When our leaders can no longer be trusted, it becomes the duty of the people to fight for social justice. The Arab Spring tactic has proven itself effective in forcing governments to bow to the will of the people. We believe this tactic can also work in America - Occupy Wall Street.
What's special about Saturday September 17?
On September 17 Wall Street will be invaded.
On September 17 thousands of people will descend on lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for several months.
Say the organisers: 'Like our brothers and sisters in Egypt, Greece, Spain, and Iceland, we plan to use the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic of mass occupation to restore democracy in America. We also encourage the use of nonviolence to achieve our ends and maximize the safety of all participants.'
As well, simultaneous occupations of financial districts are now being planned in Madrid, Milan, London, Paris and San Francisco.
Occupy Wall Street is an umbrella organisation, embracing many diverse organisations. The one thing they all share however, say the organisers, is that they '...are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%.'
The fight is about to be taken to the heart of American and global capitalism...