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

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

May First: Unite!

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