Difference between Arab spring and the American spring is here in this piece. Americans have much more freedom of protest than Arabs. Difference is 56% Americans believe that protests do not change anything while Arabs believe if you can protest freely like this they can change everything in short notice. Americans are all brain-washed that you are free to try but it is not possible to make a difference. Arabs believe that they can difference very easily only if they can protest without being killed by the dictators.
Peoples of the world are rising up to tear down this wall. Here is the piece for you. We have world virtual assembly to have a direct global democracy. So finally 99% people are using internet to respond to global robber barons.
Surprising, Americans are starving are 3 times more Chinese which has many times more populations.
Occupy Wall Street protest is going global tomorrow Saturday, 85 countries, 890 cities. Protesters are winners already. Next step is demanding Quantum Democracy to get rid of corrupt political and economic-financial establishment. That is it. Enough is enough.
56 Percent: The Most Troubling Number About Occupy Wall Street
“We Are the 99 Percent” Have the Majority of America Behind Them — They Just Don’t Think the Movement Will Have Much Effect on Washington Politics
By Saul Relative | Yahoo! Contributor Network – Thu, Oct 13, 2011
http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?action=recommend&api_key=194699337231859&channel_url=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fconnect%2Fxd_proxy.php%3Fversion%3D3%23cb%3Df1090c4e45be1a2%26origin%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fnews.yahoo.com%252Ff1b251141afa8eb%26relation%3Dparent.parent%26transport%3Dpostmessage&colorscheme=light&font=arial&href=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.yahoo.com%2F56-percent-most-troubling-number-occupy-wall-street-235700679.html&layout=button_count&locale=en_US&no_resize=false&node_type=link&sdk=joey&session_key=2.AQAFLJ3_ATVkPGLv.3600.1318651200.1-100002864251109&show_faces=false&width=130A recent poll has shown that far more people are in agreement with the Occupy Wall Street movement than are opposed to it, even though it remains, going into its fourth week on October 14, a vaguely unfocused and amorphous demonstration against a number of things wrong with America and its government. In fact, according to the Time poll, the protest movement has a favorable rating of 54 percent (as opposed to a 23 percent unfavorable rating). However, even though a majority of Americans agree with those holding signs saying “We Are The 99%” and many of its positions — such as prosecuting corporate executives responsible for the financial meltdown and raising taxes on millionaires — 56 percent of the poll’s respondents said they believe that the demonstrations will have little impact on American politics in general.
In short, most believe that, although the movement is viewed primarily as a positive entity, its impact will be marginal at best. The government — and Wall Street — will continue unabated, as it were. As they were.
That should be even more reason for those who are part of the 99 percent — ostensibly, those whose income is less than a million dollars per year and the greater part of Occupy Wall Street — to stand with those that are already demonstrating. The status quo remains static due to inaction and continued silence, and a populist movement is only as powerful as the sum of its individual components and their message. The organizers of Occupy Wall Street are fully aware of this — as are their opposers.
Since its inception in late September, Occupy Wall Street has grown from a small protest in New York to a nationwide movement, with other “Occupy” protests springing up from Boston to Dallas, Tampa to San Francisco. And as the movement’s message of being fed up with government inactivity that favors the rich and powerful, a stagnant economy with a limited jobs market, and a top-down economic system that has exaggerated the gap between the haves and the have-nots over the past couple decades, resonated with more and more individuals, the idea has developed to take the message global on October 15.
At the same time, most corporate controlled media ignored the small protest at first, but as the number of protesters grew (as did their list of grievances) and the demonstrations spread across the country, not only did major media begin covering their individual and collective stories, but those opposed to their message began to sound off as well. Fox News Channel, which had been instrumental in the national organization and rapid dissemination of the (so-called grassroots) tea party’s conservative message, painted Occupy Wall Street as a disorganized bunch of anti-capitalists and author Ann Coulter compared them to “Nazis.” Rush Limbaugh called them “commies,” a White House-driven liberal conspiracy. Even Eric Cantor, Republican House Majority Leader, echoed the Fox New charge and called the protesters a “mob.”
Needless to say, Fox News (whose shows are produced, owned, and operated by millionaires) and Limbaugh (a multi-millionaire world unto himself) and Cantor (a multi-millionaire representative from the state of Virginia) see the status quo as a good thing. They are part of the 1 percent that Occupy Wall Street sees as holding too much money and power at the expense of the other 99 percent of the people.
The truth of the matter is: The demands of the protesters would do little to affect the lives of the 1 percent, even if they managed to have a major impact on future legislation solving wage disparities and social inequalities. In the end, the demands are being made to alter the system that relegates the 99 percent to forever being 99 percent or living an existence just a couple of paychecks short of being homeless or without the basic necessities of life. The rich will remain rich, regardless. In the nation with perhaps the highest standard of living in the world, the fact that so many are out of work or working underpaying jobs or working two or three jobs to make ends meet is a shame unto itself. That so many feel the need to rise up and say something about is indicative that laws, regulations, and conditions will have to improve to make the plight and the number of opportunities for upward mobility of the 99 percent improve as well.
But resistance to those improvements is guaranteed. Unfortunately, so is the idea that all the efforts of the protesters will go for naught, the status quo unshaken. And the most troubling aspect of it all: The idea that millions of individuals working in popular concert attempting to eliminate the socioeconomic and sociopolitical disparities that now exist within the American way of life will have little effect.
That 56 percent of Americans believe that the movement will have little impact is a sad testament to how ingrained the the idea of the intractableness of the government and inertia within prevailing socioeconomic systems have become. And if that number does not add resolve to the populist movement to endure until they effect positive change in the lives of the millions of people who comprise the 1 percent, then that same 56 percent will assuredly be correct about the impact of the 99 percent.
UNITED FOR #GLOBALCHANGE
On October 15th people from all over the world will take to the streets and squares.
From America to Asia, from Africa to Europe, people are rising up to claim their rights and demand a true democracy. Now it is time for all of us to join in a global non violent protest.
The ruling powers work for the benefit of just a few, ignoring the will of the vast majority and the human and environmental price we all have to pay. This intolerable situation must end.
United in one voice, we will let politicians, and the financial elites they serve, know it is up to us, the people, to decide our future. We are not goods in the hands of politicians and bankers who do not represent us.
On October 15th, we will meet on the streets to initiate the global change we want. We will peacefully demonstrate, talk and organize until we make it happen.
It’s time for us to unite. It’s time for them to listen.
People of the world, rise up on October 15th!
48h global virtual assembly
48h Global Virtual Assembly
On the days 8th and 9th of October will take place a global virtual assembly to talk about everything related with the October 15th.
During 48 hours, there will be availabe channels of chat , audio-chat  and video chat , where people from all the world will be able to talk with each other, about the ideas and activities decided in their assemblies for the 15th, sharing what are our expectations, what is the situation in our countries, and well, it’s a good excuse to meet! And to begin our new way together to fight for a better world, where each one of us has his place and where human dignity is at its basis.
There will be also an open collaborative document  , for everyone writing in it what are the plans for the October 15th in their place, some contact, proposals, etc., so after the weekend, everyone will be able to know what is going to happen everywhere, and have the possibility to coordinate actions and ideas for the 15th with people from any part of the world.
All the channels will be open for everybody so… just participate!
 WebChat at freenode http://webchat.freenode.net/?randomnick=1&channels=15october&prompt=1
Web chat is a written chat, its great for asymetric communication, you can have it open and follow it from time to time. This chat is the same as using any IRC client and connecting to freenode.net
To change the default name to yourname_yourcity please put the following in the chat line
Example: /nick Groucho_Toledo
To open a new room put the following in the chat line
For example if you want to set up a channel to speak in japanese
Example: /join #15october-jp
 Mumble as voice conference chat
Mumble enables you to hear people and chat with them(with laptop and android), this time you have to install a software and configure the sound and you can join the conversation whenever you like.
For setting up mumble please follow the instructions in
Data needed to connect:
Label: 15october (for example, it must be a name that gives you a clue to which server are you connecting to)
Username: name_country (we recommend that you put your name followed by country)
Once you have connected to the server please join channel #15oct, since that is the international channel for this global assembly.
 Video conference
Since we even like to see our faces, we invite you to also join the videoconference room set up at
Enter your nick (we suggest ‘name_city’, like for example Michel_Zagreb)
Enter the password: square@user123
 Writing down the globalrevolution http://titanpad.com/15october
To put in common all our ideas an actions you can write them down in
Wall Street sit-in goes global Saturday
By Alastair Macdonald | Reuters – 4 hrs ago
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LONDON (Reuters) – For an October revolution, dress warm. That’s the word going out – politely – on the Web to rally street protests on Saturday around the globe from New Zealand to Alaska via London, Frankfurt, Washington and, of course, New York, where the past month’s Occupy Wall Street movement has inspired a worldwide yell of anger at banks and financiers.
How many will show up, let alone stay to camp out to disrupt city centers for days, or months, to come, is anyone’s guess. The hundreds at Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park were calling for back-up on Friday, fearing imminent eviction. Rome expects tens of thousands at a national protest of more traditional stamp.
Wall Street protests present political dilemma
By KEN THOMAS – Associated Press | AP – 6 hrs ago
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and Republicans alike are struggling to make sense of the Wall Street protests and figure out how to respond to the growing nationwide movement a month after young people pitched a tent in front of the New York Stock Exchange and began demonstrating against economic inequality.
The political establishment’s quandary centers on this question: Will the protests have long-lasting political consequences or are they simply a temporary reflection of voter frustration with the economy?
Democrats have been largely supportive of the so-called Occupy Wall Street movement, which has drawn attention to the economic concerns of the country’s middle class, accusations of Wall Street greed and high unemployment. The protesters have referred to themselves as the “99 percent,” or the vast majority of Americans who do not fall into the wealthiest 1 percent of the population.
The spontaneous protests have taken root in New York’s Zuccotti Park and spread to other U.S. cities, including Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles, at a time when President Barack Obama’s poll numbers have declined and Democrats have privately grown wary that they may be suffering from an enthusiasm gap compared with Republicans.
With the focus on the middle class, some Democrats say the protests could amplify the party’s message leading up to the 2012 elections. But others caution that they should not try to co-opt the movement, which includes many protesters who have criticized Obama’s handling of big banks in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.
“The people are raising serious concerns … they have every reason to be angry,” said Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., who recently visited a protest in his home state. “My advice to any elected official is don’t go down there and try to take over, don’t ask for the microphone. Just listen to the people.”
Said Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.: “This is not something you can exploit politically because you cannot control it.”
Obama struck a sympathetic tone last week, saying “people are frustrated, and the people are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works.” But he reiterated that the nation needs a “strong, effective financial sector in order for us to grow.”
On Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told business leaders in midtown Manhattan that the protests “ought to be a reminder to all of us that we have a great deal of work to do to live up to the expectations of the American people.”
Other Democrats have spoken in support of the protesters, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. John Larson of Connecticut, the fourth highest-ranking House Democrat. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the House Democrats’ fundraising arm, began circulating a petition on Monday asking people to state that they “stand with the Occupy Wall Street protests.”
Several protests are planned this weekend in the U.S., Canada and Europe, as well as in Asia and Africa. Plans to clean up the New York plaza where protesters have camped out were postponed Friday, a boost to demonstrators who had worried it would be the first step in evicting them.
In some ways, the movement mirrors the early days of the tea party, a populist reaction against the $787 billion economic stimulus plan, the bank and auto bailouts and Obama’s health care plan. While tea party activists eventually became a key part of the Republican Party and fueled a GOP takeover of the House in 2010, it remains unclear if the Wall Street protesters will become a potent force in electoral politics.
Republicans were critical of the movement at first but have shifted their tone in recent days.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said he was concerned about the “growing mobs” occupying Wall Street and U.S. cities but then changed course, saying the protesters were “justifiably frustrated.” He urged elected officials to refrain from “the pitting of Americans against Americans.”
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney even used the protesters’ language during a recent town hall meeting in New Hampshire, saying he doesn’t “stay up nights worrying” about the top 1 percent. “I worry about the 99 percent in America,” Romney said. “I want America, once again, to be the best place in the world to be middle class.”
During Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., drew a distinction between “left-wing agitators” and “sincere middle-class people who, frankly, are very close to the tea party people and actually care.”
Liberal Democrats think the movement draws bright lines between Democrats and Republicans, arguing that the Republican presidential candidates have uniformly supported tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy. The growth of the movement has prompted speculation about what role the protests could play in the fall debate in Congress on the economy and spending — and whether Obama should try to meet with the protesters as a way to show that he is listening to them.
“It would be a super bold move on his part. I can’t imagine his political advisers ever telling him to do it,” said Justin Ruben, executive director of MoveOn.org. “But there are voices down there with important perspectives that have mostly not been heard in American politics and the president, just going there, would open up some spaces for those (voices).”
Van Jones, a former Obama administration official who has helped organize an effort by liberal activists and unions to recapture the American Dream, said the movement “is about a wholesale political failure of the entire political class and the financial elite to respond to the American people. That creates opportunities and dangers for all politicians.”
More Americans than Chinese can’t put food on the table
By Zachary Roth
Senior National Affairs Reporter
The number of Americans who lack access to basic necessities like food and health care is now higher than it was at the peak of the Great Recession, a survey released Thursday found. And in a finding that could worsen fears of U.S. decline, the share of Americans struggling to put food on the table is now three times as large as the share of the Chinese population in the same position.
The United States’ Basic Index Score, a Gallup measure of access to necessities, fell to 81.4 in September–even lower than the 81.5 mark it reached in February and March, 2009. The recession officially ended in June of that year, but the halting recovery hasn’t given a sustained boost to the number of Americans able to provide for themselves. The government reported last month that a record number of Americans is living in poverty.
Between September 2008 and last month, the share of Americans with access to a personal doctor plummeted from 82.5 percent to 78.3 percent. The share with health insurance fell from 85.9 percent to 82.3 percent. And the share saying they had enough money to buy food for themselves and their family dropped from 81.1 percent to 80.1 percent. Gallup’s surveys are based on phone and in-person interviews.
Meanwhile, Gallup found that just 6 percent of Chinese said there were times in the past 12 months when they lacked enough money for food for themselves or their family, compared to 19 percent of Americans. Just three years ago, those results were almost reversed: 16 percent of Chinese couldn’t put food on the table at times, compared to 9 percent of Americans.