Originally posted at Writeindependent.org on October 13, 2011
Large numbers of people are protesting corporatocracy in Zuccotti Park (a.k.a. Liberty Plaza Park) in Lower Manhattan. They started their “indefinite stay” on September 17th and continue to this day.
It’s not the only protest of its kind. Currently, there are similar “occupations” in Madrid, Paris, and San Francisco’s financial district. They pattern themselves after the peaceful uprising in Egypt and other pro-democracy movements in the Middle East called the Arab Spring. If there are more, please comment below.
In addition to protests, one anonymous citizen is calling for a People’s General Assembly to abolish or alter the current form of government. Find the petition here: http://signon.org/sign/recognize-the-resolutions.
Whenever people are willing to go to great lengths to be heard, something has to change.