Good Morning from Occupy Boston!
Stories of the Day: MBTA unveils final proposal: 23 percent fare hikes, multiple service cuts (see below for April 4 action). And how you dress really does make a difference: OWS people in suits get arrested and police apologize for arresting them! And here’s a playful DIY instructional video on how to dress for a protest - hint, pockets! And in case you feel like monitoring the Boston police scanner while listening to ambient music, click here!
Other Occupies: This morning before rush hour, teams of activists, many from Occupy Wall Street, in conjunction with rank and file workers from the Transport Workers Union Local 100 and the Amalgamated Transit Union, opened up more than 20 Metropolitan Transit Authority stations across the city for free entry.
Do you like writing poetry? Do you like writing three lines of it? Then submit your entries for The Boston Occupier’s 1st Annual Haiku Contest today!
The rules for the contest are as follows:
-Submissions are open…starting now! They will remain open until April 7th, 2012.
-Writers are allowed 3 submissions max
-All submissions must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
-All submissions must be haikus (no iambic pentameter shenanigans, please). See here if you don’t know exactly what a haiku is.
-All submissions must be the original work of the author. Any plagiarism will mean instant disqualification.
-The content of submissions should be relevant to the content of The Boston Occupier, or touch on related subjects.
-The tone of submissions can be humorous, dramatic, whimsical, whatever you want!
-Submissions will be judged by the editorial staff of The Boston Occupier
“Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life. Make war on machines. And in particular the sterile machines of corporate death and the robots that guard them.”
Sunday, April 1, 12 noon-11 pm, Take Back Dewey, Dewey Square, at South Station, Boston
12:00pm – Lunch (Bring some to share).
1:00pm – April’s Fools March – The theme is to sarcastically invoke the ideas and thoughts that Occupy Boston are fighting against.
3:00pm – Livestream training (meet by Gandhi)
3:00pm – Clothing Swap (Got stuff you don’t wear anymore? Bring your clothes, and trade with friends! Surplus clothes will be going to a worthy cause).
4:30pm – Open Mic/Stack
5:30pm – Occupy Boston’s General Assembly.
Monday, April 2, 6 pm-8:30 pm (doors open 5:30), Occupy Boston Open House at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 138 Tremont St., Boston. All WGs are welcome to attend, the idea is to make it like a job fair so that people can learn about what the working groups do. Please bring fliers/literature relevant to your group if you have it, and please make a sign with your group’s name on it. Please tell us in advance if your group plans to attend, you can contact me at AnnaC@OccupyBoston.org.
Wednesday, April 4, 3pm-11:30pm Occupy Boston – National Day of Action for Public Transportation, Massachusetts State House
Public transportation is a right and must be accessible to all. Service cuts and fare hikes will have a devastating and disproportionate impact on low-income communities, communities of color, students, workers, seniors and the environment. We say NO TO PRIVATIZATION of our common resources and NO MORE EXCUSES! We will not accept any funding strategies that attempt to divide the 99% against each other or shift the burden onto the backs of the 99%: the poor and working classes. End the wars and tax the rich! On April 4th, we will stand together to demand public transportation for the 99%. If our call is not answered and the necessary funds redirected, it will only add to the growing body of evidence that our government no longer represents us.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Event Highlight: General Assembly, 7:00pm – 10:30pm
Calendar for Thursday, March 29, 2012
Street WG meeting, 5pm – 7pm, Boloco, next to Community Church (Copley Square)
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