GLOBAL FRACKDOWN RALLY – NO TTIP DEMO – KURDISH PROTEST – LIVESTREAM
By Inka Stafrace and Obi Live
October 11th 2014.
If you believe in astrology you should definitely find something happening in the stars for October 11th 2014. If not…well maybe you should ditch astrology! October 11th 2014 was the Global Frackdown Action Day and the European Day of Action for TTIP. Activists uniting globally and locally in decentralized actions collectively to reclaim our democracy and our earth….but wait there was more!?
First we thought it was a pain that all ‘global’ days were happening at the same time, but now it seems so wonderfully perfect that they would be. TTIP is set to provide a decentralized legal framework, ISDS, that would make winning the battle against fracking non-violently impossible. The Kurds were also protesting in Parliament Square – against the violent murderous ISIS (whose agenda is as Islamic as a bikini) Their protest showed the pain and impotence inherent in any solution sought for through violence. The Seed Festival also on Oct 11 on the other side of the river gently spoke of how corporate interest is killing seed variety – our food source. For example farmers in Canada can only insure their crops if they purchase seed rather than use their own grown seed. From the Kurds to the LGBT community? October 11th does not discriminate! October 11th 2014 was the National Coming Out Day. The LGBT community in many ways is exemplary in its ability to galvanize as a community through borders and races when their brothers and sisters are murdered for being gay. There are lessons to be learnt from such mobilizations.
October 11th. A great day to remember. So many campaigns, all inextricably linked against the world as it stands today. Solutions are plenty, but impossible without active involvement of the public.
Obi-Live from Occupy London was there to livestream three of the above 5 events. Occupy Londoners helped organize the Europe Wide Day of Action Against TTIP.
LIVESTREAM FROM GLOBAL FRACKDOWN 11 AM :
Article from Reclaim The Power
Reclaim the Power and Frack Off London targeted HSBC branches in central London with a giant fracking rig, street theatre and speeches yesterday as part of the worldwide ‘Global Frackdown’ day – taking action against the fracking industry.
GLOBAL FRACKDOWN WALKS TO NoTTIP DEMO – LIVESTREAM
Europe Wide Day of Action Against TTIP LIVESTREAM
Over 400 actions in 22 different countries took place on 11th October: The Europe Wide Day of Action Against TTIP. Over 1000 protest in London, Parliament Square.
Banner Drop over Westminster Bridge.
KURDISH DEMO AGAINST ISIS KILLING