Dear Friends (Locally, Nationally & Globally)

We send you best wishes and support from Manchester UK. The spirit of Occupy lives on here and it is so heartening to hear of the actions, protests and community organizing taking place around the world. To know there are like-minded people across the globe gives us strength, courage and hope.
To let you know, the next action from Occupy Manchester will be taking place on Sunday 29th September in Whitworth Park. We will be staging an PROTEST + ART + PARTY to celebrate our 2nd Birthday and to coincide with the national Save Our NHS & Stop The Cuts demonstration, which takes place in the city that day.

Part of the current ruling collation government (the Conservative Party) will be staging their annual conference in Manchester on that same weekend and it’s expected that many tens of thousands of people will be travelling from all around the country to join in with the protests against the unprecedented and destructive attacks on our precious National Health Service and on the poorest and most vulnerable in our society; attacks which continue whilst our disastrous and unreformed private mega-banks remain ‘too big to fail’ and ‘too big to jail’, creating more and more compound interest loaded debt-money, and the industrial scale tax dodging by the banks, wealthy corporations and elites continues to siphon away vast sums every year from the public purse.

Our Monster of Madness will be making a return appearance and we plan to create a space where people can come together to share ideas, express their thoughts, create art and celebrate community and hope.

Here is a link to what the monster is all about (from 12M last year): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiia2zJxF5s

We will be thinking of our friends around the world and would really like to pin messages and posters from you all on the Monster ? from other Occupy groups, individuals, communities and organizations. These can be whatever you would like to express–your hopes, your success, your current fights, and your visions for the future. Please send your messages and posters to: occupymcr@hotmail.co.uk

or post on our facebook page (also keep checking back here for news and info on the action)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Manchester/380456078636480

And follow us on twitter: @occupymcr

You?re ALL very welcome !!

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