Event: M12PDX Global Day Of Action - R/Evolution, Bike Swarm, & Potluck In The Park
Spanish Indignados along with Occupy are Calling For A Global R/Evolution involving international syndicates of social movements. Occupy Portland has recognized this event as an action of solidarity by inviting anyone riding anything with wheels to come participate in the bike swarm, those who use self transportation can follow along and take to the street. There will be a Potluck at 4pm and food donations are encouraged. Come out for a sunny day of R/Evolution @ Colonel Summers Park in southeast Portland!
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2:00pm @ Colonel Summers Park SE 17th Ave & Taylor St, Portland, OR 97214
May 12 is a Global Day of Action called by the indignados, Occupy, and allied social movements around the world. In 2011 we showed another world was possible. Our struggle continues in 2012; together we will rally against corruption, human rights violations, censorship, police- brutality and corporate greed. May 12th, 2012 ? everywhere. Join us.
Mass demonstrations are planned in Barcelona, Valencia, and over 60 other cities across Spain. In Madrid, the movement will return to Puerta del Sol. From the 12th to 15th of May, protesters will take the square for assemblies, performances, workshops, and discussions on the the alternatives they've worked on for the past year. Assemblies and actions are planned to address education, migration, the housing crisis, the economy, the environment, unemployment, civil disobedience, feminism, youth, pensioners, and more. Protesters are also planning to protest at banks responsible for the Spanish and global financial crises. The Spanish government, which recently began a severe crackdown on protest movements, has said they will only allow protests for 10 hours per day.
Occupiers in London will return to St. Pauls Cathedral across from the London Stock Exchange. Demonstrations are also planned in Ireland, Chile, Portugal, Brazil, Germany, Cuba, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, France, and hundreds of cities in countries across the worl.
In the U.S., solidarity actions are planned in Portland, St. Louis, and many other cities. Occupy Los Angeles will be hosting a 12M anti-capitalist General Assembly. In Boston, the People of Color Group of Occupy Boston will host a ceremony to preserve the last standing grove of Silver Maple trees that are slated to be cut down for "redevelopment" as luxury apartments for the 1%. Occupy Denver will be protesting and occupying the Downtown Denver Partnership, a business organization behind a law that attacks Occupy and would criminalize the survival act of sleeping by homeless people. Occupy Chicago, labor unions, community groups, anti-war and international solidarity groups and faith based activists will host a Peoples Assembly on Alternatives to War and Poverty to begin a week of actions that will culminate in protests against NATO.
In Brooklyn, as part of a citywide week of action against budget cuts and austerity, Occupy Bushwick, Healthcare for the 99%, and others will fight to save Wycoff Hospital. Occupiers, unions, immigrant rights groups, students, anti-war activists, environmentalists, and others from across Texas and the country will also gather near Dallas to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- a massive, new international trade and investment pact currently being negotiated behind closed doors between the United States and countries throughout the Pacific Rim and pushed by Wall Street banks and other corporate interests.
Here are the Facebook event links: M12PDX Global Day of Action and R/Evolution
Global Spring R/Evolution - Take The Streets
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