Day of Action to End Austerity in America

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Date(s) - 11/17/2012
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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aus·ter·i·ty [aw-ster-i-tee] noun
1. austere quality; severity of manner, life, etc.; sternness.
2. ascetic practices: austerities of monastery life.
3. strict economy.

Austerity is the 1% word for “Let’s make cuts to all things important while we continue to fund our own destructive behaviors.”

As you may have noticed, austerity measures in nations like Spain and Greece have not only failed to address the people’s needs, they are a call to action for 100′s of thousands to flood the streets, demanding accountability of their governments.

Here, in America, austerity has been in place for some time, but we are so distracted by the media, by our illusions of affluence, that we have not yet fully stood up as a critical mass to confront this all-encompassing issue. It is the reason schools and educational programs get cut while trillions of dollars are continuously pumped into illegal, imperialist wars and operations in multiple countries around the globe.

Austerity is the reason we don’t have housing and health care for every American as the big banks are allowed to engage in fraudulent lending practices that they are rewarded for with multi-billion dollar bailouts.

Austerity is an excuse for the powerful elite to tighten their grip on power while forcing the working class to make sacrifices.

We, the intelligent and noble citizens of the United States and of the Planet Earth, demand accountability of our government and the corporations it does business with.

We invite you, your family and your friends to join us for a day of food, music, dancing, soapboxing, community, solidarity, and whatever else your powerful, revolutionary spirit can dream up.

We invite you to stand up with us to demand a just and fair America.

LET US SHOW THE REST OF THE WORLD WE STAND WITH THEM IN THEIR STRUGGLE! LET’S MAKE THIS THE ACTION THAT STANDS ALONGSIDE THE ACTIONS WE SEE IN SPAIN, PORTUGAL, FRANCE, GREECE, AND ELSEWHERE! LET US NEVER STAND DOWN IN THE FACE OF SUCH BLATANT INJUSTICE! NOW IS THE TIME! JOIN US!

If you can’t make it to New York, launch solidarity actions wherever you are. This is a global revolution, and the rising is everywhere.

Proposed Schedule of Events and Actions:

  • 12 pm: Lunch/Potluck in Liberty Plaza
  • 1 pm: Soapbox/Mic Check Hour
  • 2 pm: March up Broadway to Union Square
  • 3 pm: General Assembly in Union Square
  • 5 pm: Free Concert/Open Mic

Continued Actions Throughout the Night…

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/478488045519352/

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