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Occupy Town Square General Strike Special Edition: Prepare for #MayDay!

Posted 2 years ago on April 25, 2012, 10:33 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

occupy town square may day edition

The next Town Square will be in Manhattan on Saturday, April 28th. On May 1st workers, students, immigrants, and the unemployed from over 120 U.S. cities will stand together for economic justice. On Saturday, April 28th join us first at 12pm in Bryant Park, where we will parade through mid- town to get word out about the General Strike. Then from 2pm in Union Sq we will prepare for the big day with many trainings, teach-ins and skill shares.

  • Non violent direct action training
  • Street medical training
  • Know your rights: demonstrating in NYC
  • Safe protesting for families w/ Parents for OWS
  • “Livestreaming for dummies”
  • Social media teach-in by OWS #tweetboat
  • May Day arts demos
  • History of May Day & General Strikes
  • Waiting for Lefty, a labor strike performance

We will be running an Open Space, so you can just show up and run activity, but if you'd like to sign up and let us know you're coming, the link is here: http://tinyurl.com/ots5signup. You can also sign up on Facebook and follow @OccupyTownSq!

#OWS #M1GS #GeneralStrik #OccupyUnionSquare

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[-] 4 points by Odin (583) 2 years ago

Those folks at Occupy Town Square are amazing. Their events are fun, and very informative. They do a great job at reaching out to the mainstream, to help make them realize that there is nothing subversive in wanting a government that answers to people's interests first and foremost.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (25086) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

This is how community should be. Gathering sharing planning for a healthier and more prosperous community and world for all.

Damn this stuff really makes me fell great. I just wish it were possible to be there and at all of the wonderful gatherings across the USA and around the world.

[-] 2 points by Odin (583) 2 years ago

All you would have to do is spend a couple of hours with the people in OTS DK and you would be amazed. They bandy ideas around at lightning speed, at a night meeting they have once a week in either a park, or a public atrium....after having worked, or gone to school. Then they go back, and forth, sometimes from morning until night emailing each other, and other affinity groups to get prepared for these pop-up events. My contributions are small, because of the distance that I live from NYC, but I feel honored to be able to help them any way I can. I am proud to say that anyone of them could be one of my kids, as they all know that some things in life are worth fighting for.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (25086) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

There are good people in this world and I am proud to be among so many on this forum and by extension each and every gathering.

[-] 1 points by Odin (583) 2 years ago

I have thought that a lot myself DK. I really have.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (25086) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Good people shine bright in the darkness of tough times. {:-])

[-] 2 points by Odin (583) 2 years ago

I'll be there for you DK, and give them your regards from MN. :-)

[-] 4 points by DKAtoday (25086) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I appreciate that.

Man this is turning out to be a fine Spring.

[-] 2 points by Odin (583) 2 years ago

Sorry, I just accidentally botted you down here. lol..i feel terrible. Anyway it comes back to Alexander Dubchek's quote from The Prague Spring, "You can crush the flowers, but you can't stop the spring."

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (25086) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Yes I like that quote. So appropriate right now. Thanks.

[-] 3 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

Man, I wish I could be there! OTS sounds like exactly the kind of grassroots activism we need for this movement to really succeed! Educate, educate, educate! And that is just what these kids are doing! I doff my hat to them all!!!

Thank each and every one of you! Oh, and don't be surprized if I am followed here by my personal troll. LOL!!!

[-] 2 points by Odin (583) 2 years ago

All these good feelings are building my troll slayer spirits up. I'm ready to be your own personal attack dog, GK.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

Thanks again, and thanks for all of your great work on this forum. It's been MUCH Appreciated.

[-] 1 points by Odin (583) 2 years ago

That is what OTS does best, 'educate,' and some of them have graduated have from some great schools both here, and abroad, and they are all bright, and have a quiet resolve to see this through. Your PM to me, thanks. I don't want to start an argument at this point...lol... but no it is you GK that keeps this ship on course. :-)

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

Looks like a beautiful day for preparation..................:)

Good way to keep it organized and strong for May 1st.

My best wishes and support for all Occupiers everywhere.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (25086) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

This is great stuff isn't it?

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

Rumors of the death of Occupy are very immature........:)

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

Yes, the rumors of our death have been greately exaggerated.

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

What was planted in the fall will begin to grow anew......:)

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

Very good!

[-] 2 points by Odin (583) 2 years ago

You said a mouthful there. The people in OTS are the brightest, and the best. Their resolve is inspiring.

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

I paraphrased and used the term immature on purpose, as it suggest the level of maturity of this forums detractors........:)

I hope you caught that.

[-] 1 points by Odin (583) 2 years ago

Yes I did catch that. I knew who it was directed at right away, not because I am that quick, but because I know you fairly well by now.

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

In that case, I'm sure you won't mind another bump.......:)

[-] 1 points by Odin (583) 2 years ago

Yes, if you wanted to pass the word too, that would be neat.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (25086) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

LOL - that is one way to put it. Now if it is the corrupt greedy saying it I think it would be Hope of The Death.............

The way this is going they are so screwed.

I love it.

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

Nuthin' says lovin' like bumpin' an important post.........:)

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (25086) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Got that right. And it is so agreeable too - when it is such a fine thing to promote.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (25086) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

This looks so well organized. I wish I could be there with you. There are so many activities and organizing and meeting and gatherings happening I just love it. What a beautiful Spring.

It is no wonder that the greedy corrupt are running around like their ant hill has been kicked over.

Damn this is exiting stuff - we grow and move forward - TOGETHER.

[-] 1 points by epa1nter (4650) from Rutherford, NJ 2 years ago

I would give anything to be able to join you folks there.

The combination of celebration, protest, and the thoughtful responsibility you are demonstrating is truly uplifting.

I wish you the very best. Thank you for working to make this a better world and doing so in such a gracious way.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

This is going to rock!! I am already excited about May. It is even better that it's starting on the 28th of April.

[-] 1 points by Odin (583) 2 years ago

Yeah...this is a rehearsal for May 1! I may be a newsie tomorrow. That's a person handing out Occupied Wall Street Journals.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Fantastic!

[-] 1 points by Odin (583) 2 years ago

I had to put my foot down though when one of the OTS people asked me to wear knickers. I told her that she would have to settle for a baseball cap worn backwards. Still not sure if she was kidding. I gotta practice my NYC accent now. :-)

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

It isn't that hard to pick up. You will be fine.

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