|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] NYC gets no respect...
> This is from a Blog of someone names John Sobel, whoever he is, and I
> thought it was worth posting here.
Haven't seen it.
> In some countries, when citizens are outraged by egregious governmental
> failures or injustice, they call a general strike. A concerted effort by
> workers can shut down whole sections of an economy.
Not my idea of good PR.
> statement would be made if (say) 70% of New Yorkers, throughout the city
> and especially on Wall Street, all refused to show up at work on the
> same day.
Don't think it will happen. One day isn't enough anyway.
Everyone needs to stay home/not work about one morning a week
minimum, calling their congressman (or woman) and education
them about basic issues. In addition to the DMCA, Free Software,
there's various voting acts, certain sequelae of 9/11,
> King Jr.’s birthday. That too would be resonant, since Dr. King was our
> greatest national prophet of peace.
Telling business people to stop work a second day after a
national holiday many of them didn't want?
BTW I don't think anyone is well commemorated by a mere day
off. I wonder when Washington's Birthday became a holiday and
even more if he would have approved. I suspect not.
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