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Charlotte Philosophy Discussion Group Message Board › international protests currently going on...

international protests currently going on...

A former member
Post #: 409

SAT JAN 21, 2012 AT 10:40 AM PST

Yesterday, in San Francisco, Occupiers did just that.

The entire financial district (and beyond) became the stage for OccupyWallStWest, as multiple bank shutdowns and other protests took place over the course of the day.

It started out small. It was, to be fair, the most miserable day weather-wise in the Bay Area since the Occupy Movement began. Ask yourself this -- would YOU get up at 5:00 AM and go out in the cold rain to watch a giant vampire squid and a black blob, or to sit on cold concrete in front of a bank?

By noon there were perhaps 1000 people spread out over the Financial District; by 6:00 PM, there were two or three times that. It was a day of a few rallies, but mostly smaller actions at banks, the courts and federal buildings. Foreclosures and Citizens' United were the day's standout villains.

Many of these actions deserve a story of their own. I can only tell you about one.
Fortunately, it's a good one. Let me try.

A former member
Post #: 415

Demonstrators with ACTA stickers on their mouths take part in a protest against Poland's government plans to sign international copyright agreement ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement), in front of the European Union office in Warsaw on January 24, 2012. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) aims to create international standards for intellectual property protection, but some groups oppose it as limiting Internet freedoms. Poland, which joined the EU in 2004, has committed to signing ACTA on January 26. Getty

A former member
Post #: 416

Nepalese students chant anti government slogans during a torch rally to protest against Nepal Oil Corporation's decision to hike prices on major petroleum products, including petrol, diesel, kerosene and LPG in Kathmandu January 24, 2012. Reuters

A former member
Post #: 417

Members of the Turkish Communist Party (TKP) chant slongans against French president during a protest outside the French consulate in Istanbul, on January 24, 2012. The French Senate on Monday approved, by 127 votes to 86, the measure which makes it an offence punishable by jail in France to deny that the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turk forces amounted to genocide. French President Nicolas Sarkozy, whose right-wing UMP party put forward the bill, now has sign it into law. Getty

A former member
Post #: 418

An 'Occupy WEF' protester cuts firewood during a protest against the World Economic Forum (WEF) at the Swiss resort of Davos on January 23, 2012. Some 1,600 economic and political leaders, including 40 heads of states and governments, will be asked to urgently find ways to reform a capitalist system that has been described as 'outdated and crumbling as they converge at eastern Switzerland's chic ski station of Davos for the 42nd edition of the five-day World Economic Forum (WEF) which opens on January 25, 2012. Getty

A former member
Post #: 419

A Hungarian protestor covers her mouth with a mask during a protest in support of the largest opposition radio station 'Klub Radio' which recently lost its radio frequency in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. Thousands gathered to protest against the government's controversial media law and to help the 'Klub Radio'. (Bela Szandelszky)

A former member
Post #: 420

An anti-government protester holds a banner that reads 'I love democracy' while posing in front of a group of riot police in combat gear in Bucharest, Romania, early Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. Police on Sunday clashed with a small contingent of around 1,000 protesters in the capital, after demonstrations against austerity measures turned violent. (Vadim Ghirda)

A former member
Post #: 421

Children chant slogans during an anti-Syrian regime demonstration at the mountain resort town of Zabadani, Syria, near the Lebanese border, on Friday Jan. 20, 2012. President Bashar Assad's forces attacked Zabadani, some 17 miles (27 kilometers) west of the capital, for six days, sparking fierce fighting that involved heavy bombardments and clashes with army defectors.

Bill Van F.
Group Organizer
Charlotte, NC
Post #: 1,415
What can you and I personally do?

Answer: Take Humanianity seriously.
A former member
Post #: 426

1968 chicago police vs protesters

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