Sunday, October 16, 2011

OWS Goes Global

The OWS protests are winning wider approval. A Time magazine poll of 1,001 Americans, conducted on October 09 and 10, found that 54 percent have a favorable opinion of the OWS protests, while 23 percent view them unfavorably. Similarly, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey found that 37 percent of respondents "tend to support" OWS, while only 18 percent "tend to oppose" the protests.

All over the globe people are awakening and demanding their rights in a worldwide rally of discontent as protests inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement spread around the world on Saturday, including the following cities:

In Sydney
In London
In Newcastle
In Stockholm
In Cologne
In Rome
In Zagreb
In Lisbon
In Tokyo
In Seoul

In Taipei

In Malaysia, a 50-strong crowd – some clad in Bersih and anti-Lynas T-shirts – gathered in Dataran Merdeka to show solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement, only to be dispersed by police four hours later. They waved no placards (I'm not counting the # Occupy Dataran signboard) and chanted no slogans – perhaps this explained why they stayed for so long at the venue.

In Kuala Lumpur

Celtic fought back from a three-goal deficit to snatch a share of the points in this dramatic SPL match against Kilmarnock. First-half goals from Dean Shiels (26), Paul Heffernan (40) and James Fowler (45) had given the latter side an emphatic half-time lead. But Celtic valiantly fought back through two goals within three minutes from Anthony Stokes (73, 76) and a Charlie Mulgrew header (80) to even the score.

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