Daily Archives: 17/11/2011

( At 3PM, thousands of students, workers, and other supporters gathered in Union Square chanting “Shut the city down!” and using the People’s Mic to share stories of how banks and corporate greed have impacted the 99%. Simultaneously, Occupiers took to multiple subway stations in all five boroughs.

Students chanted “CUNY should be free!” and “Student Power!” as they took to the streets along 16th and 5th Avenue, shutting down traffic and leaving police powerless to respond. Police attempts to erect barricades along 5th Avenue failed to block the march. Banners reading “OCCUPIED” were seen along New School buildings.

Now, thousands are marching down Broadway toward Foley Square to join another large contingent of labor unions and fellow Occupiers. Despite a massive police presence and helicopters circling overhead, thousands of protestors have taken Foley Square. Thousands more are still en route, as marchers continue to converge on Foley Square and more pour from the subways.

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I know that we all want a better world and I know that the parliament is not Democracy but is the rule of the few, but the rule of the few is different from a dictatorship!
From this blog I constantly try to advocate and promote, to my power and understanding, direct democracy. I never claim that I hold the absolute truth but I know like the rest of us a pig when I see one. And that little piggy in Greece is not even an excuse of Democratic rule, Its a DICTATORSHIP!! Its stinks in high heaven its a DICTATORSHIP!!
In Greece as I write this piece, people are experiencing a Parliamentary dictatorship that it was not imposed by Colonels and the army like back in the nasty days of 1968 but, by elected politicians wearing expensive  designers suits and silk ties that cost more than the average monthly industrial wages.
In the next few days things will turn even nastier with  the commemoration of the anniversary of the Insurrection of the students of the Polytechnic school of Athens that helped overturned the Military dictatorship back in the early 70s.
Back home people have been protesting, striking, occupying, blockading and fighting by all means possible and they will continue to do so because at the end of the day they were left with no alternative but to stand up and fight!
I know that us leaving abroad have to fight our own fights in the countries we live and work but I beg you to give a thought about the people of Greece and help them by doing the smallest of action possible, writing,blogging, demonstrating, marching or any other ways that you find yourselves comfortable to do so.
In Greece we say ” When your neighbours house in on fire it soon will spread on yours”.
Thanks Glykosymoritis

via European Revolution/facebook Occupation at the Polytechnic university in Athens, as Greece prepares for big demonstrations to remember the end of the old dictatorship and fight the new economic dictatorship, photo from 16.11