Millions join global day of action against cuts
On 15th October over a million people in 950 cities took part in "occupy" events to protest against the imposition of austerity measures by the bankers and their financial system that is causing the crisis in mass job losses, closure of public services and attacks on wages, pensions and benefits.
The uniting slogan was "we are the 99%" referring to the fact that the majority of the world's wealth is controlled by just 1% of the population. The "Occupy" movement is demanding measures that will see a redistribution of wealth to guarantee people's needs are met.
In the same week millions of Greek workers joined a two day general strike against attempts to impose further austerity measures there.