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Call to Action: November 3rd, Solidarity Against Austerity

Solidarity Against Austerity N3 Poster -  Strike Debt! Resist Cuts! Empower Communities!

Our Dreams Don’t Fit in Their Ballot Boxes!

No to austerity! Yes to reclaiming our communities!

Occupy Portland and Portland Action Lab invite all people to participate in a national call to action to say No to Austerity and Yes to building our collective power. On November 2nd and 3rd (N3) we will mobilize and march, voting with our feet by taking direct action to interrupt the normal course of business. Our power is in our neighborhoods, building alternatives, and taking to the streets! Business and our governments hoard wealth, privatize our communities, and burden us with enormous debt – This is AUSTERITY and we say Enough is Enough!

We call on all participants in the Occupy movement, rank-and-file union members, students, our elders and people-at-large to organize creatively and return to our public spaces with this message on the weekend before the election. Our communities will make our own decisions and control our own resources, no matter who is elected. We are not alone; austerity is a consequence of a failed economic system and people around the world are rising up. We act in solidarity and take inspiration from the peoples of Greece, South Africa, Quebec, Chile, and beyond who are fighting austerity and the destruction of their communities.

Solidarity against Austerity!


Logistical details:

Occupy Portland and Portland Action Lab have put out this call to action. All Occupies and groups are invited to participate. A website is
available to share information and materials, http://www.solidarityagainstausterity.org. If your city or organization is participating, please let us know by filling out this form! We can post contact information for your action on the website so people in your area can get involved! We will also be setting up national conference calls to coordinate and share resources between cities. We encourage you to check out the website section on affinity groups and spokes councils. This is one effective way to organize mass mobilizations. This is a model of organizing that is consistent with our movement’s values of participatory decision making and non-hierarchical structures. Of course there are many ways to organize, but we have had enormous success with this model in Portland. The direct action spokes council in Portland emerged out of the Occupy Movement and is called the Portland
Action Lab. This is the body organizing Portland’s N3 action and also coordinated Feb 29th (F29) Shut Down the Corporations, which was an international day of action with over 70 participating cities.

Contact [email protected]
Website www.solidarityagainstausterity.org
Facebook Page for National Call to Action: https://www.facebook.com/N3.solidarity.against.austerity
Twitter: ActionLabPDX, Hashtage #N3

OccupyWallSt

Author: OccupyWallSt

Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District, and has spread to over 100 cities in the United States and actions in over 1,500 cities globally. #ows is fighting back against the corrosive power of major banks and multinational corporations over the democratic process, and the role of Wall Street in creating an economic collapse that has caused the greatest recession in generations. The movement is inspired by popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, and aims to expose how the richest 1% of people are writing the rules of an unfair global economy that is foreclosing on our future.

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