National Day of Action!


On Thursday, November 17th, 2011, Occupy Chicago will engage in a mass action as part of the National Day of Action!
3:30PM Standup! Chicago action (Thompson Center)
5:30PM Occupy Chicago action (Chicago Board of Trade, Jackson & Lasalle)
7:00PM General Assembly (Bowman Statue, Michigan and Congress)
Occupy groups and various organizations around the country will be engaging in various direct actions to stand up against the government and big businesses that are cutting our jobs and padding their payrolls!
First, we will stand in solidarity with StandUp! Chicago at 3:30PM, at the Thompson Center, to demand jobs, not cuts, from our government! StandUp! Chicago has their own Direct Action planned at the end of this rally. After this action, we will reconvene at Jackson and Lasalle.
UPDATE: In light of November 15th's police raid on Occupy Wall Street at Zuccotti Park in New York City and the widespread repercussions of that raid, as well as others around the country, November 17th's National Day of Action holds an importance to this global movement that can not be overstated. The Direct Action Committee encourages any and all participants on November 17th, the National Day of Action, to bring caution tape to Jackson & LaSalle at 5:30 pm for a simple and peaceful act of political theater. In the interest of keeping the action unpredictable and ensuring that the action has the greatest probability of success, specifics of the action will be detailed at the event itself. Additionally, if any participant can appear at Jackson & LaSalle dressed as a Monopoly banker, there will be a role for them to play in that action's political theater as well.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 11:15am