#AnotherNYC: The Week in Review (Video & Pics)
The May 10-15 week of actions was a truly inspiring and cooperative event, uniting Occupy with activist groups around the city and state. Relive the week in videos and pictures here. We’ll see you on the streets again soon!
May 11 addressed the basic needs of all people. Jobs, homes and services are human rights, not privileges for those who can afford it. The day included marches and speak outs at HRA, NYCHA, the Banking Commission and Merrill Lynch, a pop-up occupation with food and skill shares, and a viewing of workers’ stories courtesy of Walmart-free NYC. See pictures of the day.
This video hightlights the fight for Wycoff Hospital and offering convenient healthcare options for the 99%. The day also included amazing work and teach-ins at the Brooklyn Food conference (see pictures), a community garden cleanup, and a rally against fracking at the Commons.
We gathered on Sunday for a city where no child is stopped and frisked, a country where no mother is deported, where families around the world are safe from war. Issues, ranging from war to police violence, have separated mothers from their children and torn families apart for far too long. The day started with a Mother’s Day Peace Stroll hosted by the Granny Peace Brigade, followed by a march in the Bronx with Mothers Resisting Racist Policing. The second half of the day involved a Citywide Movement Assembly with speak outs.
This day focused on student debt in higher education, school closures around the city, and cuts to child care. A family-friendly gathering at Grand Army in Manhattan offered fun for all ages. Later in the day, parents, educators, student and children stormed Bloomberg LLP in a stroller march.
Image credit: Photo by Jesse Marcus.