There’s a protest happening in NYC right now, and it’s worth keeping an eye on this occupation of New York’s financial district. Reportedly plenty of riot police, very few journalists so far. The manifesto:
One citizen. One dollar. One vote.
- Only citizens should make campaign contributions.
- Campaign contributions by citizens should not exceed $1 to any political candidate or party.
Help us reclaim democracy on the US Day of Rage.
Categories: law & order, media, social justice
The busy hashtag for this protest now seems to be #LibertyPlaza
Tim O’Reilly has an interesting comment on Google+. Note that I’m not endorsing his position about the “the wrong people” (scruffy idealistic young people should be heard!) but nevertheless I thought his take was worth sharing.
Just noting that the occupation has been going for nearly a month now.
The attempt by the NYC mayor to remove the protestors on the grounds that the park was becoming covered in litter and city cleaners couldn’t get into the park to clean it because of the protestors have been unsuccessful. The protestors have cleaned the park themselves and made it clear that they planned to stage a sit-in resistance to being moved out by the police, so the city has backed down.
“I support the pro democracy protests in
LibyaWall street” will not fit on a badge.
I need a bigger badge maker
#occupysydney is kicking off at 2:30pm in Martin Place outside the HQ of the Reserve Bank, as part of the Occupy Together global solidarity protests all beginning today to support #occupywallstreet.
The heavy rain is going to make the turnout quite small, I expect.
(edit – the picture is making the fields below my comment behave strangely, so I’m adding some extra text here just to fill up some blank space so that it starts playing nice)