Monthly Archives: April 2012

Another City is Possible: Upcoming Post-Strike Actions!

We’re two days out. The General Strike is nearly upon us and the symptoms of apprehension are visible in all of us. Finger nails bitten down to the nail bed, jumpiness around the NYPD that slightly resembles hup, maniacal outbursts of Officer Winski, and tight circles of activists chain smoking cigarettes in a fast-paced fervor […]

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General Strike Vocabulary: Scab

The term “scab” is a strikebreaker, it refers usually to an employee that formerly was not hired by the company entangled in the contemporary trade dispute or an employee (union or non union) that disrespects picket lines and attends work during an ongoing strike. A quote commonly attributed to Jack London begins: After God had […]

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[Jail] Solidarity Forever!

On May 1st we are to expect, as we always should, an aggressive, unjust overreaction to actions on the behalf of the NYPD. Though few of us wish to purposefully get arrested, many of us who simply wish the celebrate the holiday that May Day is will be kidnapped and caged by the state. This […]

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Training Day!

The Final Spring Training is here! It’s been 6 weeks of training in street tactics. We’ve learned how to creatively move and communicate together as a unit, and disperse and swarm to reach a target. Along the way, we’ve built community of trust by practicing together. And we’ve rung the People’s Gong, a call to action, […]

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#99PKTS

As we approach May 1,we will be setting up 99 Picket Lines to expose, disrupt, and shut down the 1% who rule our city. This is an opportunity to fight back against austerity, union busting, the attacks on immigrant rights and the entire system of the 1% rule with a tactic and framework that is […]

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General Strike NOW: Ways to Build Up and Participate on May 1st

Propaganda: Download and print posters, fliers, zines, and more at http://occuprint.org/ and http://maydaynyc.tumblr.com and post them around your neighborhood; give them out to your friends, family, and co-workers; or bring them to community based organizations or local businesses and ask them to post them in their windows or leave a visible stack for members or […]

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Mutual Aid

Mutual aid is a practice that has existed for thousands of years if not more. In essence, it is the exchange of resources and services in a way that is both voluntary and mutually beneficial to those involved. Everyone has something of value to offer in this society. Instead of looking to corporations or the […]

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Politics in the Streets: UPCOMING DIRECT ACTION TRAININGS

From the Labor Movement, to Women’s Suffrage, to the Civil Rights Movement, to the Anti-War Movements and the Anti-Nuclear Movement, Non-Violent Direct Action has been a powerful force for justice, liberation and change.  Come out to an introduction workshop to learn how we can participate in Direct Action and help create a better world. Monday […]

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4.15.12 Sunday 4-6p meeting minutes

Minutes for Sunday April 15 DA Taking stack to set agenda Report backs Mayday and direct action Switching location for da meetings Mayday and general assembly Act up 25 Discussions of yesterday Occupation on wall st itself Friday afternoon spring training tactics Presence at Union Sq Reportbacks: Report on action: song I will survive in […]

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Strategy Session Notes – 04/15/12

Minutes for Sunday April 15 DA Taking stack to set agenda Report backs Mayday and direct action Switching location for da meetings Mayday and general assembly Act up 25 Discussions of yesterday Occupation on wall st itself Friday afternoon spring training tactics Presence at Union Sq Reportbacks: Report on action: sung I will survive in […]

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