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Thursday, 11 October 2012

Occupy Sydney to Celebrate 1st Birthday @ Martin Pl

This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of Occupy Sydney's site within Martin Place, protesting 24/7 since October last year against corporate greed and pushing for economic and social justice.

Starting at 11am from outside Customs House in Circular Quay, Occupy Sydney participants and supporters from Wikileaks, Anti-War, Refugee and Indigenous Rights groups will march through the city, back to Occupy Sydney's location outside the Reserve Bank of Australia, where the celebration will continue with live performances by Novakayn, Kids of Yesterday, Takadimi, The Cheeky Misfits, Middle Eastern Sunrise and many more Occupy supporter artists .

Keynote Economic speaker, Steve Keen plus recently re-elected Greens Councillor, and long-term supporter of Occupy Sydney, Irene Doutney will be speaking along with crew members from the activist boat, the Sea Shepherd on recent events.

"Occupy Sydney welcomes all to join in our Anniversary Celebrations" said Occupy Sydney participant, Katie Sheppard. " The day includes speakers and public forums on economics, sustainability, and affordability. There will also be live music, yoga classes, and free food provided by "Food not Bombs".

Occupy Sydney has watched the appalling state of behavior demonstrated here and abroad by politicians, banks, and the "1%" which shows more than ever, the relevance and need for Occupy to exist as a local and global educational and social movement."

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