May Day: General Strike
Occupy Wall Street is calling for a General Strike in New York City on May 1st, the traditional day of the labor movement. And because this is a people's movement, not something dreamed up in glam K Street offices, and New York is the cultural and creative epicenter of the known universe, they're asking for ideas on how to get that message out, here.
ON MAY 1ST, 2012
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.
Don't go to work. Don't go to school. Don't shop. Take the streets!
Our system is broken. So let's fix it. We sent a man to the moon, we should be able to create a country where everyone who wants work can find it, where a medical emergency does not translate into inevitable bankruptcy, and where we can actually do things together, instead of in spite of one another.