement. Protests, demonstrations and building local communities are not mutually exclusive. This is what diversity of tactics all about, that is, using different tactics to achieve to overall goal of the movement.

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[-] -2 points by yadotakd (-1) 2 years ago

"Give us a true candidate a man or woman of the people who is eligible for the upcoming presidential election and I am sure that that is where the supporters of the fight against greed corruption and crime would place their support and vote."

BULLSHIT.

Forget the Rigged Elections.

Forget Obama and Romney.

Forget the rest of the Democratic and Republican corporate puppets.

Forget the feel-good mental masturbation of Third Parties.

Our system is broken and cannot be repaired from within.

FOCUS ON REGIME CHANGE.

And tell us all what "DKA" is an acronym for, DKAtoday.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26414) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Another sadsack troll worshiper. How many more of the same person will I collect today. If person is the proper word for a troll with a multiple personality disorder.

It is a challenging thing I know - but the " simple " truth is DKA are my initials.

Mystery solved - are you elated?

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[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago