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Occupy Los Angeles: #M1GS 101

Posted 12 years ago on April 19, 2012, 6:40 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt


via occupymay1st.org:

WTF is M1GS? What are the caravans? 4 winds? There’s too much happening – how do I get involved? I don’t have a car. What’s the point? Yeah, I’m hearing this all day long. So here’s your handy 101 guide to getting involved, complete with links.

M1GS stands for May 1st General Strike. Occupy LA called for a General Strike back in November. It was approved by the GA, and all the other Occupations took up the call, along with those unions in contract disputes, unions not in contract dispute who want to participate without going against Taft-Hartley, The Black Riders, The Brown Berets, and various other radical left organizations in and around LA.

How are we going to have a General Strike if folks can’t ‘officially’ strike? By calling in sick to work. By school walk outs. And by disrupting the flow of Capital on Mayday. This isn’t that hard to do. Mayday is a big day for immigrants rights in LA. Marches happen all day long. People are used to taking the day off to march. It’s what you do on Mayday. And this Mayday will be no different. Except we’re not just going to march from point A to point B, to protest against the injustices immigrants have to endure in this country. We’re going to converge on downtown LA from four distinct points: NORTH, SOUTH, EAST and WEST with the intent to shut this city down in order to clearly and forcefully articulate the voice that the establishment continues to ignore, our voice which proclaims: we have had enough. We have had enough of being treated like dirt because we are im/migrants, we are brown, we are black, we are poor, we are women, we are queer, we are workers, we are students, we are young, we are old. The 1%’s deliberate oppression and fostering of divisions in order to maintain their iron grip on the government and finances of this country must end.

So what happens on the day? You need to locate a Wind near you on OccupyMay1st.Org. Each wind will be comprised of caravans of moving vehicles – MAYDAY MOBILES. These will be decorated cars, vans, bicycles, skateboarders, rollerbladers – anything and everything. We need to reach CRITICAL MASS with a variety of vehicles, and we need folks to commit to bringing their transportation along to a chosen wind, and giving people rides on the day. Each wind will start in the late morning, from about 10am to 11am, park somewhere nearby, and converge on foot to 6th and Main Street in downtown LA at around 2.30 / 3pm, for food and a secret direct action.

It’s really important people commit to a wind, not just the convergence block party / action, and while we love folks who show up on the day, giving us a concrete commitment now would make us very happy activists. You can locate the East, South and West Wind Planning Teams on facebook, or look at the routes and times on OccupyMay1st.Org. While Occupy San Fernando Valley is coming from the North on May 1st, they will be using the Metro, and we still do not have caravan details for the North planned out, so we’re looking for a group who want to take this on.

After the convergence, our Mayday group will join the Southern Californian Immigration Coalition March at 4pm. This march should end at approximately 6pm, giving folks an hour to enjoy music, eat some food and cause financial disruption before having an Occupy LA hosted General Assembly at 7pm.

As we draw closer to M1GS, times and locations may change. Keep checking OccupyMay1st.Org. But whatever happens, we’ll need you and your Mayday Mobiles. If you’d like to be involved in legal support on the day, please email occupylalegal@gmail.com

If you are unable to participate in M1GS, but would like to help with a financial or other contribution, our WePay donations page is here, and we are always grateful for loans / donations of food, water, phones, radios, PA systems, trucks, plain black t-shirts / hoodies, bullhorns, mobile hotspots, battery packs for livestreamers and whatever else you can think of!



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[-] 2 points by jimevanhoe1 (55) 12 years ago

LA LA Los Angeleeeeeeeeees................... Your where it can really be solved, Your in LA.

That is where the Rand Corporation is.....Fact go to their website and learn what they do.

LA.......is where the Arms Manufacturers develop New Weapons and build the current ones.....and just where have all the Wars gotten this Country.......no where......Zero

LA.......is where the largest concentration of Media is located, for the National and Global audience, and what good is Media if their not doing their job ....and their not......are they telling it like it really is ....from the dead and dying on battle fields of War......or Why is Afghanistan Now the largest Heron Supplier to the World....is that what 10 yrs of War is really about....creating Heron Wars with India, China and Russia.... seriously..... infecting their success by destroying them through Heron??....Our failed system of corrupt government, needless wars and corrupt financial systems..... seriously..... to just how corrupt Obama really is ......where are the convictions of Wall Street executives from Goldman-Sachs, AIG, Lehman Bros, and the Bush Administration.........those that have destroyed this Country for decades......where are the convictions..Obama.......<<<<<ask Bill Maher this question....

LA.......is where young people live by the millions, the largest single concentration of Young Americans anywhere in the Country....so lets hear from you....over 2.8 million Young Americans live in the LA basin.

LA.......is where the largest concentration of T-shirt and Printing Presses are located..........so where are all the T-Shirts and Bumper Stickers proclaiming: "It is Our Country and We Will Take it Back!" "Throw Out the Bums, All of Them"....."Without Convictions Obama Your History"

LA.......is where multi-media can influence the Social Media Networks like no other............so where is the social media programming.....the content.....on the Real Poverty in America.....show the millions of acres of Ghettos....the millions and millions of poor people and their children, the conditions of their homes......we have the largest ghettos in the Industrial World......multi-media programming produced by the more then 2.8 million young people of LA....where is the social media programming on YouTube or Twitter, or Facebook......programming on Weapons Manufacturing that has lead this Country No Where........

LA.......is the Capital of Young Achievers.......more young people being entrepreneurial......so what are they doing to solve the problems that will really lead them to Future Success. It isn't suto rap, or bs bling, or Paris Hilton or the E network...it is real action on solving our real problems that will lead the younger generation to success....their success.

LA.......has the Federal Courts where charges should be filed, trials held and the prosecution of Wall Street Executive and the Bush Presidents accomplished once and for all......the Young of LA......can really demanded it...... Seriously..... that's how much real power You Really Have....you can solve the problems and correct the criminal mistakes by forcing the U.S. Legal System at the Federal Level ....to come to terms.....with YOU!

LA......Can.......you can save your future!

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