Stop The Machine! October 2011.

25 Aug

http://www.october2011.org
Leading Justice Activists Unite to Announce “Stop the Machine! Create a New World!” action this October on 10th Anniversary of Invasion of Afghanistan and Beginning of 2012 Federal Austerity Budget

 

Washington, DC: A coalition of advocates for peace and social, economic and environmental justice have announced that they will come to Washington, DC this October to demand an end to corporatism and militarism.

 

In the opening paragraphs of their statement they say:
October 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of the 2012 federal austerity budget. It is time to light the spark that sets off a true democratic, nonviolent transition to a world in which people are freed to create just and sustainable solutions.
We call on people of conscience and courage—all who seek peace, economic justice, human rights and a healthy environment—to join together in Washington, D.C., beginning on Oct. 6, 2011, in nonviolent resistance similar to the Arab Spring and the Midwest awakening.
Full statement at: http://october2011.org/statement

 

The organizers are asking people to sign a pledge to come to Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. for the October action which will include music, speakers and a call for a sustained presence and actions of nonviolent civil resistance. People will be protesting not only the Congress and White House but the forces that control the government – lobbyists, corporations, corporate think tanks and the corporate media

 

Many notable figures from a broad range of peace and justice groups have already signed on. Among them are Baldemar Velasquez, Ben Manski, Brian Becker, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Chris Hedges, Cornel West, Dave Rovics, David Himmelstein, David Swanson, Debra Sweet, Glen Ford, Jane Hamsher, Jodie Evans, Medea Benjamin, Mike Ferner, Larry Pinkney, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Rosa Clemente, Steffie Woolhandler, Ted Rall, The YES Men among others. Their endorsement and quotes from some of them can be viewed athttp://www.October2011.org.

 

 

In a statement released today some of the organizers write “Our country faces crises on every front: the economy, education, jobs, the environment, health care, the wealth divide, an Empire stretched too thin and ready to shred. None of these crises have to exist. Just and sustainable solutions are available and known. What stands in the way of all of these solutions is concentrated corporate power.”

 

The gathering in DC this October is a reflection of the growing culture of creative nonviolent resistance in the United States. Many individuals and organizations are reaching similar conclusions that the time is now to join our struggles for peace and social, economic and environmental justice. In this historic moment, our common vision for democratization of all facets of our society is coming to fruition.

 

Full statement at: http://october2011.org/statement

 

 

Video by Dennis Trainor, Jr

 

TAGS
Protest, Washington D.C. October 6 2011, October 2011.org, 10/11, American Autumn, Afghanistan War, President Obama, 2012 budget, 2012 Austerity budget, Chris Hedges, Cornel West, Dave Rovics, David Himmelstein, David Swanson, Debra Sweet, Glen Ford, Jane Hamsher, Jodie Evans, Medea Benjamin, Mike Ferner, Larry Pinkney, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Rosa Clemente, Steffie Woolhandler, Ted Rall, The YES Men,

 

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