[WSMDiscuss] People Not Profits Movement - Every 1st of the month starting in May

Melanie Bush melanie.e.l.bush at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 01:50:49 CEST 2020

No doubt, you are already be aware... here's some info.  Don't know what
makes sense in terms of sharing.

A *People Not Profits* movement has begun mobilizing for actions every
first of the month, starting in May.  This is US based but connected with
many global actions as well.  It is part of what has already been
developing - here are a few articles about this fyi

This is about building grassroots strength and using this moment to clarify
the policies, practices and programs that are expressions of a people not
profits society. Unity not uniformity, focused on cherishing all life
forces, asserting a true vision and reality of a loving and just world.

There will be MANY types of actions by MANY different groups of people
including but not limited to health care workers, rent strike, debt,
prison, Amazon / Instacart / Trader Joe's etc workers are already involved
in walkouts and actions.

On May 1 there will be car caravans, sickouts, sheets out windows in
support of rent strikes, support for struggles of all sorts. No shopping/
economic transactions, showing support and demands for care for the many
folks who have now been discovered as "essential" to our society's
functioning.  There will be a range of educational programming as well.

This is not solely about International Workers' Day as it will be EVERY 1st
of the month going forward.  It will not at all be a typical strike but
about building a broad based US and global movement demanding that it is
the people who determine how we emerge and that life itself is the primary

Things are developing quickly, and the publicity reflects that.  There MANY
different organizations, movements and individuals are involved. The build
up started on Earth Day.

If you are on FB, see the *Peoples' Strike: Fighting for Our LIves, Forging
Our Futures* page which has hashtags, articles, and a multiplicity of
actions , webinars https://mailchi.mp/labornotes/2018-162276?e=7d73371143,
etc that will be taken.  Retweet and like pages as you are inclined -
building presence is key.

Here are a few articles:

https://www.genstrike.org/   http://www.coronastrike.us/

*If you are inclined, please forward to your networks, include in
newsletters AND consider whether organizations you work with might endorse
the call.  If you want to be involved either in the national or NYC
efforts, or you want more info let me know.*

Forward always, with care, comfort, love, justice and liberation!
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