Posts Tagged ‘mayday’

#OCCUPIED: REPORTS FROM THE FRONTLINES–PRE-MAY DAY EDITION

This article originally appeared on Occupied Wall Street Journal

Photo: Stacy Lanyon. The Tax Dodgers celebrated corporate loopholes in Bryant Park on tax filing day, April 17.

This week in Occupy, several shareholder meetings were #occupied, Chicago fought to preserve mental health care, #occupied Wall Street is here to stay and we all prepared to call out sick on May Day. #Maybe you weren’t aware? Wall Street is still #Occupied. Albeit with restrictions.

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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/