Today is a big day in the Global Occupy Movement, with coordinated actions taking place across the globe.In New York, Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are marking the 2-month anniversary by taking their message to the New York Stock Exchange, and occupying the subway system throughout the Five Boroughs. Tens of thousands of people are expected to convene outside City Hall later today, united under the banner, “Resist austerity. Rebuild the economy. Reclaim our democracy.”Occupations across the world are rising up in solidarity with the Wall Street demonstrators, with actions commencing in over 400 US cities, Canada, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, and here in New Zealand.The day of action coincides with mass student strikes across the US, Spain, Chile, Egypt, Finland, Belgium, Poland, Nigeria, Austria, Bulgaria, and Serbia co-ordinated by students rights organisation the International Student Movement.
In Greece, tens of thousands are marching to mark the 38th anniversary of the Polytechnic Uprising, a massive student-lead demonstration triggered the overthrow of the military junta in 1974.
There’s a lot going on today and the police are doing blocking the media so it is hard to get a clear picture of what’s happening. Here’s some news sources to keep an eye on:
If you’re in Wellington you can come show your support for the global day of action by joining us at noon in Civic Square, where we will be chalking our messages on blackboards and then marching to Midland park to give a ‘people’s mic’ update of the events around the world.