Positively Revolting on 10/19/12

Air date: 
Fri, 10/19/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Solidarity against Austerity - Power to the people and our Communities!

Ani and Lyn will talk with Nicholas Caleb,  an attorney and Professor of American government at Concordia University, and media spokesperson for the Nov. 3rd Solidarity Against Austerity day of action.

Saying No to Austerity and Yes to building our collective power is the message of the day, when people will mobilize and march, voting with our feet by taking direct action to interrupt the normal course of business. We resist 1% austerity budgets at all levels, creating massive cuts to education, healthcare, and other social services. Let the wealthy and corporations pay for the crisis they created. The real power is in our neighborhoods, building alternatives, and taking to the streets! Business and our governments hoard wealth, privatize our communities, and burden us with enormous debt – This is AUSTERITY and on November 3rd, people will mobilize to say Enough is Enough!

Organizers are calling out to all participants in the Occupy movement, rank-and-file union members, students, our elders and people-at-large to organize creatively and challenge the institutions of austerity on the weekend before the election. The message is simple- it is communities will make our own decisions and control our own resources, no matter who is elected. We are not alone; austerity is a consequence of a failed economic system and people around the world are rising up. This is an action taken in solidarity, with inspiration from the peoples of Greece, South Africa, Quebec, Chile, and beyond who are fighting austerity and the destruction of their communities.

Thanks to Beth Rakoncay for use of her photos! 

 

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