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Occupy Wall Street Plans Global Protests in May Day Resurgence

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posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 06:03 PM
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Occupy Wall Street Plans Global Protests in May Day Resurgence
By Henry Goldman and Esmé E. Deprez - Apr 30, 2012 10:28 AM PT -- Bloomberg


May Day 2012.

General strike ?

The Theme seems to be:
no work, no school, no banking no shopping

and no "what else" ?


Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, whose anti-greed message spread worldwide during an eight-week encampment in Lower Manhattan last year, plan marches across the globe today calling attention to what they say are abuses of power and wealth.

Organizers say they hope the coordinated events will mark a spring resurgence of the movement after a quiet winter. Calls for a general strike with no work, no school, no banking and no shopping have sprung up on websites in Toronto, Barcelona, London, Kuala Lumpur and Sydney, among hundreds of cities in North America, Europe and Asia.

In New York, Occupy Wall Street will join scores of labor organizations observing May 1, traditionally recognized as International Workers’ Day. They plan marches from Union Square to Lower Manhattan and a “pop-up occupation” of Bryant Park on Sixth Avenue, across the street from Bank of America’s Corp.’s 55-story tower.




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In advance of a major Occupy rally planned for Tuesday, President Obama delivered a speech this morning filled with class warfare rhetoric.

The president warned union members that Republicans would rather give "rich folks" more tax breaks, than invest in the American worker.

"Republicans in Congress would rather put fewer of you to work rebuilding America than ask millionaires and billionaires to live without massive new tax cuts on top of the ones they’ve already gotten," Obama declared in a speech to to construction union members at the Hilton hotel in Washington.

Obama added that Republicans' economic plan depended on tax cuts for the rich and "dismantling your unions."

Ahead of May Day, Obama delivers class warfare



What Will the Police "Responses" be like ??













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posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 06:09 PM
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so thousands of occupiers are going to not go to work?

isnt that the same crap theyve been doing for how long now?


and you mean to tell me that literally TENS of jobs that they werent doing in the first place arent going to get done FOR ONE WHOLE DAY?


#OMGNOWAI


the occupy "movement" is just that, a movement (thats old timey for crap FYI). while those losers are out not working, there will be plenty of us that will keep working and keep earning our money.

good luck getting ahead in life!



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 06:16 PM
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Originally posted by pngxp


good luck getting ahead in life!


That IS the point.
No one can get ahead because of the current status quo.

What the anti-occupy people fail recognize above and beyond anything else is that at least they are doing something, peacefully at that. Will it amount to anything, time will tell. Then, whether people agree with them or not, the occupiers are at least trying to go about it in a peaceful way and not start a civil war in the process. That is not to say it still could not happen, but at least they are not promoting a violent outcome when the only other option is indeed violence.

On a personal note, I hope they succeed. Because I am one that is tired of all the talking, I am ready to start cracking skulls.
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posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 06:18 PM
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May Day is a holiday in the country I live in and in other counties around the world.
I take it in the US May Day is not a holiday - in fact I think you guys have less holidays than almost any other country on the planet. Being a slave to work isn't something to be happy with in my opinion.

If there is an Occupy protest in Belgrade and I'm in town tomorrow I will attend.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 06:19 PM
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no work, no banking, no school.....how is this different then being a bum?

And how do they eat, so you think they are all on food stamps, collecting money of working people?

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posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 06:25 PM
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This is where I'll be.
Tomorrow is going to be huge and yes I'm scared of the police and what they might do but I'm more scared of silent acceptance of the status quo.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 06:36 PM
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posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 06:37 PM
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well if I was in my 20s and not my 30s I would probably go down there just to hangout and drink beer for a day or two, but now days I don't like having to struggle for money and food, and love my big screen TV, smart phone, cable tv, a new truck, and not having roommates is awesome.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 06:42 PM
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I respect their fervor and hope they have a peaceful -- though, from the reports it is planned to be anything but -- protest.

I on the other hand have mouths to feed, chores to run, and business to conduct. Just don't get in the way of my economic liberty and the pursuit of it and you kids can have all the fun playing hookie.
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posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 06:47 PM
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So I'm guessing you're just another typical right-wing parrot with no sensible opinions on this at all?

Let me guess, you're one of those people who still believes in capitalism, while completely failing to comprehend that what we have is not capitalism?

And I'll guess you're one of those people who uses words like "commie" and "lefty" because you're not capable of combating the obvious facts that the USA is in 15 TRILLION $'s of debt, that millions are homeless and unemployed, and yet, SOMEHOW, the rich are STILL MAKING A PROFIT!


Sorry, I've had to make all of those assumptions based on your complete lack of any opinion, in favor of posting up some pics that you hope will persuade someone that all the facts are suddenly wrong and it's much better to just point and laugh.

I will be out tomorrow. And no, I'm not unemployed and I'm not homeless. I just have the intelligence to understand when economic inequality is so severe it cannot lead to anything but a complete collapse of society. If you fail to even comprehend that, then there is absolutely no hope for you.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 06:47 PM
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Does anyone know if anything is happening in Las Vegas ?

Can't find any info.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 06:52 PM
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occupylasvegas.org

From there it's a link to facebook so I'm not sure I can post info from there.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 06:54 PM
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Originally posted by freethinker123
May Day is a holiday in the country I live in and in other counties around the world.
I take it in the US May Day is not a holiday


It is something of a holiday, notable day, in the u.s. . It is known as "Americanization Day" or "Loyalty Day". It is a day celebrated in great revelry and joy.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:02 PM
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Originally posted by Kali74
reply to post by xuenchen
 


occupylasvegas.org

From there it's a link to facebook so I'm not sure I can post info from there.


Thanks for the link.
 



Are any "Locals" getting involved ?

Casino workers, etc. ?

Cab drivers ?

We have many Las Vegas ATS members I know.

If the cab drivers get involved, it could cause some real snarls



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:21 PM
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I have no idea get connected and find out.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 10:17 PM
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There were losers then they are still losers now who still want a trophy for just showing up in life.

Get real Ows and Obamas rhetoric is straight out of marxist and communist class conflict for the neaveaux generations calling it class warfare after all we have to be politically correct here.

Didn't make a difference then won't make a difference now.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 10:38 PM
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The Privileged Few

"But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao
You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow."
-- The Beatles


All I see are less than 1% of 1% claiming to speak for the 99%.

They stand for nothing more than their own sense of self-entitlement and hatred for anyone who disagrees with them.



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