Occupy Wall Street protests: Rally to go global via London on Saturday

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"Ich bin überzeugt, dass eines Tages bald die Mächtigen der Wall Street, die Kontrolle unserer Systeme weltweit - die ihre Zaubersprüche auf der Welt gearbeitet so lange - wird plötzlich zu nichts.

-Jim Bakker in "Wohlstand und die kommende Apokalypse"

For an October revolution, dress warm. That’s the word going outpolitelyon the Web to rally street protests on Saturday around the globe from New Zealand to Alaska via London, Frankfurt, Washington and, natürlich, New York, where the past month’s Occupy Wall Street movement has inspired a worldwide yell of anger at banks and financiers.

How many will show up, let alone stay to camp out to disrupt city centres for days, or months, zu kommen, is anyone’s guess. The hundreds at Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park were calling for back-up on Friday, fearing imminent eviction. Rome expects tens of thousands at a national protest of more traditional stamp.

Few other police forces expect more than a few thousand to turn out on the day for what is billed as an exercise in social media-spread, Arab Spring-inspired, grassroots democracy with an emphasis on peaceful, homespun debate, as seen among Madrid’sindignadosin June or at the current Wall Street park sit-in.

Blogs and Facebook pages devoted toOctober 15″ – #O15 on Twitterabound with exhortations to keep the peace, bring an open mind, a sleeping bag, food and warm clothing; in Britain, “Occupy London Stock Exchangeis at pains to stress it does not plan to actually, gut, occupy the stock exchange.

That may turn off those with a taste for the kind of anarchic violence seen in London in August, at anti-capitalism protests of the past decade and at some rallies against spending cuts in Europe this year. Aber, as Karlin Younger of consultancy Control Risks said: “When there’s a protest by an organisation that’s very grassroots, you can’t be sure who will show up.

Concrete demands are few from those who proclaimWe are the 99 Prozent”, other than a general sense that the other 1 Prozent – die “greedy and corrupt” reich, and especially banksshould 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!” proclaims the Web site United for #GlobalChange. “We are not goods in the hands of politicians and bankers who do not represent usWe will peacefully demonstrate, talk and organise until we make it happen.

By doing so peacefully, many hope for a wider political impact, by amplifying the chord their ideas strike with millions of voters in wealthy countries who feel ever more squeezed by the global financial crisis while the rich seem to get richer.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH” “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 have some 12,000 followers in a few weeks, enthused by Occupy Wall Street. Einige 5,000 have posted that they will turn out, though even some activists expect fewer will.

Spyro, a 28-year-old graduate who has a well-paid job and did not want his family name published, summed up the main target of the global protests asthe financial system”.

Angry at taxpayer bailouts of banks since crisis hit in 2008 and at big bonuses still paid to some who work in them while unemployment blights the lives of many young Britons, sagte er: “People all over the world, we are saying ‘Enough is enough’.

What the remedy would be, Spyro said, was not for him to say but should emerge from public debatea common theme for those camping out off Wall Street since mid-September, who have stirred up US political debate and, a Reuters poll found , won sympathy from over a third of Americans.

A suggestions log posted (“This space is ready for YOUR idea for the revolution”) range from a mass cutting up of credit cards (“hit the banks where it counts”) zu “use technology to make education free”.

For all such utopianism, the possibility that peaceful mass action, helped by new technologies, can bring real change has been reinforced by the success of Arab uprisings this year.

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.

Quite what is happening, obwohl, is hard to say. The biggest turnouts are expected where local conditions are most acute.

Italian police are preparing for tens of thousands to march in Rome against austerity measures planned by the beleaguered government of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Quelle: The Economic TimesOccupy Wall Street protests: Rally to go global via London on Saturday