After scattered popular demonstrations around the world, protesters are planning the next step: This time, it's a global movement for change, set to kick off Saturday, Oct. 15.
But what exactly is "United for Global Change"? Its exact goals are a little vague, though uprising seems to be the key:
"Intolerable situation -- corrupt system -- global outrage. Tunisia, Egypt, Spain, Greece, Chile, Israel, India, USA. It's time for us to unite. It's time for them to listen. People of the world, rise up!" a video for the movement says.
From their website, available in 18 different languages:
From America to Asia, from Africa to Europe, people are rising up to claim their rights and demand a true democracy. Now it is time for all of us to join in a global non violent protest.
The ruling powers work for the benefit of just a few, ignoring the will of the vast majority and the human and environmental price we all have to pay. This intolerable situation must end.
United in one voice, we will let politicians, and the financial elites they serve, know it is up to us, the people, to decide our future. We are not goods in the hands of politicians and bankers who do not represent us.
On October 15th, we will meet on the streets to initiate the global change we want. We will peacefully demonstrate, talk and organize until we make it happen.
It’s time for us to unite. It’s time for them to listen.
As of Friday morning, there were 432 "reports" of different events in the works, heavily concentrated in Europe, the U.S. and parts of South America. There's also a "global virtual assembly" planned for Oct. 8 and 9 to plan.
As for who is behind the movement, that's difficult to ascertain. A "who are you" section on the site doesn't answer that question, instead asking visitors who they are and directing them to take charge of the event as if they themselves were the organizer.
October 15th the world will be under our influence. It will become whatever we want. So, who are you?
According to the group's Facebook event page, there are 6,471 "attending" so far -- kind of a long way to go before next Saturday.