The 99% Are Rising to Join the Global Revolution!

October 1st, 2011

Interview with CODEPINK cofounder Medea Benjamin
ive from Liberty Plaza

Medea speaks about being called to join Occupy Wall Street and the beauty of grassroots movements.

October 6 – Onward:

OCCUPY FREEDOM PLAZA IN DC Stop the Machine! Create a New World! Millions of people around the world are rising up for freedom and justice, from the Arab Spring to the Chilean protests for education. This October on the 10th anniversary of the Afghanistan invasion, we're gathering in Freedom Plaza to denounce war and demand funding for housing, jobs, healthcare, and education.

CODEPINK will be there with our Make___Not War message. By sowing the seeds of community, together we can build a new world. Let's invest in real national security

Sign up to join CODEPINK in DC here

Sign the Petition to stand in solidarity with the Occupy Together Movement.

Download and distribute our latest quarter-page flier!

Find out more at

Follow @codepinkalert and @stopthemach2011 to get the latest news from the square


Occupy Wall Street represents the rise of a resistance movement comprised of people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations and political beliefs. We all have one thing in common: we will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1% whose hold on our politics is suffocating 99% of Americans and we are willing to put our bodies on the line to demand a better world for us and for future generations.

Watch the livestream here:

Bring the PINK to Liberty Plaza!

How to join:

  • We urgently need volunteers to help run our CODEPINK craft table in Liberty Plaza from 5-7 pm daily. If you can spare an hour or so, please email melanie[at] to sign up for a shift -- or just show up!"

  • Join the daily march to Wall Street for the closing bell of the stock exchange! Meet at 3:30 pm at the front steps of Liberty Plaza (Liberty Street and Broadway) - don't forget to wear your pink!


Read about CODEPINK's involvement in the movement:

Listen to CODEPINK Coordinator Janet Weil Speak About "What Makes A Protest Powerful" on Your Call Radio, October 5, 2011 

Occupy Wall Street: The Other 99% Is Not 90% Men by Melanie Butler, Alternet, October 2, 2011

Listen to CODEPINK Cofounder Medea Benjamin Speak About the October 2011 Occupation of Washington DC on Smiley & West, September 30, 2011

Listen to CODEPINK Cofounder Jodie Evans Speak About "Disturbing Power the CODEPINK Way" on Connect The Dots with Lila Garrett, September 29, 2011

Canadian Union of Postal Workers thanks CODEPINK and the 99% for Occupying Wall Street! by Melanie Butler, PinkTank, September 28, 2011

Occupy Wall Street. Challenge Obama. End the Wars and Fund Human Needs by C.J. Minster, PinkTank, September 27, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Day 5: This is What Democracy Looks Like, by Melanie Butler, The Indypendent, September 22, 2011

The 99 Percent Demand: Occupy Wall Street! Bring Our War Money Home! by Melanie Butler, The Indypendent, September 20, 2011

The revolution has not been televised and only a few mainstream corporate media sources have covered this incredible movement, here are some:

Occupy Wall Street Protests Spread Nationwide by Ben Forer, ABC News, October 6, 2011

From Wall St. to K Street: Protests Kick Off In Washington DC October 6 by Rania Khaled, Alternet, October 4, 2011

Why "Occupy Wall Street" captures the moment by Betsy Reed, CBS News, October 4, 2011

Anti-Wall Street Protesters Spreading to Cities Large and Small by Erik Eckholm and Timothy Williams, NYTimes, October 3, 2011

Occupying Wall Street, demanding accountability by Alan Silverleib, CNN, October 3, 2011

Occupy Wall Street protesters driven by varying goals by Tina Susman, LA Times, September 29, 2011

Protesters Begin Effort to ‘Occupy Wall Street' ABC News, September 17, 2011