#Italy protests new “bankers’ government” #nov17
Students clashed with police across Italy in protests against budget cuts, while transport strikes idled buses and trains Nov. 17, as Italian Premier Mario Monti prepared to unveil his anti-crisis strategy ahead of a confidence vote in his day-old government.
1)Stickers and t-shirts read: “Save school not banks” during a student demonstration in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. University students are protesting in Milan and Rome against budget cuts and a lack of jobs, hours before new Italian Premier Mario Monti reveals his anti-crisis strategy in Parliament.
2)NAPLES, ITALY - NOVEMBER 17: A protesters ignites a flare as he takes part in a protest against austerity cuts and lack of jobs on November 17, 2011 in Naples, Italy. Thousands of students took to the streets of Naples to protest against the lack of opportunity for future employment and impending austerity cuts by Italy’s new PM Mario Monti and his new cabinet. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
3)NAPLES, ITALY - NOVEMBER 17: Protesters carry a mock coffin representing the debt of Italy during a protest against austerity cuts and lack of jobs on November 17, 2011 in Naples, Italy.
4)Students holding signs protest during a demonstration in Milan November 17, 2011.
5)Protesters paint the window of a bank during a protest in Milan November 17, 2011.
6)Students holding signs protest in downtown Rome November 17, 2011.
Cantiere #piazzaffari #solidarity
#antibanks #sept17 iniziata l’occupazione di #piazzaffari a #milano #occupywallstreet yfrog.com/nz5ybrj (start of the occupation of #piazzaffari in #milan wildanon mask)
2)We still are here at #piazzaffari for #antibanks day! Take out the trash #occupywallstreet yfrog.com/ketzobxj
3) Wild anon in Milan!
4) Not in our debt! Prosegue l’occupazione di Standard & Poors! yfrog.com/nzo4lpj
Continued employment (occupation) by Standard & Poors!
5) Siamo andati via dalla Standard&Poors a #milano ci vediamo domani, #antibanks #s17 You are the #PIGS yfrog.com/hw88uzj (We went away from Standard & Poors to # milan see you tomorrow)
“Hey you jammers, dreamers, patriots and revolutionaries out there.
Our occupation of Wall Street is less than two weeks away … do we have it together?
The perpetrators of the massive financial fraud have been allowed to slip quietly from the scene and continue business as usual. Our elected representatives in Washington have become so tightly intertwined with the financiers and bankers that public accountability has all but vanished.
#OCCUPYWALLSTREET is all about breaking up that cosy relationship between money and politics and bringing the perpetrators of the financial crash of 2008 to justice.
On September 17, 20,000 of us will descend on Wall Street, the iconic financial center of America, set up a peaceful encampment, hold a people’s assembly to decide what our one demand will be, and carry out an agenda of full-spectrum, absolutely nonviolent civil disobedience the likes of which the country has not seen since the freedom marches of the 1960s.
From our encampment we will launch daily smart mob forays all over lower Manhattan … peaceful, creative happenings in front of Goldman Sachs; the SEC; the Federal Reserve; the New York Stock Exchange … and maybe even, if we can figure out where they’re being held, at the sites of Obama’s private $38,500 per person fundraising events happening somewhere in Manhattan on Sept. 19 and 20.
Our strategy will be that of the master strategist Sun Tzu: “appear at points which the enemy must hasten to defend; march swiftly to places where you are not expected.”
With a bit of luck, and if fate is on our side, we may be able to turn all of lower Manhattan into a site of passionate democratic contestation – an American Tahrir Square.
We will do all this with peace in our hearts. Our unshakable commitment to nonviolence will give us the spiritual strength we need to inspire the nation and to ultimately triumph in the weeks and maybe months of struggle that will unfold after September 17.
for the wild,
Culture Jammers HQ
PS. Last week Anonymous endorsed #OCCUPYWALLSTREET with a video that attracted over 70,000 views. The Department of Homeland Security has warned the nation’s bankers to be prepared. Corporate owned media is taking notice. Yesterday, a columnist for MarketWatch.com posted a rousing portrait of what may now unfold:
“Listen closely. This is not another internecine political squabble. These revolutionaries are pushing America back to its roots. You sense they’re drafting a new Declaration of Independence, driven by the same powerful motivations as the 57 original signers who wrote: ‘Whenever any form of government becomes destructive … it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government.’ Back in 1776 King George III was the destructive force far away. Today greed is the corruptor, from within.”
S17 occupations of financial districts are also being planned in Milan, Madrid, Valencia, London, Lisbon, Athens, San Francisco and hopefully many other cities still to be announced. S17 could well be the catalyst that ushers in a new global economic order.”~straight Copy-pasta from Adbusters.org «<Check out MORE there))