The "outraged" show around the world Saturday to protest the weight of the financial and the policies of austerity, they say, lead the world to ruin and condemn a part of humanity to poverty.
Inspired by the "indignados" precursors of Madrid, galvanized the movement Occupy Wall Street, various groups connected by the Internet call for demonstrations in London, Berlin, Frankfurt, Athens, Montreal, New York ...
Depending on the network 15october.net, which lists the calls for protest, rallies are planned in at least 951 cities across 82 countries.
In Melbourne, Australia, which was kicked off this global day of action, a thousand people gathered in a square downtown.
"People want a true democracy, they do not want that large firms influence their political representatives. They want them to be accountable for their actions. They want to be well represented," said Nick Carson, spokesman OccupyMelbourne. org.
In cities like London or Athens, theaters recent riots, the police are on the teeth. Especially since no one can predict the extent of mobilization that draws heavily on social networks.
"For us, it is time to unite, for them, now is the time to listen to us. People around the world, stand up!" Proclaims the website for United GlobalChange # (set for a global change).
"We are not goods in the hands of politicians and bankers do not represent us. We will demonstrate peacefully, discuss and organize ourselves to get the global change that we want," says the virtual coordination.
AGAINST THE "NIGHTMARE GREEK"
The organizers emphasize the peaceful nature of the protest movement. Friday, however, a group of students broke into the financial center of Milan in the offices of Goldman Sachs, which focuses on much of the wrath of the outraged.
"I expect this movement for a long time, since 2008," reflects Daniel Schreiber, a 28 year old Berliner hurt by the impact of the rescue of financial institutions after the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
"I wondered why people were not outraged, why nothing was happening and finally, three years later, it finally arrived," he adds.
Three years after the fall of Lehman Brothers, carried away by the bursting of the credit "subprime" and the plans of support and stimulus funded by the public, the Western countries, especially in the euro area, now live the rhythm of austerity and cures of austerity.
"What is happening today in Greece, is the nightmare that awaits other countries in the future. Solidarity is the weapon of the people," the group real democracy, which calls for the Saturday show center of Athens on Syntagma Square.
The movement began in the spring of Spain, the EU unemployment rate the highest (over 20% of the labor force, up to 45% among young people aged 18-25).
The occupation of the Puerta del Sol square in Madrid, has been emulated across Europe, beginning with Greece, where the release of funding from the EU and the IMF is with conditions of draconian austerity.
Similar movements have grown in Chile or Israel. In France, the Place de la Bastille in Paris was a while a rallying point of protest.
In the U.S., the watchword Occupy Wall Street was launched this summer on the internet by activists of the collective Adbusters (literally Breakers pub), a group created in Vancouver fighting capitalism and away the codes of society of consumption.
"We were inspired by what happened in Tunisia and Egypt. We felt that America was ready to live his own Tahrir," says Lasn, co-founder of the group, referring to the place of Cairo last winter became the epicenter of the protest against the regime of Hosni Mubarak.
"We felt a real anger was rising in America and we wanted to produce the spark that would allow this outrage to express themselves," he continues (see).
Occupy Wall Street called to gather as much time as needed from September 17. The movement will come Monday its second month and protesters camped still in a tent erected in the park Zucotti, near the financial heart of Manhattan.
Spyro, a British 28 year old very active in the preparation of the planned rally Saturday in London under the banner "Occupy the Stock Exchange", summarizes the reasons for the global movement of anger against "the financial system."
Banks, remember there have been bailed out with public funds, but the practices of bonuses and stock options remained unchanged while the States, under the eye of the markets and rating agencies, political commitment to austerity and unemployment, especially among young people increased. "Around the world, we say enough is enough," he says.
From Athens to New York, claims are quite general, they are the 1% of the accused to concentrate the bulk of wealth, they accuse the elected governments to be deaf to the anger.
The effectiveness of this mobilization remains to be demonstrated.
"There are more supporters than those who demonstrate real," said Mary Bossis, Greek professor at the University of Piraeus. Despite the desperate situations created by the austerity measures, she says, it seems that the spark that would launch a sustained movement is lacking.
"If they are heard in every country plagued by economic and financial crises, it is difficult to measure the exact weight of their protests, their trainability and effectiveness of their revolt on the choice of government," Dominique wrote Quinio, the French daily La Croix, which has a feature on.