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"A Call to Action - Oct. 6, 2011 and onward"
 
"A Call to Action - Oct. 6, 2011 and onward"
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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.
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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.
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A concert, rally and protest will kick off a powerful and sustained nonviolent resistance to the corporate criminals that dominate our government.
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Forty-seven years ago, [[Mario Savio]], an activist student at Berkeley, said, "There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious - makes you so sick at heart - that you can't take part. You can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and  you've got to make it stop. And  you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all."
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Those words have an even greater urgency today. We face ongoing wars and massive socio-economic and environmental destruction perpetrated by a corporate empire which is oppressing, occupying and exploiting the world. We are on a fast track to making the planet unlivable while the middle class and poor people of our country are undergoing the most wrenching and profound economic crisis in 80 years.
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"Stop the Machine! - Create a New World!" is a clarion call for all who are deeply concerned with injustice, miitarism and environmental destruction to join in ending concentrated corporate power and taking direct control of a real participatory democracy.

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http://keywiki.org/index.php?October_2011_Stop_The_Machine_Protest

An amalgamation of communist, marxist, socialist and leftist-liberal organizations has been brought back together to form a protest group tentatively called "Stop The Machine" (STM), for an October 6, 2011 protest in Washington, D.C. It's on-line "call to action" has the themed title of "Stop the Machine! Create a New World!", which is very similar to the Maoist/Marxist World Can't Wait organization which included many of the same people.

They issued an on-line call to action at their website "http://october2011.org/statement" which said the following:

"You Are Here. Stop the Machine! Create a New World!

STop the Machine! Create a New World!

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

(The full text of their "call")

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.

Forty-seven years ago, Mario Savio, an activist student at Berkeley, said, "There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious - makes you so sick at heart - that you can't take part. You can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all."

Those words have an even greater urgency today. We face ongoing wars and massive socio-economic and environmental destruction perpetrated by a corporate empire which is oppressing, occupying and exploiting the world. We are on a fast track to making the planet unlivable while the middle class and poor people of our country are undergoing the most wrenching and profound economic crisis in 80 years.

"Stop the Machine! - Create a New World!" is a clarion call for all who are deeply concerned with injustice, miitarism and environmental destruction to join in ending concentrated corporate power and taking direct control of a real participatory democracy.