Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Occupy the Midwest


Occupy the Midwest 
St. Louis, MO March 15-18th
regional conference & actions

Join us to elevate our movement to the next level with cities from across the region coming together to learn from each other, take action, and discuss how to move forward. 

This moment is nothing short of America rediscovering the strength we hold when we come together as citizens to take action to address crises that impact us all.

Such a movement cannot be evicted. Some politicians may physically remove us from public spaces — our spaces — and, physically, they may succeed. But we are engaged in a battle over ideas. Our idea is that our political structures should serve us, the people — all of us, not just those who have amassed great wealth and power. We believe that is a highly popular idea, and that is why so many people have come so quickly to identify with Occupy Wall Street and the 99% movement.

You cannot evict an idea whose time has come.*



TAKE ACTION

Foreclose on Bank of America
Thursday :  4 - 5PM  Kiener Plaza (7th & Market)

“There are two things every American needs to know about Bank of America.  The first is that it’s corrupt… It is a giant, raging hurricane of theft and fraud… The second is that all of us, as taxpayers, are keeping that hurricane raging.”

— Matt Taibbi breaks it down for us. Read More
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Monsanto Action : The only thing GREEN about Monsanto is their $$$. 
Friday : 12 PM (NOON)   Meet at Tower Grove Park (Arsenal & Grand)

Why are companies like Monsanto allowed to profit from their control of the food supply while the rest of us have to struggle for affordable, healthy food?
Companies like Monsanto have enormous economic and political power. Their campaign contributions determine the outcome of elections. Their lobbyists write our laws.


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Peabody Energy:  Teach-in and Action
Friday: 4-5PM Keiner Plaza (7th & Market)

Head-quartered here in St Louis, Peabody Coal is bankrupting our city and destroying communities, come take action with us to demand justice. Representatives from impacted communities will educate us on the practices of the world's largest coal company.  

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Wells Fargo is a Snake: St. Patrick's Action
Saturday: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM  Wells Fargo Securities (Market & Ewing)

St. Patrick became the patron saint of Ireland after driving out all the snakes on the island. Join us to commemorate St. Patrick's Day by banishing out the 1% Snakes of St. Louis. Wells Fargo took millions in bail out money, avoids paying taxes, and is busy wrecking our neighborhoods by foreclosing on families.  


Check out the Calendar for more information about Teach-ins, Discussions, Speakers, General Assemblies, and Music.