Skip to comments.Occupy Un-Occupies Its Own Strike Campaign (No work! No school! No banking! No shopping! No chores?)
Posted on 02/22/2012 5:53:41 PM PST by Libloather
Occupy Un-Occupies Its Own Strike Campaign
By Adam Martin | The Atlantic Wire 5 hrs ago
The next major action planned by Occupy Wall Street is a nationwide general strike set for May 1, and to promote it they've started producing a lot of great-looking works of propaganda that largely downplays the involvement of Occupy itself. The videos, posters, and paintings promoting the strike that actually mention Occupy tend to place it in the background rather than as the central component. Organizers say they're aiming a much larger audience than the folks who camped or protested in city squares last fall. "A general strike really needs to be general," organizer Joe Sharkey said. "May Day is a traditional day for workers movements and revolution, so I think thats the main emphasis. Its to broaden the appeal and not just attach it to Occupy. People have preconceived notions of what occupy is or isnt."
The ambitious action, which calls for people to skip work, school, chores, shopping, and basically everything else, coincides with International Workers Day (also known as May Day), which celebrates the labor movement on the anniversary of the 1886 Haymarket Massacre in Chicago during which police opened fire on striking workers. There are usually a lot of protests and marches on May 1, but the nationwide general strike is an Occupy concept, first suggested by Occupy Los Angeles last November and organized nationally through sites such as InterOccupy, which arranges conference calls between Occupy organizers in various cities. Now a Facebook page for the strike has 11,600 followers last we checked, and the hashtag #M1GS has begun cropping up in strike-related tweets. Many of those tweets share posters and artwork that targets specific demographics, rather than simply promoting Occupy.
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Other than rape tents, rodents and freeloaders, what is it?
...calls for people to skip work, school, chores, shopping, and basically everything else, coincides with International Workers Day...
That makes sense. I, myself, will be working that day.
>International Workers Day...
Communism = International Socialism.
Nazi = National socialism.
Interesting day to pick.
A great day to get shopping, baking and work done with the hippies in a lice and rat infested park. Once the weather warms up I believe they will reappear.
I believe that Occupy locations are where the poor Hispanic and Black gang members should gather and even be dropped off by the local police. Just a little “breaking news” tv spots for our enjoyment.
I know that the communists love the hell out of May 1st but that isn’t a very good day for these low intelligence morons to call for a “strike” on shopping. Weren’t these maggots taught anything in school?
They’re doing this on May 1, eh? Communist’s day of celebration. What a shock. not.
Yeah. Who could have seen a May Day celebration coming from this crew? ;)
Maybe I need to get a job for that day.
Hey - May 1st is a Tuesday - can’t they do this on May 4th?
DUmmies have tried that and totally failed.
So, they are already skipping work, school, chores, shopping (except for overpriced coffee) and basically everything else.
How is May 1 going to be any different? Do they really expect anyone to notice?
May 1st? Isn’t that National Test Your Weapons Day?
Or is it “National Wack a Red Mole Day”? I forget.