• Welcome to Occupy Canberra

    Occupy Canberra will be Commencing on Oct 15th (this sat) at 2:30PM on CITY Hill. Please bring along warm clothes, some books, torches, camping gear and food. It's important to note that people gather together in this group for all different reasons, as this movement has no leader and is grassroot movement. There will be many different views but we are here to respect one another, care for and show positivity toward each other and the group. We will stand together in Solidarity :) With that being said here is a short intro on the way many people view this (but note this is only ONE view of many) We face the same problems with our democracy here in Canberra and Australia as people face in most other developed nations. It is unwell. It’s not functioning how it’s supposed to be functioning. Our elected representatives no longer represent their constituents, instead their ears are turned by wealthy lobby groups, whilst the common interests of the people they were elected to represent, are ignored. Some levels of our government are also rife with corruption. It’s time our elected representatives actually started representing the 99% of the population who don't have enormous wealth and political influence. Who suffer the social, economic and environmental consequences of corporate greed. Who work to generate enormous wealth for a mere 1% of the population. Inspired by the actions of those striving for democracy in all parts of the world including the United States. From these events, “Occupy Together”, a global social movement for real democracy, has grown. It is from this global movement that Occupy Canberra has grown. Our occupation will commence at Capital Hill on October 15 at 2:30 PM so it's time for everyone to bring a sleeping bag/tent, some books and food. Of course there are other views of the current system/issues as well.
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About Occupy Canberra

On September 17, only weeks ago, people from all across the United States and elsewhere in the world came to protest the blatant injustices perpetuated by the 1% (economic and political elite) whose actions affect all of us, the 99%. They spoke out, resisted and successfully occupied Wall Street, New York, along with more than … Continue reading