With everything going on right now, the People’s Strike coalition is reaching out to you to communicate our solidarity – and upcoming actions – in achieving justice and changing the exploitative and harmful systems within the USA and internationally.
We are a growing coalition formed around a preliminary set of demands responding to the COVID crisis, but that encompass long-term and multi-faceted organizing and struggle.
June 1st marks the second “First of the Month” People’s Strike! day of actions. Please see contact and website information below to know about future events.
This email is to let you know what is planned and how to participate and support.
First off, this 90-second video from May Day captures the spirit and purpose of this movement:
This 37-minutes provides deeper understanding of the circumstances and what we’re building
Second – WHAT IS HAPPENING JUNE 1st
* Actions across the United States, including:
New York (NY), Oakland, Sacramento, and Eureka (CA), New Orleans (LA), and Jackson (MS)
* A livestream broadcast 9am-9pm EDT:
It will incorporate action updates and livestreams, plus analysis, discussion, and connection-making (relational and conceptual) on what people are working on.
Find details and links at the People’s Strike website: www.PeoplesStrike.org/events
and also on the overall Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/ PeoplesStrike/events
Third – HOW TO BE A PART OF THIS MUTUALLY-UPLIFTING MOVEMENT:
We can’t allow corporate media spin and distraction to invisibilize what we are working for.
Please help us ensure that this message reaches those it needs to, in the next 24 hours.
* Pass on this email to personal contacts, through listservs, and to media contacts;
* Use Facebook’s event page tools to invite friends, and share, and add to any page you admin;
* Post, tweet, gram with messages pushing the need for a multi-issue, root-cause approach to the problems we face. Use hashtags #PeoplesStrike, #GeneralStrike, #StrikeForOurLives, …
* Share our press release: /www.facebook.com/ PeoplesStrike/posts/ 132889598393127
Fourth – MOVING FORWARD
We are building an ongoing page of upcoming actions and events.
Please add actions you’re organizing, or that you know are being put together.
You can also add links of media documentation and coverage of actions, on the same page.
Endorsements from individuals and organizations can also be made through our website.
If you do so – in case you haven’t already – you’ll be sure to be included in our future plans.
And be sure to tune in to our broadcast livestream tomorrow if you’re not in the streets!
We want to provide something comprehensive and relevant, to support the work we’re all doing.
We’ll send out another email, with any and all last-minute info, when it starts, as a reminder.
Stay connected with who and what is important,
In solidarity, love, rage, and uprise !!
PS also check out these aligned resources:
CoronaStrike website – www.CoronaStrike.us (look at the Workers’ Strikes page)
Bail Funds & Organizers across the country (disclaimer: these may not be verified)
docs.google.com/spreadsheets/ d/1SRl1HOoBC_RSI4X8e_O8W9yI- 7E7WJfJgYpa3UAUY-o
Twitter accounts to follow and retweet: