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Monthly Archives: April 2012

May Day Musings: Wobblies, Žižek, and Burnt Bookmobile

Juan Conatz, an IWW member from Minneapolis, contributed an article to the May Day issue of the IWW’s newspaper, International Worker. In “Some Objections To Occupy May 1st,” Conatz confronts what are perhaps the most common quibbles about the wisdom of a general strike this May Day, from “Organized labor was not/is not being consulted” […]

Occupy and The Leaders Being Led

Earlier this month, one of our number attended a session of the 99% Spring direct-action training ostensibly sponsored by a coalition of 40+ organizations, but spearheaded by During that training attendees were eager to hear about May Day 2012 activities. You can even view training segments online. The training spurred reflections, such as “How […]

More from Montreal

Here are some additional resources regarding the student strike in Montreal, which may be moving in the direction of being more than a one-issue movement. Rouge Squad: “We provide bilingual resources against the tuition hikes and for the student strike”; this site also has several links to other websites Facebook: News from the 2012 Quebec […]

Northern CA Workers Consider Bridge Action; “Occupy the Farm”

Golden Gate Bridge, Bus, and Ferry Workers Prepare for Possible May Day Strike to Protect Good Jobs and Healthcare North Bay Labor Council Grants Strike Sanction to Golden Gate Labor Coalition SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 23, 2012 – The North Bay Labor Council granted strike sanction to the Golden Gate Labor Coalition this weekend as […]

Protected: 4/23 Committee Meeting Minutes

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May Day 2012 – Nutcracker Leaflet

A leaflet, in English and Spanish, is now available, giving the line-up of Occupy Denver-sponsored events in Civic Center Park on May 1 (subject to change). Note that there are two versions. Click on an image below to download the version you want.

No Work Sign

Thousands of Honduran Workers Occupy Land

“More than 3,500 families started squatting on farmland in the provinces of Yoro, Cortes, Santa Barbara, Intibuca, Comayagua, Francisco Morazan, El Paraiso and Choluteca on Tuesday—the International Peasant Day of Struggle,” according to La Via Campesina, International Peasant Movement. More than 200 actions and activities had been planned worldwide for A Global Day of Peasant […]

Press Release – May Day 2012, Denver – UPDATE

Note: This revised press release now contains a paragraph about a possible protest by medical transcriptionists, one of the most abused vocations in the industry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – UPDATE 18 APRIL 2012 – See bold MAY DAY 2012 IN DENVER Contact: Charlie May David Hughes Working people the world over will assert their […]

Protected: 4/17 Committee Meeting Minutes

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