October2011.org

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October2011.org was established to stage a mass, ongoing occupation of Freedom Plaza, Washington, D.C., beginning October 6, 2011.

"Stop the Machine! Create a New World!"

A Call to Action - Oct. 6, 2011 and onward

October 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of the 2012 federal austerity budget. It is time to light the spark that sets off a true democratic, nonviolent transition to a world in which people are freed to create just and sustainable solutions.

We call on people of conscience and courage—all who seek peace, economic justice, human rights and a healthy environment—to join together in Washington, D.C., beginning on Oct. 6, 2011, in nonviolent resistance similar to the Arab Spring and the Midwest awakening.

A concert, rally and protest will kick off a powerful and sustained nonviolent resistance to the corporate criminals that dominate our government.[1]

Pledge

"I pledge that if any U.S. troops, contractors, or mercenaries remain in Afghanistan on Thursday, October 6, 2011, as that occupation goes into its 11th year, I will commit to being in Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., with others on that day or the days immediately following, for as long as I can, with the intention of making it our Tahrir Square, Cairo, our Madison, Wisconsin, where we will NONVIOLENTLY resist the corporate machine by occupying Freedom Plaza to demand that America's resources be invested in human needs and environmental protection instead of war and exploitation. We can do this together. We will be the beginning." [2]

Key organizers

Key organizers of the October2011 movement include;[3]

"People who have pledged to be there"

Organizations

Organizations that are supporting the action by spreading the word and committing to be in DC in October 2011, are listed here.[5]

State coordinators

Arizona

California

Colorado

Delaware

Florida

Hawaii

Illinois

Indiana Carl Rising-Moore

Iowa

Kansas/Missouri

Maine

Maryland

New Jersey Liz Arnone

New Mexico Richard Rubin (Albuquerque)

New York

North Carolina

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington State

Wisconsin

References