Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Uh Oh Boys and Girls She's Baaaaaccccck

From Discover the Networks comes this notice that the anarchists, leftists, marxists, peaceniks, useful idiots, usual suspects and assorted malcontents will be gathering in Washington DC on 6 October for an anti-capitalist rally. The irony of this is, some of these anti-capitalists will be coming by charter bus, the owners of said charter bus being capitalist. If they were dedicated activists, they would all walk to DC and not buy a single item from anyone.

After the jump you can read the roster of revolutionaries scheduled to attend. Of course Susie Q and her merry band of ladies in pink spandex (be still my heart), will be there, as will ANSWER, UFPJ, WCW. As I said previously, the usual suspects, with some new group names thrown in.

More than 150 organizations are scheduled to send representatives to the DC gathering on October 6, including the All-African People's Revolutionary Party, the Backbone Campaign, Code Pink, Food Not Bombs, Global Exchange, the Green Party USA, Healthcare-Now, the International Action Center, International ANSWER, the Middle East Children's Alliance, Movement for a Democratic Society, the Network of Spiritual Progressives, Occupy Wall Street, Pax Christi, Peace Action, Progressive Democrats of America, Sojourners, Tikkun, United for Peace and Justice, Veterans for Peace, the War Resisters League, Women Against Military Madness, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and World Can't Wait. Another key supporter of O-2011 is the National Lawyers Guild.

The newly formed “October 2011″ movement will stage its kickoff rally in DC next Thursday. Calling on the U.S. government to end all economic policies “which foster a wealth divide,” this organization vehemently opposes federal spending cuts — favoring instead massive government expenditures for the purpose of “creating jobs.”

Encouraging its members and supporters to pursue “a culture of resistance,” O-2011 selected Washington, DC's Freedom Plaza as the site of its first major Call to Action, scheduled for October 6, 2011. This date was chosen because it marked the tenth anniversary of America's post-9/11 invasion of Afghanistan, and because it represented what O-2011 called “the beginning of the 2012 federal austerity budget”—a reference to a recently passed debt-ceiling bill designed to curb the United States' escalating national debt. Promoting the October 6 event as a “nonviolent resistance similar to the Arab Spring and the Midwest awakening,” O-2011 has pledged to “resist the corporate machine” and to “demand that America's resources be invested in human needs and environmental protection instead of war and exploitation.”

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