It's your choice Australia - The people or Profits?

 Occupy protest spreads south to Melbourne 'The Age' Video (Fairfax Media)

Do you want to move forward and create a new System for the People and the Planet based on us living together as One in harmony, not one that is based on Fear and Power?

The system is here because we 'Consent' to it by default under fear and duress, when we are complete free human beings with every right to voice our Truth and say yes and no to whomever and whatever we choose.

As the "Occupy Wall Street" protests continue to spread and thousands of people have started to unite together in Wall Street (not covered in most mainstream media), a call out has been made for Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Byron Bay, Cairns, Townsville, Darwin, Hobart and Perth to join the global day of action United for Global Change on October 15th, 2011.

Occupy Australia is a leaderless, peaceful and global movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that "We Are The 99%" that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%.

By standing together we willl unite the people around the World for a true democracy. A democracy where the needs of the majority of people is put before the profits and privileges of the few.

Occupy Australia has stated the vision of "PEACEFULLY sending a message to the financial sectors and monetary governmental systems worldwide that the people of Australia too want change and a new system that is in harmony with the needs of the 99% majority of the People and our Planet."

It is time for us to say No to the current Monetary & Control system and Yes to a new beginning.

We have the ability to create the World we want, not by default with the government in the System that separates us.

The "occupation" is to unite the people around the World for a true transparent democracy. A democracy where the needs of the majority of people is put before the profits and privileges of the few.

A world united under the banner of solidarity, workers and human rights, peace and environmental justice.

It is time for Australia to join the global movement in Soladarity that has seen mass peaceful protests and uprising against both military dictators and the dictators of capital in Greece, Yemen, Chile, Egypt, Tunisia, Israel, USA, Spain, Portugal, Libya, Syria, Bahrain, the UK and beyond.

Join us for this movement to create real sustainable change for the People and our Planet.

We are the People and we hold the Power. It's time for us to unite.

Townsville: 15th October from 11:00am - Masonic Lodge, 42 Walker Street, Townsville - Cairns: 15th October from 9:00am - City Place, CBD, Cairns - Melbourne: 15th October from 10:00am - City Square, cnr Swanson and Collins Streets, Melbourne - Sydney: 15th October from 9:00am - Reserve Bank of Australia, cnr Martin Place & Macquarie Sqaure, Sydney - Brisbane: 15th October from 9:00am - Brisbane Post Office Square, Between Queen & Adelaide Streets, Brisbane - Gold Coast: 15th October from 7:00am - Cavill Street, Surfers Paradise - Perth: 28th October from 10:00am - Forrest Place, Perth - Adelaide: 15th October from 10:00am - Victoria Square, Adelaide - Byron Bay: 15th October from 12:00noon - Railway Park, Byron Bay - Hobart: 15th October from 12:00noon - Parliament House Lawns, Salamanca Place, Hobart -

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http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=170501669699928
http://map.15october.net/reports/view/255
http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution
http://occupystream.com/
http://civiliansnews.com/

Occupy Australia - Locations - Times/Dates

Townsville: 15th October from 11:00am - Masonic Lodge, 42 Walker Street, Townsville
http://en-gb.facebook.com/people/Occupy-Townsville/100002997473338

Cairns: 15th October from 9:00am - City Place, CBD, Cairns
http://www.meetup.com/occupytogether/Cairns-AU/

Melbourne: 15th October from 10:00am - City Sq, cnr Swanson & Collins Sts, Melbourne
http://occupymelbourne.org/
http://www.facebook.com/occupymelb

Sydney: 15th October from 9:00am - Reserve Bank, cnr Martin Place & Macquarie Sq, Sydney
http://www.occupysydney.org/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Sydney/120610411376686
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Sydney/153514104742550?sk=wall

Brisbane: 15th October from 9:00am - ost Office Squ, Between Queen & Adelaide Sts, Brisbane
http://www.facebook.com/TheOccupyBrisbane

Gold Coast: 15th October from 7:00am - Cavill Street, Surfers Paradise
http://www.facebook.com/OccupyGoldCoast

Perth: 28th October from 10:00am - Forrest Place, Perth
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Perth-WA/172581816156318

Adelaide: 15th October from 10:00am - Victoria Square, Adelaide
http://www.facebook.com/occupyadelaide

Byron Bay: 15th October from 12:00noon - Railway Park, Byron Bay
http://www.indymedia.org.au/occupy-corporate-byron-bay

Hobart: 15th October from 12:00noon - Parliament House Lawns, Salamanca Pl, Hobart
http://www.facebook.com/OccupyHobartTAS

Occupy to put human need before corporate greed

The Socialist Alliance released the following statement on October 14, 2011.

The Occupy Wall Street protest started small. But it has now become a global movement, with occupy events planned in about 1500 cities worldwide.

It's born out of the recognition that, in country after country, ordinary people are being made to pay for an economic crisis caused by the super-rich. The 99% are being told they must surrender their livelihoods, their future, their security and their dignity to keep a broken system afloat.

In contrast, the 1% are having a wonderful crisis. The world's biggest corporations have emerged stronger, more profitable and more powerful than ever before.

To add insult to injury, the 1% want to convince us that we, the 99%, are to blame for the crisis. They say our wages are too high and that we don't work hard enough. They say our social security systems are not affordable and that our rights at work are should be done away with. They say our public education and health systems are not efficient and that our public services must be privatised.

The occupy movement is raising a challenge to the power of the 1%. Its strength lies in its diversity, breadth, unity and grassroots democracy.

In New York, after two weeks of discussion, the protesters agreed on a declaration that said none of our big problems can be overcome unless the 99% can unite in a movement for real democracy.

The occupy movement has spread to Australia, with protests planned to start here from October 15.

It's true the economic situation here is not yet as dire as in the US, where the richest 400 Americans have more wealth than the poorest 150 million.

But Australia is headed in the same direction. We should not wait to protest until things get as bad as the US, Spain or Greece, where inequality reigns supreme.

Inequality in Australia is large and growing. Already, the richest 20% of Australians have 61% of the wealth. The poorest 20% have just 1% of the wealth. Australia's richest 11 individuals have more than the poorest 800,000 households combined.

Further, there are many reasons why we should take this opportunity to start to bring Australia's own 1% to account.

We should occupy because White Australia has occupied stolen Aboriginal land for more than two centuries. The dispossession of Aboriginal land and culture continues today with the infamous Northern Territory intervention, which is forcing Aboriginal people from their traditional homelands. Today, Aboriginal Australians are the most imprisoned people in the world. To Australia's eternal shame, their life expectancy is still 19 years lower than other Australians.

We should occupy cities in Australia because the richest mining and energy corporations already occupy our atmosphere, pumping it full of greenhouse gases and ignoring the warnings from scientists that climate change threatens to destroy life as we know it.

We should occupy because coal seam gas and other fossil fuel companies already occupy our farmlands, our forests, our drinking water catchments and our communities. With government support, the fossil fuel industry has free reign across the country, regardless of the serious health and pollution risks.

We should occupy because the Australian military already occupies other countries, and is bringing endless war and countless civilian deaths to Afghanistan.

We should occupy because Australian governments, Liberal and Labor, have occupied Australia with refugee detention centres — modern-day concentration camps that bring immense suffering to desperate asylum seekers that deserve our help.

We should occupy because government laws already occupy our relationships, denying the right of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people to marry if they choose and making queers second-class citizens without equal rights.

We should occupy because restrictive anti-union laws already occupy our workplaces, denying the right of working people to organise to defend their rights at work.

We should occupy because governments have helped corporations occupy our public assets, turning services for the public good into profit machines for the 1%.

And we should occupy because Australia's richest corporations already occupy our parliaments, state and federal.

The best democracy capitalism can deliver today is the right to tick a box once every few years. Between elections, corporations have open access to politicians while the rest of us are shut out, expected to bear the consequences in silence.

The 1% give millions to the big political parties each year and they demand a return on their investment. They skew the mainstream media debate in their interests because they are the mainstream media. They pour millions into cynical public relations and advertising campaigns. Corporate power over the political process is growing relentlessly.

The global 1% will not change their ways on their own account. Profit and greed are their only gods. Only the 99%, acting together, can put an end to the system of corporate rule and build something new in its place, a system that puts human need before corporate greed.

We won't be silenced. Our power lies in our numbers. United as communities, with our unions and with each other, we can raise a challenge to corporate power.