FROM THE OCCUPY SAN DIEGO FACEBOOK EVENT FOR MAY DAY 2012:
No work. No school. No Banking. No Shopping. A day without the 99% is a day people all over the world can stand up to the powers that be and say “Enough is enough!” Join us! (If you can’t, at least take the day off or change your profile picture!)
On May 1st, 2012 every continent, every country, every state, every city will stand up!
11am CITY COLLEGE RALLY
12pm SOLIDARITY MARCH – CIVIC CENTER
3:30pm EDUCATION CUTS RALLY – ROOSEVELT MIDDLE SCHOOL
4pm-6pm WORKER RALLY – CIVIC CENTER
5:30pm CHICANO PARK FESTIVAL
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MAY DAY 2012: A day without the 99%.
May day is about the debt imposed on you for daring to dream about a college education.
It’s about the healthcare you can’t afford, the family member with a disease which goes untreated because they lack insurance.
It’s about your car that got repo-ed after you lost your job.
It’s about your home that got foreclosed on by the bank.
It’s about your family, who came here for a better future, and got lost in the broken immigration system, and found that they’re denied access to legal work, education and security because they’re undocumented.
It’s about you, the gay kid who gets bullied at school, and will grow up in a country which denies you equality and humanity, simply because you love someone of the same gender.
It’s about the fact there’s no jobs, even if you got that college education and those grades.
It’s about the single mother who struggles to support her kids on minimum wage – which is not a living wage.
It’s about the woman who makes it through Harvard, works her butt off in one of the best law firms in the country, and constantly loses out on that promotion because she’s not a man.
It’s about the homeless African-American man who lives on the street and gets thrown in jail for peeing in a park, because there are no toilet facilities on the street for those like him.
It’s about the protestor who gets beaten and thrown in jail for holding a sign in a public space which says he want equality.
It’s about the farmer who’s had to leave his home and work, because the state raised his land tax.
It’s about the father who loses a son to a pointless war over oil in a foreign land.
It’s about the fact this is not the America we were brought up to believe in.
IT’S TIME TO TAKE TO THE STREETS!
This event has been organized by workers, union and non union to tell the 1% NO MORE! We will be marching from Civic Center to demonstrate in front of the banks that have taken our homes, the state building for taking our medical care, the ICE building that has deported and destroyed families and all other places that have waged a war on working people!!