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Occupy Wall Street protests spread to Asia Pacific

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posted on Oct, 15 2011 @ 06:13 AM
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This seems to have come quite out of the blue, at least in terms of MSM coverage:



Occupy Wall Street protests have spread to cities in Asia and the Pacific as demonstrators demand reform of the global financial system.

In Sydney, Tokyo and Taipei protesters took to the streets on Saturday, decrying big business and income inequality.

These are the latest protests inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City which has gained momentum in the past month.

Link (with video)

"Demand of the global financial system?" Is the author trying to suggest people want a global currency? It wouldn't surprise me. The MSM outlets are clueless at best, misdirecting attention from the issues at worst.

The reform that is needed is a return to a sensible legal framework that can regulate the markets, minimizing manipulation, outlandish risk-taking and reliance on public funds for bailouts. Plus politicians who are prepared to stand up to the big institutions, not invite the former top representatives of such entities into government.

The appearance of protests in another major region is significant. But will the message be any clearer?

The bigger the protests get, the greater the danger the object of the protests becomes blurred or even manipulated.

Nonetheless, can you remember a social movement that has taken root around the globe like this?!




posted on Oct, 15 2011 @ 06:18 AM
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was charlie sheen a movement? haha but seriously
fight fire with fire people
we will not continue to let them ruin our world and childrens futures
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posted on Oct, 15 2011 @ 06:59 AM
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Sydney
Bris bane
and
Perth

Haven't seen anything about Melbourne, Adelaide or Darwin. Not huge turn ups either.



posted on Oct, 15 2011 @ 07:44 AM
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not huge turn ups? i was pretty impressed with the turnout in perth.
you know, all things considered.


bigger things to come.



posted on Oct, 15 2011 @ 07:57 AM
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The turns-ups will grow bigger and BIGGER as the days pass.

Be ready for potential disruptions.

Exciting times we're living in.

I can already hear John Williams' 'Victory Celebration' humming through my mind.



posted on Oct, 15 2011 @ 08:02 AM
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What would 'victory' mean to you? What do you see as a realistic outcome?



posted on Oct, 15 2011 @ 08:12 AM
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I have a couple of weeks left of work and then holidays. Hopefully the protests in Melbourne will be well under way by then. I intend to join in. Hope to see you there Todo!

IRM



posted on Oct, 15 2011 @ 08:36 AM
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Protests in Australia?

That's got to be the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

Farming failing because of water shortages....freight costs for fertilizer because of fuel prices....

Put all those protestors on C-130's and airdrop them over Saudi Arabia. Tell them to kill everyone there and take it over so we can get free oil.

I bet they cry.



posted on Oct, 15 2011 @ 09:10 AM
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Originally posted by Pervius
Protests in Australia?


yes.
protests in australia.
believe it or not, we're actually part of the world
and things that happen here effect us all, worldwide.

as for the rest of your insightful and well-thought out post
maybe try the rant forum. you could have a whole thread of your own!



posted on Oct, 15 2011 @ 09:37 PM
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Originally posted by Pervius
Protests in Australia?

That's got to be the dumbest thing I've ever heard.


Umm, yes, Australia does have a right to protest.

If I was there, I'd protest dreadful kebab shops.



posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 04:11 AM
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Hope to see you there too IRM.

Can't wait.



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