Occupy Wall Street Goes Global on October 15
The demonstrations began on September 17 with just a small group of protesters. Less than a month later, Occupy Wall Street has literally become Occupy the World as protests are planned in nearly a thousand cities worldwide on October 15 to show the global solidarity of the 99 percent with their grievances against the 1 percent.
Less than a month after a small group of protesters with signs descended on Wall Street on September 17 and decided to stick around, the movement, which began to branch in to various U. S. cities by Oct, has taken its message to a global audience. In fact, with the help of social media and websites like "Occupy TV" on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, "Global Revolution," and "Take The Square," the movement that began as Occupy Wall Street with a "We Are The 99%," poor versus rich theme, has morphed into an "Occupy" movement of like-minded individuals and organizations around the world.
Taking their cue from the message of socioeconomic and sociopolitical disparities prevalent in the Wall Street and American demonstrations, protests have been planned for a global "Occupy" day on Saturday, October 15. A website dedicated to the ". 15" demonstrations, "United For #globalchange," indicated that there were 951 separate rallies planned in 82 countries as of Friday afternoon.
Read more: HULIQ (2011-10-14)