Tag Archives: Boycott

Sen Bernie Sanders says GOP plan is “Totally absurd”

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I think that Sen Sanders is one of our legislators who is actually saying it like it is. Senator Reid, President Obama and the rest of the Democratic Party need to stand up to the Tealiban. I thought this country had a policy of not negotiating with terrorists! That is exactly what Sen Boehner and the Tealiban act like. They are holding our Country hostage, in 2012 “We the People” will take charge and vote them out.

A letter to American Protesters from a Aussie Conservative.

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Fellow Activists,

What follows is a letter from a person on FaceBook. After you have read it you might want to contact him at his FB_Page. I thank him for telling me what others think of our actions. It is obvious that our voices are being heard so keep up that great work.

Dear Protesters,

your thinly veiled disguise as political motivationists is a blatant sham, made evident by your consistent use of force, blatant and unmitigated destruction of property and vandalism, and almost total ignorance of the issues typically at hand. You are an utter disgrace to both the concept of protest and the country you inhabit.   It becomes very clear when the issue you feign interest in falls by the wayside to smashing up banks and other representations of “The institution”.  It is there that all of your supposed interest in “The facts” and “The issues” drop like the proverbial sheet over the eyes, revealing your true nature.  Middle class, idiot youth whose only wish is to throw a brick or two, only to be seen doing so and for those onlookers think you stand for something.  The irony is, you stand for nothing, and possibly never have.  You need to be well read and intelligent to stand for something.  You are neither.  You want all the contention and attention, without doing the hard work and finding out what the fuck you are talking about.  You don’t read books, you don’t investigate claims, you hear one hippie say “The man is bad, man” and that’s all you need to hear.  To steal and slightly modify a line from the film “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang”, do you know what you’d see if you were to look up ‘cretin’ in the dictionary?  The definition of the word ‘cretin’, which you fucking are.

By all rights you should be made to clean up every inch of paint, pay for all costs to windows smashed and cars scratched, and then have the actual shit beaten out of you. Don’t even dare pretend you have some moral high ground, as your compass on morality has been due south since the early 90’s.  You are merely a new face for anarchism, only with added naivety.  I hope the police smack you about as harshly as they’ve done to the people who didn’t deserve it, back when protest was actually a method of free speech and stood for something.  It’s possibly the only way cowards like you will get the fucking message.

Sincerely,

Dave R Gallacher.

Full Speech from Jobs with Justice and US UnCut Rally with Montage.

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April’s “First Friday” Jobs with Justice and US UnCut Video

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Video of the Jobs with Justice and US UnCut “First Friday” There are four speakers but the video is only 3 minutes. Take those few minutes to learn about Jobs with Justice and US Uncut. I start at 1:30 into it.

US UnCut Chicago’s Bank of America on April 2nd Photo’s

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Today US UnCut Chicago went to voice its displeasure with Bank of America the tax dodgers. Next week we will team up with AFL-CIO, Jobs With Justice for a nationwide protest. In Chicago, statewide events and mobilizations will culminate in a “We Are One” rally on **Saturday, April 9th at 1 PM in Daley Plaza, 118 N. Clark St.

Please plan to join this rally with “thousands” of your brothers and sisters from community and labor organizations.*

The Illinois AFL-CIO and the Chicago Federation and allies across the state will be gathering for this statewide massive rally in support of workers and workers’ rights! Following the events in Madison and in response to copycat legislation being introduced in other states, we are mobilizing to let our elected officials know that here in Illinois support workers’ rights and organized labor!

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April 1st “First Friday” Rally: “Jobs with Justice” and “US UnCut Chicago”

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This week I was asked to speak on behalf of US UnCut at the Jobs with Justice monthly rally at the James R Thompson Center in Chicago. There were four speakers including Susan Hurley of Jobs with Justice. After the speeches we marched up Lasalle Ave, in a noisy but orderly fashion to the Bank of America where we protested outside the bank for while. Please come out and see us next “First Friday” May 26th 2011.

  • What is “First Friday?”

“First Friday” is the first Friday of the month when a number of people give up part of their lunchtime to come downtown, show public solidarity with the nation’s unemployed and underemployed workers.

  • Why “First Friday?”

We take action on the “First Friday” of every month because that’s the day the Labor Department releases its report on the previous months’ job creation (or lack thereof). Not to mention it’s fair, practical and just the right thing to do!

  • What happens on “First Friday?”

We gather to demand the following: a federal jobs program, jobless benefits (including health care) for ALL of the unemployed, and making Wall Street pay for it!

  • How can I get involved?

Next month come out and be seen engaging the public discussing the kind of jobs program the country needs. Comment for Internet TV and radio. Exchange experiences related to job finding and job improvement, and housing, food, and health care issues. Petition lawmakers. Sign up to receive information about future actions. Pick up a sign. Come early, spend some time. Take a stand with our unemployed activists and allies for a federal jobs program so all of our loved ones, friends and neighbors who struggling can get back to work!

Please join us to help make common sense more common!

For more information, call (312) 738-6161 or send an email to susanh@jwj.org. Also visit the Chicago Job With Justice website to learn more.

Bank of America refuses to close customer’s account.

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It seems that todays Action by US UnCut reached at least one person and that person was so moved that they proudly walked into the Bank of America to close her account. But, when she came out of the bank she was in shock and near tears. When asked why? The response was “The manager asked me why I wanted to close my account. I told him it was because Bank of America pays no taxes. The manager then refused to close my account and said if I did not leave he would call the police.” The person has asked that her name not be used but has sworn that she will go to another branch and close her account on Monday.

I say that we ALL close our accounts and move our accounts to a Credit Union or a locally owned bank; I will be doing this first thing tomorrow. Dr. Martin Luther King and Gandi both taught us to speak “with your money” and they both talked about Boycotts. This is something that we as Americans need to do!

I am not asking you to do something that I am not willing to do, I am asking you to do what myself and others are doing, including the Wisconsin Firemen and Policemen, and bring your money back to your local banks, credit unions and savings and loans. It may not seem like much but every dollar you take back is one less they can earn interest on and buy politicians!

Dr King said it best and I will close with a quote from his “Mountaintop Speech”

Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make America a better nation.