One Day and Counting to ACT UP & Occupy /Tax Wall St. / End AIDS Demo
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- Published: Monday, 23 April 2012 12:22
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Dear ACT UP members and supporters,
With only 1 days to ACT UP’s 25th Anniversary Action, we have a lot of work to do to get prepared.
Two hundred posters were made Sunday night by about 35-40 people, a combination of ACT UPers, Occupy Wall St activists, and New Alternative volunteers. This amazing work was done in less than 4 hours.
|Please help in the following ways:
JOIN ACT UP's 25th Anniversary Direct Action
ACT UP and OCCUPY
TAX WALL STREET!
Wed., April 25, 2012
Massive demonstration and march.
Starts at City Hall (Broadway and Murray Street)
Ends at Wall Street
(An American Sign Language Interpreter will be provided at the Wed. 11am Rally.)
ACT UP is calling for a small tax (0.05%) on Wall Street transactions and speculative trades in order to raise the money needed to end the global AIDS epidemic and provide universal healthcare in the US.
- THE SCIENCE: The scientific community and AIDS activists agree: we now know how to break the back of the epidemic. New evidence shows early HIV treatment can reduce sexual transmission of the virus by 96%.
The FST demonstration is linked to a global Robin Hood Tax campaign to fund
Activists from ACT UP/Philadelphia, ACT UP/ Boston, ACT UP/Maryland and
ACT UP/Rhode Island all hope to come to the April 25th Demonstration, but to bring them, we need your help. Help us rebuild the ACT UP network.
If you want a quick briefing of the city issues, national and international issues, tune into WBAI, 99.5FM at 11pm Monday April 23 or streaming at http://wbai.org for John Riley of ACT UP and Jaron Benjamin of Vocal (formerly NYC AIDS Housing Network) talk about the Robinhood Tax and attacks on HIV/AIDS Services in New York by Commissioner Doar and Mayor Bloomberg. Archived at http://archive.wbai.org by day and hour of show.