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Economic/Other Protests Spread

October 6, 2011

There are increasing signs of economic and societal distress around the world.  We have had the Arab Spring,  riots in Greece and England, protests in Spain and other European countries and now in the United States and spreading to other countries in Solidarity.

Activists throughout Canada set to show solidarity with Wall Street protesters

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By Verena dobnik

The protesters who have been camping out in Manhattan’s Financial District for more than two weeks eat donated food and keep their laptops running with a portable gas-powered generator. They have a newspaper – the Occupied Wall Street Journal – and a makeshift hospital.

They lack a clear objective, though they speak against corporate greed, social inequality, global climate change and other concerns. But they’re growing in numbers, getting more organized and showing no sign of quitting.


The Occupy Wall Street demonstration started out last month with fewer than a dozen college students spending days and nights in Zuccotti Park. It has grown significantly, both in New York and elsewhere as people display their solidarity in similar protests.

Organizers in Toronto and several other Canadian cities say they plan to follow the New York example. Activists say they plan to converge on Toronto’s financial district on Saturday Oct. 15, and will wait to march on the streets until the Toronto Stock Exchange opens on the Monday. Other protests are also planned for Calgary, Victoria, Ottawa, Montreal, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, according to a website called Occupy Together.

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And more on this growth—

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protests Spread Across the Country

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The protests have spread across the country, with events popping up in Boston, Chicago and dozens of other cities across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.

In Albuquerque, N.M., there were more than 500 protestors, and demonstrators in Spokane, Wash., set up a tent city before police enforced a no-camping rule.

A march and rally was held in Boston Friday called “Take Back Boston” run by the Right to the City alliance, a national organization that “seeks to create regional and national impacts in the fields of housing, human rights, urban land, community development, civic engagement, criminal justice, environmental justice, and more,” according to its website.

Police estimated about 3,000 people attended the events Friday.

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Edited to add a few more places around the world that has or had protests in the streets.

Jordanians Protest for Greater Reforms

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Protest held outside Central Bank (Dublin)

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And even Israel  in September

Israeli protests: 430,000 take to streets to demand social justice

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Linda permalink
    October 8, 2011 1:54 pm

    The Arab Spring…and now the American Autumn. The powers-that be are surely getting nervous…

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