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OccupyWallSt

Occupy Berlin Biennale & Occupy Wall Street action against Deutsche Bank

occupiers holding signs in front of Deutche Bank tower
Occupiers in front of the Deutsche Bank headquarters. October 22, 2011, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

via Take the Square, via Occupy the Berlin Biennale

The crisis of global capitalism requires a global response. We will now act against its leading institutions one by one. Transnational banks are central to this crisis and profit from the suffering of the people everywhere. Our first target will be Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank is active in over 70 countries in the world, creating complex local crisis in various regions. For example, Deutsche Bank is speculating on the lives of people in Southen Europe, using economic and political mechanisms to ensure the payment of odious debts. In the United States, Deutsche Bank is known as the “foreclosure king” for driving millions of people from their homes.

We need a new global tactic. Like Deutsche Bank, the movements are everywhere, we are connected, and now we can act in coordinated ways, targeting socioeconomic injustices through the specific companies that spread them; from Berlin to Cairo, to Madrid to Mexico City to New York to New Dehli. We will respond to situations in their local complexity and global commonality and share these actions and tactics on a platform for everyone to see.

We are people from many regions of the global Occupy/15M movements who met in Berlin within the seventh Berlin Biennial. This human zoo, financed by the German Government, objectifies and de-politicizes activists who have been exhibited in a room where they have their meetings, discussions, and sleep. However, as people who believe in action, we do not see this situation as a static one. It embodies the problematic nature of many contermporary neoliberal spaces which the Occupy/15M must confront.

Our first targets are worldwide Deutsche Bank locations on Wednesday June 13. We will be at Deutche Bank Berlin on Unter de Linden. We call on all movements to do creative actions at their Deutsche Bank and upload documentation to the N-1 network under “International Targets: Round One” The backup location is on Facebook under the same name.

Let’s build on the global actions of the past and keep connecting a cooperative mass resistance for the future.

OccupyWallSt

Author: OccupyWallSt

Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District, and has spread to over 100 cities in the United States and actions in over 1,500 cities globally. #ows is fighting back against the corrosive power of major banks and multinational corporations over the democratic process, and the role of Wall Street in creating an economic collapse that has caused the greatest recession in generations. The movement is inspired by popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, and aims to expose how the richest 1% of people are writing the rules of an unfair global economy that is foreclosing on our future.

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