October2011 Supports AdBusters call to end the Corporatocracy
The October2011 Movement supports Adbusters and their call for the occupation of Wall Street beginning on September 17th. Adbusters is organizing their occupation to send the message that Corporatocracy is NOT Democracy.
Similarly inspired by the nonviolent uprisings around the world, Adbusters writes:
“The beauty of this new formula, and what makes this novel tactic exciting, is its pragmatic simplicity: we talk to each other in various physical gatherings and virtual people's assemblies … we zero in on what our one demand will be, a demand that awakens the imagination and, if achieved, would propel us toward the radical democracy of the future … and then we go out and seize a square of singular symbolic significance and put our asses on the line to make it happen.”
Ending corporate control of our political process and media is one of the first steps in moving towards a peaceful, just and sustainable future. It will take all of us coming together to achieve the strength required to take on corporatism and the militarism that is fueled by it.
Stop the Machine: Create a New World will begin our occupation to end corporatism and militarism on October 6, 2011. Our action will stand in solidarity with those who occupy Wall Street.
October 6 is the beginning of the 11th year of the Afghanistan War and it is in the first week of the new federal fiscal year which promises an austerity budget for everything except the military and security state. We are bringing together people from a wide range of issues affected by austerity, cuts to environmental protection and restoration, job creation, the social safety net as well as those opposed to war and militarism.
Together we can Stop the Machine! And Create a New World! Join Adbusters in New York City and stand in solidarity with us to end militarism and oppose the new federal budget which provides unlimited spending for the national security apparatus, tax breaks for the wealthy and austerity for the rest of us.
Visit October2011.org or call 202-688-2444 for more information
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