Update: Occupy Wall Street reported at 8.40pm New York time on November 15, a huge general assembly was taking place at Liberty Square . OWS said: "The feeling here at Liberty Square tonight is the feeling of a movement that is rising, building, and making headway. "Following the 1am eviction of Liberty Square early this morning and a long day of legal wrangling, the park was reoccupied late this afternoon. This evening, just after 7pm, the first General Assembly at the reoccupied park began."
Occupy has gone viral. First we had flash trading, then flash mobs, and now a flash movement. But this is no flash in the pan. The Occupy movement is here to stay, come hell or high water, because the status quo is unacceptable. Not since the 1930s and 1960s have tens of thousands of people in the US been this defiant and determined to win economic and social justice. What is unfolding is in many ways a synthesis of the movements of those eras. Our emphasis on mass, non-violent resistance in the face of repression is a product of the civil rights movement.
This article from a participant of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Pham Binh, was written on October 13. The movement has spread around the United States and internationally. There are about 1500 sites globally planning to take part in some form in the October 15 international day of action. (See Occupy Together for a full list.) See also: Occupy Australia takes off -- thousands take part across the country
More than 40 Aboriginal delegates attended the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) to refute the Australian government’s reporting on its treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.