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    Salams All!

    So I'm wondering how many of you have heard about this.. And for those living in the US, are you willing to participate?


    More info from their website

    Special influence corrupts our political parties, our elections, and the institutions of government.

    Bought by hard and soft dollars, disloyal, incompetent, and wasteful special interests have usurped our nation’s civil and military power, spawning a host of threats to liberty and our national security.

    We have had enough.

    Legitimate government is born of the self-interest and will of the people expressed by its citizens in free and fair elections. It does not spring from a tyranny of special interests, patronage, or a system or ideology that runs counter to the aims of life.

    The institutions of government were designed to protect the principles of our democratic republic and to serve the will of citizens.

    Corporations, even those owned by foreign shareholders, use money to act as the voices of millions, while individual citizens, the legitimate voters, are silenced and demoralized by the farce.

    Free and fair elections inspire good citizenship and public service, because they engage the intelligence and genuine good will of the American people.

    They produce the kind of stewardship our nation desperately needs, because they ensure that citizens can influence their destiny, and make genuine contributions to society.


    Free and fair elections remedy the myriad ills and abuses of a corrupt and illegitimate government, which preys on the resources and spirits of citizens.

    These abuses and ills are listed on the official US Day of Rage twitter hash tag #usdor.

    For these reasons, we come together now to organize a national and non-violent protest.

    We demand that integrity be restored to our elections.



    One citizen. One dollar. One vote.

    Only citizens should make campaign contributions.

    Campaign contributions by citizens should not exceed $1 to any political candidate or party.

    Help us reclaim democracy on the US Day of Rage.

    I don't know about you guys, but I think it's great to see the Middle East influencing/inspiring the West . Maybe the Arab Spring will turn into the World Spring

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    Al Gore: U.S. needs an ‘American spring’
    Posted on 08.2.11
    By Eric W. Dolan

    In an interview with Countdown host Keith Olbermann on Tuesday, former vice president and Current TV founder Al Gore said the United States needed an “American spring” like the Arab spring in the Middle East and Northern Africa.

    “We need to have an American spring,” he said. “Non-violent change, where people from the grassroots get involved again. Not in the tea party style. There are people who are genuinely upset in the tea party, I understand that, but that movement was funded with seed money from right-wing billionaires, the Koch brothers, and promoted on Fox News and turned into a stalking horse for this right-wing agenda that a lot of people have been trying to push on this country for a long time.”

    “This country is in trouble,” Gore added. “Our democracy has been withering on the vine. This has been going on for some time.”

    Monday on Countdown, Gore called the U.S. system of government “broken” and “in real trouble.”

    Watch video, courtesy of Current TV, here

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    • #3
      Freedom Plaza, October 6, 2011....49 day countdown

      "Inspired by the courageous, nonviolent uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Greece, Spain, and elsewhere, people in the United States have come together to form the October2011 Movement. This fusion of peace, social justice, environmental, student, and immigrant rights organizations is in solidarity with all who seek a peaceful, just, and sustainable future and stands ready to engage in its own campaign of nonviolent resistance beginning in Washington, D.C., this October. We recognize that your revolution is our revolution, that American Empire prevents you from achieving self-determination and economic justice, and that only together can we achieve our shared goals."

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      • #4
        September 17, 2011 - Wall Street, NYC

        "Tahrir succeeded in large part because the people of Egypt made a straightforward ultimatum – that Mubarak must go – over and over again until they won. Following this model, what is [America's] equally uncomplicated demand?...democracy not corporatocracy."

        https://occupywallst.org/
        Occupy Wall Street | September 17th | Forums, News and Updates

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        • #5
          "mad, but also depressed"

          "Keith Olbermann, the TV Anchor who left NBC to join Gore's network Current cautions that 'first the public has to get mad.'"

          Read the full article on AJE:
          Mixing politics and economics in the US - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

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          • #6
            15.10.2011 - united for #globalchange



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            • #7
              Two Months Later = November 17th International Day of Action

              On Thursday November 17th, the two month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, we call upon the 99% to participate in a national day of direct action and celebration!

              November 17th Day of Action | OccupyWallSt.org


              New York, NY, USA
              Portland, OR, USA

              Spain:
              Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, Tarragona, Palma, Sevilla, Santiago de Compostela, Murcia, Madrid, Valencia, Castello, Alicante, Zaragoza

              Belgium
              Germany

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