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May Day 2013: NYC Schedule

Posted 8 years ago on May 1, 2013, 9 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
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[-] 5 points by beautifulworld (23474) 8 years ago

Solidarity with workers around the world who are the backbone of their nations. No workers, no profit. No profit, no capitalists. Be proud! The struggle for fair wages, benefits and hours is a noble one. Never give up!


[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 8 years ago

Remember the actionresourcefund


Our support must take many forms.

[-] 0 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 8 years ago

That was well put PS



[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 years ago

Just don't expect him to actually support unions.

He doesn't.

He want's them dismantled, and supports "right to work".


[-] 4 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 8 years ago
  • we only need unions ... if we work for the money guy's....
  • if we support and help organize the state owned banks... with mission to finance new business
  • we can start our own ... employee owned business...
  • and all within the existing system... and no need to overthrow any government...
  • and if 99% of us do it ... that 1% just might have do an honest days work before they die...
[-] 5 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 years ago

Until and if that all happens, we need unions now, more than at any time since they formed.

[-] -1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 8 years ago

We can agree on this


[-] 4 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 years ago

Somebody didn't like us agreeing on something.

I can only return one twinkle......:)

I have been adamant in this belief all along.

To get where we want to go, we need to start accepting and taking care of what is happening now.

I've called several times, for an end to "right to work" legislation.

It limits existing unions and is extremely effective in impeding and severely limiting emerging unions.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago

It limits existing unions and is extremely effective in impeding and severely limiting emerging unions.

Severely undermines the rights of ALL workers - Union or otherwise.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 years ago

Yes, increasing unionization really is a rising tide that floats all boats.......:)

It always did.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago

Workers rights didn't just materialize out of thin air.

[-] -1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 8 years ago

I'm surprised


[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 years ago

You shouldn't be.

[-] -1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 8 years ago

I had no idea of his past comments, and just complimented him on that comment

How anyone can consider himself an OWS supporter, and not support unions is beyond me as it is inconsistent with what OWS is about


[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 years ago

I guess you spend far too much time chasing one certain poster around.

Just ask PS what he would do about union busting.

I have.

He likes the idea, and defends it.

[-] -3 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 8 years ago

I don't take directions from anyone here

I have replied to some really vicious right-wing bullshit in letters-to-the-editor long before I came here, and I will continue to do so on this forum

But the threat to our struggle is not only from the right wing wackos. It is also from the left wing democrats who want this to become another partisan battle











[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 years ago

It always was and always will be a partisan battle.

It can be nothing else. To be non-partisan, is to be apathetic.

[-] 0 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 8 years ago

To make this a 'partisan battle' will ensure our defeat

Again, our struggle is about right vs wrong, not left/dem vs right/repub

The dems & repubs have abandoned us a long time ago


[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 years ago

Are you saying you're apathetic?

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 8 years ago

No, I am not saying that i am "apathetic" at all, nor am i in reality

Are you saying that you believe that we can 'throw out the elite bums' who have so much to lose, by following the same modus operandi that got us to this point


[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 years ago

Maybe, maybe not.

What I know for sure, is that no one is going to flip a switch and suddenly instal a new system.

That's not going happen.

In fact, I believe it's the belief in waiting for that, that IS the modus operandi they've used all along, to bring us to this point.

But, back on topic. Everyone here is partisan, or they wouldn't be here.

Look it up.

DK posted it once, after a concerted effort to demonize the term.

You are either partisan, or you are apathetic.

That's just how it works.

PS, as far as ignoring the system, or pretending there is no difference?

It appears, that's mostly on you.




[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 years ago

Yes, you did just play the semantics game.

I would have to believe it was done as a distraction, while ignoring the info in the link.

A link from OWS I might add.....

A link that doesn't pretend to ignore politics, nor topical political subject matter.

Like I've told you before, It's your own fear that manifests itself as a refusal to admit the political intent of what's happening all around you, while you pretend to be non-partisan.

You are not..

[-] -2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 8 years ago

No I did not play the "semantecs" game. Instead I gave you a much needed education on the way that words can be used

Your link, Occupy The NRA does nothing to make this a partisan battle

Any group, and i am sure there are some, that uses the cover of Occupy to promote a partisan agenda is just 'USING' Occupy

As it is not only antithetical to the principles of Occupy, but it is harmful to our struggle

I am amused at your frequent use of the word "fear" in descibing me, and no matter how many times you say it, it does not make it so

I mean 'FEAR'...over this, you gotta be fu..ing kidding me man..lol

I think that you should have gotten out more when you were younger shooz.., and had a few more life experiences...really...lol


[-] -1 points by Renneye (3874) 8 years ago

You are so right Odin. At each other's throats, divided and bickering, is where they want us to be, isn't it?

Sighhhh. It has gotten tiring beyond belief trying to convey this message.

If we could convince people to replace the words democrat and republican with 'politicians' or even 'representatives', we could knock out the 'left/right paradigm' and actually focus on the far greater and more serious strategies.

I don't know if even 'you' caught your last 'double entendre', Odin. I can't even repeat it due to the possible double meaning of one little word. But trust me, mon chere, your 'double entendre' needs no adjustment. It is...perfection. ~.^



[-] -3 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 8 years ago

Thanks Renny. it's not only the "bickering" that goes on here as to whether we should team with the dems or not that is harmful, but

It is also the 'divisions' that will be reignited by making our struggle a partisan one, as people that we need will be reluctant to concede that they have been mislead by a right-wing agenda, as no one likes to admit that they were wrong, and were duped

The fact is, there are many good moderate republicans that were lead astray, and either they or their loved ones have been hurt by the neoliberal, propagandist, 'sweet-talk' agenda

These people are 'reachable,' and we need them, but once again, you are not going to get them to our side by reviving old political hatreds where everyone digs in to the intransigeant stance that has been propagated and encouraged by both parties, and often at the behest of the lobbyists

And i am talking from experience, as i have argued the raison de' etre of Occupy both ways & many times....1st from a left vs right angle, and then from a right vs wrong one

The former is useless....the latter way is disarming for the person you are trying to reach

When you begin your spiel with a potential convert by saying something like, 'Both parties answer to corporate and banking interests, not ours',... it sets the tone for a civil conversation, and while you may not convince that person, you have planted the 'seeds'

And most often, all you have to do is give them the facts, trends (downward), and logic. Those tactics are much like what Spain's co-operatively owned La Marea magazine does, and they should be emulated by us

Ah ma cherie while i may feign ignorance to as what you are talking about, i suspect that you know better. ;-) Keep in mind though that while my spelling has gone down-hill.... some of my other attributes have been 'peaking'....errr as witnessed by my thoughtful comments ...of course... ~.^



[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 years ago

Unions are and have been very much an OWS issue.

And they remain so to this day.

You're welcome for the kick. You had it coming.

Would you like to solve the problem of union busting now, please?

Please provide a comment on what was done to the unions of the USPS.


[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 years ago

aww, such a cute insult.

You're just afraid to say just how anti-union you are.

See ya around.


[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 years ago

And that would be a problem for you in what way?

WallStreet does it whenever they fuck things up.

Unions could negate that behavior.

Plus, they represent actual workers.

Now stop playing and get real.

shut off Limbaugh.

[-] 3 points by Toynbee (656) from Savannah, GA 8 years ago
  • Pensions are evaporating.
  • Wages of the middle class have flat lined for a decade.
  • In fact the middle class is an endangered species.
  • Medical care is still out of reach for many
  • Health costs still account for the majority of bankruptcies.
  • There is still no tight controls over the Wall street miscreants who brought the economy to the brink of depression
  • Luddite Yahoos in Congress still believe that we can stimulate employment and boost the economy by cutting government regulators who watch for the safety of our investments, our pharmaceuticals, our airline safety, our worker safety.
  • Who is speaking and lobbying for common sense? Who is lobbying for the middle class? Who is lobbying for the future generations who will need health care, jobs, and a dignified and comfortable post employment retirement??
[-] 4 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 years ago

Don't forget the evaporation of worker safety and the gutting of an individual, or group's, ability to sue for compensation.


[-] 3 points by Toynbee (656) from Savannah, GA 8 years ago

Yes. And don't also forget the success of Corporate America to monitize such things as public education, student loans. And how about the for-profit prisons, whose shareholders depend on "customers." Which is why America leads the world in citizens in prison, both on raw numbers, per capita, and other metrics.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 years ago


All of these things are the province of ALEC.

It's why I rail against them constantly, they are at the heart of almost everything happening in the US, and increasingly the World, that we consider "evil".

[-] 0 points by inclusionman (7064) 8 years ago

We have years of hard work ahead of us

[-] 1 points by Toynbee (656) from Savannah, GA 8 years ago

-I believe OWS and Zucotti Park movement scared the crap out of the 1% and they shut down the Park. I saw. I was there.

  • But the IDEA is still here. The 1% is screwing the 99%. Look at the data. Shrinking tax rates for the top 1%. Elimination and/or reduction of "Death Taxes" for the 1%. The only place people are becoming more well off is . . . you guessed it. The 1%.

  • Meanwhile, people get sick and go to bankruptcy court in growing numbers.

  • Our education system is geared to the well heeled.

  • Students are carrying monstrous student loans, but finding no jobs worthy of their educational investment.

  • We are eating America's seed corn. China and other emerging nations will be the new leaders if America continues to discard vast numbers of young people. So much potential.

  • But you still got tax dodges for the Mitt Romney's of the world. His kids have hundred-million dollar trust funds, and he's got a hundred million dollar IRA thanks to tax loopholes.

  • WE -- AMerica -- Needs a MILLION Man, Woman, Child March on Washington DC. And if they don't get it. We do another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another.

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 8 years ago

I remember when they let us back into Zucotti . But the park is over, we are fighting for important issues, influencing many groups with millions of people, and driving the national dialogue.

[-] 2 points by Toynbee (656) from Savannah, GA 8 years ago
  • That'll get their attention.
  • Do it again and again. Across the nation.
  • Nothing less will outweigh the influence of the lobbyists and Super-PAC money of the Koch Brothers, and the corporatocracy, and the Wall Street insiders who have no soul. And the 1%. And the 1% And the 1%. And the 1% And the 1%. And the 1% And the 1%. And the 1% And the 1%. And the 1% And the 1%. And the 1% And the 1%. And the 1%
[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 8 years ago

Join Citywide Student convergence


Make Mayday great again.

[-] -3 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 8 years ago

Those are all great reasons why Occupy Wall Street exists


[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago

In Compliment :

It's time to say "No Keystone XL!"

This May the Center for Biological Diversity is hosting a whole month of action to stop this disastrous tar-sands pipeline from going forward. We're asking people around the country to make their voices heard -- and we need your help.

We started with our Keystone pledge to mobilize against the destructive pipeline, and more than 24,000 people have already signed. This first step gets you linked into our campaign to halt Keystone XL -- because we have to do more than sign petitions and submit comments (though those are important too). Will you sign our pledge?

Now we're launching a whole month of action. We're going to pack May with actions large and small to take this fight to the streets across the country and raise awareness about the dirty truth about Keystone -- from posting a sign in your yard to organizing a gathering at your school, park or local governmnet's offices to spread the word and say "No Keystone XL." The Center will stand by you each step of the way to make that happen.

Sign up now to join our May month of action to stop Keystone.

Click here to take action and get more information.

Center for Biological Diversity

P.O. Box 710

Tucson, AZ 85702


NETWORKING - support ALL complimentary actions.

[-] 4 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 years ago

It will create on land what BP created in the Gulf of Mexico.

Still think that spill is over? It's not.

What's over is BP's responsibility.

Even CNN gets it.


[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago

Yep all of that crude 90% still there in the Gulf - with the added joy of toxic dispersal chemicals used to hide the crude from casual observation.

People - do you really want to be eating food fished out of the Gulf?

People - do you really want to swim in the toxins of the spill and the added toxins of the sham clean-up?

People - consider - the more pollution that goes into our water land and air - is more disease sickness and death injected into the general population.


[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 8 years ago

Signed. LOL. good luck man. Couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (23474) 8 years ago

Wages are way down while productivity is up. "US Workers Endure Lost Decade of Declining Wages." All this while corporate profits are at an all time high. Solidarity with workers everywhere on May Day!


[-] 2 points by Toynbee (656) from Savannah, GA 8 years ago
  • The 99% may need a break, BUT it ain't gonna happen until Washington DC politics, lobbying and campaign finance changes. Period.

  • Right now, Republicans in Congress Kow Tow to the extreme right.

  • In recent years, the Republican policy has been "we are against whatever the Democrats are for"

  • Unfortunately, this strategy will not allow the party in office to move forward. Will not allow citizens to move forward.

  • America is stuck. Meanwhile, the emerging nations around the world are moving forward, and our children will pay the price.


[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 8 years ago


Only got through the1st 2 clips. They were cool

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago

Networking - support complimentary efforts.

In compliment for MayDay: (in my neighborhood )

Incredible news -- even with an April snowstorm on the way, hundreds of Minnesotans from across the state made it to the State Capitol on Earth Day to support clean energy and jobs!1

Thanks to thousands of messages from Sierra Club supporters and hundreds joining the Clean Energy & Jobs Day of Action at the Capitol, our state legislators are hearing that Minnesotans care about clean energy. But our work is not done -- this legislation still faces critical votes as soon as next week!

We still haven't heard from you. Send a message to your legislators today asking them to support clean energy & jobs!

We have an opportunity to strengthen the state's renewable energy standard to 40 percent by 2030; make Minnesota a leader in solar energy by enacting a solar energy standard; and save consumers money by improving energy efficiency and making it easier to generate local power.

These policies will take Minnesota further down the road to a clean energy future that provides good jobs and protects the environment for generations to come. But we need your help.

Let your legislators know that you want to see a clean energy future for Minnesota.

At Monday's rally, Governor Dayton told the crowd, "We owe it to ourselves, we owe it to our children, and we owe it to our grandchildren to look for ecologically sustainable, environmentally renewable sources of energy, and if we put our ingenuity together we'll find it."

The time for action is now -- tell your legislators to support solar, wind, and energy efficiency.

Thanks for all you do to protect the environment,

Jessica Tritsch Minnesota Beyond Coal Campaign Sierra Club

P.S. After you take action, be sure to forward this alert to your friends and colleagues!

Sources: 1. Earth Day brings renewable energy push at State Capitol, KARE 11, April 22, 2013.

Is The Sierra Club active in your state ?

BTW - what I added to the letter:

We need to implement clean green power generation - ASAP - for our health - individual health - environmental health - economic health.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago

What is happening in your neighborhood this month?

In mine there is a call for support:

Email your State Legislator today! Take Action

Thanks to your continued support and grassroots action, the Minnesota Energy Jobs Act of 2013 is moving forward at the Minnesota Legislature. Just yesterday the bill passed out of two critical committees in the House and Senate.

It is critical that these bills pass off the House and Senate floor in the next week. Only then will the House and Senate negotiate a compromise bill to present to Governor Dayton for signature. We need you to write to your legislators to ask them to support these clean energy initiatives. These bills need to get across the finish line and your support has been critical in getting the Energy Jobs Act this far. But we are not done yet. It is essential that the Clean Energy Jobs Act moves off the House and Senate floors.

The Minnesota House version of this bill H.F. 956, authored by Rep. Melissa Hortman, will likely be up on the House Floor early next week - possibly as early as Tuesday, May 7th. The House bill includes an important proposal to expand the state’s renewable energy standard (RES) to 40% by 2030. This bill also includes important new clean energy requirements to create a solar standard and expand the use of distributed generation throughout Minnesota.

The Senate omnibus energy bill, S.F. 901, authored by Sen. John Marty, includes a proposal to conduct a 40% by 2030 RES transmission and integration study. This study helps lay the foundation for the expanded renewable energy standard. The Senate bill also includes a smaller solar standard of 1% by 2025 and important changes to encourage and increase distributed generation.

Please contact your state elected officials today to ensure they get the message of support before these bills are up on the House and Senate Floor. Start by filling out the form below. We have created a template email for you, but encourage you to personalize it, as your unique words will have a more lasting impact on your legislator.

Thank you again for your continued support and activism on this issue. Your letters and emails have made the difference.


Susan Williams Sloan Director, State Relations AWEA

You are receiving this email because you are subscribed to receive Advocacy Alerts from Power of Wind, a project of the American Wind Energy Association.

[-] 1 points by Revolutionary (311) 8 years ago

My best wishes to all workers of the world--in fact everybody has to be a worker for the substantial portion of ones life.Concept of profit does not suit the twenty century civilization.





[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 8 years ago

Sounds like many valuable issues,

I like "resistance is fertile" clever.

And good to see the Kimani memorial.

I'll be there, and will continue spreading the news.




[-] -1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 8 years ago

The Occupy May Day planners have worked very hard for the success of this year's rally/march

They deserve our undying respect and gratitutde