It’s May, the season changes and Occupy Wall St is back with a call for a national general strike on May 1.
On May 1st,
We will celebrate a holiday for the 99%. We will come together across lines of race, class, gender, and religion and challenge the systems that create these divisions. New Yorkers will join with millions throughout the world – workers, students, immigrants, professionals, houseworkers. We will take to the streets to unite in a General Strike against a system which does not work for us. With our collective power we will begin to build the world we want to see. Another world is possible!
We call on everyone to join us: No work! No school! No shopping! Take the streets!
If you’re in New York City, Los Angeles, Houston, Boston, Chicago, #OWS will be there with art, entertainment, education and peaceful occupation for closed and abandoned homes and the occupation of our country. No action in your city or town? Start one. All it takes is a few people in a park with a couple of homemade signs.
Here are some of the May Day 2012 events in some of the major US cities:
If you can’t strike, there are other things you can do: