Between 4000 – 5000 people gathered in London’s Square Mile to voice their anger at the social and political inequality in the UK and beyond. OccupyLSX held its first General Assembly near St Paul’s, despite police refusing to allow protesters onto Paternoster Square. The assembly was open to all, allowing attendees to voice their opinions as well as taking decisions. Together they decided the future of this occupation while some activists worked together to set up toilet’s kitchens. There are plans for workshops, talks and teach-ins.
Today, New York witnessed a clampdown on the constitutional right to protest: The NYPD kettled the march on the Brooklyn Bridge, and arrested hundreds of peaceful protesters. Among the 700+ detainees were at least two young children, a photographer, and a freelance journalist. According to Occupy Wall Street (local times): 5:15PM – Brooklyn Bridge has been shut down by police 5:55PM – At least 50 arrested. 8:17PM – NYTimes reporting
Written by Eduardo Avila (for Global Voices) It has been more than a month since a group of indigenous protesters from the Indigenous Territory and National Park Isiboro Sécure (TIPNIS in Spanish) started their 500km march with the goal of reaching the seat of government in La Paz to express their opposition to the planned highway construction through their land. For several days, the march had been halted by a group of
As police attacked protesters on Syntagma Square, a group of students interrupted a live news broadcast and occupied the TV station.
A week since the occupation started, the protests on Wall Street are only growing stronger. Several thousands marched today. The authorities went apeshit. According to Jérôme E. Roos (Roarmag.org): #OCCUPYWALLSTREET keeps on growing. Today marked the largest protest since the start of the movement, exactly a week ago. Signs are mounting that the authorities are starting to get increasingly anxious about the potential of the protests to spin “out
Via Occupy Wall St. This statement is ours, and for anyone who will get behind it. Representing ourselves, we bring this call for revolution. We want freedom for all, without regards for identity, because we are all people, and because no other reason should be needed. However, this freedom has been largely taken from the people, and slowly made to trickle down, whenever we get angry. Money, it has been
Reports: 21 – 09 – 2011: According to Occupy Wall St: Four people have been arrested so far (as of 1:28 PM EST) on day 5 of the Occupy Wall Street protest. The first arrest took place this morning during Opening Bell March. At 10:10 AM, Isaac Wilder was taken into police custody and is being held at W. 154 St. New York, NY. One firsthand witness has informed us
In the recent days repeated racist attacks take place in various neighbourhoods of Athens. • Last night, 2 Afghan immigrants were attacked outside their home. When they saw a group of thugs approaching, scared they tried to run away but did not manage to escape. The gangs attacked them leaving one stabbed! The victim suffered two wounds, one next to the heart and another one just below. One person was
ΕΝ: In an era of global capitalist crisis and revolts, it is necessary for the progressive movement to give new answers to a series of questions: How do we understand the rebellions of Athens, Paris and Cairo? Who are those who take to the streets? What could be a subversive political proposal? What is post-anarchism? On 25 and 26 November with the presence of Saul Newman, Todd May and Benjamin
Jérôme E. Roos – (Roarmag.org) At least 40 injured and Rome left billowing in smoke after anti-austerity protesters clash with riot police in front of Parliament for over two hours tonight. After weeks of dithering on the precipice of his own downfall, Silvio Berlusconi tonight survived a crucial vote of confidence, by one of the narrowest possible margins, allowing his government to push through its proposed package of deeply unpopular