Stop bitching, do something

I’ve been listening to blog readers say for years, “But what can I do?”

This week, we have plenty. You want rallies? We got rallies. All over America, people will be standing tall in solidarity with the Wisconsin and Ohio public sector strikers this Saturday. MoveOn has called for rallies at 50 statehouses this Saturday, Feb. 26, at noon.

But wait, there’s more! You can also stand up this Saturday to be counted with the workers of the United Kingdom and Europe, who will be demonstrating against their countries’ austerity cuts.

In solidarity with UKUncut, USUncut will be holding rallies this Saturday across the country. (Look for your state here.) They focus on corporations that pay little or no taxes while services for the rest of us are cut (hence the name). Remember, 72% of foreign and 57% of US corporations pay no tax in USA. Join the Facebook group here! Some perspective: If 13 hedge fund managers were taxed like the rest of us, they’d fund 300,000 teachers.

Here are the some of the other rallies I found:

PHILADELPHIA
Rally in solidarity with the workers of Wisconsin and Ohio
11:30am AND 5pm Thursday, February 24
Municipal Services Building Plaza
15th & JFK Blvd
(across from City Hall and LOVE Park)

Saturday, Feb. 26, noon
US Uncut rally against tax-dodging Comcast at the Comcast Building
17th & Arch Streets

NEW JERSEY
Stand Up For Working People!
Rally at 12 Noon at the Statehouse, 125 West State Street, Trenton NJ
Friday, February 25, 2011

INDIANA
Peaceful Protest of Corporate Tax Dodging
Saturday, February 26 ยท 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Bank of America
52710 State Road 933
South Bend, IN

Bank of America nabbed $45 billion in government bailout funds while funneling its books into 115 offshore tax havens.

CALIFORNIA
San Francisco, Sat Feb 26th 2011
2/26/2011; 10:30am-12:30pm; Union Square Park (Powell St. b/n Post & Geary), San Francisco

OREGON
Medford, Oregon, Sat Feb 26th 2011
Bank of America
222 West Main Medford OR
They are open from 9am to 2pm
Please bring signs, try to get peaceful and lawful attention, please don’t block the sidewalk.

UTAH
Salt Lake City, Sat Mar 5th 2011
Info here.

Check #usuncut, #ukuncut or #226demo in Twitter for more updates.

2 thoughts on “Stop bitching, do something

  1. A group of us are attending a rally in Salem, Oregon on Saturday. I haven’t done a rally since post 9-11 peace protests. Yet, I am getting up off my a** and going!

    Do it.

  2. lots of videos on YouTube
    Minnesota Rally in Solidarity with Wisconsin Workers
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqDJ6CaofSA

    NYC unions rallyin solidarity with Wisconsin workers
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiOpQq6oRlA&feature=related

    Solidarity Rally for Wisconsin Workers — Boston, MA Feb 22, 2011
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaAj0rNGoho

    Independent Egyptian Unions Express Solidarity with Wisconsin Workers, February 20, 2011
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgxh5ByzRVQ

    Baltimore Activists in Solidarity with Wisconsin Protest
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PrIThgsHIk

    Washington stands in Solidarity with Wisconsin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOilzS1IOno

    Annapolis, Maryland Rally in Solidarity With the Workers in Wisconsin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6Ea4vNhnJY

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