We're putting together materials to promote a GENERAL STRIKE on May 1st. It's already going to be a big crowd, but we want to bring out even more people, and give the powers that be something to think about (hundreds of thousands to millions, in Los Angeles alone). This image has been popular, and became viral on Facebook and Twitter. It's business card sized, easy to pocket and distribute. They're on vinyl, and will hold up to the elements if you decide to stick it to your car, bike, skate deck, or anything subjected to the outdoors.
The total cost for the order from California Silkscreen will be $187.00, making the cost per sticker $0.187.
Any donations are appreciated, and you'll be helping a cause. If you want some to distribute, please multiply the cost per sticker (e.g. $1.87 for 10) for the donation amount, and drop me a note (if you can include postage, that'd be great).
I'm not selling these for profit. This is just to help cover the cost.
ABOUT THE STRIKE:
MAY DAY (International Workers Day)
On May 1st, 2006, The Great American Boycott (El Gran Paro Estadounidense) launched into action, and between one and two million people marched in Los Angeles alone, drawn into the streets by proposed legislation (H.R. 4437) that crudely equated undocumented immigrants with terrorists, and sought to criminalize them thusly.
Today, many more of us find ourselves uncertain of our futures—and, as we slip further from our relative comforts, we can no longer deny the systematic war being waged to drive us into poverty and servitude. We will humbly join our fellow Angelinos for this historic day, and find a common cause in defying the forces which profit from abusing us.
On May 1st, 2012, all of the 99% are called to heed their consciences, and recognize that the system is working against them, but it doesn’t work without them.
In this General Strike, we will not work, we will not buy, and we’ll be absent from class. We won’t lift a finger to indulge the power and money that has resolved to strip us of our earnings, health, and dignity. Instead, we will take to the streets in solidarity with all of our marginalized brothers and sisters, and make it known that we, the people, know what (and who) is really to blame for our crises—and that from this point on, we will stand in their way.
This is not a one time event—this is a movement.
We will strike. We will march. Ultimately, we will win.