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,