#occupywallstreet + we are the 99%

Like loads of people, I am fascinated by the momentum of this movement. This new form of ECO-activism -where ECO is both about the physical environment and the economic environment. This weekend, it arrives in my hometown of Toronto, Canada. Bringing it back to its country of origin. Here I’d like to brag a little bit – and share some #occupywallstreet history. The genesis was an idea in the amazing ADBUSTERS. Inspired by the Arab Spring movements for democracy in the middle east, on September 27th, 2011, they issued a call to action for citizens to take charge of the economy – to encourage the power of the people. #OCCUPYWALLSTREET/Adbusters
AVAAZ.org – which always has the pulse of environmental and social justice issues around the world has this very cool thing – a petition brought to life by a digital counter on Wall Street – aiming for 1 million signatures. So even if you’re not in New York, if this is something that resonates with you, the idea that like we do in Canada, American banks should be regulated and the wealthiest people should pay more taxes – you can add your presence to this monumental moment in world history – when the people try to take back democracy and make the world a better, more equitable place. COUNT YOURSELF IN

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