Saturday, October 8, 2011

Occupy Canada?

I am sure you have heard by now about #OccupyWallStreet is spreading. Peak day of protesters in NYC was an astounding 5,000 people. There are over 140 cities in the USA where spontainous protests have popped up, with over 100 cities world wide joining in & the numbers are growing everyday. October 15th to start the international support of Occupy Wall Street, Canada included. Each protest has it's own social media tag, such as @OccupyMontreal.

It's amazing what is happening! In NYC, Transit Workers Union has joined in the protest. National Nurses Union, Communication Workers of America, and the Teachers Union have also joined in the protests. The veteran marines have agreed to form a human wall to protect protesters from the police.

This is an amazing movement; it reminds me of the early stages of the hippie movement in the 1960's, except this is bigger. The people joining in are coming from all walks of life; there are educated people involved as well as the working class.

I don't know yet if I will go to the protests here in Montreal when they start, but I will definately do something to show support. We definately need alot of changes faster then government & big business have thus far been allowing to happen. The environment isn't going to wait for us, our economy & our society is in a delicate balance, or lack there of. It's only a matter of time before we crash and burn.

The power is really in the hands of the people to heal ourselves, our society, our neighbors, our environment. I think this is what this movement is about is people are starting to speak up and say enough is enough. We need positive solutions but more importantly, everyday people need to get involved in positive change, to be pro-active and empowered. We need to stop relying so much on the government and instead learn to help ourselves and our neighbors. Do the little things you can do. Let's make the world a better place.

This guy's speech is well reserached, he has a very good historical argument. Very interesting. Take a look:


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