Posted on Sat Aug 4th 2012, 12:37am UTC
August 25: Millionaires & Magic Dollars Block Party!
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Posted on Wed Aug 1st 2012, 3:44pm UTC
Plans have changed- our August 4th call to action- Prick the Bubble- is now August 25th. Some of the brave organizers who did want to have block parties at the homes of CEOs on August 4th were understandably worried about the possibility of arrest, and if there were funds available for legal assistance. Sadly, there aren't. And while doing something fun and creative to make a point is effective, a few good people spending a night in jail is not.
So, now we're targeting members of Congress. The plan is to dress as millionaires, and have a party outside the home address, district office or campaign office of any current member of Congress who voted this week to keep taxes low for millionaires at the cost of our schools, healthcare, roads, bridges, seaports, food inspection, and everything else that will get cut after another $700 billion giveaway to the richest 2%.
For those who missed it, Congress voted down a bill that would keep taxes low for poor and middle class folks while ending the Bush Tax Cuts for the richest 2% this past Wednesday. They then voted to extend tax cuts for millionaires for another year. These Congressmen talk about how "fiscally responsible" they are while they vote to cut millions of public sector jobs, all while adding $700 billion more to the debt in order to prevent their rich friends from having to pay an extra 3.5% in federal income tax starting in 2013. You can find a complete list here. If your member of Congress voted YES, whether they be Republican or Democrat, they're fair game for a block party on Saturday, August 28th.
Just to recap:
What: Millionaires & Magic Dollars Block Parties
Where: Your member of Congress' home address/campaign office/district office
When: Saturday, August 25
Time: Up to you!
Stay tuned to our website for regular tips on how to make your block party one for the ages.
See you in the streets,
Posted on Fri Jun 15th 2012, 7:37pm UTC
Our predecessors, UK Uncut, got the world's attention when they occupied the Fortnum & Mason department store, also known as the "Queen's Grocer." They figured the best way to get the attention of the 1% they were protesting was to take over a place where they spend their money. And they were right.
On Tuesday, August 7th, over 100 people in New York City, representing Occupy Wall Street (initially organized by members of NYC Uncut), Dos Paises Una Voz (2 places one voice), Yo Soy 132 (Mexico's student movement) and other labor activists will occupy Saks Fifth Avenue, in protest of Carlos Slim, who has been designated "the 1% of the 1%."
Slim is the world's richest man, the largest stakeholder in Saks Fifth Avenue, and has been accused of overcharging impoverished Mexicans by over $129 billion as owner of Mexico's largest phone company. What better way to protest predatory greed by taking over his Fifth Avenue store?
US Uncut action #688: http://usuncut.org/actions/688
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/283544385086796/
If you're going to be in the NYC area on Tuesday, August 7, meet at Est 50th St. and Fifth Avenue at 4:30 PM. For more details, contact Justin at jwedes AT gmail DOT com.
See you in the streets,
August 4th, our next national day of action named "Prick The Bubble," is fast approaching! The goal is to have summertime anti-corporate greed block parties at the homes of AT LEAST 10 CEOs nationwide, of some of the worst companies out there. UK Uncut did something similar around Memorial Day, so we're taking the streets again to end the summer right.
In the meantime, we're going to be posting daily tips to help make your action a little easier. US Uncut is merely an idea, and isn't ran or funded by any outside organizations, so these actions will depend on you and your friends' willingness to do something awesome with everyone else out there. We'll do our best on this end to give you all the resources you need to make your action successful.
Tip #1: Recruit a high school drumline!
Every fun summertime block party needs music, right?
High school bands are in band camp right now, learning drill, learning their music, putting in countless hours of work upwards of 12 hours a day in the hot sun, getting yelled at by band directors and instructors. It's tough work (I used to be a band kid, speaking from personal experience here) and a lot of the kids are happy to have any sort of recognition.
Order some pizzas ahead of time, and bribe band kids from your local high school with free pizza at the end of band camp one night. The drumline will be especially receptive to free pizza (also speaking from personal experience here). Ask them to reserve an hour of their time on Saturday, August 4th to play at your block party outside a CEO's home! Make sure you talk to the band director face-to-face too, and ask if you can borrow his/her drumline for an hour on a Saturday. S/he will appreciate your asking.
As always, email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or daily tip suggestions!
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