Occupy Cardiff demonstration

Posted on October 31, 2011

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Cardiff plans demonstration in solidarity with the global Occupy movement.

A demonstration has been called in Cardiff on Friday 11 November 2011 – the date set for a global day of action in solidarity with the international Occupy movement.

The current Occupy movement began in the US with Occupy Wall Street and has spread international taking inspiration from the US movement as well as similar occupations about social and economic inequality in Spain and the Arab Spring.Poster for Occupy Cardiff event

In the UK there has been an occupation at St Paul’s Cathedral in London since Satrday 15 October 2011, a location close to the London Stock Exchange, and there have also been occupations and protests in other UK cities.

The Cardiff demo will gather at the Aneurin Bevan statue on Queen’s Street on a time to be confirmed.

Find out more about the Cardiff event on Facebook.

These statements as to why the demonstrations is being held are on the Facebook event:

1. The current system is unsustainable. It is undemocratic and unjust. We need alternatives; this is where we work towards them.

2. We are of all ethnicities, backgrounds, genders, generations, sexualities dis/abilities and faiths. We stand together with occupations all over the world.

3. We refuse to pay for the banks’ crisis.

4. We do not accept the cuts as either necessary or inevitable. We demand an end to global tax injustice and our democracy representing corporations instead of the people.

5.We want regulators to be genuinely independent of the industries they regulate.

6. We support the strike on the 30th November and the student action on the 9th November, and actions to defend our health services, welfare, education and employment, and to stop wars and arms dealing.

7. We want structural change towards authentic global equality. The world’s resources must go towards caring for people and the planet, not the military, corporate profits or the rich.

8. We stand in solidarity with the global oppressed and we call for an end to the actions of our government and others in causing this oppression.

9. This is what democracy looks like. Come and join us!

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