Areas of Work
Getting the goods
 Early Days
from the official Direct Action May 1st website
- We are all suffering while the 1% prosper, and if we do not personally feel the strain we have loved ones who do. Whether we are looking for work, facing ever decreasing hours, braving dangerous working conditions for a paycheck that barely provides the means to survive, returning day after day to the boring jobs that drain our souls and prevent us from seeing our loved ones, collecting debt like a hobby because education, housing, and the cost of life are impossible to afford...it has become clear that the systems of the 1% were not created to support us and are incapable of doing so. Yet these very systems rely on our labor, our skills, and our compliance to function.
- The 1% needs us to continue reaping profits, but WE DON'T NEED THE 1%.
- This May Day, Occupy Wall Street, in coalition with numerous other organizations and occupations, calls for a day without the 99%: No Work, No School, No Shopping, No Housework, No Compliance. Let's take the streets, reclaim our communities, and support each other. NOT the 1%.
 Call to Action
Occupy Wall Street Stands in solidarity with the calls for a general strike, a day without the 99%, and more! On May 1st, 2012 wherever you are:
- No Work
- No School
- No Housework
- No Shopping
- No Banking
Take the streets!
 Spring Training
In an effort mimicking OWS's previous twice daily marches that greeted the NYSE opening and closing bell, weekly Spring Training marches were launched on Friday March 16, 2012. First brought as an idea to a Tuesday Direct Action meeting, the concept has been thoroughly workshopped and DA organizers have agreed that this "back to basics" approach is best used to build up towards May Day -- to strengthen our community by building relationships and trust in the streets, to train as many people as possible in NVDA tactics, and to promote May 1st intentionally with our actions.
These weekly actions occur Fridays at 2 PM in Liberty Square. First, direct action organizers give various trainings on street vocabulary and commands, affinity groups, as well as other theatrical tactics and follow with a 3:30 PM march to the New York Stock Exchange to disrupt the closing bell with what DAWG calls "The Peoples' Gong."
Participants are encouraged to wear "training" gear; the press release reads, "wear athletic gear, don your game face, and prepare to make the 1% feel the burn!"
Special acts at Spring Training marches include the radical cheerleaders and the rebel clown army.
Each Friday march is workshopped and discussed in previous Tuesday's DA meeting.
 Important Documents
 March Guidelines
- Stay together and keep moving.
- Do not instigate physical conflict with cops or pedestrians.
- Pacers in the front, middle and back are empowered to direct the march. [Pacers please identify yourselves.]
- We use basic hand signals: Left, Right, Turn Around, and Mic Check. Please repeat these hand signals throughout the march.
- We respect a diversity of tactics, but be aware of how your actions affect the group.
Street Tactics Vocabulary:
Jail Support Training:
One – we are the people,
Two – we are united,
Three – this occupation is – not – leaving
Wall Street, Wall Street – take a hike,
Now's the time for General STRIKE!
Sunday 2:00-6:00 PM @ Liberty Square
Tuesday 5:30-7:30PM @ Liberty Square
Text "NYCDABlasts" to 23559 for action alerts, emergency texts, and information on full group and subgroup meetings
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