Digest – April 20-22 – Happy Holidays

Digest for April 20 – 22 (Friday & Weekend)

Happy 420 Day, Happy Earth Day * Chicago Bail Fund * Occuplay Participants wanted for HeartFest * Occupy the Trees * International, national, state news * Upcoming events * Today’s quote * GA recap links * New shift calendar! * What does Occupy do? * Concensus on adopting Chicago principles * HeartFest in the works * Current needs * More upcoming events * More reading / links


Weekday Schedule: Today and Tomorrow’s Special Events; 6-7 PM GA M-W-F, OPEN FORUM T-Th; 7 PM Community Chat; 8-10 PM Entertainment; 10 PM-2 AM Night Shift #1; 2-6 AM Night Shift #2; Upcoming Events; We are continuously in the NW Quadrant of Public Square 24/7 at the Info Tent

Weekend Schedule: Today and Tomorrow’s Special Events; 10 PM-2 AM Night Shift #1; 2-6 AM Night Shift #2; Upcoming Events; We are continuously in the NW Quadrant of Public Square 24/7 at the Info Tent

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NEWER ARTICLES

Happy 420 Day, Happy Earth Day

In honor of the need to stop the criminalization of marijuana and promote its many therapeutic benefits including helping cure some kinds of cancer, I bid you Happy 420 Day today, Friday, April 20. What’s 420? Those not in the know can read this article on 420 & cannibis culture on Wikipedia.

Happy Earth Day to the Earth this Sunday, April 22. One option for local terrestrials is to visit the Earthfest at the Cleveland Zoo. Ride in from Public Square with RTA and get something free–either your bus fare or fare to the zoo. Kinda uncertain to me. But one thing that’s not uncertain is that revering the Earth and living more attuned to its needs is one of the most important things, and so that makes Earth Day a great holiday to celebrate. Wiccans might be interested in doing some kind of ritual on this day to tie in to the collective awareness.

Chicago Bail Fund

This fund will assist those arrested in Chicago while protesting the war-machine of NATO, economic injustice, and related issues. It has been set up by Occupy Chicago, who will administer the funds with the help of its fiscal sponsors, the Crossroads Fund and 8th Day Center for Justice. All donations are tax-deductible. Info

Occuplay Participants wanted for HeartFest

Hey Occupiers! If you’re interested in being part of this awesome play, let us know! No experience necessary! We’d love to have as many people as we can! Contact us at: occuplay@googlegroups.com or Contact Bill at: (440) 628-4359

Occuplay Project 2012: Conceived by Joseph Zitt, Bill Himmelsbach, and Ellen Bauer from the words of the members of Occupy Cleveland, adapted from the interviews by Ellen Bauer.

Script

Occupy the Trees

A group called Occupy the Trees is asking communities to venerate the Earth during the week of April 22 (Earth Day). Here’s a suggested itinery:

*Apr. 22, Sunday; Opening Ceremonies

*Apr. 23, Monday; Casacadia Day (Local Name Option)

*Apr. 24, Tuesday; Animal Rights Day (World Day For Animals In Laboratories)

*Apr. 25, Wednesday; Kids’ Day

*Apr. 26, Thursday; Closing Ceremonies (Take Back The Night)

*Apr. 27 Friday; Cascadia Spring

For more details, visit occupythetrees.org.


International, National, State News & Opinion

International:

National:

Ohio & Cleveland:


Upcoming events

In addition to our regularly scheduled weekday events, here are some special events that are happening today! Lots to do! Unless otherwise noted, events are in NW Quadrant (Tom Johnson/Free Speech Quadrant) of Public Square or nearby in the white tent area. More upcoming events after today are here…

Special Events Through Wednesday

  • Sat., April 21 @ 8:30-6PM – Power Up! CWRU Social Justice Institute Youth Summit - Registration and Info
  • Sat., April 21 @ 2-5 – Being at Peace in the Community – “Introducing Ourselves” – Poetry, discussion and potluck at 2555 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland (St. Alban Episcopal Church) – Info
  • Sat., April 21 @ 6 PM - Occupy Boot Camp at Fortress
  • Sun., April 22 – Earthfest @ Zoo - Ride RTA to EarthFest at Metroparks Zoo – Free Bus Fare – Info
  • Sun., April 22 @ 10 AM – Rally & March – iMatter – The 30% Million Youth March – On Earth day, Youth and Adults will be Marching from Public Square through Downtown to City Hall Showing Cleveland that Youth Do Matter and we will stand up Against Climate Change. Join our fight. Please let others know about this so we can make headlines and a impact in Cleveland
  • Sun., April 22 @ 1 – Accounting WAG
  • Wednesdays @ 8 PM – Drum Circle at Info Tent
  • Wednesdays @ 8 PM – Womens meeting
  • More Events

Upcoming GA Votes - see Proposals section

Regular Daily Events

  • 6 PM General Assembly on M-W-F, Open Forum T-Th- GAs are formal assemblies at the NW corner of Public Square or in white info tent west of this area. At this assembly, proposals and announcements are made. This is where consensus items are decided. Please review stances/thoughts at viewtopic.php?f=32&t=1003 for discussion in today’s GA. Recent GA recaps
  • Community Chat Following GA Today & Tomorrow – Informal assembly
  • Today & Tomorrow – 10 PM – 2 AM and 2 AM – 6 AM Evening Shifts – Please sign up at the white tent for an evening shift so that we can maintain effective occupancy overnight and relieve people who are overburdened. Dress extremely warmly with lots of layers and bring appropriate gear to keep yourself warm.

Working Group Meetings


“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.”

~ Frank Lloyd Wright

“I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?”

~ Willie Nelson

“The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, lakes, oceans, scenic beauty, wildlife habitats and biodiversity… that’s all there is. That’s the whole economy. That’s where all the economic activity and jobs come from. These biological systems are the sustaining wealth of the world.”

~ Gaylord Nelson

Please send poetry submissions/thoughts/quotes to occupyclevelandpoetry (_at symbol_) gmail.com. If you agree, let’s work on keeping things positive and promoting positive perspectives in this space…


GA recap links

Thanks to all who help with the movement, and thanks to notekeepers and videographers! Please post written GA minutes in the GA portion of forums in written format: http://unju.st/forum.

Wednesday April 11 Minutes | Archived Minutes and Videos

Recent Concensus Items

  • 4-11 CONCENSUS on mission statement for Occupy the Heart Festival April 28 – May 5
  • 3-28 CONCENSUS on proposal to show solidarity for Now DC (nowDC.org). The proposal was to list Occupy Cleveland on their site as a supporter of Occupy actions/learning/festivals in DC, beginning on Friday, March 30th.
  • 3-25 CONCENSUS on proposal to adopt Chicago principles with the caveat that “we understand that it does not override any principles on which we had previously achieved consensus. The proposer specified that this means that Occupy Cleveland is still a strictly non-violent movement.”
  • 3-21 CONCENSUS on proposal for dedicated funds including setting up WePay options for various funds.
  • 3-12 CONCENSUS on proposal for legal fund with friendly amendment.

Recent proposals

  • 4-11 PROPOSAL announcement – re funding warehouse & policies
  • 4-9 PROPOSAL – “Plan of Action”
  • 3-28 PROPOSAL start an Occupy baseball team and form an Occupy Baseball working group.
  • 3-21 PROPOSAL announcements from Occupy Midwest
  • 3-12 PROPOSAL announcement for Occupy the Heart Fest funding
  • 3-12 PROPOSAL announcement for May 1 General Strike solidarity
  • 3-12 PROPOSAL announcement regarding how to focus message on strategies that emphasize compassion and joy
  • 3-9 PROPOSAL – Legal fund

OLDER ARTICLES

New shift calendar!

We’ve set up a new Google calendar to manage shifts – it is available here and here. To get on the calendar, you can email occupycle.baseoperations@gmail.com or call the info tent phone at 216-202-4999. Thank you!

What does Occupy do?

An activist recently came up with a nice summary: “Essentially we’re working on minimizing the influence of big corporations over our political system. Locally we’re working to strengthen our community through foreclosure prevention and strengthening our community’s social infrastructure.”

Many in the movement would like to help solve every issue but of course we are focusing on where we can be most effective, locally, nationally, and worldwide. But for those who aren’t yet familiar with the gist of the movement, the issue of wealth disparity/corporate influence has been a big one that we’ve been working on solving from the start. Many are also involved in the environmental, peace, and human rights movements in some form or another.

Concensus on adopting Chicago principles

On Friday Mar. 23 we adopted the Chicago Principles:

  • Our solidarity will be based on respect for a political diversity within the struggle for social, economic and environmental justice. As individuals and groups, we may choose to engage in a diversity of tactics and plans of action but are committed to treating each other with respect and working towards a common goal of peace and justice.
  • As we plan our actions and tactics, we will take care to maintain appropriate separations of time and space between divergent tactics.
  • We oppose any state repression of dissent, including surveillance, infiltration, disruption, limiting our action to “free speech zones,” and violence, or attempts to divide our movement through the conscious creation of divisions regarding tactics, organization, strategies, and alliances.
  • Any debates or criticisms will stay internal to the movement, avoiding any public or media denunciations of fellow activists and events.
  • Friendly amendment: we understand that it does not override any principles on which we had previously achieved consensus. The proposer specified that this means that Occupy Cleveland is still a strictly non-violent movement.

HeartFest in the works

We’ve had a number of meetings to help make HeartFest a success. People are taking on responsibilities to bottomline food vendors, cleanup, and many other activities. Donations are welcome! Stay tuned for info coming soon on our HeartFest page on the occupycleveland.com website.

Current needs & haves

  • Help for info tent regulars covering shifts.
  • Respect, tolerance, peace, love, patience, endurance, mutual respect, healthy environment, kindness, community.
  • Still need consistent food donations of prepared meals at the tent.
  • Donations

More upcoming events

Events are in the NW Quadrant (Tom Johnson Quadrant) of Public Square unless otherwise noted.

  • Sat., April 21 @ 8:30-6PM – Power Up! CWRU Social Justice Institute Youth Summit - Registration and Info
  • Sat., April 21 @ 2-5 – Being at Peace in the Community – “Introducing Ourselves” – Poetry, discussion and potluck at 2555 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland (St. Alban Episcopal Church) – Info
  • Sat., April 21 @ 6 PM - Occupy Boot Camp at Fortress
  • Sun., April 22 – Earthfest @ Zoo - Ride RTA to EarthFest at Metroparks Zoo – Free Bus Fare – Info
  • Sun., April 22 @ 10 AM – Rally & March – iMatter – The 30% Million Youth March – On Earth day, Youth and Adults will be Marching from Public Square through Downtown to City Hall Showing Cleveland that Youth Do Matter and we will stand up Against Climate Change. Join our fight. Please let others know about this so we can make headlines and a impact in Cleveland
  • Sun., April 22 @ 1 – Accounting WAG
  • Wednesdays @ 8 PM – Drum Circle at Info Tent
  • Wednesdays @ 8 PM – Womens meeting
  • April 28 – May 5 – HEARTFEST
  • Sat., May 5 NOON – 2:30 PM – Immigrants Are Us Freedom March – at Market Square, Cleveland – Info
  • Sat., May 5 @ 7:30 – IWW meeting @ Gypsy Bean Coffee, back room.

Events for next month and the future can now be found on the Events page of the Occupy Site.


Interesting Links


Recurring info

Weekday Schedule: Today and Tomorrow’s Special Events; 6-7 PM GA M-W-F, OPEN FORUM T-Th; 7 PM Community Chat; 8-10 PM Entertainment; 10 PM-2 AM Night Shift #1; 2-6 AM Night Shift #2; Upcoming Events; We are continuously in the NW Quadrant of Public Square 24/7 at the Info Tent

Weekend Schedule: Today and Tomorrow’s Special Events; 10 PM-2 AM Night Shift #1; 2-6 AM Night Shift #2; Upcoming Events; We are continuously in the NW Quadrant of Public Square 24/7 at the Info Tent

Info Tent #: (216) 202-4999 | Phone Rules

Wiki: http://wiki.occupycleveland.com

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Call for Perm-Trans-Occupy Strategies to Revitalize Burlingame (CA) Post Office – Willi Paul

Hi Folks - I would appreciate any project templates, community organizing tips or re-use strategies in support of a community revitalization design for the historic Burlingame Post Office. Time is short to bring the community together. My letter to the San Mateo Daily Journal is below (see PlanetShifter.com Magazine post). Thanks for any assistance. WOX Our post office vision, public or private property? (April 19, 2012) Editor, With now less than 15 days to intervene in the undemocratic, rushed sale of the Burlingame post office to the “highest bidder,” it is … Continued

Occupy Boston Daily Digest for 4-19-12

Good Morning from Occupy Boston!

Stories of the Day: Keynesian economics suggests deficit spending as a means of jump-starting a waning economy, and it only proved itself by ending the Great Depression. There is no polite way to say this: the imposition of austerity at this moment in economic history is stupid. Not just a little stupid, staggeringly stupid. And not just staggeringly stupid, but on a human scale, just plain old cruel. Read more about The Cruel Stupidity That is Economic Austerity here. And across the United States more than 2,700 companies are collecting state income taxes from hundreds of thousands of workers – and are keeping the money with the states’ approval, says an eye-opening report published on Thursday. For more, click here. [Note: Michael Moore talks about this in his excellent film "Capitalism: A Love Story."] And a surprising coalition of unions, social justice organizations, Occupy Atlanta, the Tea Party Patriots, and others beat back what was meant to be an easy test case for repressive legislation. This is how they did it: check out How to Slay a Dragon.

Other Occupies/Protests: Per Occupy Chicago: Police force Mental Health Movement Occupation off lot across from Woodlawn Clinic. No arrests were made. The patients, healthcare workers, and advocates will sleep in their cars with their banners visible. Protest at Mayor Emanuel’s House Being Planned. And, coming in August: the Everything for Everyone Festival is a free, two-day music, art, and politics festival scheduled to take place in Seattle, Washington, on August 11th and 12th. In 2011, the rule of the 1% began to be challenged in brand new ways. A wave of discontent with the old older of things began in Egypt and Tunisia in the Spring. This wave gained strength and momentum into the Fall with the Occupy movement. Now in 2012, there is a desire coming from everywhere on the planet to continue that spirit of resistance of 2011, and to develop it in new and meaningful ways. This desire for change is not manifesting itself in the traditional forms of opposition to the current system, nor is that desire seeking just to “fix” the old oppressive order to make it seem “fairer” to the relative few on the planet. Initial endorsers: Occupy Seattle, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Portland, Kali Akuno-Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Black Orchid Collective, Student Anarchist Study Group, Red Spark (Kasama Project), Rising Tide. For more information, click here.

“The country is governed for the richest, for the corporations, the bankers, the land speculators, and for the exploiters of labor. The majority of mankind are working people. So long as their fair demands — the ownership and control of their livelihoods — are set at naught, we can have neither men’s rights nor women’s rights. The majority of mankind is ground down by industrial oppression in order that the small remnant may live in ease.” Helen Keller

Upcoming Events:

  • Union Busting is Disgusting: Defend the MFA Guards Rally, Saturday, April 21. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is seriously considering OUTSOURCING their guard union. Some have been working there for 10-20-30 years. They would lose their status as museum employees and would be forced to apply for jobs to an outside contractor with a bad reputation — IF they get re-hired. The museum would have non-union workers doing union jobs! Let’s give the top 1% our 100% effort in stopping these attacks! DON’T SUBCONTRACT UNION JOBS! Saturday, April 21 from noon to 2 pm at the Huntington Ave. sidewalk in front of MFA. For more info, contact John at rennipsmj@yahoo.com. Facebook event page is https://www.facebook.com/events/325005734232758/ trans Occupy Boston Daily Digest for 4 19 12
  • What is Occupy Wall Street? A film screening. Occupy HCC (Holyoke Community College) is hosting a film screening of short films produced by Occupy Wall Street in the Forum at HCC, April 27, 3pm-5pm. Come and find out about the Occupy Movement that started on Wall St. and has spread across the globe! There will be a Q&A session following the films with activists from different Occupy groups across the Northeast. This event is sponsored by the Holyoke Community College Student Senate.
  • MA Unite Against the War on Women Rally, April 28, 10am-2pm, at City Hall Plaza. Help defend women’s rights and pursuit of equality. Join Americans all across the United States as we come together as one to tell members of Congress in Washington DC and legislators in all 50 states, “Enough is enough!” All Americans have the right to make decisions about their own bodies, including contraception, without interference from government, business or religious institutions. Please join us as we gather together and show both state and federal legislative bodies that we won’t stand silently by as they propose and pass laws that will impact women’s choices, health, and wellbeing. We need everyone’s voice! These decisions affect all genders, races, and socio-economic statuses!
  • May 1 General Strike! A Day Without the 99%. NO WORK – NO SCHOOL – NO SHOPPING – NO BANKING – NO TRADING. GENERAL STRIKE AND BOYCOTT CALLED! 7am-11am: Financial District Block Party! (corner of Federal and Franklin Streets). Bring a friend and let’s party! Bring whistles, drums, noise makers. Bring street theater ! 12:00pm: Boston City Hall Rally. Can’t make it to Boston City Hall at Noon? Well how about: The Chelsea City Hall? – Gather at Noon – March at 2pm (For More information please contact La Colaborativa (617) 889-6097). 2pm: LoPresti Park Rally/March (Blue Line: Maverick Square) (For more information contact Dominic at City life/Vida Urbana (617) 710-7176). 4pm: Everett – Glendale Park (For more information please contact La Comunidad (617) 387-9996). 7pm: Death of Capitalism Boston Funeral March (Copley Square). We invite people to participate in this piece of street theater which includes puppets, a marching band, and other creative surprises. People will begin gathering at 7pm at Copley Square Park (by the steps of Trinity Church) to put on costumes, puppets and face-paint and get info on their respective role in the funeral procession. We ask that people participate as: mourners (dressed in black), celebrators (wearing neon/bright colors/glow stuff), skeleton block (bring your own skeleton costume). The funeral procession will leave Copley Square Park at 8pm and will travel through areas of wealth and commerce.
  • Occupy New England – M12 Day of Action and Regional Gathering. May 12: Come join Occupy groups from all around New England as we converge in Worcester for a day of action and networking! At Worcester City Hall and Common. More information to be announced.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Please note events are subject to change; check http://www.occupyboston.org for the latest information!

Event Highlights:

  • A public hearing on the third and latest risk assessment for the NEIDL (the Boston University bioweapons lab) has been scheduled for Thursday, April 19, 2012, from 6:30-9:30 PM at Roxbury Community College, Media Arts Building, 1234 Columbus Avenue, Boston. The closest T stop is Roxbury Crossing. 

For almost 10 years, the Safety Net (a Roxbury-based community group) and the Stop the BU Bioterror Lab Coalition have successfully fought to prevent this dangerous high containment biological laboratory from being opened in the densely populated Roxbury/South End neighborhood. High-level containment laboratories do research on pathogens that can cause severe illness and death. The highest level (BSL-4) labs study lethal diseases that can be transmitted by air and for which there are no vaccines or treatments. The lab is located in an Environmental Justice neighborhood which already faces significant health and environmental hazards.

 Two previous risk assessments have been severely criticized by the courts and by a National Research Council panel of experts. This latest 1700-page effort can be viewed at http://nihblueribbonpanel-bumc-neidl.od.nih.gov/, The National Institutes of Health have scheduled the April 19th hearing because they are required to offer community members and other concerned citizens an opportunity to comment on the risk assessment. We must make it clear to BU, NIH, and the political establishment that this lab is not acceptable to us. It is essential that we turn out in large numbers. Please plan to attend! A large turn-out could have an impact on the final disposition of the research done in this lab. For more information, please contact Ridgely Fuller, ridgelyfuller@gmail.com.
  • April 19. The Stop Mass Incarceration Network has called for rallies and demonstrations across the country to protest the huge imprisonment numbers in the United States, some 2.4 million people, of whom 60% are African American or Latino. Major activities, including teach-ins and street actions, have been scheduled for New York City, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area, among others. The protests will also focus on conditions in prisons, including the use of long-term solitary confinement; racial profiling; police stop-and-frisk practices against minority youth; and post-incarceration discrimination against former prisoners. The organizing group includes numerous civil rights and social justice organizations, academics, clergy, civil libertarians and actors. Organizers say that such a protest is especially important now, in a presidential election season, when “the horror of racially targeted mass incarceration is hardly being mentioned. And when it does come up, it is raised only to call for even harsher measures.”

Calendar for Thursday, April 19, 2012

5pm – 6:45pm, Facilitation WG Meeting, at City Place Food Court in the Transportation Building – Boylston, Charles and Stuart Streets

7pm – 10:30pm, General Assembly, Boston Common bandstand

Please note! These are just some of the events at Occupy Boston. Meetings and their locations are subject to change. We encourage you to check the Occupy Boston Calendar for the most up-to-date information.

Volunteer Opportunities/Announcements:

Issue 7 of the Boston Occupier is out now, and we need your help distributing!!

In this issue: exclusive interview with Noam Chomsky, “Camp Charlie” and the National Day of Action for Public Transportation, rallies for justice for Trayvon Martin, corporations abandoning ALEC, point/counter-point on Occupier demands, May 1st, new crossword puzzle, great poster for the General Strike, and more!!

We rely exclusively on YOU, the broader Occupy community, to get our papers out there to the 99%. So…

** We would love for you to join one of our planned outreach/distribution efforts on the T.

** ANYTIME you’re going to a progressive or Occupy-related event, try to pass out papers. These are the most effective occasions to connect sympathetic readers to our paper. Copies of the issue are stored in the OB cubicle at E5, so PLEASE remember to grab a stack.

** Get them to readers in your community. We recommend small stacks in small stacks in cafes, libraries, bookshops, laundry mats, community centers, waiting rooms, campuses, etc. Be creative!! But we’ve found that the BEST way to get papers to readers is to hand them out face to face, combining outreach and distribution.

** If you are a part of another local-area Occupy movement, a union, or a community organization that is willing to distribute papers — let’s make it happen! You can just come by E5 (between 9 am and 7 pm most days) and grab a stack, or coordinate with us if you’re not able to do so. Send questions or suggestions about distribution to Julie O (juliettejulianna@gmail.com).

** We’re also trying to raise funds so that we can continue printing the stories of the 99%! To that end, we’ve started a subscription service. Read about it online here. I hope you’ll encourage those you know to subscribe to the paper as well!!

As always, we welcome questions, suggestions, and distribution ideas — send to juliettejulianna@gmail.com. We’ve printed a gorgeous May 1st poster on the back of this issue, so we’re hoping to get all 10,000 copies out in the next week and a half, to promote the General Strike. Papers to the people!!

Occupy Boston is looking for the following supplies to be donated or loaned for May Day actions.

Please send an email to 617strike@gmail.com if you are able to provide any of these items in the next week or so.
microphones

guitar amps

electrical inverters (for 12V to 110/120VAC) (cigarette lighter plug)

blank T shirts

white fabric

black fabric

neon colored fabric

spring clamps

duct tape

black paint

white paint

glow-in-the-dark paint

sharpies/markers

clamp lights

face paint

glitter

neon posterboard

blacklight bulbs (standard light bulb size)

red light bulbs (standard light bulb size)

portable lights with power source/battery pack

Beer coolers (for dry ice)

Brass bell (should ring pretty loud)

For a partial listing of Working Groups looking for volunteers, please click here! For a list of Working Groups with contact info, click here!

 

For more information on Occupy Boston’s General Assembly, including passed resolutions, click here!

And if you’re interested in learning more about Occupy Boston and how you can participate, click here!

Contact Us: Want to subscribe to the Daily Digest? Click here to have it sent to your email inbox every morning! All Working Groups or Occupy Boston events that need placement in the Daily Digest, please email AnnaC@OccupyBoston.org. And subscribe to the Occupy Boston Media Rundown, a daily listing of Occupy-related news, by contacting JohnM@OccupyBoston.org.


Mic Check for May Day

Getting ready for May Day, Occupy Toronto took to transit to spread the word!

On April 17th 2012 Occupy Toronto held a Mic Check in the TTC to talk about May Day 2012!

It was a wonderful experience and I highly suggest more of these actions are done as we move closer to May Day.They are fun, quick and informative and they get the message out to new audiences!

Mic Check!
This is Occupy Toronto:
Documented or undocumented :
Paid or unpaid :
We are Workers
We are Students :
We are Families :
We are the 99% :
The 1% carry out war :
Throw us in prisons.
Make us poor :
Destroy public services:
Attack unions
And poison the environment
They deny us freedom and dignity :
So We Fight
And We Resist :
On May 1st:
International Workers Day :
Join us at 4pm
at Nathan Phillips Square :
For a rally and march
To respect Indigenous sovereignty :
Insist that no one is illegal :
To fight austerity
To end imperialist wars and aggression :
To build people’s power : and
to move beyond a system that is unjust, exploitative and destructive.
On May 1st : Say no to : Work School, and Shopping : Banking and
housework : and Join us
In a day of action : On May 1st :
We will reclaim the streets of Toronto
And we will ReOccupy.
Thank you for listening!