100 hundrede days of protest were marked in Tel Aviv-Jaffa this week. With at least one out of every ten adults taking to the streets this summer during the demonstrations and rallies for social justice in the country, Israel is now getting ready for the next phase.
After its 60-something tent colonies were taken down by the police, the movement for social justice in Israel declares the people’s strike for November 1st.
Bypassing notions of the union strike, this strike aims at being a revolutionary one. A strike after which everything will be different.
As the Israeli movement proved a tremendous capability to mobilise the people, this promises to be a strike which will constitute a new order.
1.11.11: The People’s Strike!
Nancy Fraser, Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Political and Social Science and Department Chair, The New School for Social Research
Joseph Giacona, student, The New School for Social Research
Gideon Orion Oliver, Executive Committee of the National Lawyer Guild, New York City Chapter
Jeremy Varon, Professor of History, The New School for Social Research
Alex Vitale, Professor of Sociology, Brooklyn College
Eli Zaretsky, Professor of History, The New School for Social Research
Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
The New School, Wollman Hall
66 W 12 Street, Room 407
New York City
Hena Ashraf September 30, 2011
Once again, it is Thursday night, and once again, I am writing this because I think it needs to be documented and shared. And once again, this is about mass actions taking place in NYC. Once again, please feel free to share this.
The following is from my perspective:
Tonight was my 4th time down at Occupy Wall Street. I felt drawn to the protests, like I needed to be there, and I guess I was meant to be, as well as the people I ended up with.