[WSMDiscuss] People's Strike June 1st Mobilization

Jai Sen jai.sen at cacim.net
Mon Jun 1 23:16:00 CEST 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020

Viruses in movement…, Resistance in movement…, The world in movement…

[Just a small reminder riffing off this post last night as below, of one of the links – and that takes you to the video record of what this blurb calls :

… discussion to build a global day of action on June 1, over governments' response to the COVID-19 pandemic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiJi-HO6l7Y <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiJi-HO6l7Y>
Activists from twelve different countries joined a Reel News zoom call of films and discussion to build for a global day of action on June 1, over governments' response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The "people's strike" movement, started in the USA after the lockdown was prematurely lifted, is now spreading throughout the world as global struggles over the unnecessary deaths of thousands of working-class people rises dramatically. A number of those struggles are shown in this video, particularly from the Global South. Among the powerful contributors were Kali Akuno from Cooperation Jackson (who started the people's strike movement), Chris Smalls - Amazon worker sacked for leading a walkout at the huge Staten Island warehouse, Paola Crozet Sanchez from the workers and youth led movement for climate and social justice in Switzerland, Nasir Mansoor from the National Trade Union Federation, Pakistan, where there are huge garment worker strikes; Sara from precarious healthworkers in Spain; parent Jennifer Jones and teacher Kirstie Paton from the campaigns to stop schools reopening in the UK; Enzo Perfetto from SI COBAS in Italy; and Tea Jarc, who joined the call live from an incredible 15,000 strong demo against the far-right government in Slovenia. As Chris Smalls said, "These billionaires, these one percenters ... want us they're telling us to go back to work and make the money for them. This is the modern-day slavery - but this is the modern-day breaking of the chains right here. We have to come together all over the globe as one."

Also : Here’s the link for the broadcast later today, June 1, 7-8pm EDT, for the

People’s Strike June 1st 2020 Broadcast International segment

The People’s Strike Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/PeoplesStrike/?__tn__=kCH-R&eid=ARCq9TCJG8pNoGqTMrhlHQHY3HCxhmhxmw-byW3M5mJFxHI4pweOsjL03wxi3AIcJJcfA8ieFGa3TqYu&hc_ref=ARSQX5VsY-ntoZeRN1YMLLIqzrfvn1H2ZiMGe1LgIo5PXB941I7Aw8mYPslGSCpD-AI&fref=nf&__xts__[0]=68.ARADTcLZf7qRW6LD44OSy9cu7nZKiLdetnpSH_WtF3u91p41EQ0nvj8l-IDElJiyvB9K496YVHX9e7iRGg0ue4qBPqZyB1fHH3qIXGZgTfuhwVR_o53dGlpjuZB-O8EcS7nTKmgx60FyksFx3UNHfktMqe5BZ0J_nfPw3YdwlvMPd77qVS_WHtPLn6_5n_Io1o6_j2Vz9MMwPkEavXh_9SrfOCVi89mWDmLqh0MB1haTlUkkE3I04mWWNOr2DFrswBP_SYmurhSllRe_01WkIDM9SwZGjrHloQCOyKsXquXq3sih1-dW0KgUOLjMacFwkpGJYs3gNsYOMzAf5g <https://www.facebook.com/PeoplesStrike/?__tn__=kCH-R&eid=ARCq9TCJG8pNoGqTMrhlHQHY3HCxhmhxmw-byW3M5mJFxHI4pweOsjL03wxi3AIcJJcfA8ieFGa3TqYu&hc_ref=ARSQX5VsY-ntoZeRN1YMLLIqzrfvn1H2ZiMGe1LgIo5PXB941I7Aw8mYPslGSCpD-AI&fref=nf&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARADTcLZf7qRW6LD44OSy9cu7nZKiLdetnpSH_WtF3u91p41EQ0nvj8l-IDElJiyvB9K496YVHX9e7iRGg0ue4qBPqZyB1fHH3qIXGZgTfuhwVR_o53dGlpjuZB-O8EcS7nTKmgx60FyksFx3UNHfktMqe5BZ0J_nfPw3YdwlvMPd77qVS_WHtPLn6_5n_Io1o6_j2Vz9MMwPkEavXh_9SrfOCVi89mWDmLqh0MB1haTlUkkE3I04mWWNOr2DFrswBP_SYmurhSllRe_01WkIDM9SwZGjrHloQCOyKsXquXq3sih1-dW0KgUOLjMacFwkpGJYs3gNsYOMzAf5g>

> On May 31, 2020, at 9:57 PM, Melanie Bush via WSM-Discuss <wsm-discuss at lists.openspaceforum.net> wrote:
> UPDATES ON THE “First of the Month” People’s Strike! actions
> Main website https://peoplesstrike.org/ <https://peoplesstrike.org/>
> To list related events anywhere in the world.  https://peoplesstrike.org/events/ <https://peoplesstrike.org/events/>
> To endorse, support or align as an organization or individual:  https://peoplesstrike.org/endorsements/ <https://peoplesstrike.org/endorsements/>
> If you or your organization are interested to participate in the International Committee of the People's Strike, email: mayday2020generalstrike at gmail.com <mailto:mayday2020generalstrike at gmail.com>
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: People's Strike <mayday2020generalstrike at gmail.com <mailto:mayday2020generalstrike at gmail.com>>
> With everything going on right now, the People’s Strike coalition is reaching out to communicate our solidarity  - and upcoming actions - in achieving justice and changing the exploitative and harmful systems within the US and internationally.
> People’s Strike is a growing coalition formed around a preliminary set of demands responding to the COVID crisis, but that encompass long-term and multi-faceted organizing and struggle.
> June 1st marks the second “First of the Month” People’s Strike! day of actions. This email is to make sure you know what is planned and how to participate and support.
> First off -
> ·      this 90-second video from May Day captures the spirit and purpose of this movement:  www.youtu.be/BiJi-HO6l7Y <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiJi-HO6l7Y>
> ·      This 37-minutes provides deeper understanding of the circumstances and what we’re building: www.youtu.be/BiJi-HO6l7Y <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiJi-HO6l7Y>
> ·      Check this article on our June 1st actions from Truthout: https://truthout.org/articles/organizers-of-2020s-may-day-actions-are-planning-a-peoples-strike-for-june-1/ <https://truthout.org/articles/organizers-of-2020s-may-day-actions-are-planning-a-peoples-strike-for-june-1/>
>  <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiJi-HO6l7Y>
> ·      Actions across the United States, including: New York (NY), Oakland, Sacramento, and Eureka (CA), New Orleans (LA), and Jackson (MS)
> ·      A livestream broadcast 9am-9pm EDT: It will incorporate action updates and livestreams, plus analysis, discussion, and connection-making (relational and conceptual) on what people are working on.
> Find details and links at the People’s Strike website:
> https://peoplesstrike.org/events/ <https://peoplesstrike.org/events/>
> and also on our Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube event pages: www.facebook.com/PeoplesStrike/events <http://www.facebook.com/PeoplesStrike/events>
> @PeoplesStrike
> We can’t allow corporate media spin and distraction to invisibilize what we are working for. Please help us ensure that this message reaches those it needs to, in the next 24 hours.
> ·      Pass on this email to personal contacts, through listservs, and to media contacts;
> ·      Use Facebook’s event page tools to invite friends, and share, and add to any page you admin;
> ·      Post, tweet, gram with messages pushing the need for a multi-issue, root-cause approach to the problems we face.
> ·      Use hashtags #PeoplesStrike, #GeneralStrike, #StrikeForOurLives,
> ·      Share our press release: www.facebook.com/PeoplesStrike/posts/132889598393127 <https://www.facebook.com/PeoplesStrike/posts/132889598393127>
> We are building an ongoing page of upcoming actions and events.
> Please add actions you’re organizing, or that you know are being put together. You can also add links of media documentation and coverage of actions, on the same page. https://peoplesstrike.org/events/ <http://www.peoplesstrike.org/>
> Endorsements from individuals and organizations can also be made through our website. If you do so - in case you haven’t already - you’ll be sure to be included in our future plans.
> And be sure to tune in to our broadcast livestream tomorrow if you’re not in the streets!
> We want to provide something comprehensive and relevant, to support the work we’re all doing. We’ll send out another email, with any and all last-minute info, when it starts, as a reminder.
> Stay connected with who and what is important,
> In solidarity, love, rage, and uprise !!
> People’s Strike Communications Committee 
> PS also check out these aligned resources:
> CoronaStrike website - www.CoronaStrike.us <http://www.coronastrike.us/> (look at the Workers’ Strikes page)
> Bail Funds & Organizers across the country (disclaimer: these may not be verified)  docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SRl1HOoBC_RSI4X8e_O8W9yI-7E7WJfJgYpa3UAUY-o <https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SRl1HOoBC_RSI4X8e_O8W9yI-7E7WJfJgYpa3UAUY-o/edit>
> Twitter accounts to follow and retweet:
>https://twitter.com/peoplesstrike <https://twitter.com/peoplesstrike>
>https://twitter.com/corona_strike <https://twitter.com/corona_strike>
>https://twitter.com/CooperationJXN <https://twitter.com/CooperationJXN>
>https://twitter.com/BlackSocialists <https://twitter.com/BlackSocialists>
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Jai Sen

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