Revolution Books recommends the following event:
STOP the Suppression
of the Occupy Movement!
of the Occupy Movement!
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4pm rally - 5pm march
Gather at LaSalle & Jackson
It's completely unacceptable that police can carry out mass arrests and evict people from public squares simply for asking questions about why this society is organized in such an unjust and unequal way.
Stand with the Occupy Movement!
No Rubber Bullets-No Beatings-No Tear Gas-No Mass Arrests
Drop All the Charges Against Occupiers
Overturn Rahm Emmanuel's "sit down & shut up" ordinances
Feb. 28 needs to begin to mobilize all those who have been inspired by Occupy and who see the injustice, and terrible consequences, of it being squelched. Feb. 28 actions are an important step in opposing the severe clampdown being put in place for the G8 and NATO summits. We have to set the record straight in society that the repression against Occupy over recent months was unlawful and completely intolerable. Otherwise it will be much more difficult for the voices of the 99% to be expressed in the streets when the global 1% descends on Chicago in May.
What you can do:
1. Organize your schools, community groups, churches, and unions to endorse the Call and come out on Feb. 28 with signs, banners, drums, and energy!
2. Widely distribute "A Call for Mass Action Against the Suppression of the Occupy Movement" on the Internet and by leaflet (download at dontsuppressows.org)
3. Connect with Feb 28 working group. Write to Feb28wg@gmail.com with ideas.
To put the matter bluntly, but truly: the state planned and unleashed naked and systematic violence and repression against people attempting to exercise rights that are supposed to be legally guaranteed. This response by those who wield power in this society is utterly shameful from a moral standpoint, and thoroughly illegitimate from a legal and political one. Now this movement faces a true crossroads. Will it be dispersed, driven into the margins, or co-opted? Or will it come back stronger? This question now poses itself, extremely sharply. (Read and sign Call here.)
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