Sunday, Occupalooza! Wednesday, Shut Down the Corporations / Occupy Walmart!


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I know you’re wondering what-all we’re up to, you have that look.  I mean, what-all we’ve been up to besides keeping foreclosed people in their homes, defending the Dodd-Frank reforms against sabotage by the Wall Street crooks, and changing the policies of towns like Irvine and Fullerton?  Well here’s a couple events you’re invited to;  the OJ editorial board will sure be there:

Occupalooza, Sunday Feb. 26, Fullerton

(also billed as a “prep rally” for the Feb. 29 action)

Sunday Feb. 26, 8:30 AM till LATE in the evening!

8am Breakfast
9am meet @ North Justice Center
1275 North Berkeley Ave.,
Fullerton, CA 92832
Parking lot
10am March
11:30am Music and Interoccupy rally
3pm General Assembly
If GA ends early we can have open mic as long as the sun permits us to
8pm Dinner

First off, if you haven’t heard yet about the F29 action organized by Southern California occupies, here’s some info: http://la.indymedia.org/news/2012/01/251259.php
https://www.facebook.com/events/221156634636963/

Occupy OC, as well as activists from Occupy: LA, SD, Riverside, and Long beach are all participating in an event held at Occupy OC’s current village located at: 1500 N. Brea Blvd, Fullerton, California on February 26th as a prep-rally for the F29 action. Members from San Diego, Riverside, Long Beach and LA are coming to Orange County to participate in the event of which we are titling “Occupalooza.”

The idea is this is a coming together of many different occupies to plan, discuss, meet, mingle, a couple of days before the F29 action. Out of town occupiers are invited to stay in OC’s camp for 3 nights and all travel to the distribution center together, seeing as OC is one of the last, if not the last southern California Occupy with a physical camp, and would be easiest to travel out from.

Anyone and everyone is invited out to this event! We will also be celebrating our success here in Fullerton as an occupied city. We would like to thank the city for having us and the police department for being such an awesome department here in the city.

Also, I’m sure you know of this already, but May 1st Occupies worldwide are planning a world wide general strike. If you need info on that, you can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/events/337068492974144/

Also Occupy OC’s website:
http://www.occupy-oc.org/

VERN NOTE:  I’ll be playing there for sure, and collecting signatures for the Millionaires TaxBut I’m still looking for a drummer! (Rock?  Jazz?  Hopefully both…)

Wed. Feb. 29 – SHUTDOWN THE CORPORATIONS CALL TO ACTION: Occupy Walmart!

Mira Loma, California (in the Inland Empire)

Join Occupy Riverside, Occupy Redlands, Occupy San Bernardino Valley, Occupy Los Angeles, Occupy Long Beach, Occupy Santa Ana, Occupy Pasadena, and other Occupy groups in the region for the mass participatory direct action targeting Walmart’s largest warehouse and distribution center.
NO BUSINESS AS USUAL!

Occupy Riverside Calls for Action Targeting Wal-Mart on F29, 6am to 6pm.

The current economic system depends on exploitation of workers at every stage: production, distribution, and consumption. Here in the Inland Empire, our dominant industry is logistics–the storing and transporting of products. At warehouses throughout the region, workers are exposed to toxic chemicals and unsafe temperatures, and are often subject to wage theft. They work for giant companies like Wal-Mart, but indirectly. Wal-Mart contracts with warehouses, who contract with temp agencies, which allows Wal-Mart to deny responsibilities for the workers that earn them billions in profits. The workers have no unions to help them protect their rights, and every attempt to organize is squashed by the 1% at the top. Now, workers are being threatened with dismissal for nothing more than fighting for their rights. They must be defended!

We have heard Occupy Portland’s call to “Shut Down the Corporations” on February 29, and we are heeding it in the way that makes the most sense for our area. Many of us work at warehouses–the industry touches our lives in multiple ways, from the worker abuses mentioned to the pollution that the trucks and trains spew into the air we breathe. We are calling for a day of action at the world’s largest Wal-Mart warehouse to show the corporations and the 1% that we are fighting back, not only for the rights of workers, but also for citizens whose rights are infringed upon by legislative networks such as ALEC, of which Wal-Mart is a part.

We call on all area occupy movements and all people of conscience to join us on February 29 to take a stand for the human rights of workers, and against ALEC, Wal-Mart and the rest of the 1%.

More Details to come….

www.shutdownthecorporations.org
www.alecexposed.org

Below please find the resolution adopted by the IE General Strike Committee:

Resolution in Support of Non-Union Warehouse Workers at Walmart Contractor Schneider Logistics

Adopted January 27, 2012; amended February 6, 2012

WHEREAS Walmart is the largest corporation in the world, earning billions in profits from the sweat of workers worldwide, and
WHEREAS Walmart is one of the primary anti-union forces in the country and the world, and
WHEREAS Walmart makes use of its immense economic power to enact anti-worker legislation through networks such as the American Legislative Exchange Council, and
WHEREAS Walmart sets the ever-declining industry standard for treatment of workers, and
WHEREAS Walmart makes use of contractors, subcontractors, and temporary employment agencies to avoid its responsibility to uphold its own standards of ethics, and
WHEREAS Walmart refuses to adopt a responsible contractor policy that would benefit workers at the Schneider warehouse at 4100 Hamner Ave in Mira Loma, California, where workers for the temporary employment agency Rogers-Premier have had to wage claims and have suffered retaliation, and
WHEREAS the disempowerment of workers is an affront to the human dignity that is the cornerstone of all faiths,

BE IT RESOLVED THAT

In coordination with a 38-city national day of non-violent action directed at the corporations comprising ALEC, the General Assembly of Occupy Riverside calls for a legal, one-day community picket line in support of the just struggle of the warehouse workers. We ask all unions doing business with the Schneider facility on February 29, 2012, and all non-union workers as they are able, to respect the picket line by not crossing it. We request that all union locals and central labor councils endorse the picket line and support the effort as they are able, by encouraging rank-and-file participation in the picket, through in-kind contributions of materials such as water, food, banners, sound system, etc. for the workers and participating community members. We also encourage community groups and faith based groups to similarly join and support as they are best able.

Please write to maydaygeneralstrike@gmail.com to inform us if your organization adopts this resolution or is able to support this effort in any other way.


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