Monthly Archives: April 2012

Need to Know: April 30, 2012

Monitoring the Occupy Wall Street May Day General Strike – Streaming Tweets and Video

owsmayday Monitoring the Occupy Wall Street May Day General Strike   Streaming Tweets and Video

Will the occupy movement spring to life now that spring has sprung? We’re about to find out. OWS organizers are calling for a general strike:

While American corporate media has focused on yet another stale election between Wall Street-financed candidates, Occupy has been organizing something extraordinary: the first truly nationwide General Strike in U.S. history. Building on the international celebration of May Day, past General Strikes in U.S. cities like Seattle and Oakland, the recent May 1st Day Without An Immigrant demonstrations, the national general strikes in Spain this year, and the on-going student strike in Quebec, the Occupy Movement has called for A Day Without the 99% on May 1st, 2012. This in and of itself is a tremendous victory. For the first time, workers, students, immigrants, and the unemployed from over 125 U.S. cities will stand together for economic justice.

Can you possibly stand to listen to yet another shrill “Mic Check!”? I can’t. Still, I’ve built a monitor with the OWS video feed and tweet streams for both the strike and movement that you can watch here. Enjoy.

Need to Know: April 29, 2012