Re: DAY OF ACTION DEC. 9TH - sit in McDonalds

Roger Harrison (rharri01@kepler.poly.edu)
Sun, 8 Dec 1996 23:32:07 -0500 (EST)


I don't think the movements should join forces. The environmental one is
targeted at McDonald's, and the Human Rights/Injustice one is aimed at
Mumia. By combining them in a McDonald's sit-in, you are clouding the
issue. The McDonald's stores would be like "we didn't put mumia on death
row, go target the justice department or the courts." It would be similar
to going to an anti-abortion rally to protest nuclear weapons. (well both
groups want to respect life.....) I don't want to get flamed for using
anti-abortion groups as an example, but you intellegent people should be
able to understand the analogy whether or not you believe an unborn fetus
is a living thing.

On Fri, 6 Dec 1996, Andrew Rose wrote:

> San Francisco Food Not Bombs consensed last night to support a rally at
> Haight and Fillmore at noon to march to the McDonalds at Haight and
> Stanyan. We will flier and serve food.
>
> SIT-INS ON DEC. 9TH ON McDONALDS SITES
>
> connect corporate profits with the police state
>
>
>
> At 9.06 AM 12/6/96, The Anarchives wrote:
> >---------- Forwarded message ----------
> >Date: Thu, 5 Dec 96 18:36:01 CST
> >From: Marpessa Kupendua <nattyreb@ix.netcom.com>
> >To: tao@LGLOBAL.COM
> >Subject: *INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION DEC. 9TH
> >
> >FYI - REPOST
> >========================================
> >
> >SLOPPY FAST FOOD - SLOPPY FAST JUSTICE
> >
> >Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal from different time zones recently brainstormed
> >and from this session, ideas were born. Our goal was to coordinate
> >worldwide solidarity demonstrations on December 9th to coincide with the
> >Mumia March on Wall Street in New York - so that the international protest
> >movement be perceived by Clinton, Sabo and Associates as a globally
> >connected one.
> >
> >It was necessary to find a target existing worldwide to match this new
> >level of struggle i.e. the targetting of America's financial nerve center.
> >We found that the common denominator of American presence is McDonald's.
> >
> >EVERYBODY HAS A MCDONALDS IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD
> >
> >Great enthusiasm was generated for this idea because there is already a
> >strong radical and ecological anti-McDonald's movement worldwide. The
> >joining of forces of these two campaigns, Mumia's and the anti-McDonald
> >movement, can bring new hope for Mumia at a delicate point in his case, and
> >can strengthen the anti-McDonald actions. Surely the future of our
> >struggle lies in the alliance of our different movements.
> >
> >*****************************************************************************
> >WE ARE TARGETTING SLOPPY FAST FOOD IN RETALIATION FOR SLOPPY FAST JUSTICE
> >
> >WE ARE CALLING FOR A CHAIN OF SIT-INS ON DEC. 9TH ON McDONALDS SITES TO
> >SEND OUT THE MESSAGE THAT IT WILL BE MORE AND MORE EXPENSIVE FOR THEM TO
> >KILL ONE OF US
> >*****************************************************************************
> >
> >We ask those who see the potential of such an action to flood the internet
> >with posts, mobilizing for this action in a McDonalds near you, as of now.
> >Your messages will help to alert the existing anti-McDonald's campaigners
> >and rally them to Mumia's support. Also, you may contact the McLibel
> >Support Campaign for info on anti-McDonalds groups to work with in your
> >vicinity.
> >
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> >U.S. McLibel Support Campaign Press Office
> >PO Box 62 Phone/Fax 802-586-9628
> >Craftsbury VT 05826-0062 Email dbriars@world.std.com
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> >
> >Those of you within the US who cannot make it to Wall Street can organize a
> >McDonald's sit-in locally.
> >
> >Time is short, but with diligence, we can create a strong international
> >event for December 9th:
> >
> > !!!!!GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR ORGANIZING!!!!!
> >
> >Please address any questions to us, and keep us updated on your progress.
> >
> >+++ stop the execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal
> >+++ if you agree copy these lines to your sig
> >+++ see http://www.xs4all.nl/~tank/spg-l/sigaction.htm
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