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#OWS Joins International Day of Action: We Are All Greeks Now

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 17, 2012, 12:43 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt


Tomorrow, the people of Greece will take to the streets again to occupy Syntagma Square in protest of the extreme austerity measures being imposed on the backs of the Greek 99% to the joy and benefit of the European financial elite. The 99% everywhere are under assault by the same global banking interests. Greece is merely the most severe economic crisis yet to be imposed by the International Monetary Fund and other agents of the 1% in the Global North. People all over the world live under the tyranny of policies dictated by the IMF, the World Bank, and the G8. As demonstrated by the wholesale slashing of social services in the name of "debt reduction," New York City and the United States are not immune.

Our resistance to austerity will also be global. This weekend, the people of cities across the world will take to the streets in solidarity with the Greek protesters who have occupied their workplaces and public spaces to resist economic injustice. Demonstrations are planned throughout Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portgual, the United Kingdom, the United States, Sweden, and more. Click here for a partial listing of international rallies on Facebook. Occupy Chicago held a Greece solidarity rally yesterday. There is a rally today in San Francisco and tomorrow in New York City. See below for more information, the original call-out, and a statement of solidarity from Occupy Atlanta.

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TODAY: Friday, February 17, 2012
5:00pm to 6:30pm
101 Market Street
San Francisco, CA

Occupy San Francisco stands in solidarity with the sovereignty of the people in Greece against austerity measures. Greece's fight is our fight, as they are rebelling against the same economic oppression we are stateside. We will show Greece and simultaneously the US lawmakers and the 1%ers that we are aware of what is happening, and that we support the same struggles of people across miles and countries. This solidarity rally will demonstrate our dedication to the 99 percent's struggle for a better world. Join us for food, speakers, and dancing.

TOMORROW: Saturday, February 18, 2012
2:00pm until 5:00pm
Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park)
New York City, NY

In adherence to the global day of #Solidarity with #Greece, we protest against the austerity measures imposed on Greece by ECB-EC-IMF and the complicity of the non-elected Greek government. These measures are socially unfair