The recently passed proposal to support the SHut DOwn The Corporations day on February 29th will have its first assembly meeting this Sunday, February 12, at noon at 19th and Telegraph to begin talking about what kind of actions people would like to organize for this day.
This action has been ratified by 46 other cities across the United States, and was originally called for by Occupy Portland.
This day of autonomous action could reconvene at night for a previously organized event in solidarity with the call by Portland, and could resemble the Nov. 2nd General Strike in that actions could originate from the plaza and return at night after doing many different kinds of things during the day.
A major target of this action is the American Legislative and Exchange Council, a proponent of neoliberal and austerity policies that has had a direct hand in creating the circumstances we find ourselves in today.
The website by Portland, with flyers: http://www.shutdownthecorporations.org/
There is already one action planned: http://www.facebook.com/events/332708153425176/
A funeral for Capitalism – eulogy, procession through the streets with brass band, burial – dancing on the grave to follow
Gather for a funeral procession through the streets to a gravesite.
Funeral attire suggested.
Use your extra day to bid farewell to a system that brings us meaningless jobs, billionaires, shopping
malls, structural poverty, and ecological collapse. May it roast in hell or rot in peace. Let’s resurrect
a world of cooperation, justice, pleasure and beauty from its moldy bones. Don’t mourn – Organize!
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