Occupy with a General Strike on May 1st

Minimum wage had to be won. What about a living wage?

On December 19th, 2011, the Occupy Los Angeles General Assembly consented upon the following statement:

“Occupy LA supports in principle a General Strike on May 1, 2012, for migrant rights, jobs for all, a moratorium on foreclosures, and peace – and to recognize housing, education and health care as human rights, and calls for the building of a broad coalition to make that a reality.”

Occupations across the world have made similar calls for a General Strike, or day of economic disruption, in direct response to Occupy Los Angeles, or through a synchronicity of thought, a buzzing hive mind that feels the need to express solidarity with movements and people throughout the world who honor May Day and see this years expression of that as our next major step.

We invite you to strike in NYC: http://www.maydaynyc.org/

Still unsure about how this whole occupation thing works? Check it out here: http://www.howtooccupy.org/

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16 Responses

  1. John says:

    May 1st? can people make up their minds, ive seen the same idea for the 5th, the 12th,and the 15th. which one is it?

    • Chris says:

      May Day is May Day is May Day. It’s always May 1st. Everything is is different strikes or protests that may or may not (pun not intended) be nearly as big.

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  3. Karl dunkle says:

    Hi, Occupy Frederick will be holding a conference call Wednesday, April 4th at 9:00pm to discuss the G8 Summit at Camp David, May 18 & 19. ( 424 ) 203-8400 Access 866500#, You are welcome to participate. Please pass this along to any other occupy groups that you think will be interested.

  4. You people are retarded… How many of you people that sit in the park all day actually have jobs. The system if fine you people are ignorant and lazy! Why do I need my checked taxed extra to provide you a$$holes with food stamps, unemployment, social security and welfare. You people need to wake up and get to work. I can from a single mother with 6 kids, I got no assistance for school and now I have a BA in chemical engineering and making 68k get an education and a work ethic you lazy bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • MARK CREEK-WATER DORAZIO says:

      IT’S EASTER-MORN, A BIT BEFORE SUN-UP, A VERY-SPECIAL TIME, AS IT’S ALSO THE 3RD DAY OF PASSOVER, TOO, I THINK …
      PASSOVER IS AN ANCIENT TRADITION, MUCH-OLD-ER-THAN THE LEGENDARY ”ESCAPE-FROM-EGYPT” STORY IN THE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN BIBLE: ACCORD-ING TO THIS STORY,
      DURING HIS YOUTH ”MOSES” HAD BEEN A SHEPHERD, IN THE AREA TO THE EAST OF EGYPT, INTO WHICH HE THEN, AS AN ELDER, LED HIS PEOPLE TO GET AWAY FROM A BAD SITUATION … WELL, SHEPHERDS ARE OUT-DOORS A LOT, AND SO THEY KNOW ABOUT MOTHER-NATURE’S NATURAL RHYTHMS + CYCLES: IT TURNS OUT THAT PASSOVER-TIME, —(IE, THE 3RD-WEEK OF THE MONTH-LY MOON-CYCLE)— IS THE ***BEST*** TIME OF THE MONTH TO GO LONG-DISTANCES IF YR WALK-ING !!
      THIS IS BECAUSE IF U WALK ALL DAY, THEN SLEEP A WHILE + ARISE c. MID-NITE, THEN THE MOON IS, LIKE, ALMOST DIRECT-LY OVER-HEAD, SO U CAN WALK UNTIL SUN-UP, BY MOON-LIGHT …
      I DIDN’T LEARN THIS FROM A BOOK: I LEARN’D IT FROM MANY-YEARS EXPERIENCE DO-ING LONG-DISTANCE WALKS …
      I’M DO-ING A LONG-DISTANCE, CROSS-USA WALK NOW: THIS IS MY 5TH MONTH ON-THE-ROAD: I STARTED IN OAKLAND,CA, AND AM NOW IN CHICAGO,IL: I GOT SOME RIDES, BUT MY LAST RIDE WAS IN TEXAS !! I’M AT MY SISTER-IN-LAW’s NICE SUBURBAN HOUSE NEAR CHICAGO,IL, WAIT’N FOR HER TO AWAKE, SO WE CAN HAVE BREAKFAST TOGETHER BEFORE I CONTINUE WALK’N … IT’s 4:30AM, IE, A BIT BEFORE SUN-UP, EASTER-MORN … IF NOT FOR BE-ING IN-DOORS, I WOULD PROB’LY BE WALK’N BY MOON-LIGHT RIGHT NOW, AS THERE’S A BEAUTY-FULL FULL-MOON OUT-SIDE …
      THE PURPOSE OF MY WALK IS TO HAVE LOTS OF FUN, WHILE SUPPORT-ING OCCUPY AND SPREAD’N THE NEWs RE OUR SCHEDULED ”NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY” MEETING IN PHILADELPHIA DURING THE WEEK OF JULY 4: I HOPE TO SEE SOME OF U THERE !!
      SINCERE-LY, MARK ”TRUTH-SEEKER” CREEK-WATER DORAZIO, BOUND FOR OCCUPY CLEVELAND’s WEEK-LONG MAY-DAY FESTIVAL (28 APRIL — 5 MAY) + DC + DE + PHILLY + GLORY !!

  5. Josh Bishop says:

    http://freeuntodeath.wordpress.com/

    Please check out this blog and pass it on, Help the distribution of ideas flow and stand with us as we try to take back our freedom and authority over our lives.

  6. ian says:

    why do occupymay1st.org and occupytogether.org not have mutual links? theres a lot of great info on the LA action

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  8. AnonXXL says:

    @occupiers are lazy.. Hope your children are takin from you so they dont grow up to treat people like you do. Great mouth on you. Then again you just a troll.

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  11. NEOCRACIA says:

    NEOCRACIA
    system of government without representatives

  12. Down Home Blues says:

    Minimum wage hasn’t been won in all places in the U.S. yet. Wait staff in Colorado and Virgina make just over $2/hr. the restaurants get away with it by claiming that it’s made up in tips. The law says, if it isn’t, the restaurant is supposed to make up the difference. In my experience, they don’t, and it is only the better restarants where the staff does earn at least minimum wage.

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