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Activists to occupy Washington Freedom Plaza
Sat Sep 3, 2011 5:54PM GMT|
A growing coalition of American activists and prominent community figures have joined forces to oppose America's foreign wars and demand that troops be returned to America.
The October2011 Movement is organizing an occupation at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. beginning on October 6, 2011. The group says on its website that, "Inspired by the courageous, nonviolent uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Greece, Spain, and elsewhere, people in the United States have come together to form the October2011 Movement. This fusion of peace, social justice, environmental, student, and immigrant rights organizations is in solidarity with all who seek a peaceful, just, and sustainable future and stands ready to engage in its own campaign of nonviolent resistance beginning in Washington, D.C., this October."
“October 2011 intends to bring together Americans concerned with economic injustice, militarism, and environmental destruction to join in ending concentrated corporate power and taking direct control of a real participatory democracy,” the website says.
The growing antiwar movement mirrors the anger of the 56% of Americans that disagree with the Afghanistan invasion and occupation. The groundswell of discontent over extorted bank bail-outs, imposed austerity measures to pay for the losses created by the banks for which they were bailed out, and subsequently profited so well from, and the endless war-mongering abroad, is approaching a critical mass in concert not only with Americans fed up with their own government, and the corporations and financial institutions it serves, but the uprisings throughout North Africa, Europe (particularly Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, and Italy), and the Middle East. newsjunkiepost.com