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Retribution Against the Financial Elite

#F29 Shut Down The Corporations: Leap Into Action! Reclaim Our Future!

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 25, 2012, 10:26 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

For live coverage of events underway on #F29, click here!

This Wednesday, Occupiers in New York, Oakland, Mexico City, and over 80 other cities will take part in a coordinated National Day of Action to Shut Down the Corporations. Occupations have been preparing a variety of decentralized actions in response to Occupy Portland's call to target the American Legislative Exchange Council:

We specifically call on people to target corporations that are members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The biggest corporations in America, like ExxonMobil, Bank of America, BP, Monsanto, Pfizer, and Wal-Mart use ALEC to buy off legislators and craft legislation that serves only the interests of corporations and not people. They then duplicate and spread this corporate legislation in Washington, D.C. and in state legislatures across the country. The anti-labor legislation in Wisconsin and the racist bill SB 1070 in Arizona are two recent and destructive examples of what corporations use ALEC to do.

See here for more about why we protest corporate power and how ALEC seeks to erode our democracy, undermine workers rights and attack unions, destroy our environment, obstruct efforts to address climate change, undermine public education, pursue destructive agricultural practices and fuel the prison industrial complex. You can also RSVP for the Occupy Wall St/NYC Facebook event. For national coverage, follow @F29PDX on Twitter.

Simultaneously, European trade unions have declared Feb. 29th a European Day of Action against austerity, following massive demonstrations against budget cuts in Greece, Spain, Belgium, and elsewhere. Decentralized actions in all 27 European Union nations and beyond will be "sending a clear message to the EU leaders: this imposed austerity is going to plunge Europe into a recession!"

The effects of the financial, economic and social crisis have reached unbearable levels in several countries. Faced with the extreme seriousness of the situation, European leaders are making the race for austerity their priority response. The crisis serves as a ready-made pretext to attack the European social model, justify cuts in wages and public services, weaken social protection, make the labour market hyperflexible, and attack trade union rights.

Thus, at a time when the European summit has to adopt a treaty plunging Europe into recession and job insecurity for the long haul, the European trade unions are saying “enough is enough” and putting employment, recovery, social justice and solidarity at the forefront of the discussions.

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[-] 3 points by struggleforfreedom80 (6240) 2 years ago

Excellent initiative!!. These private tyrannies and command economies must be fought big time; striking, civil disobedience etcetc. When the movement is big enough it´s time for the next step: Workers` takeover!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJnX96id-xI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDHBvQRyOr0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YftlB3AxBws

And again, make sure you all watch "The Take" by Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis:

http://struggleforfreedom.blogg.no/1323595118_documentaries.html

yours s struggleforfreedom

[-] 0 points by jimmycrackerson (940) from Blackfoot, ID 2 years ago

Noam Chomsky Noam Chomsky Noam Chomsky and... Noam Chomsky

Do you have any other material to spam that is not straight from Noam Chomsky's teat? Just curious...

[-] 2 points by struggleforfreedom80 (6240) 2 years ago

I have some other material, but Chomsky´s thoughts are just so much more reasonable than all the others. So prepare yourself for more Chomsky in the future.

[-] 1 points by airplaneradio (50) 2 years ago

Well at least you are upfront on whose tits you suck on. Some of these people dare not to admit their Kool-Aid providers or that they are even drinking it.

[-] 1 points by jimmycrackerson (940) from Blackfoot, ID 2 years ago

Are you kidding me? I love Kool-Aid. Especially red flavor and purple flavor. yum yum

[-] 1 points by struggleforfreedom80 (6240) 2 years ago

Wanting more democracy has nothing to do with drinking the Kool-Aid, it has to do with common sense.

[-] 1 points by airplaneradio (50) 2 years ago

Maybe instead of reading what he says you should be paying more attention to what he does. I used to think Noam was brilliant until I saw he was just another guard-dog who panders to academia kids getting them ready for world revolution and eventually world government. He's situated in his ivory tower and that is where he rules his kingdom.

[-] 1 points by struggleforfreedom80 (6240) 2 years ago

What are you talking about? Didn´t make much sense.

[-] 1 points by gomu (1) from Tsuyama, Okayama Prefecture 2 years ago

he's probably done more for social justice than you,airplane.

[-] 1 points by airplaneradio (50) 2 years ago

"If it looks good, it must be good."

[-] 1 points by DanielBarton (1345) 2 years ago

no he doesn't

[-] 2 points by Chugwunka (89) from Willows, CA 2 years ago

So will their employees be able to go to work that day?

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[-] 1 points by necrotelecomnicon (1) 2 years ago

Wow, this is basically Marxist historical materialism in action. Marx was right... Who knew?

[-] 1 points by Justice4all (133) 2 years ago

Its always amazed me at how those whos power is and is always threatened will try to silence truth at any costs just to maintain that power. Truth always survives and gets stronger! Killing, imprisoning and taking away peoples basic rights ultimately always destroys those in power. As the warmer weather approaches and as those who have abused their power have relaxed in the thought that the destructive means they have used has gained them victory are in for quite a shock as the people become refocused, reenergized and with 7 to 8 months ahead of them to really change this demonic system once and for all!! Its all going to amp up to the Republican and Democratic conventions later this year. Both parties are ready to spill the same status quo message and the people have had enough!! For this years conventions will not be like any of those prior. To simply speak to those that share their beliefs and then only help that group or in most cases get nothing at all done. The vast majority are apathetic and sickened by the process as it is a sickening show for the well to do to get even wealthier and healthier. Last year things changed as people of true conviction and purpose joined forces for just a few short months before the hammer came down confirming what the common person already knows. That the system is not designed for them, and they are disposable to the powerful. With a full season to prepare the have nots are not going to make it easy for them. And even if the elite use all this power for evil to destroy, it wont be enough--as truth cannot be destroyed and will never die!!

[-] 1 points by Ruckasse (28) from Norwood, NC 2 years ago

Keep going OWS, and shut down more of Walmart. Money losses will hurt them enough to take notice.

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[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (21785) 2 years ago

Shut them down, OWS!!!!

[-] 1 points by EyeWitness (1) 2 years ago

Remember that you can also shut them down, take them over or discipline them into behavior by taking action on developing alternative business models that can replace them or create extreme competition for corporations.

In 2010, the UN Secretary General declared Cooperatives to be the sustainable business model for the future (as opposed to corporations).

Today in 2012, we are in the International Year of Cooperatives. Inform yourselves, spread the word, promote these everywhere. People will opt for the cheaper, more ethical buying option, if given a choice.

Cooperatives are worker-owned. Profit is not their single mandate. If cooperatives are developed using renewable energy, production, distribution and overhead will be cheaper, plus they may eventually get surplus energy payments, bringing their prices down and overall cost of living.

Inform yourselves:

www.2012.coop

[-] 1 points by flamingliberal (138) 2 years ago

I am down with this. This message must be spread to every citizen around the world especially in America. As these changes will affect us soon. And frankly the future the corporations want to create is not one anybody that makes under 1 million dollars a year wants to live in.

[-] 1 points by i8jomomma (80) 2 years ago

the rich get richer and the poor get poorer...........it is never gonna change

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[-] 1 points by Bullmooseparty (21) from West Orange, NJ 2 years ago

I love how Apple is not on the list.

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[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

Nice!!!

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (21785) 2 years ago

Good deal!!!

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[-] 1 points by Bighead1883 (285) 2 years ago

The effects of the financial,economic and social crisis has reached for more than several countries.As an Australian and seeing things like Michaels Moores{Capitalism A Love Affair} and the youtube movie on"Walmart" and how its employees{associates???} are absolutely shit on,I`m amazed Americans have not protested much harder.We here in Australia have a mining boom that has turned much of our country into a quarry.Like America our Industrial base has been offshored,yet these same corporations doing this to us still expect us to buy their products.With the corporate ownership of almost all infrastructure their continued rape of us is guaranteed by our governments.The de-regulation of banks has financed this and requires that fiscal control go back to the people,not the Kleptocrats.

[-] 0 points by janeway9 (0) 2 years ago

Protests are great but the ONLY long term way to shut these big guys down is to STOP buying from them! It is the ONLY think they listen too.

[-] 0 points by airplaneradio (50) 2 years ago

Nobody listens to reason around here. Just yell and play drums. Instead of you know, hitting where it hurts. I almost feel like OWS is just a front because their tactics never change. They just make a lot of noise and pander to a lot of emotions.

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[-] 0 points by 44mag (28) from Coventry, RI 2 years ago

solidarity friends spring is almost here!

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[-] 0 points by redbird41 (1) 2 years ago

Free Lynne Stewart!!!! There's a rally for her tomorrow, February 28th, 2012, at sundown in Thomas Paine Park, New York City (Lower Manhattan). She is a political prisoner, over 70 years old, locked up for legally defending her clients as an attorney. The sentence given to her by the Bush regime was more than quadrupled by the Obama administration.

For further info, see lynnestewart.org

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[-] -1 points by newman (-58) 2 years ago

Wonder where they got this picture from? because there is only a handful of OWS goons left now

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