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Another NYC Is Possible: May 10-15 Week of Actions Against Budget Cuts And Austerity

Posted 2 years ago on May 10, 2012, 5:19 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

via AnotherNYC.org

Thursday, May 10: Assembly & Speak-Out
Friday, May 11: Homes, Jobs, & Services
Saturday, May 12: Food, Environment, & Health + GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION
Sunday, May 13 (Mothers Day): Police Brutality, Mass Incarceration, War & Immigrant Justice + Citywide Movement Assembly at Judson Church 5pm
Monday, May 14: Education & Student Debt
Tuesday, May 15: GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION -- A day of action against the banks that caused the global crisis and a mass rally at Times Square at 6pm. - Facebook event
(Full schedule of the week below)

Say no to the system that produces record profits for the 1% by impoverishing the 99% of us; say yes to a fair city and a better world!

Beginning on May 10th and culminating on May 15th in a mass convergence at Times Square, NYC organizations and individuals from all across the city will join together in action around the many issues we face: from cuts in social services, to an austerity agenda that redistributes your tax revenue into private hands, to the financial institutions (that we bailed out) that continue to make record profits at our expense.

As part of a global resistance, as part of the Occupy movement, as a broad movement for social, political, and economic justice, we say enough! We reject Bloomberg’s New York, and we demand another city. We reject the notion that there is no alternative, and we demand a better world. Join the week of actions, take to the streets, raise your voice, and come to Times Square on May 15th at 6 PM to stand together as a global movement and declare that another city, and another world, is possible!

99%NY • ALIGN • ALLIANCE FOR QUALITY EDUCATION • BROOKLYN FOOD COALITION • COALITION FOR EDUCATIONAL JUSTICE • CODE PINK • COMMUNITY VOICES HEARD • GOOD JOBS NEW YORK • GRANNY PEACE BRIGADE • HEALTHCARE FOR THE 99% • HUMAN SERVICES COUNCIL • MAKE THE ROAD NEW YORK • MOTHERS RESISTING RACIST POLICING • NEW YORK COMMUNITIES FOR CHANGE • NEW YORK STUDENTS RISING • PICTURE THE HOMELESS • OCCUPY WALL STREET • OWS BIKE COALITION • PARENTS FOR OCCUPY WALL STREET • PSC-CUNY • REV BILLY & THE CHURCH OF EARTHALUJAH • ROC-NY • RWDSU • STRONG ECONOMY FOR ALL • STUDENTS FOR A FREE CUNY • UNITED NY • TIME'S UP • UNITED FEDERATION OF TEACHERS • VOCAL-NY

MAY 10

OPENING ASSEMBLY AND SPEAKOUT

We assemble at 6pm at Union Square to speak out and share about the issues that affect us all. Join us as we prepare for a week of action and visioning for a future fueled by popular power – the 99%.

MAY 11

FOR A CITY WHERE HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT, A COUNTRY WITH GOOD JOBS FOR ALL, A WORLD WHERE OUR BASIC NEEDS ARE MET

May 11 is about addressing the basic needs of all people. Jobs, homes and services are human rights, not privileges for those who can afford it. We all need good jobs to support ourselves and our families. We need safe and clean homes to live in. We need basic services like childcare, healthcare, food programs, and training opportunities.

We need to realize that many people start with less, and even more encounter life crises–loss of a job, illness, family members’ deportation, etc. These circumstances leave people at a disadvantage. This is a connected city, country, and world and we all need to help each other get by.

Basically, the 1% get what they want while too many of the 99% struggle to get what they need. We are showing up on May 11 to fight for a city where housing is a human right, a country with good jobs for all, a world where our basic needs are met.

TAKE ACTION TO TAKE BACK THE SAFETY NET
11:30 AM • South Street Seaport @lighthouse (corner of Water and Fulton)

Wake up NYC’s bureaucrats who are destroying the safety-net for millions of low-income and working-class New Yorker’s through budget cuts and right-wing welfare policy.

RALLY TO DEMAND GOOD JOBS NOT GIVEAWAYS!
1 PM • SE corner of Murray St. and West St.

Tell Big Banks: Create Jobs Now or Give Us Our Subsidy Money Back. Many corporations have received subsidies and tax cuts on the promise that they would create more jobs…and many didn’t. Bank of America and Merrill Lynch have received over $100 million in job creation tax breaks from the New York government but didn’t deliver. Join us and tell them we want jobs or our money back!

CONVERGENCE! GOOD HOUSING, GOOD JOBS & GOOD SERVICES FOR ALL
3-7 PM Pop Up Occupation for the Needs of the People

After marching to decry the failure of government and corporations to meet the needs of the people, we'll cap off the day with a celebratory "pop-up" occupation to empower people to meet their own needs. Join us for free food, facepainting and balloons, whiffle ball, video testimonials from Walmart workers, and an open assembly on how the 99% can meet our own needs. (Meet up at ROCKEFELLER PARK, Battery Park City Waterfront. RSVP on Facebook

DEMAND DIGNITY AT DARDEN
7PM • Capital Grille, 155 East 42nd Street, btwn Lexington & 3rd

End Retaliation! Respect Workers’ Right to Organize!
Capital Grille has been fighting the workers’ right to unionize. We’re taking our energy from the speak-out to their 42nd Street restaurant location to make our voices heard.

MAY 12

FOR A CITY WITH HEALTHY FOOD FOR ALL, A COUNTRY WITH JUSTICE FOR ITS FOOD WORKERS, AN ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE WORLD

brooklyn food conference

BROOKLYN FOOD CONFERENCE
9 AM – 6 PM • Brooklyn Tech High School, 29 Fort Greene Pl
Another City Conference Room
11am -12:15 Health & Environment
12:30 – 1:45 Homes Jobs & Services
2 – 3:15 Police Brutality, Mass Incarceration, War & immigrant Justice
3:30 – 4:45 Debt & Global Economic Justice – David Graeber (on debt) & Evan Wagner (alt currencies & permabank)

FIGHTING FRACKING, RECLAIMING THE COMMONS!
2pm meet up at Union Square for Times Up & OWS Bike Coalition to bike to Pier 54
3pm • Pier 54 Between West and 13th Street

Join Time’s Up, Reverend Billy, the Church of Earthalujah, and OWS Environmental Solidarity. Global day of action in defense of Food, Environment, and Health.

Bike ride ends at
COMMUNITY GARDEN CLEAN UP
La Plaza Cultural @ 9th st and Ave. C

JOIN HEALTHCARE FOR THE 99% FOR A DAY OF ACTION AGAINST BUDGET CUTS!
Join us to speak out against hospital closings, service reductions, and budget cuts! Reclaim Healthcare for the 99%!
Governor Cuomo appointed Wall Street banker Stephen Berger to fix healthcare in Brooklyn. Berger recommended merging and downsizing Wyckoff and other Brooklyn hospitals that provide necessary healthcare in low-income and medically underserved communities.

@2:30pm Maria Hernandez Park, northside, at Starr St and Irving Ave. Subway from Manhattan/Brooklyn take L Train to Jefferson Stop (Map). From Brooklyn Food Conference atBrooklyn Tech High School take B38 to DeKalb Ave/Knickerbocker Ave.
@3pm March to Wyckoff Hospital: Speak out on healthcare cuts and hospital closings in Brooklyn, and picket at Wyckoff Hospital, Stockholm St and Wyckoff Ave (Map). Take L Train to DeKalb Stop.

WALMART TRUCK TOUR ABOUT WORKERS RIGHTS
6 PM • Location TBA

MAY 13

FOR A CITY WHERE NO CHILD IS STOPPED AND FRISKED, A COUNTRY WHERE NO MOTHER IS DEPORTED, A WORLD WITHOUT WAR

We gather for a city where no child is stopped and frisked, a country where no mother is deported, where families around the world are safe from war. This Mother’s Day, mothers across NYC will be uniting for a day of action. Issues, ranging from war to police violence, have separated mothers from their children and torn families apart for far too long. Sunday, May 13, join us in saying enough is enough.

We will start the day by supporting a Mother’s Day Peace Stroll hosted by the Granny Peace Brigade at 11:30am. The Peace Brigade and supporters will meet at the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park, walking to songs from the Raging Grannies and the Rude Mechanical Orchestra.

At 1pm, we will be joining Mothers Resisting Racist Policing, an ad hoc collective of black and brown mothers organizing a Mother’s Day response to police violence. This starts at 1pm at E 158th Street and 3rd Avenue in the Bronx.

The second half of the day will be a Citywide Movement Assembly at 5pm at Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South.

In honor of Mother’s Day, and all of the mothers that have been severed from their children by war, immigration laws, prisons, and police violence, we will begin the City Movement Assembly at Judson Church with a speak-out on these issues. There will be a station for card-making, and the Assembly will end with a potluck and dance party!

mothers outrage

GRANNY PEACE BRIGADE MOTHER’S DAY PEACE STROLL
12 PM • Central Park, Columbus Circle Entrance

MOTHERS RESISTING RACIST POLICING IN SOUTH BRONX
1PM • Starting at East 158th Street and 3rd Ave

CITYWIDE MOVEMENT ASSEMBLY
5 PM • Judson Church • 55 Washington Square South

MAY 14

FOR A CITY WITH QUALITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, A COUNTRY WITHOUT STUDENT DEBT, A WORLD WITH FREE EDUCATION FOR ALL

7AM – 4PM • Bloomberg LP 731 Lexington Ave. Manhattan
LEAFLETING AND PICKETING

5-7 PM • 59th & Fifth • Grand Army Plaza Manhattan
STROLLER MARCH — FOR THE 99%

PARENTS * KIDS * COMMUNITY GROUPS * LABOR UNIONS

stroller march

MAY 15

A DAY OF ACTION AGAINST THE BANKS THAT CAUSED THE GLOBAL CRISIS AND A MASS RALLY AT TIMES SQUARE AT 6PM.

MEET UP AT 4PM IN BRYANT PARK TO EMBARK ON A FINANCIAL CRIMES WALKING TOUR.
On this day, countries around the world are rising up in opposition to austerity. Banks have gambled away our futures irresponsibly, and we are paying the price. Move your money out of the big banks, demand accountability, and let us stand together to show that the power of the people is stronger than the power of wealth.

At Times Square, join us in making a statement to the world:

We are here today coming together for a city where housing is a human right, a country with good jobs for all, and a world where our basic needs are met

We are coming together for a city with healthy food for all, a country with justice for its food workers, an for an ecologically sustainable world

We are coming together for a city where no child is stopped and frisked, a country where no mother is deported, and for a world without war

We are coming together for a city with quality public schools and after school programs, a country without student debt, and a world with free education for all

We are here in solidarity with the people of the world who fight against the global financial system that pits people against each other and elevates profit above all else.

We are the 99%, we believe that the liberation of one requires the liberation of all and we will fight for justice until we end the tyranny of the 1%.

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[-] 3 points by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY 2 years ago

"We reject Bloomberg’s New York, and we demand another city."

A city that is livable for working people. A city whose police serve the people and not persecute, shoot dead and harass them.

[-] 1 points by ferditekin (16) 2 years ago

Subject to a good many places in the world. But everything changes over time. I hope that will change is needed at. Protocole not seem as convinced.

[-] 1 points by potoole65 (1) 2 years ago

We have finallly realized that it's not just the black and browns that our government is exploiting. They have come for us and they are doing a damn good job of it. We are organized with a consensus of unjust and amoral acts by our government. Our civil liberties are disappearing faster than my aunt Carol's homemade fudge. Were do we go from here? Regardless of who we elect we will send them into a system built on deception and greed. Here is what I propose for us to do.

We elect one house rep. and one senator for the upcoming term. The conditions of his election is a signed agreement to inform us of the bill and legislation being intrduced for vote. We will evaluate the information and vote yea or nay. Our rep will then vote accordingly on the house or senate floor. If he or she does not do as agreed too then he or she will be replaced (immeduately).

This will alow us to control what is passed and what is not passed. Plus we will be better informed about what the legislation is really about. This information can be shared whith other concerned citizens. This is the way to take control of our government as it was intended to be, "a government by the people for the people."

There are some details about how our votes will be counted and verified. How our elected offical will be replaced and how the language of the bill will be so we can undewrstand it.

It's quite simple and effective. I would suggest we start with a few as 3 states so we can iron out the bugs and head off the fraidelant acts, that will surely follow, by those in power who want to stay in power.

If we can agree to do this it will shake the evil grip these bastards have on our freedom and our government. Without this we will only send those with good intentions to the wolves who will chew them up and spit them out as clones of themselves. Let ther be no doubt that those in powere will use every means available to them to discredit our elected officals and our intentions.

I have details of how and who we should elect. Not specific names of course but a profile. There is also a monitoring system and a grading system. The program's moves and results must be recorded as well as expected and unexpected events associated with our efforts to regain our rights and freedoms as set by our founding fathers.

We can't let terror frighten us into giving up the human rights that so many have died for. It;s time to stop our government, big business, and the military machine from consuming the fortune we have built and eroding our civil rights. Remember by electing the best canidate and sending him to DC is like a addict returning to the drug infested area that the root of his addiction. We must change how we control our rep and senators and how they vote. Once we do this the special interest groups and lobbyists will no longer be effective.

This will slow down the process of how things move through the system, but it will only be temporary until we have a good idea of how to effectively implement the people's voice.

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[-] 1 points by jimevanhoe1 (55) 2 years ago

It is time to Move Forward with Our Economy, It Can Happen!

There does not need to be any Budget Cuts. Our Government ran by the Democrats and Republicans for Special Interests are not doing the "Correct Restructuring."

The entire US Financial System from the Federal Reserve to the Tax System has to be gutted completely. With complete restructuring to fit the True Economy not the 1% economy, this Country and the World can and will move forward, without needless Bush Wars, or Hardships on all of Our Societies, but the Democrats and the Republicans will not do it correctly! They haven't for the last 30 yrs. Remember both parties signed the destruction of the "Glass-Steagall Act" that was protecting our financial system, both parties did this and it was signed by Clinton.

The absolute Best Thing We Can Do ......the 99%.....is work with Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party.....work with him to restructure the Nation Debt, Change who runs the Federal Reserve US or them? Gut by Voting Out all of the current members of the House and Senate who are up for re-election and 100% dump Obama.

Again work with a New President to change for Good the Violence in America, setup by the George Bush Crime Family, which no only profits from needless Wars, drug cartel money laundering by HSBC, prisons for profit, corrupt Trade Deals and needless Bush wars to raise Oil Prices, making their fat cats fatter, such as the Saudis, that in the end would have proved to be economical more sound if they would have let the Tech Boom economy move forward and all of US and them would have benefited, but instead they got in GW Bush then ransacked the US Economy, Our Financial System, it was their's to destroy and they profited while they did it, especially Goldman-Sachs. Profited all the way down to Chaos.

Chaos known as "The George Bush Crime Family Chaos". Yet Obama took more than one million directly from the Chaos-Goldman and millions more from their friends and executives and then Hired almost a dozen Goldman executives throughout his administration and as Foreign Ambassadors, cake positions.

Obama did nothing to convict Wall Street fraud, nothing to convict Bush of War Crimes, as did Switzerland, they have an Warrant for GW Bush's arrest if you can get him there and the Kuala Lumpur Tribunal convicted Bush last November, 2011. GW Bush & Tony Blair were convicted of War Crimes against Humanity.

It is time to move forward but we must start Now by electing Gary Johnson and working with him on solving our problems, not swiping them under the rug or blaming China. We must solve our problems correctly and thoroughly. It absolutely can be done.

At least consider Gary Johnson, take a good look at his positions, but work with him on issues you disagree with. Romney will never do this and is an absolute wall street insider, he will not even say who his wall street backers are. Who or what does that? A creep! Obama is known to be heavily supported by many on wall street and many attached to wall street insiders from Chicago...mainly the Pritzker Family.

Please do your research and stay active in Occupy! The Independent Voter will decide the election of 2012, not the Republicans or the Democrats, it does not have to be Obama or Romney.

Read the book "World Banking World Fraud" by John Cruz, I am working with his people to travel the global, Iceland to Australia, we will end Drug Cartel money laundering through HSBC once and for all.

Get involved "Stop Public Corruption", "Stop Wall Street Corruption" = OCCUPY!

James P. Evanhoe

[-] 1 points by bettydonnelly (115) 2 years ago

I don't think Occupy should affiliate with any Politician or Union period end of story. Our cause is above that, like Chris Hedges said. If you don't know about Chris Hedges read his books and watch him on You Tube. Keep on making history Occupy. Real change will not come from within the system it is too corrupt for that. Obama promised Hope and change all I see Hot air and a perpetuation of the Bush Era. Tavis Smiley and DR Cornell West are talking truth to power. Occupy in my opinion should act as a flashlight to illuminate the Greed and Corruption in Washington & Wall St.

[-] 1 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 2 years ago

Hedges said Occupy will need to galvinize around a single issue to be successful but I can't see that happening. In case you haven't heard Hedges is sueing the president over the NDAA 2012. Had to laugh when I heard that.

[-] 1 points by ferditekin (16) 2 years ago

There are places that you have made to justify the fight, but to change some of the methods chosen bad for the someone. Some of the methods you have chosen some of the powers contained in the existing order are not covered for the best. If you accept that you would like to invite you to this work http://www.scribd.com/ferditekin/d/64559042-Base-Protocol-of-The-Space.

[-] -2 points by Tarty100 (-98) 2 years ago

Explain to us why you keep using pictures of protesters in foreign countries?

[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

It's a World wide movement, so it's not only OK, it's the only way..

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[-] -3 points by kaerfpo (-20) 2 years ago

slackers unite. We want free food, free education, free housing, free health care.

Work? Thats slavery man. The MAN owes me free stuff.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22101) 2 years ago

50% of Americans earn less than $26,000 per year. That is slavery. That is poverty. Especially when food, education, housing and healthcare are all exorbitantly high. There is no way to live on such low pay.

[-] -3 points by Tarty100 (-98) 2 years ago

Show me a link to your stats or stfu.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22101) 2 years ago

Thanks for your pleasant reply. Right back at ya. Google it. It's a very well known statistic. There are many links. Here's one:

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/10/50-of-all-workers-made-less-than-26-000-in-2010/247059/

[-] 1 points by highlander (-163) 2 years ago

As the economy improves (someday) more jobs should become a available and drive the wage up. Right now, people are so desparate that they will take anything out there

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22101) 2 years ago

Wages have been declining for 30 years. If we don't take action and make demands about how this economy is structured who knows when, and if, and that's a big if, what you say will ever happen.

[-] -3 points by Tarty100 (-98) 2 years ago

Opps you forgot about this, from your link Update: There are some reasonable questions about how many of these workers are part-time. I don't know the answer to that question. Our official measures of part-time workers are inconsistent, but the Bureau of Labor Statistics' data on workers by hours-per-week is here. What we know: About 24 million people worked less than 29 hours a week in 2010. About 35 million people worked 34 hours a week or less in 2010

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (22101) 2 years ago

Look, pick all you want. There are also statistics that show that many people who work part-time want to work full-time. And, it changes nothing of the fact that they still have to make it on the low pay. And, many of these folks work and actually qualify for food stamps. Pretty sick, don't you think? Or, this is the country you want to live in?

[-] -3 points by Tarty100 (-98) 2 years ago

BTW you posted the link, so "pick all you want" is not valid. It is obvious that you never red the whole article.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (22101) 2 years ago

I don't understand your comment. I addressed your concern about part-timers but that's not the issue. The issue is that 50% of Americans LIVE ON less than $26,000 per year. It matters not how many hours they work. That is still the amount of money they must live on. Pretty difficult in my town.

[-] -3 points by Tarty100 (-98) 2 years ago

Guess you have no answer.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (22101) 2 years ago

What did you not understand? Oh, right, your head is in the sand. You live in America where everything is going so well. I forgot.

[+] -4 points by Tarty100 (-98) 2 years ago

Another asshole response. Get an education maybe then you will geta job, Stop standing in front of the Capitol with your had out saying " Mo please " You are not owed a living.

[-] 3 points by mikeydubbs (40) 2 years ago

All Jargon and no facts, typical troll. Spin any argument with solid foundations, and respond with a childish "Nuh uhhh" response. I suppose it would be pointless to state that most occupiers have a job. You'll likely ignore logic because it hurts your brain, I understand. The American people have finally grown tired of being exploited by the social elites, and they call it "class warfare". What we want is our goddamn public officials to work for US like they're supposed to. I think that's what any good American would want.

[-] 0 points by beautifulworld (22101) 2 years ago

Just read what mikeydubbs says below. You are all projection Tarty.

[-] 0 points by CynPrice (-4) 2 years ago

Congress is our perfect Example they think they are owed free food for having a 6 figure govt job.. Just back from DC. Exhorbitant salaries, free healthcare, 3 day work weeks maybe 4 hours a day, free lunches, free coffee, expense reibursement for cars and cell phones, jeez, per diems for living. they think they are owed free food for having a