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ALLIANCE OF ACTIVISTS TO LAUNCH NEW POPULIST POLITICAL PARTY IN DETROIT

Posted 4 months ago on April 30, 2014, 10:58 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: AfterPartyUSA

THE AFTER PARTY WILL WORK FOR A GUARANTEED BASIC INCOME FOR ALL AMERICANS, REMOVAL OF CORRUPT POLITICIANS

DETROIT, MI — A grassroots alliance of community leaders and social justice activists is launching a new nationwide political party with a weekend of celebration and service in Detroit. The new party, dubbed the After Party, is a movement to inspire people of all ages to take decisive action in their communities to tackle growing inequality, the erosion of civil liberties, and rampant corruption in the political arena by promoting a platform of six principles that includes a guaranteed, inflation-adjusted basic income for all American citizens.

Priscilla Grim, founding organizer of Occupy Wall Street and co-creator of the We Are The 99% blog, said "The After Party is an opportunity for independent candidates to hack into the political system and bring deep systemic change by offering what people need most right now: a vision and a plan for a post-capitalist future that works for all of us."

The Party will engage in a series of missions in the months leading up to the Fall election, and beyond, focused on cultivating new leadership, building local power bases and rooting out under-performing politicians.

“We’re done waiting for politicians to get a clue,” said Carl Gibson, an After Party spokesman, “We’re going to do this ourselves. Between now and November, we’re dedicated to driving out corrupt government officials who only represent those who pay them.”

The After Party plans to expand into several states in the coming months, opening up ballot access to local candidates who pledge to forgo corporate backing and further theParty Platform. After Partiers will also organize grassroots community betterment initiatives outside of the formal political system to provide alternative solutions to local problems.

“We don’t have another six to twelve months to wait for change,” said Detroit resident Demeeko Williams. “We want it now - right now. It's time to send a jolt of electricity through the political system to let it know we are here, we're not being represented and we're coming for you."

The After Party will launch on Friday, May 2nd at 7pm at historic Bert’s Marketplace in Eastern Market, 2727 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207, with a signing of the Party Manifesto.

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The After Party is a political movement for a democratic revolution in the USA.

Media Contacts

Demeeko Williams, Detroit After Party

demeeko@afterpartyusa.org

Priscilla Grim, After Party National Steering Committee

priscilla@afterpartyusa.org

Carl Gibson, After Party National Steering Committee

carl@afterpartyusa.org

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The next revolution will be rural!

Posted 4 months ago on April 28, 2014, 2:20 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: Nehalem, AfterPartyUSA

In a boarded-up hotel along a windy country road, a couple dozen activists are gathered for a workshop. They are mostly women, and mostly over 40. The workshop is being held by Micah White, one of the instigators of Occupy Wall Street.

After the dust settled from Occupy, White packed up his bags in the Bay Area and moved here to Nehalem, a small town in one of the poorest counties in rural Oregon. Nehalem sits on the Pacific Coast, in the shadows of popular vacation destination Manzanita. But White isn’t here for a vacation, and he came to town with a mission.

The demise of Occupy left everyone with one question: “Now what?” Almost three years later, White is helping the founders of Occupy, US Uncut, and others to launch The After Party, a new political party on “a mission to restore democracy” and occupy the ballot box in time for the 2016 elections. How? By organizing statewide ballot initiatives, ousting corrupt officials, and encouraging everyday people to run for local and county offices.

Inspired by the success of Occupy Sandy organizing efforts, The After Party also seeks to turn communities into self-sufficient hotbeds of social action. White and the After Party team want to create what they call “mutual aid flash mobs,” citizen gatherings where people can do things like start a time bank, plant urban gardens, fix local roads, organize free healthcare clinics, and build tiny houses for the homeless. Nehalem, population 267, will be a test lab.

Click here to read the full article at Grist.org

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(Promo) The After Party & Occupy Wall Street Interview w/ @JustinWedes + @LeaderlesRevolt

Posted 4 months ago on April 21, 2014, 3:50 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: AfterPartyUSA

A new organization has been launched by some of the Occupy Wall Street founders. It is what they hope will be the future for a populist movement in the U. S. and they want you to join its first mission a Flash Mob Mutual Aid action in Detroit, May 2nd. Did the Occupation of Wall Street in 2011 and the movement that followed it fill you with hope for the future?

Have you wondered "What Now" ? Tune in to A Deeper Look,Thursday April 24th at 9:30 am on KBOO. Justin Wedes, founding member of The New York City General Assembly and Micah White, PhDOccupy Solidarity Network board member and former editor of Adbusters—will join host, Linda Olson-Osterlund to talk about the founding of The After Party, its platform, its manifesto and its plan for action.

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Launch The After Party

Posted 4 months ago on April 16, 2014, 3:57 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: AfterPartyUSA

You are invited to attend:

The After Party

Friday, May 2, 2014 3:00 PM until Sunday, May 4, 2014 9:00 AM

Your party is over, Wall Street.

The People are awakening and we are aren't asking your permission to clean up the mess you left behind and get on with our lives.

This is the beginning of a political movement to wrestle back control of our homes, our lives and our future for us, the 99%.

It begins in the shell of the old turning new again: Detroit. Home of Motown Records, Black Power, the labor movement, the Port Huron Statement, Grace Lee Boggs, Occupy Detroit, the soul of the midwest.

You are invited to the launch of the After Party, an independent populist force in politics. The After Party is a political movement for a democratic revolution, building local power by and for working people and standing up to the banks and big corporations.

You are needed in Detroit for the first Mission of the After Party: Flash Mob Mutual Aid. We will work shoulder-to-shoulder under the guidance of local community activists to build urban gardens, clean up debris and serve food to the hungry.

Join us. All are invited. Keep an eye on afterpartyusa.org for rideshares and updates.

Attend The After Party Launch: RSVP HERE

Please arrive to Bert's Market Place, 2727 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207 by 3pm on Friday, May 2nd for registration.

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