Tomorrow is May Day 2020. A favorite of the Communist insurgents. But, how will they manage their yearly protests since the tyrannical Governor CUOMO has shut down our once vibrant city?
What I have managed to cull so far is a National STRIKE against WORKING and paying rent (which is an issue of import for everyone …since none but a few ESSENTIALS are allowed to earn an income)
So, for the curious, the latest info from the Socialist / Marxist left who never cease to work the proletariat towards the next uprising.
“This is the launch video for General Strike 2020. We are working to unite the working class by showing individuals the path to organization and getting those organizations working together.” genstrike.org
FYI: YOU TUBE leaves this video up. Socialism apparently does not violate their community standards.
The ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic is exposing critical flaws in the institutions we rely on for our daily lives. The wealthiest nations in the world are failing to protect citizens from this deadly disease, shamelessly neglecting the needs of the people. In the USA, too little is being done too late to protect us from the disease. Countless working poor people are having to go to work with symptoms because we can’t afford to take time off.
The federal government has been slow to respond, and the stimulus packages they have cobbled together are woefully inadequate to protect the most vulnerable members of our society.
President Trump and capitalists across the country are expressing interest in workers going back to their jobs even before the pandemic is safely dealt with, callously proving that they put their own profits ahead of the lives and well being of the working class.
This situation is, quite simply, unsustainable.
People are dying, and the wealthy elites are demonstrating that they value their profits more than our lives.
We welcome all exploited members of society: workers, the disabled, LGBTQ+, indigenous people, the neuro divergent, the mentally ill, and anyone else who is suffering without adequate relief through this pandemic.” genstrike.org
Our rallying cry: “DO NOT ACT ALONE.”
Now, on to the Rent Strike.
“…. there’s a possibility that some strikers will be evicted once New York’s moratorium is lifted in late June.
The strikers are demanding that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo cancel rent and mortgage payments for four months or the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, whichever is longer. That would be a significant escalation from the state’s current solution: a moratorium on evictions, which is set to end June 20. And it’s a recognition that the economy could remain in crisis for years.”
If the CITY doesn’t ease the TAXATION of the landlords, they will take it out on the tenants. And who will they rent to, after these WRONGFUL evictions?
“On Monday, the strikers got a high-profile supporter: “People can’t pay,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive Democrat from the Bronx, who is co-sponsoring a national bill to cancel rent … ” [Vice]
“In this upside down world, many workers will ask, “Why have I for decades been giving the landlord half my paycheck every week? It’s almost feudal.” This is capitalism in the twenty-first century.
We need a nationwide rent strike on May 1 not only to take urgent action in this crisis, but also to build the fight for a socialist world.”
- Can’t pay! Won’t pay! For a nationwide mass rent strike on May 1
- A complete national moratorium on all evictions and foreclosure proceedings nationally
- End all rent and mortgage payments during the crisis
- No rent increases during 2020!
- Support Sanders call to pay all laid off workers their full wages
- All workers without paid work should be eligible for monthly federal payments equivalent to a living wage of $15 an hour or $600 per week.
- Bring the properties of the top 50 corporate landlords into democratic public ownership
- For a massive national program to build publicly-owned, high quality social housing as part of the country’s reconstruction plan
“We are working to unite workers from across the USA and around the world to stand up and fight for our own lives—from the safety of our own homes.
General Strike 2020 is calling for all workers to remain sheltered in place in accordance with current medical guidance. Additionally, we are calling for workers to participate in nationwide strikes: rent strikes, debt strikes, and labor strikes.”
We are also asking participants to hang white sheets or towels outside of their homes as a sign of solidarity.
… we are asking you to organize, participate in, and support rent strikes, tenants’ unions, and movements for a rent freeze in your local community and beyond. United in solidarity, we’ll show the elite class, landlords, and real estate developers that we will not accept the devastation of our communities in the name of short-term profit.
The insanity. The chaos. This meltdown of our city – is music to the Marxist/Socialist ears.
“…. hang white sheets or towels outside of their homes as a sign of solidarity ….”
Guess we’ll know who the Socialist/Marxist tools are.