Occupy | 6 Ways to Get Ready for the May 1st GENERAL STRIKE

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6 Ways to Get Ready for the May 1st GENERAL STRIKE

This year has already seen the largest-ever strike on record in India, hundreds of thousands marching for democracy in Bahrain, general strikes in Montreal and Spain where students once again occupied public space in protest of the austerity measures and spending cuts being enforced by the European banking elite, massive uprisings in the streets of Moscow, and more. Even in the United States, the movement grows. The corporate media claims that Occupy’s strength is waning, but they are merely in denial. During the coldest months of this year, the United States has already seen more revolutionary momentum than it has in decades.

This winter, we refocused our energies on fostering ties with local communities, saving homes from corrupt banks and jobs from greedy corporations, and building and expanding our horizontal infrastructure. This #GlobalSpring, we will take the streets again. On May 1st, Occupy Wall Street has called for a General Strike. We are calling on everyone who supports the cause of economic justice and true democracy to take part: No Work, No School, No Housework, No Shopping, No Banking – and most importantly, TAKE THE STREETS!

We are getting ready. Planning is already underway in dozens of cities. Labor organizers, immigrants’ rights groups, artists, Occupiers, faith leaders, and more have all joined in the discussion to get ready. Now, all we need is you. Keep reading to find out how you can get involved!

May 1st, also known as International Workers’ Day, is the annual commemoration of the 1886 Haymarket Massacre in Chicago, when Chicago police fired on workers during a General Strike for the eight-hour workday. In many countries, May 1st is observed as a holiday. But in the United States, despite the eventual success of the eight-hour-workday campaign, the holiday is not officially recognized. In spite of this, May Day is already a powerful date in the U.S. In 2006, immigrant’s rights groups took to the streets in unprecedented numbers in a national “Day Without An Immigrant” – a general strike aimed at proving the economic power of immigrants in the U.S. At least one million people marched in Chicago and Los Angeles alone. Hundreds of thousands more marched throughout cities across the U.S.

Here are six simple things you can do to help advance the cause of equity for all:

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5 Responses to “Occupy | 6 Ways to Get Ready for the May 1st GENERAL STRIKE”
  1. Kathleen Burt says:

    Thank you for the infromation about May 1. I’ll find the closest event and our family (3 senior citizens) ill attend!

  2. lvent says:

    What will really make an impact is if everyone takes their money out of everything…cancels the cable and cell phones..and buys pay as you go phones…they cant track pay as you go phones….and brings their movie cameras if they decide to protest…to film them…Because if you cant protest openly in the U.S.A..than someone has snuck in something that we dont know about..

  3. lvent says:

    It is about time..!

  4. Igor says:

    This case appears to be the achilies heal in this mess. Loan origination fee self dealing is NOT bank fraud. It is fraud on the banks, apprently, in this case. Study this case, research it. LETS ROLE!

  5. Ken Hansen says:

    I am so there. OCCUPY!

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