Debt is a Racket: The 99% Makes Noise (Literally)--the 1% Will Not Rest Easy
By Press Release Friday, October 12, 2012, 05:50 PM EDT
NYC Joins Day of Protest, Hundreds of Cities Worldwide to Make #GlobalNoise
This weekend Occupy Wall Street (OWS) groups join a global day of potbanging-protest (aka Casseroles March, named after the Quebec Student Debt protests) targeting the homes, corporate lobbies and leisure locales of the 1% to make some noise. The protests will spotlight the huge and growing debts ordinary people struggle under – millions of us have been seduced into taking on unmanageable mortgages, credit cards, student loans, and more by a corrupt financial system.
On October 13 debt protests will ring out around the world, in hundreds of cities, under the banner of “Global Noise” and the global week of action against debt and social injustice. See full list here.
WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, October 13 (#13O), Columbus Circle
4pm: Teach-ins and community gathering with Occupy Town Square and the widely popular Free University. Open to the public.
6pm: Global Noise Assembly, Debt Burn, and March with Strike Debt. Individuals will share their stories of debt and burn their debt notices (student loan notices, underwater mortgage loan papers, credit card bills) as an act of resistance to a culture of debt. Highly visual + great photo opps.
Read the International Communication on debt, written by Occupy Wall Street’s Strike Debt, Citizen Debt Audit Platform (PACD) Spain and Democratie Réelle Maintenant! of Paris.
In addition to raising a loud outcry about staggering loads of debt on the 99%, Global Noise will also strengthen the global bonds between populist movements around the world including: Occupy, 15M, YoSoy132, Casseroles, G20, Arab Spring, Revolts in Greece, Russian Revolution, Sudan Revolts, Manifencours. The coming weeks and months a large number of events are scheduled around the world, including: the Global Education Strike on October 18; VIA22 protest initiative from Montreal, Quebec; movement gatherings in Madrid (Agora99) and Florence (Firenze10+10) in November; the global day of action for the Rights of Migrants, Refugees and Displaced people on December 18.