15 October 2011 global protests

The 15 October 2011 global protests were part of a series of protests inspired by the Arab Spring, the Icelandic protests, the Portuguese “Geração à Rasca”, the Spanish “Indignants”, the Greek protests, and the Occupy movement. The protests were launched under the slogan “United for #GlobalChange”, to which the slogan “United for Global Democracy” was added by many people’s assemblies. The protest was first called for by the Spanish “Plataforma ¡Democracia Real YA!” in May 2011 and endorsed by people’s assemblies across the world. Reasons were varied but mainly targeted growing economic inequality, corporate influence over government and international institutions, and the lack of truly democratic institutions allowing direct public participation at all levels, local to global. Global demonstrations were held on 15 October in more than 950 cities in 82 countries. The date was chosen to coincide with the 5-month anniversary of the first protest in Spain. General assemblies, the social n
Continue reading “15 October 2011 global protests”

October Newsletter

Long Haul Trucking Soars With Safety: The CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week was scheduled for Oct. 15 to 21, 2017. This initiative had Law enforcement across the country identifying unsafe driving behavior in commercial and passenger vehicles such as speeding, distracted driving, failure to use seat belt, following too closely, improper lane change, texting, cell phones, and failure to obey … Read More
Continue reading “October Newsletter”