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Occupy, Unions, 99% Power Converge On GE Shareholders Meeting in Detroit

Posted 3 years ago on April 25, 2012, 9:29 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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View from inside the GE shareholders meeting

Thousands of protesters have descended on the General Electric shareholders meeting in Detroit for the second day, including members of Occupy Detroit, unions, and activists from 99% Power, a new coalition of labor, immigrant, and community groups. On Tuesday, protestors successfully disrupted GE CEO Jeff Immelt's speech to demand GE pay the over $26 billion in back taxes they owed. Today, as protesters massed outside, large numbers of shareholders sympathetic to Occupy chanted ¨pay your fair share¨ inside the meeting itself. Today's action in Detroit comes after yesterday's shutdown of a Wells Fargo shareholder meeting by at least 2,000 activists from Occupy San Francisco and 99% Power. This upswing in action can mean only one thing: May Day is coming.

Keep reading for details on Detroit's plans for May 1st.



Solidarity in Action: "99 Pickets" Picking Up Steam as May Day Approaches

Posted 3 years ago on April 25, 2012, 9:05 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt


Workers across New York City are organizing “99 Picket Lines” building up to May Day, where New Yorkers will join a broad coalition of unions, immigrant rights groups, community- and faith-based organizations, worker centers, and the Occupy Wall Street movement in a mass mobilization against the economic, social, and political injustice wrought by the one percent.



OWS Updates for the Week of April 25

Posted 3 years ago on April 25, 2012, 5:40 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

May First: Unite!

Guess what's just a week away? May Day! Join an unprecedented coalition of workers, immigrants, and occupiers of all kinds to step, for one day, out of work, school, stores and homes and into the struggle against an inhuman system. See you in the streets!

Ready to help now? Occupy Wall Street's Direct Action working groups could use materials and funds to help make May Day 2012 a historic day of protest and celebration.

An action meeting will also take place Thursday April 26 at 6pm to discuss the week of action Beyond May 1st, and stay tuned for special edition May Day messages from us in the days ahead!


Occupy these Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 25, 11am
ACT UP and OCCUPY! 25th Anniversary Action
City Hall (Broadway and Murray St)
ACT UP is calling for a small tax (0.05%) on Wall Street transactions and speculative trades in order to raise the money needed to end the global AIDS epidemic and provide universal healthcare in the US.

Wednesday, April 25, 12pm
The Exorcism of Student Loan Debt
Brooklyn College Quad, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
Reverend Billy Talen, Rebel Diaz, and Occupy Wall Street's own Capoiera troupe will be performing while an ‘exorcism’ on student loan debt takes place on the steps of Boylan Hall.

Wednesday, April 25th, 4pm
1T Day National Day of Action Against Student Debt
Union Square
On April 25th the total amount of student loan debt in the U.S. is due to top 1 trillion dollars. This marks a momentous victory for Wall Street, and the Occupy Student Debt Campaign has organized a national day of protest in response. Join us as we march to Wall Street to help the banksters celebrate their achievement.

Wednesday, April 25th, 630pm
May Day Coordinating Spokes Council
Amalgamated Textile Workers, 33 W. 14th Street
The May Day logistical and outreach clusters meet in a spokescouncil format to report back on their efforts. Afterwards, we discuss the proposals brought forth in the spokescouncil in a discussion open to all.



Tomorrow is 1T Day - Break the Link Between Wall Street and Education: Abolish Student Debt!

Posted 3 years ago on April 24, 2012, 9:45 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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Tomorrow, April 25th, the total amount of student loan debt in the U.S. will top 1 trillion dollars. This marks a momentous victory for Wall Street—much to the despair of student loan debtors across the country. On this date, the profiteers on Wall Street will be popping champagne bottles, eating caviar, and sneering at the debt-burdened students and graduates who lug around this 1 trillion dollar ball and chain.



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