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Work Less Party (Vancouver B.C.) Tickets People for Rushing through Life

On April 28 the Work Less Party will ticket persons for running through life, running to heart attacks. This annual event awakens people to enlightenment and liberation from the work ideology and work fanaticism. The party's slogan is "Alarm Clocks Kill Dreams". Reducing work to 32 hours could reintroduce play and leisureliness in frozen societies.

The Work Less Party - It's time to take the law into our own hands.

On Thursday April 28th, the Work Less Party will be issuing speeding tickets
to any pedestrian caught rushing through life.

The Work Less Party, head of misguided security, Constable U.R. Delayed and
Tumbles the Speeding Tortoise will start their campaign of encouraging
Vancouverites to slow down at the corner of Robson and Burrard at 2pm.

The penalty for being caught rushing through life is to walk the tortoise;
and trust me, tumbles the tortoise is definitely in no rush.

To watch the video from last year's ticketing event please click this link.
 http://www.worklessparty.org/leisurelyyours/videoOld.wmv (Low resolution
 http://www.worklessparty.org/leisurelyyours/video2.wmv (High resolution

Even though productivity has more than doubled since the 1950's, we are
working longer and harder to make more stuff that for the most part just
ends up in landfills. "Produce, Produce!" is the cry we hear, yet what
does all this insane effort really get us? Heart attacks, nervous
breakdowns, alienated families, traffic jams, addictions to tranquilizers
and painkillers, repetitive motion stress injuries, job burnout, and sudden
berserk bursts of violence, to say nothing of global warming, destruction of
wildlife habitat, climate change and frightening new diseases, as Nature
struggles to slow us down.

To see photos please from last year

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