**SAY NO TO THE WALL STREET BAILOUT!**
Thursday, September 25 @ 4pm, Bowling Green Park--in the plaza area--Broadway and Beaver Streets, Manhattan. (4 or 5 trains to Bowling Green or R, W or 1 to Rector St)
Bring banners, noisemakers, signs, leaflets & your unsalable junk! This is a historic moment. We need to act now while we can influence the debate. This week the White House is trying to push through the biggest financial theft in world history with nary a stitch of debate.They're asking for a blank check for over 1 trillion dollars to bail out George Bush's Wall Street cronies who created this economic crisis in the first place.
If this passes, we can forget about any money for environmental protection, to counter global warming, for education, for national health care, to rebuild our decaying infrastructure, for alternative energy (or AIDS research and prevention!).
Let's rally and march against this bailout in the heart of the financial district! Gather at 4pm, this Thursday, Sept. 25 in the plaza at the southern end of Bowling Green Park, which is the small triangular park that has the Wall Street bull at the northern tip.
Since Wall Street is asking us to give them money for their worthless investments, some folks are planning to bring their OWN junk to Wall Street and see if they'll buy it. Bring your collectible mugs, broken sleds and limited edition Thomas Kinkade prints and add 'em to the pile! This action inspired by Buy My Shitpile -http://www.buymyshitpile.com/ Do whatever you can for this historic event and contact all your groups and friends. This proposed financial bailout is without precedent and we have to stop it!"
Or, as the Financial Times has written,
"A government rescue is on the way...Naturally, the need for such a government-sponsored rescue is annoying. Taxpayers may well wish for the imposition of a special tax on recipients of what have turned out, retrospectively, to be unearned dividends and unjustified salaries. But demanding such a pay-back is infeasible. The pragmatic thing to do is let bygones be bygones,"More NYC: NYC The Tumblr | NYC The Twitter