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MARCH 26, 2012 3:00PM

Occupy May Day: Not Your Usual General Strike

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Jeremy Brecher

Last December, Occupy Los Angeles proposed a General Strike on May 1 “for migrant rights, jobs for all, a moratorium on foreclosures, and peace – and to recognize housing, education and health care as human rights.”  The idea has spread through the Occupy movement.  Occupy Wall Street in New York recently expressed solidarity with the proposal and called for “a day without the 99%, general strike, and more!” with “no work, no school, no housework, no shopping, take the streets!”  Reactions are ranging from enthusiastic support to outr

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