Posted 5 years ago on April 22, 2012, 9:16 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
This May Day, Occupy Wall Street is rising up in solidarity with the immigrant rights movement. Years before #OWS, May Day was revitalized in the U.S. as a day of mass mobilization against the unjust, racist U.S. immigration system. On May Day 2006, the May 1st Coalition helped organize the largest protest in NYC history, bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the streets in a march stretching over 26 city blocks. This year, as we gather as a unified front for economic justice in a Day Without the 99%, they are leading the struggle to UNIONIZE, LEGALIZE, and ORGANIZE.
Posted 5 years ago on April 22, 2012, 6:07 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Occupy Wall Street, Labor & Immigrant Rights Allies Announce May Day Performances: Tom Morello, Dan Deacon, Immortal Technique, Das Racist, Bobby Sanabria and more to Play in NYC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
What: Occupy Wall Street and its allies in the organized labor and immigrant rights movements are excited to announce that on May 1st, Tom Morello, Dan Deacon, Immortal Technique, Das Racist, Bobby Sanabria and other special guests yet to be announced will be performing on stage at the May Day rally in Union Square, Manhattan.
When: Tuesday, May 1st, 12pm – 5:30pm (see specific timing details below)
Posted 5 years ago on April 22, 2012, 4:58 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Yesterday, people from across France converged in Paris ahead of French national elections. Seizing upon the elections as an opportunity to demonstrate alternatives to a party system that merely serves the interests of bankers and the European financial elite, Réelle Démocratie Maintenant occupied public space to declare, ¨They do not represent us!¨
Paris is the first French city to re-occupy. Les Indignés have established an encampment at the Trocadéro and have experienced major police harassment. At least two people have already been arrested. The Occupiers are planning a communal meal, general assembly, and discussions on debt and other topics today. Tous à Paris sont invités à participer!