[act-ma] Saturday Action: Defend #OWS and Protest Against Cuts!

Bryan Koulouris brykoulouris at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 09:24:18 PST 2011


*The 1% is trying to take away our free speech! We must *
*resist this move towards further police repression! Defend *

*Rally Saturday to Oppose** *
*Repression and Super *
*Committee **Cuts*

*Saturday, November 19th*
*12 noon start*
*Dewey Square -- Occupy Boston*

March to Kerry's office to demand:

   - *Hands off Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid! No cuts to
   education and social services!*

   - *We need jobs, not cuts! Fund a federal public works program to create
   millions of jobs for the unemployed.*

   - *Make Big Business Pay! For major tax hikes on the super-rich and

   - *End the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan! Slash Pentagon spending!*

Meanwhile, the Congressional Super Committee is planning historic attacks
on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Banks have been bailed out while
politicians ask us to pay for a crisis we didn't create. Join us on
Saturday, November 19th to resist this injustice!

The Super Committee is especially undemocratic. Its members are not
elected, but rather appointed from, and by, Congress, with six members from
each party. They will have unprecedented power unique to any American
legislative institution. On November 23 the Super Committee is planning to
decide where to cut $1.5 trillion from the budget, a plan which they will
present to Congress in the form of a bill. This bill cannot be amended,
revised or filibustered, only passed or vetoed in an up-and-down vote by
Congress. The bill will likely include cuts to Medicare, Medicaid,
veterans’ programs and environmental protection.

These upcoming historic attacks on New Deal programs will do nothing to
solve the economic crisis. In fact, they will make it much worse. A key
problem underlying this economic crisis is the lack of demand to buy goods,
and the spending power of consumers makes up 70% of demand. Drastic
spending cuts have only added to the depth of the crisis in Europe, and
they would do the same here.

We didn’t create this crisis, and we shouldn’t pay for it. Wall Street and
the big banks should pay; it’s their system that is failing. Instead of
bailing out the rich bankers who own the national debt, we need to
prioritize a massive federal jobs program to get the economy up and running

*Partial List of Endorsers:

Mass Nurses Association
UAW Local 879
CWA Local 37083
Veterans for Peace
Chris Hedges
Noam Chomsky*

To see the full list of endorsing unions, community groups and prominent
individuals, check out *jobsnotcutsprotest.org*
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