October 15th Global Action Day


October 15th 2011 will be the first global day of action for real democracy. It follows the wave of camps and popular mobilization of “indignants” in Europe and Israel, the revolutions against the dictators of Egypt and Tunisia, and protests against neoliberal policies and austerity measures elsewhere.  

The international mobilization is called by several groups, including the Spanish Democracia Real Ya and other initiators on social media like Facebook. The main Facebook-invitation reads

 On October 15th citizens around the world will take to the streets to express outrage at how our rights are being undermined by the alliance between politicians and big corporations. From Democracia real YA (Real Democracy Now) we invite you to participate in this peaceful protest by joining our call to action or by calling for other actions on this date. It is time to raise our voice. Our future is at stake, and nothing can hold back the power of millions of people when they unite for a common goal. 

You may also find pages in Francaise, Español und Deutsch.

Local events are already planned in Africa, Argentina (Buenos Aires), Austria (Vienna), Brazil (Salvador, Curitiba, Bauro, São Paulo, Natal, Porto Alegre, Passo Fundo, Florianópolis, Tubarão), Chez Republic, Chile (Santiago), Croatia, Denmark, Finland (Helsinki), France, Germany (Berlin, Bremen, Dusseldorf, Magdeburg), Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland (Dublin), Italy (Rome), Malaysia, Portugal (Lisboa, Porto, Coimbra, Faro, Braga, Angra Do Heroismo), Serbia, Spain (Barcelona, Cuenca, Gran Canaria, Malaga, Mallorca, Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela), UK (London), USA (Phoenix, San Francisco). You may find links to all these events on Facebook.  

To get tweets about the mobilization, you might follow @15octobernet and keep an eye on #15Oct and #worldrevolution.

Here are two videos explaining some of the background of the event: