Sunday, June 10, 2012

Activists Considering 'Moratorium to End Austerity'

Day of Dissent Would be Modeled After 1969 Vietnam War Moratorium

Foreign Confidential™ has learned that an ad-hoc group of European and American activists is considering calling for a general strike-like, global day of protest against austerity, the policy of slashing government spending to dismantle social services. The protest would be modeled after the Moratorium to End the Vietnam War, a massive demonstration that took place in the United States on October 15, 1969, with millions of people participating around the world.

A likely date for the "Moratorium to End Austerity" would be Monday, October 15, the 43rd anniversary of the Vietnam War protest, about three weeks ahead of the U.S. Presidential election on Tuesday, November 6.