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Forum Post: May Day (May 1st) General Strike

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 15, 2012, 3:05 p.m. EST by deng123 (7)
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BEGINNING MAY 1, 2012

NO WORK - NO SCHOOL - NO SHOPPING - NO BANKING - NO TRADING

THE PEOPLE OF THE PLANET WILL TAKE TO THE STREETS

OLA & #OLB are calling on all people of the world to start planning NOW for a Global Strike. The goal is to shut down commerce worldwide and show the 1% we will not be taken for granted, we will not be silenced, WE WILL NOT MOVE until our grievances are redressed.

GENERAL STRIKE AND BOYCOTT CALLED! FOR IM/MIGRANT RIGHTS FOR ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND LABOR RIGHTS FOR PEACE WITH JUSTICE FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES AND AN END TO THE POLICE STATE FOR HOUSING, EDUCATION, AND HEALTH CARE AS HUMAN RIGHTS FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS AND GENDER EQUITY

Every continent, every country, every state, every city will stand up.

Labor and workers are under attack by the 1%. Occupy stands Immigrants and with Labor both organized and not. Unions and union rights are what made our working class strong. Every benefit we have as working people has come from the struggles of organized labor and immigrants fighting for their rights. Now they are trying to destroy our bargaining rights, they want their greedy hands on our pensions. They don't have enough already? ENOUGH.

A DAY FOR MIGRANT RIGHTS, LABOR RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS.

STOP FORECLOSURES!!!

We demand good jobs and good pay for everyone on the planet. Citizen of the country they work in or not. Outsourcing will no longer be tolerated by the so called "job creators" for cheap labor. All human beings deserve a living wage.

Education, Housing and Healthcare are human rights NOT "entitlements."

http://www.occupymay1st.org/

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[-] 2 points by Mooks (1985) 2 years ago

In your opinion, what percentage of the American people would have to participate in this general strike for it to be a success?

[-] 1 points by deng123 (7) 2 years ago

A lot. Which is why Occupy's main goal should be creating class counsiousness.

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[-] 1 points by Quark (236) 2 years ago

Hear, hear! To our Solidarity Forever!

[-] 1 points by NKVD (55) 2 years ago

You lost me on the so called "immigrants rights". I've noticed that immigrant rights is code for illegal immigrants.They can go back to their Third World shit holes if they don't like it here.

[-] 1 points by deng123 (7) 2 years ago

The Occupt Wall Street NYC Direct Action GA approved plans for a general strike here on May 1st, btw.

[-] 1 points by JamesS89118 (646) from Las Vegas, NV 2 years ago

Works for me.

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[-] -1 points by FreedomIn2012 (-36) from Hempstead, NY 2 years ago

Will you pay for all the lost wages? Of course not! You live on handouts...

[-] 1 points by Quark (236) 2 years ago

We pay with Love! Solidarity!

[-] 0 points by FreedomIn2012 (-36) from Hempstead, NY 2 years ago

You wreck churches, piss in them, fight, rape helpless women, and live off the hard work of others all under the guise of non-violence and supporting the other 99%, who actually has to pay to clean up your messes!! But I agree, pay with love!!!

[-] -2 points by Gimmeyours (-16) 2 years ago

No one will notice. The more of this you do, the more it your irrelevance becomes. Didn't we just wrap up "Occupy Christmas"? LOL.

Stop foreclosures. Keep what you bought even if you don't pay for it.

Fling open the border. Import even more poverty as the country is further inundated with unskilled labor and then wonder why we have more poverty.

Demand a living wage, no matter what the job or no matter how vastly we over-supply the no-skill labor with an open border. Force people to go to restaurants, get their nails done, and the like no matter how high the price goes.

[-] -2 points by America921 (161) 2 years ago

Stop all commerce? Drive up costs for the average man? Cause more economic problems?

This won't hurt the .01% you people are trying to fight. This only hurts the average Joe. Rethink your strategy.