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    ''Global Revolution, October 15, 868 cities, 78 countries''.

    Protesters to rally worldwide against greedy rich

    An ''Occupy Together'' activist sets up tent in a makeshift camp next to a sign that reads, ''Global Revolution, October 15, 868 cities, 78 countries,'' at Emiliana de Zubeldia square in Sonora October 14, 2011.

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    By Michel Rose

    MILAN | Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:05am EDT

    MILAN (Reuters) - Protesters worldwide geared up for a cry of rage on Saturday against bankers, financiers and politicians they accuse of ruining global economies and condemning millions to poverty and hardship through greed.

    Galvanised by the past month's Occupy Wall Street movement, they plan to take to the streets from Sydney to Alaska via London, Frankfurt, Washington and New York.

    Riot police prepared for any trouble -- cities such as London and Athens have seen violent confrontations this year -- but it was impossible to say how many people would actually turn out despite a rallying call across social media websites.

    "I've been waiting for this protest for a long time, since 2008," said Daniel Schreiber, 28, an editor in Berlin. "I was always wondering why people aren't outraged and why nothing has happened and finally, three years later, it's happening."

    The Australian city of Melbourne got the ball rolling on Saturday with about 1,000 gathering peacefully in central City Square, listening to speeches.

    Nick Carson, a spokesman for OccupyMelbourne.Org, said protests were planned for all of Australia's major cities.

    "I think people want real democracy," he said. "They don't want corporate influence over their politicians. They want their politicians to be accountable. They want proper representation."

    Elsewhere in traditionally reserved Asia, about 50 gathered in New Zealand's quake-hit city of Christchurch and small demonstrations were expected in the Japanese capital Tokyo.

    The protests are billed as peaceful. But in a sign of what may happen, a group of students stormed Goldman Sachs's offices in the Italian city of Milan on Friday.

    The students managed to break into the hall of the Goldman Sachs building in the heart of Milan's financial district. The protests were quickly dispersed but red graffiti was daubed on its walls expressing anger at Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and saying "Give us money."

    Demonstrators also hurled eggs at the headquarters of UniCredit, Italy's biggest bank.

    Italian police were on alert for thousands to march in Rome against austerity measures planned by Berlusconi's government.

    SOMETHING HAPPENING HERE

    In Britain, demonstrators aim to converge on the City of London -- a leading international financial center -- under the banner "Occupy the Stock Exchange."

    "We have people from all walks of life joining us every day," said Spyro, one of those behind a Facebook page in London which has grown to some 12,000 followers in a few weeks.

    Spyro, a 28-year-old who has a well-paid job and did not want to give his full name, summed up the main target of the global protests as "the financial system."

    Angry at taxpayer bailouts of banks since 2008 and at big bonuses still paid to some who work in them while unemployment blights the lives of many young Britons, he said: "People all over the world, we are saying, 'Enough is enough'."

    Greek protesters aligned with Spain's "Indignant" movement called an anti-austerity rally for Saturday in Athens' Syntagma square, scene of many demonstrations during Greece's financial meltdown.

    "What is happening in Greece now is the nightmare waiting other countries in the future. Solidarity is people's weapon," the Real Democracy group said in a statement calling on people to join the protest.

    TIME TO UNITE

    Concrete demands are few other than a general sense that the "greedy and corrupt" rich, and especially banks, should pay more and that elected governments are not listening.

    "It's time for us to unite; it's time for them to listen; people of the world, rise up!" proclaimed the website United for #GlobalChange. "We are not goods in the hands of politicians and bankers who do not represent us ... We will peacefully demonstrate, talk and organize until we make it happen."

    In Germany, where sympathy for southern Europe's debt troubles is patchy, the financial center of Frankfurt and the European Central Bank in particular are expected to be a focus of marches called by the Real Democracy Now movement.

    In the United States, the hundreds of protesters at Manhattan's Zuccotti Park called for more people to join them. Their example has also prompted calls for similar occupations in dozens of U.S. cities from Saturday.

    In Houston, protesters plan to tap into anger at big oil companies.

    Still, some analysts thought the protest momentum in some countries such as Greece and Spain was wearing out.

    "More people agree with these protests than actually take part," said Professor Mary Bossis of the University of Piraeus.

    Despite despair over austerity measures that have slashed wages and pensions and put hundreds of thousands out of work, the spark for sustained action was lacking, she said.

    "There is anger, there is rage ... but what it takes to overturn the current situation is missing," she said.

    The targets of the protesters' wrath are also unlikely to be around to feel it. The City of London, for example, is deserted at weekends as wealthy city workers head for the golf club, country house or generally enjoy a spot of rest and recreation.

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    "SOMETHING HAPPENING HERE"

    WHAT IT IS AIN'T EXACTLY CLEAR
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    With so much being wrong in governments, people are finally standing up against it.

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    Too much involvement by the same old networks.

    BREAKING: Operation #OccupyWallStreeters–SEIU’s Stephen Lerner Leaks Plan to Terrorize Corporate Executivesby Matthew Vadum

    Radical labor organizer Stephen Lerner of SEIU intends to terrorize the families of bank executives in their homes as part of the Occupy Wall Street protests.


    Stephen Lerner
    SEIU, a longtime ally of ACORN, has done it before, as ably documented by Big Government’s Liberty Chick.
    The home invasions are scheduled to begin Tuesday.
    Lerner, a prime architect of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, laid out the Left’s plans to his fellow Marxists at the left-wing Take the American Dream Back conference in Washington, D.C., on October 3, 2011.
    Here’s the video of his remarks:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsZECfIG ... _embedded#!
    * * * * *
    Americans need to know that ACORN is restructuring in time to help re-elect President Obama in 2012. Obama used to work for ACORN and represented the group in court as its lawyer. These radical leftists who use the brutal, in-your-face, pressure tactics of Saul Alinsky want to destroy America as we know it and will use any means to do it.

    http://biggovernment.com/mvadum/2011/10 ... xecutives/

    Occupy Wall Street organized by SEIU / ACORN Front – The Working Family Party
    Posted by The Right Scoop on Oct 10, 2011 in Politics | 54 comments
    This is video proof that big labor has had it’s hands in these occupy whatever street protests from the beginning, despite what you may hear on the news. Listen to this woman who helped organize these protests, who works with The Working Family Party which according to The Blaze was established in the 90s by key members of the the socialist organizations The New Party, ACORN, SEIU, and a coalition of other labor unions and community organizations (via The Blaze).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jOxERtk ... ily-party/

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    I would be the first to stand against the big corporations and their hiring of illegal aliens and bringing in a million workers from abroad ,a year, on visas to take jobs. Or banks making a lot of money charging us for the use our own money.

    BUT,the things these people are fighting against ,seem to be the ones actually helping,funding,or supporting them. For instance I see ACORN and moveon.org,or Soros name has come up more then a few times. There was also an article on banks and corporations possibly getting involved (TO MAKE MONEY or simply get their name out there).

    In some ways it looks like too much globalization and open borders feelings in there somewhere.
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    [quote]Web site notes global plans for ‘Occupy’ movement
    October 14, 2011, 12:00 PM.MADRID — The Occupy Wall Street Movement is going global. The Website 15october.net says citizens from 951 cities in 82 countries will take to the streets on Saturday under the slogan, “UNITED FOR #GLOBALCHANGE.
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    Occupy Wall Street: Coming to a mansion near you
    Protesters affiliated with Occupy Wall Street moved uptown on Tuesday to demonstrate outside of some of New York's richest residents' homes.
    Charles Riley
    CNNMONEY.COM — 10/12/11
    Occupy Wall Street is on the move ... uptown.

    Why uptown? Because that's where the rich folks live!

    Community groups and progressive organizations that have been working with the broader Occupy Wall Street movement in New York marched Tuesday to the homes of JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, billionaire David Koch, hedge fund honcho John Paulson, Howard Milstein, and News Corp (Symbol : NWSA

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    ) CEO Rupert Murdoch.

    The millionaires and billionaires were targeted for what event organizers called a "willingness to hoard wealth at the expense of the 99%."

    Making their way up 5th Avenue, the protesters -- relatively modest in number -- chanted "We are the 99%" and "Banks got bailed out, we got sold out."

    Until Tuesday, protesters had not strayed too far from lower Manhattan, where a home base of sorts has been established at Zuccotti Park.

    The march was organized by UnitedNY, the Strong Economy for All Coalition, the Working Families Party and New York Communities for Change.

    Protesters converged on 59th Street near Central Park, where they started their tour just after noon.

    Doug Forand, a spokesman for the groups, said that the protesters did not have a permit for the march, but were not planning on obstructing traffic and would stick to the sidewalks.

    Organizers declined to estimate how many protesters would attend. A Facebook event page dedicated to the march had a modest number of confirmed attendees.

    On Monday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg -- also a billionaire -- said that Occupy Wall Street protesters could stay in Zuccotti Park indefinitely, so long as they obeyed the rules.

    "The bottom line is people want to express themselves, and as long as they obey the laws, we'll allow them to," Bloomberg said.


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    Kind of odd that before this actually blew up,into what it is today,Bloomberg warned there would be possible violence in the streets since so many are unemployed.
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    [quote]By Al Lewis
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — This Occupy Wall Street Movement has been brought to you by Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

    “The Ben & Jerry’s board of directors … wish to express our deepest admiration to all of you who have initiated the non-violent Occupy Wall Street Movement,
    "When you have knowledge,you have a responsibility to do better"_ Paula Johnson

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