As the Occupy Wall St protests continue to spread, a call out has been made for Melbourne, Brisbane , Perth, Adelaide and both a rally and occupation in Sydney to join the global day of action United for Global Change on October 15th. Regional centres are now joining with events announced in Townsville, Cairns and Bryon Bay. Occupy Melbourne has stated the aim of "NON-VIOLENTLY sending a message to the financial sector worldwide. Australia too is under the same bind of freedom because of monetary policy and corporate greed. Show your support for Occupy Wall Street! Occupy Australia!!!" The day is an attempt to unite the struggle by ordinary people around the world for a true democracy. A democracy where the needs of the majority of people is put before the profits and privileges of the few. A world united under the banner of solidarity, workers and human rights, peace and environmental justice. It is time for Australia to join the global movement that has seen non-violent mass protests and uprising against both military dictators and the dictators of capital in Greece, Yemen, Chile, Egypt, Tunisia, Israel, USA, Spain, Portugal, Libya, Syria, Bahrain, the UK and beyond. It’s time for us to unite. It’s time for them to listen.
Related 15th October International Call out -- Occupy Wall St -- Occupy Melbourne on Facebook -- Occupy Sydney on Facebook -- Occupy Perth on Facebook -- Occupy Brisbane on Meetup -- Occupy Adelaide on Facebook
The relevance of such an anti-corporate, anti-capitalist demonstration to Australia cannot be doubted. Does anyone seriously believe that Australian democracy is currently structured to support the needs of the majority rather than protect the interests of the few?
- This is a country where a few multi-national mining companies orchestrated the sacking of a serving Prime Minister to avoid the paying a mining tax. BHP recently announced a profit of $22 billion dollars.
- This is a country where our climate change policy includes compensating the worst and biggest corporate polluters billions of dollars.
- This is a country where the cost of housing is out of reach for so many people in both the rental and private markets, whilst large developers, banks and speculators make billions in profits.
- This is a country where the cost of living continues to rise as people pay more and more for their basic utilities as private corporations rake in profits in the electricity, gas and telecommunications sectors.
- This is a country that is still at war,10 years after invading Afghanistan despite the majority of Australians opposing the war.
- This is a country where the suppression of workers rights continues under both the Federal ALP and Coalition and where wages for ordinary people continue to stagnate.
- This is a country where the environment whether it be in the Kimberleys or the forests of NSW, Victoria or Tasmania is constantly sacrificed on the altar of corporate profits
- This is a country where Indigenous people are still being oppressed and subject to assimiliationist policies so mining companies can access the resources on their land
- This is a country where education is increasingly expensive and user-pays as students have to work harder and accrue massive debts.
- This is a country where both major parties seek to divide us from the real problems we face and turn our anger on defenceless asylum seekers who we lock up in gulags.
It’s time for us to unite. It’s time for them to listen.
Melbourne Organisational Links
Sydney Rally at Hyde Park Organisational Links
Sydney Martin Place/Reserve Bank Ongoing Occupation Organisational Links
Perth Organisational Links
Occupy Perth Website
Occupy Perth on Facebook
Occupy Perth General Assembly on Facebook
Occupy Chogm on October 28th on Facebook and Indymedia
Occupy Perth Oct 15th Facebook Event
Occupy Perth Action October 15th on Indymedia Calendar
Brisbane Organisational Links
Adelaide Organisational Links
Occupy Corporate Byron Bay
Are you sick of the corporate governed society in which we now live? Have you been laid off due to the banks self-perpetuated financial meltdown? Are you struggling to make ends meet as a result of this corrupt system? Do you believe in fighting for your rights? Then its time to join the Global Revolution – millions of people worldwide have protested for their rights as human beings of this planet... and have changed the way of the future – its time we in Australia get off our couches, put down our VB’s and join the rest of the world in fighting for our rights and the rights of our fellow human beings. Take a stand. Come and march with us on Saturday October 15th 2011. The whole world will be in revolt on this day – let’s show the worlds rich and greedy 1% that we, the 99%, are where the power truly lies. Remember, the strongest point of the pyramid is but at its base. This will be a time where you can voice your thoughts and opinions, say what you have wanted to say, and stand up for your rights to do so.
This protest, as with the many others occurring all around the world, is multifaceted, with many issues being discussed and voiced. It is time now to let us know what you want to fight for on this day. Just as important as it is to fight for our rights, showing love and gratitude for life will balance this protest, so let’s not fuel it with anger, fear and hatred, but lets put a positive spin on it with words of harmony and peace. This is the difference between the wagers of war and the peaceful protesters. Kindness and love are met equally with kindness and love. This is the way of the future.
Call out to Occupy Brisbane on Meetup
We are peaceful citizens from all walks of life looking to occupy Brisbane until change occurs. (More to come) Gaining our genesis from 'Occupy Wall St', we believe financial institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
Go here for more information on the birth of Occupy Wall St - https://occupywallst.org/
Following the principles of Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jnr & Jesus - Not Bush / Obama, Napoleon & Caesar.
We're currently are in our embryonic stage of development.
We'll ALWAYS remain peaceful and respectful of all political persuasions, working with Police & the people of Brisbane.
"We simply propose a directly democratic and non-hierarchical social situation where neither capital nor the state determine the way we live or how society functions - that is what would be ideal. In other words, a real democracy in which we consciously and collectively determine social life. This is incompatible with both capitalism and state socialism - both of which produce economic and political monopolies."
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Occupy Perth Press Release Oct 11th
Plans for peaceful #occupywallstreet inspired gatherings in Perth are advancing in the wake of the success of Wall Street demonstrations going viral. With more than 800 twitter followers and over 500 facebook “likers” the #occupyperth is similarly gaining momentum.
We are announcing a PEACEFUL gathering at Forrest Chase, Perth City, October 15th in support of similar “occupy” actions worldwide on this day. We have for example received direct communication from #occupywallstreet #occupymanchester #occupyhouston #occupymelbourne as well as dozens of others taking action on this day.
Further to this, we are joining the CHOGM Action Networks protest on the 28th October.
For what do we gather? What do #occupyperth people have in common with the “99%” in the USA (and around the world)?
It is around the following questions/concerns that we are primarily focused;
* Why is it that the wealthiest 20% of Australians own 61% of the wealth, while the poorest 20% own 1% of the wealth?
* Why does our government spend $21b per year on defense, when we face no threat from any other country?
* Why is it that there are 925 million undernourished people in the world today (one in seven) while the US government spends more than US$1trillion a year on its war budget?
* Why are thousands of asylum seekers (4335 adults and 872 children in July 2011) imprisoned in Australian detention centres for the ‘crime’ of fleeing persecution?
* Why does one corporation (Murdoch’s New Corp Ltd) own 70 percent of this country’s print media?
* Why do corporations in Australia and internationally continue to have the relatively unchecked “right” to have the “externalities” of their business operations result in environmental degradation and human and animal exploitation?
* Why are these questions rarely raised in the mainstream media (and avoided by our politicians)?
Further details –
Web – http://occupyperth.org/