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Retribution Against the Financial Elite

May 1st Blockade Called For New York Bridges, Tunnels, and Ferries — Commuter Delays Expected

Posted 2 years ago on April 19, 2012, 5:28 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

from an anonymous source, via strikeeverywhere.net:

MAY 1: NEW YORK BLOCKADE ANNOUNCEMENT

NEW YORK – On May 1, 2012, 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 bridges or tunnels to protest the shameful opulence of the 1%. Working and unemployed people across this country have seen no improvement to their lives in spite of all of the chatter about a recovery from the Financial Crisis of 2008. We don’t care what Obama or Romney say because only working people —domestic laborers, rank and file union members, undocumented workers, restaurant, retail and chain-store workers— can solve today’s problems.

Last fall, when Occupy Wall Street blocked the Brooklyn Bridge for several hours, we were acting within a long line of protest in New York City that stretches back to the so-called Fiscal Crisis of 1975, which much like now, was a bank led assault against working people. In the summer of 1975, striking hospital employees, including doctors and nurses, blocked the Brooklyn Bridge. The bridge was even blocked by thousands of laid-off police, the very people who act as the guard dogs of the 1%. More recently, both the Brooklyn Bridge and the Holland Tunnel were shut down during protests of the shooting death of Sean Bell. 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%!

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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

they need to spend that gas money to support the oil companies

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[-] 2 points by justmwjh (2) 1 year ago

I think we need to leave trains and subways open. The 1% doesnt use them its the 99% that does

[-] 2 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 2 years ago

Withhold our cooperation with tyranny, yes, but blocking the innocent for the crimes of the guilty is terrorism.

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[-] 1 points by Just1kenny (1) 1 year ago

Morons, as always you have a well thought out plan. THIS is why the rich are rich and the poor, well... poor! The 1% just have more intelligence than the 99%, they ripped everyone of us off without anyone having a clue until it was too late and then you geniuses march around with the loudest signs you can create wilst cutting off the very people you claim to support. So it seems the average working American is getting hit from both sides. Use your heads, show at least a small amount of cunning and intelligence, it would do us all well. Until then, NO ONE will take any of this serious.

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[-] 1 points by Shoshannah (5) 1 year ago

I live in Brooklyn. I am the 99%. I have no car with a chauffeur, Actually, I have no car at all since our 20 year old battered car died. How do I get to the marches? Blocking the subway is not a good idea!

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

I was going to come and join the protest but if you shut everything down I cant :( will the trains be running?

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