#globalNOISE is kicking off! A revolutionary coalition of social movements including Occupy, 15M, Real Democracy Now!, #YoSoy132, Blockupy, Strike Debt, and others are taking our collective indignation to the streets. We are banging pots and pans in hundreds of cities around the world in a massive show of global solidarity against debt, austerity, and neoliberal imperialism. Stay tuned for live international updates, but don't just read about it: get banging!
Updated: See here for comprehensive media reports for #GlobalNoise from around the world!
Paris : Livestream | @AcampadaParis
Activists in Paris, New York, and Barcelona collectively wrote a declaration, calling for a worldwide mobilization and resistance against a corrupt global financial system.
To the financial institutions of the world, we have only one thing to say: we owe you nothing. To our friends, families, our communities, to humanity and to the natural world that makes our lives possible, we owe you everything. To the people of the world, we say: join the resistance, you have nothing to lose but your debts. Governments in, the service of finance, are using this pretext to further reduce social spending, lower wages and pensions, privatize public utility and goods, dismantle social benefits and deregulate labour laws, and increase taxes on the majority, while social and tax giveaways are generalized for the big companies and the highest income households, the rich, the 1%.
We from the Occupy / Real Democracy Now / 15M / AntiDebt movement call for public and private debt resistance and repudiation. Debt resistance includes: fighting for free public education, free healthcare, defending foreclosed homes, demanding higher wages and providing mutual aid. But also a first step to build a new economy, based in the principles of equality, solidarity and cooperation, and not greed, acumulation and competition. We Don't Owe, So We Won't Pay! We Are Not a Loan.
Bad laws allowed all this debt. Let's rewrite them together.</blockquote>
Activists in Japan targeted IMF & World Bank Summit, making this statement:The IMF is consistently recommending an introduction of austerity policy and neoliberal economy to the world in exchange for its financial aids to the countries confronting the financial crisis. The World Bank is proposing deregulation, free trade and privatization in exchange for its economic support to the developing countries. Both of them are known for their undemocratic and opaque managements: their opaque personnel matters (always a European director of the IMF and an American president of the WB) and for the rights of a voice in accordance with the amount of donation (the US first and Japan as the second donor).