Friday, 23 September 2011
People power in New York City
AMERICAN protesters are still camping out in the heart of New York City as part of the Occupy Wall Street campaign.
This video gives an idea of the people power demonstration, inspired by Tahrir Square in Egypt and the indignados in Spain.
Says a statement on the Occupy Wall Street website: "On September 21st, 2011, we stood in solidarity with Madrid, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Madison, Toronto, London, Athens, Sydney, Stuttgart, Tokyo, Milan, Amsterdam, Algiers, Tel Aviv, Portland and Chicago. Soon we will stand with Phoenix, Montreal, Cleveland and Atlanta. We're still here. We are growing. We intend to stay until we see movements toward real change in our country and the world.
"You have fought all the wars. You have worked for all the bosses. You have wandered over all the countries. Have you harvested the fruits of your labors, the price of your victories? Does the past comfort you? Does the present smile on you? Does the future promise you anything? Have you found a piece of land where you can live like a human being and die like a human being?
"On these questions, on this argument, and on this theme, the struggle for existence, the people will speak. Join us."