Skip to comments.'Occupy' Promises 'Biggest Shut Down The City Of New York Has Ever Seen,' Blockade Of San Fran
Posted on 04/30/2012 8:13:40 AM PDT by ShadowAce
As part of Occupy Wall Streets call for a nationwide general strike May 1, elements within the group are looking to shut down bridges and tunnels in both New York and San Francisco.
Occupy Oakland, the most radical of all the local Occupy groups, passed a resolution April 15 that vows to shut down all travel from Marin to San Francisco.
If any of the unions on the Golden Gate bridge declare a strike or shutdown action on May Day, we will act in solidarity with these striking workers and the international call for a general strike on May Day, by blockading the flow of capital to the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District. This will be accomplished by a collaboration of pickets and direct action which will shut down all modes of transportation from Marin to San Francisco, went the statement on the website Occupythebridge.com.
The May Day Flier from the Golden Gate Labor Coalition calls for a protest next to the bridge that insists the Bridge District also: dont reduce vested retiree benefits, dont reduce current employees benefits and dont reward non-union employees with raises while breaking promises to union workers.
The East Coast response to this shutdown call comes from the website Strikeisaverb.net and claims: autonomous direct action groups within Occupy Wall Street, as a part of the global mobilizations for general strike and economic non-compliance, will block one or more Manhattan-bound bridge or tunnel to protest the shameful opulence of the 1%.
The announcement went on to cite how Occupy Wall Street had shut the Brooklyn Bridge and another closure of that bridge, as well as the Holland Tunnel. The release claimed: But this May 1, we will create the biggest shut down the city of New York has ever seen. We are announcing these blockades now as a fair warning to the rest of the working people of New York and New Jersey who are considering joining the strikes and mobilizations of the day: the city will be shut down, so enjoy the day without the 99%! warned the site.
Occupy Wall Street has been a global anti-capitalism protest that, according to OccupyArrests, has resulted in 6,877 arrests so far. While the movement went largely dormant over the winter, it has vowed to come strong in the spring.
That comeback is supposed to be May 1, when the group has promised: Millions of people throughout the world workers, students, immigrants, professionals, houseworkers employed and unemployed alike will take to the streets to unite in a General Strike against a system that does not work for us.
The May 1 rally is being organized by a coalition of Occupy Wall Street, Alliance for Labor Rights, Immigrant Rights, Jobs for All, May 1st Coalition for Immigrant & Worker Rights and Immigrant & Community Organizations.
At least 83 groups are listed as endorsing the general strike, many of them unions. Those include several locals from the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, Service Employees International and International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America.
Several radical groups are part of the coalition, including: the Freedom Socialist Party, the anti-Israel group Labor for Palestine, and the NYS District Communist Party USA.
At least two journalist unions are part of the protest. Those include:
Heck, they can burn down both New York City and San Francisco for all I care ...
Kill ‘em and let God sort ‘em out!
Many of us New Yorkers are sick & tired of these pigs & their nonsense.
Yeah, right. The Mother of all Demonstrations. Where is Baghdad Bob when we need him. Bluster and hype that will fizzle out “unexpectedly.”
Two of the biggest “Paradises”. There’s a downside to this?
>> Heck, they can burn down both New York City and San Francisco for all I care ...
Greater metropolitan LA, too. And Chicago.
“The Moochers are revolting!”
“They certainly are.”
I haven't found one yet.
The Writers Guild of America, East, a labor union of thousands of professionals who are the primary creators of what is seen or heard on television and film in the U.S., as well as the writers of a growing portion of original digital media content.
CWA Local 31003 The New York Newspaper Guild, as well as two other Communications Workers of America locals.
No liberal TV shows or newspapers for a day? Heck, strike all month!
"You're telling me, they stink on ice!"
What if someone threw a pathetic protest party and no one came?
Would the media still propagandaize it as ‘important’?
Might as well throw in Gary IN.
Get out the butterfly nets, the nuts are coming.
I could care less about these idiots since the east and left coasts seem to love what they are doing. I hope they have a large supply of pooper scoopers, they’re going to need them.
These dumbsh!ts still haven’t figured out that outside of their little bubble, everyone else is disgusted by them.
I say, let em keep on keepin on because the more they do, the more they make people loathe them.
Please impress upon your fellow New Yorkers that these pigs emerged from the same cesspool as 0bama, Schumer, clinton, Gillibrand, McCarthy, Nadler, Rangel, etc.
“If any of the unions on the Golden Gate bridge declare a strike or shutdown action on May Day, we will act in solidarity with these striking workers...”
In other words, they are only willing to be leeches off someone elses effort and risk AGAIN! These guys can’t even take initiative to beg!
Marin to San Francisco shutdown. Who cares. After they do their commie thing bring in the bulldozers. Hell, the fish got to eat to.
Perfect. Tie this albatross directly around the community organizer’s neck. Every independent NY & SF citizen/voter should be disgusted by this class warfare shi-ite.