Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Bail Out the People Movement.
Emergency call for national actions tomorrow, Friday, February 18 in support of Wisconsin workers and students.
From Bail Out the People there has been a call for nationally coordinated actions in support of Wisconsin workers and students who have been occupying the state Capitol for the past four days. Speaking to activists involved in the occupation, they are enormously excited about the idea of coordinated national actions of support.
In NYC an emergency demonstration is being called tomorrow at 4:30 PM Wall Street Stock Exchange. We want to encourage all other areas and cities to do the same at any compelling site. Actions, many local actions, even of a handful of people, will help to spread the word on what is happening and it will help to give other workers and students ideas on how to response to similar attacks that are coming down in every city in the U.S. today.
Bail Out the People Movement is also sending out a national email petition that will go to Wisconsin Governor Walker, and to every members of the Wisconsin State Legislature and to many in the national media.
Below is a possible call that could be adopted locally by anyone.
CALL FOR NATIONALLY COORDINATED ACTIONS ON FRIDAY, FEB. 18
Thousands of Wisconsin public workers, students and teachers have been occupying the state Capitol for four days. In Capitol Square 50,000 workers have protested Gov. Scott Walker’s attempt to enact legislation ("Budget Repair Bill") that would wipe out the right of public workers to have a union, and would make collective bargaining illegal.
Across Wisconsin schools and universities have been shut down by teachers, students and communities defending their right to education.
Wisconsin workers and students are standing up for the rights of workers everywhere. They have done this despite threats by the Governor to call in the National Guard.
Shouting “Power to the People” as of Thursday, Feb. 17 the alliance of workers and students were carrying out a 'People’s Filibuster' in the capitol occupying every inch of the building.
The Capitol is the property of the people of Wisconsin and is suppose to function for the good and welfare of the people. When it is used to wage war against their lives, the people have the legal and moral right to take it back into their own hands. The National Guard is supposed to help with floods and disasters, not to move against their sisters and brothers.
We must stand with them to demand:
- KILL GOV. WALKER'S BILL – NO UNION BUSTING!
- NO NATIONAL GUARD OR POLICE!
- CANCEL INTEREST PAYMENTS TO THE BANKS – THE REAL CAUSE OF DEFICITS!
- EDUCATION & UNION JOBS ARE A RIGHT !