Occupy Town Square General Strike Special Edition: Prepare for #MayDay!

occupy town square may day edition

Posted 1 day ago on April 25, 2012, 10:33 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

The next Town Square will be in Manhattan on Saturday, April 28th. On May 1st workers, students, immigrants, and the unemployed from over 120 U.S. cities will stand together for economic justice. On Saturday, April 28th join us first at 12pm in Bryant Park, where we will parade through mid- town to get word out about the General Strike. Then from 2pm in Union Sq we will prepare for the big day with many trainings, teach-ins and skill shares. Continue reading

Solidarity in Action: “99 Pickets” Picking Up Steam as May Day Approaches


Posted 1 day ago on April 25, 2012, 9:05 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

Workers across New York City are organizing “99 Picket Lines” building up to May Day, where New Yorkers will join a broad coalition of unions, immigrant rights groups, community- and faith-based organizations, worker centers, and the Occupy Wall Street movement in a mass mobilization against the economic, social, and political injustice wrought by the one percent.

KEY PICKETS (click here for more):

Restaurant Opportunities Center–Wed April 25, 6-7 PM, at Capital Grille (155 42nd Street, b/w 3rd Ave and Lexington)

  • Workers are organizing against Darden Corporation, owner of Capital Grille, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and LongHorn Steakhouse. Employees have documented company-wide practices of wage theft, racial discrimination, overwork, and intimidation.

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CUNY Faculty Statement of Support for #M1GS

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Posted 7 hours ago on April 26, 2012, 8:41 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

Thousands of students and allies gather 2 days ago in NYC for 1T Day

via We Occupy CUNY:

We the faculty of the City University of New York (CUNY) express our solidarity with the May Day General Strike and the efforts to create a Free University in Madison Square Park on May 1, 2012. We further support a CUNY-Wide Day of Action on May 2, 2012 to build further momentum for social equality, show the collective power of CUNY faculty, students, and staff, and demonstrate our ability to transform the City University of New York into a university that is accessible, accountable, democratic, and free for all.

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Indignados Join Calls for Global Solidarity on May Day

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Posted 8 hours ago on April 26, 2012, 8:16 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

Acampada Barcelona, May 27 2011

via Acampada Barcelona International (also available in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, French, and Turkish):

1st of May: General assemblies of workers!

The 1st of May is International Workers’ Day. In many of the world’s cities millions of us will gather to demonstrate in defence of our rights. For thirty years now, the deconstruction of the welfare state has been underway. Each successive government has worked hand in glove with the financial markets, submitted to their will – and likewise bent us to their will. We are subjected to growing inequality, to the fear of dismissal, to the policy of maximising profits, to stress. We are egged on to compete against each other and instructed to tighten our belts. Continue reading

Bay Area Nurses Announce May 1st Walkout


Posted 3 days ago on April 23, 2012, 11:48 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

4500 nurses in the San Francisco Bay Area will walk out of work on May 1st to protest more than a hundred cuts to health care services and RN standards planned — despite massive profits — by their hospital chain, Sutter Health. National Nurses United, which represents thousands of nurses with affiliates across the U.S., has long been an ally of Occupy Wall Street, even assisting with first aid at Liberty Square since October, 2011. NNU will also join occupiers and other allies in Chicago on May 18th for a massive march against austerity, war, and the global 1%.

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May Day Wildcat March Called for 1pm


Posted 3 days ago on April 23, 2012, 2:39 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt


A call has gone out for a massive Wildcat march in NYC on May 1st, starting at 1PM. The original call is available here. Seconding strikeisaverb, See you in the streets! Forward and Repost widely.https://www.facebook.com/events/297929263615205/ and print and distribute flyers (wildcatmarchflyer-singlewildcatmarchflyer-quarter)



MAY 1ST, 2012 1PM

We were told by bosses, by activists, by union leaders we couldn’t strike. Perhaps, they suggested, if we wanted to protest we could carry a sign and walk within police barricades, safely cordoned off in a free speech zone. On May 1st, we aren’t working and we aren’t protesting. We are striking.

We call on all fellow wildcat strikers to join us for a massive unpermitted march at 1pm at Sara D. Roosevelt Park (corner of 2nd and Houston). Along with striking rebels all over the world, we will show the bosses and cops of the world that we are many and we are only getting stronger.

Bring drums, banners, music, and an affinity group. Stay tight and stay in the streets. See you on May Day.