On October 15th people from all over the world will take to the streets and squares. From America to Asia, from Africa to Europe, people are rising up to claim their rights and demand a true democracy. Now it is time for all of us to join in a global non violent protest. The ruling powers work for the benefit of just a few, ignoring the will of the vast majority and the human and environmental price we all have to pay. This intolerable situation must end. United in one voice, we will let politicians, and the financial elites they serve, know it is up to us, the people, to decide our future. We are not goods in the hands of politicians and bankers who do not represent us. On October 15th, we will meet on the streets to initiate the global change we want. We will peacefully demonstrate, talk and organize until we make it happen. It’s time for us to unite. It’s time for them to listen. 15october.net

Since this global initiative came to light, it reminded me of a Mother Teresa quote – “I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there” I think this quote is perfect for this event. There’s no point in attending any of these demonstrations if you are going to come from a place of fear and negativity, the engergy that this creates is counter productive to what is trying to be achieved. Come from a place of love and peace by spreading your light.

Time to Upgrade the Planet – World Revolution 15th October 2011

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From the official organising website of Occupy Wall Street, here are 23 reasons why Americans are attending these demonstrations. (“They” refers to the banking elite)

  • They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.
  • They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.
  • They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.
  • They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless animals, and actively hide these practices.
  • They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.
  • They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.
  • They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.
  • They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.
  • They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.
  • They have sold our privacy as a commodity.
  • They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press.
  • They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.
  • They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.
  • They have donated large sums of money to politicians, who are responsible for regulating them.
  • They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.
  • They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives or provide relief in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantial profit.
  • They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.
  • They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.
  • They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt.
  • They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad.
  • They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.
  • They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts.

Below are just some of the global events that have been planned so far. If your 15th of October event is not in this list, please add it here. Currently there are 282 verified events happening around the world and the list is growing every day. You can track the events via google maps here which have been created by 15october.net

GLOBAL EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=245619575476665

AFRICA

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=210209459028846

ARGENTINA

Buenos Aires
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=227511030631636
https://www.facebook.com/notes/democracia-real-ya-buenos-aires/llamado-mundial-para-el-15o-global-revolution/162218203862104

AUSTRALIA

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Australia/120325891405931

Adelaide

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=138387406259689

Brisbane

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=298411606843108

Melbourne

http://www.facebook.com/occupymelb

Perth

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Perth-WA/172581816156318

Sydney

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=284324328246853

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Sydney/153514104742550?sk=wall

 

AUSTRIA

Vienna
http://about.me/vienna15o
https://we.riseup.net/15oktoberwien

BELGIUM
Brussels

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Brussels/100680016708660

BRAZIL

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117904894971979
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=258688750828711

 

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=146385872122731

Salvador:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=275867459106289

Curitiba:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=258777194153031

Bauru:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=162471733830405

São Paulo:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=219577354763943
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=265869633423819

 

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=173815709361127

Natal:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=282614531753257

Porto Alegre:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=158484344236080
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=247070485334275

Passo Fundo:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123428414425569

Florianópolis:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=270312849659994

Tubarão:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=149415055149282

Londrina
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=102851526490798

Nova Friburgo
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=238261839553540

Pelotas
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=197233963679960

Grande ABC
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=195095650560793

Sorocaba
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=100351233407836

Belo Horizonte
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=193303720739631

Brasilia
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=288392251174437

Goiânia
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=173002856113832

CANADA

Occupy Canada - https://www.facebook.com/OccupyCanada

Calgary

https://www.facebook.com/OccupyCalgary

Edmonton

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Edmonton/256209637757290#!/pages/Occupy-Edmonton/256209637757290

Montreal

https://www.facebook.com/occupymontreal

https://www.facebook.com/groups/occupymontreal/

Toronto:

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/OccupyToronto?sk=info

Vancouver:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=272031446152373

CHEZ REPUBLIC
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=234614883243821

CHILE
Santiago De Chile:
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=175627542511650

CROATIA
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=255478777808145

DENMARK

Copenhagen:

 

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=232542073445436

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=211694798892033

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Santo Domingo:
http://vamospalacalle.wordpress.com/pasa-la-voz/

FINLAND

All events around the country:
http://torillatavataan.wordpress.com/
http://tinyurl.com/torikokous

Helsinki:
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=204736539589123

Joensuu:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123099294458939

FRANCE

Bordeaux

http://web.archive.org/web/20120604153936/http://www.bordeaux.indigne-e-s.fr/

Chalon sur Saone
https://www.facebook.com/pages/REELLE-DEMOCRATIE-MAINTENANT-Jura-Bourgogne-sud/224746330870513

Marseille
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=294037640623050

Paris
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=259940157354968

St. Etienne
http://www.facebook.com/groups/151579254910768/?id=201934619875231

GERMANY

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=157195821014727
http://mifuturoahora.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/weltweite-demonstrationen-am-15-10-um-eine-echte-demokratie-jezt-zu-fordern-global-demonstrations-october-15-to-reclaim-a-real-democracy-now-manifestation-mondial-le-15-10-pour-revindiquer-une-de/

Berlin:
https://www.facebook.com/15.OBerlin
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=165133843555895
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=232296216815231

Bremen:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=250541318309454

Dusseldorf:
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=213120432083254

Leipzig:

http://www.acampadaleipzig.org/blog/15o/

Magdeburg:
http://echte-demokratie-jetzt-magdeburg.blogspot.com/2011/09/aufruf-fur-den-15-oktober-kurze.html?spref=fb

GREECE
http://www.facebook.com/pages/15-?????????-?????????-????????????/180122558720575?sk=info
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=263374090346053

HONG KONG
https://www.facebook.com/groups/218465658211879/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/15oct-International-Mobilization-Hong-Kong-globaldemocracy/228122340569736?sk=wall

HUNGARY

Budapest
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=260658203949673

INDIA

http://identi.ca/conversation/84289559

IRELAND

Dublin
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Dublin/162418530513788

ISRAEL

Tel Aviv

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=252234274815709

ITALY

Rome
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=214787688565963
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=160468200701836

MALAYSIA
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=135086929918140

MEXICO

City of Mexico

http://www.facebook.com/pages/United-for-Global-Change-15oct-Mexico/284407814921755

Monterrey

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=202106609835473

NEW ZEALAND

Auckland

Pre-Occupation planning – https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=295715553775619
Occupation – https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=200962876639610

Christchurch – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Christchurch/122557837848947

Dunedin – https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=174019599347247

Wellington – https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=177904738955637

NETHERLANDS

The Hague
http://occupydenhaag.org/
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=194476120623811

PORTUGAL
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=249043168441719

Lisboa
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=139031266184168

Porto
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=248068438565331

Coimbra
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=219905621399569

Faro:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=180030698736559

Braga:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=236253006420364

Angra Do Heroismo:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=225689044149930

SERBIA
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=185178218220040

SLOVENIA

Ljubljana

FB PROFILE:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/OccupyLjubljana

 

SWITZERLAND

Zurich

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=267123696654374

SPAIN
http://www.democraciarealya.es/15o/
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=217223788318602

Barcelona:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=113049468786838

Benidorm:
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=286371838040255

Cuenca:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=113039248787076

Gran Canaria:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136210796470218

Madrid:

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163521250401365

Malaga:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=266702660016109

Mallorca:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=131291706966282

Santander:

http://www.15msantander.org/853/movimiento-global-manifestacion-mundial-15-de-octubre/

Santiago De Compostela:
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=235381286505568

Sevilla:
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=243939695652127

Vigo:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136144836476833

 

TAIWAN

Taipei

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=254205194623723

 

UK
http://pastebin.com/V00tbr01

London:
http://pastebin.com/XdMr5u3M

‘Occupy the London Stock Exchange’

Page - https://www.facebook.com/occupylondon
Event - http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=255151111189948

Norwich, Norfolk

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=204611772938855

‘Block the Westminster Bridge, Block the Bill’ (Sunday 9th October)

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=277040145648345

 

URUGUAY

Montevideo

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=157389137684201

 

USA

Austin

https://www.facebook.com/OccupyAustinTx

Boston

https://www.facebook.com/OccupyBoston

Chicago

http://occupychi.org/

https://www.facebook.com/OccupyChicago

Dallas

https://www.facebook.com/OccupyDallas

Los Angeles

https://www.facebook.com/occupyLA

https://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=280516845311548

www.occupylosangeles.org

Memphis

https://www.facebook.com/OccupyMemphis

Michigan
https://occupymi.wordpress.com/

Milwaukee
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002986819147

Nashville

https://www.facebook.com/OccupyNashville

New York

http://occupywallst.org/

http://nycga.cc/

Oklahoma

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=139697572794840

Philadelphia

https://www.facebook.com/OccupyPhiladelphia

Phoenix

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=289670787716279

Portland

https://www.facebook.com/OccupyPortland

San Francisco
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=278817755480094

Seattle

https://www.facebook.com/OccupySeattle

Washington, DC

http://october2011.org

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=102944746473643

Wisconsin

 

http://www.occupythenation.com/forum/15-green-bay

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