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Launch The After Party

Posted 8 years ago on April 16, 2014, 3:57 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: AfterPartyUSA

You are invited to attend:

The After Party

Friday, May 2, 2014 3:00 PM until Sunday, May 4, 2014 9:00 AM

Your party is over, Wall Street.

The People are awakening and we are aren't asking your permission to clean up the mess you left behind and get on with our lives.

This is the beginning of a political movement to wrestle back control of our homes, our lives and our future for us, the 99%.

It begins in the shell of the old turning new again: Detroit. Home of Motown Records, Black Power, the labor movement, the Port Huron Statement, Grace Lee Boggs, Occupy Detroit, the soul of the midwest.

You are invited to the launch of the After Party, an independent populist force in politics. The After Party is a political movement for a democratic revolution, building local power by and for working people and standing up to the banks and big corporations.

You are needed in Detroit for the first Mission of the After Party: Flash Mob Mutual Aid. We will work shoulder-to-shoulder under the guidance of local community activists to build urban gardens, clean up debris and serve food to the hungry.

Join us. All are invited. Keep an eye on afterpartyusa.org for rideshares and updates.

Attend The After Party Launch: RSVP HERE

Please arrive to Bert's Market Place, 2727 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207 by 3pm on Friday, May 2nd for registration.



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[-] 5 points by Ache4Change (3340) 8 years ago

Here's 'a special Tax Day message, explaining why the wealthiest 1 percent pay a much lower tax rate than the rest of us—and what we can do about it.' - http://www.nationofchange.org/happy-tax-day-and-why-top-1-percent-pay-much-lower-tax-rate-you-1397657738 by Robert Reich.

Also - http://www.nationofchange.org/hedge-fund-managers-tax-break-because-wall-streeters-want-your-money-1397568466 - 'The fund managers’ tax break first became a major political issue seven years ago. It seemed so obviously corrupt that it couldn’t stand up in the light of day. When I first heard about it from a friend I assumed that he had misunderstood its nature since no tax break could be such a blatant give away to the rich. I then looked it up and realized that he was right.'

'I then asked a prominent conservative economist how he would justify this tax break. He told me that the fund managers are rich and powerful people. I assured him I knew this, but I wanted to know what sort of economic rationale there could be for this sort of tax break. He said there isn’t one.'

'So there you have it. The richest people in the country don’t pay their taxes because they don’t feel like it.'

This is just another reason for 'The After Party'! Solidarity to all in Detroit, as the 'Washington Neoliberal Austerity PaRDy' - try to use it as their playground in preparation for a national roll out of their b.s. Never Give Up! Occupy All Streets!

Solidarity to The After Party.

[-] 4 points by emile (10) 8 years ago

Get tickets to the Launch Party at bit.ly/afterpartyusa

Here's a few updates to help you get here to Detroit and have the best experience:


You can use the Rideshare Forum on afterpartyusa.org to help find people from your area who are heading to Detroit as well. If you're having trouble, email us at support@afterpartyusa.org!

If cost is an issue for you, we are offering limited gas cards to groups of 4+ traveling to Detroit on May 1st or May 2nd.

You will want to arrive in Detroit by 3pm on Friday, May 2nd. You should plan to stay until Sunday morning, May 4th, but if you have to leave early we understand.


The After Party National Steering Committee is working to find free or low-cost solidarity housing for all participants, in local homes, churches and community centers. We'll keep you posted as we get closer to the launch. Again, email support@afterpartyusa.org with questions or offers of help.

Launch Party

You should arrive by 3pm on Friday, May 2nd to Bert's Market Place, 2727 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207. The launch party will begin promptly at 7pm, and other welcoming activities will be taking place in neighboring Eastern Market all afternoon.

Spread the Word!

Help us share the news of the launch by visiting our Facebook event page and Twitter.

See you soon,

Laura, Justin, Meeko, Rodney, Priscilla, Carl, and the whole After Party team!

[-] 3 points by Axis116 (63) 8 years ago

Just maybe, someday, we will have someone to vote for not in the pockets of the Corporates.