Occupy Pasadena calls for a General Strike to be held on May 1st, 2012. We encourage people to with-hold their labor power for the day by not going to work, not going to school, and joining a demonstration during the day at Occupy Los Angeles’ Solidarity Park.
How: By working with the General Strike Preparation Committee of Los Angeles (occupymay1st.org) and reaching out to our community. This is just a general call in principle, more work will have to be done to begin organizing around the issue–outreach, flyering, events, etc.
Why: We’re the city of Roses. The People don’t just need bread to eat, they need roses for dignity. We strike for those who have no work. We strike for the rights of immigrants to live in peace and dignity. We strike for an end to evictions and foreclosure–because dignified shelter is a human right. We strike to call for quality and free education. We strike to demand that all human beings have access to healthcare, something that should be fact, not hope.