Solidarity March w/ Occupy Greensboro for Employment on SAT. DEC. 10th!

December 8, 2011 in News

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Occupy Winston will be CARPOOLING on Sat. Dec. 10th  from Thruway Shopping Center where Borders used to be at 10:30. We will be heading to the GREENSBORO PUBLIC LIBRARY. The March in Greensboro begins at 11:30 at the Library: 219 North Church St, Greensboro, NC 27402. Families are welcome to attend!

Event Info:
Meeting at the Greensboro Public Library heading to Governmental Plaza Saturday December 10th assembling at 11:30 in front of the downtown library, marching through Greensboro to end at the governmental plaza for a rally with speaker from organized labor, the community, and youth. NC has lost hundreds of thousands of jobs since 1990, lost 70k 2009 alone which is the 8th highest loss of manufacturing jobs of any state in the US. The current efforts at economic development paid for by our tax money to attract businesses is broken because it leads to business coming and leaving in unpredictable cycles that devastate the working class. For instance, Greensboro celebrates the arrival Honda Jet while at the same time mourning the departure of American Express. This so called jobless recovery has meant growing poverty and despair for far too many of the people who make up the 99%. We need to imagine and create new ways of developing businesses that are rooted in our community; that producing jobs and community wealth; paying living wages that keep up with inflation; and not polluting the environment. This march is the beginning of our ongoing local efforts to draw together the employed, underemployed, and unemployed in a community wide effort to build a new economy.

1 response to Solidarity March w/ Occupy Greensboro for Employment on SAT. DEC. 10th!

  1. Occupiers, here’s an urgent chance to help small farmers: the USDA is considering comments regarding proposed rules for tracing animals from farms to markets just until tomorrow. Please see http://carolinafarmstewards.org/alert_NAIS.shtml for more information. These rules will be costly and favor Big Ag. They’ll also favor wealthier Americans who can afford the costs of food from organic, local farms (which will be the larger ones since the small ones will collapse under costly regulation)!
    Please send comments to: http://www.regulations.gov/#%21submitComment;D=APHIS-2009-0091-0001. Make sure you research first and write your letter quickly as they only give you 20 minutes! This has to be done today because tomorrow is the cut off date. Nice they gave us this ‘early’ notice, eh?
    We need to be able to trace animals from farm to fork, but a one-size-fits-all regulation will be too costly for the small producer! Demand that the USDA take size of farm into consideration.

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