View Full Version : Occupy 'Shut Down the Corporations' Feb. 29

Gas Man
02-28-2012, 12:08 AM

We wanted to call your attention to one of the latest Occupy movements, Shut Down the Corporations, scheduled nationwide for February 29, 2012. The movement calls for non-violent, direct action against members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), with particular focus on board member companies. The following list, taken from the movement website (www.shutdownthecorporations.org (http://www.shutdownthecorporations.org/)), suggests which companies to target and in what cities:

Pfizer – NY, NY
Reed Elsevier – New York, NY
Johnson and Johnson – New Brunswick, NJ
Bayer Corp – Pittsburgh, PA (also in Toronto and Montreal for North American HQ)
CenterPoint 360 – Greenwich, CT
Diageo – Norwalk, CT
GlaxoKlineSmith – Philadephia, PA and Raleigh-Durham, NC
State Farm Insurance – Bloomington, IL
Kraft Food – Norfield, IL
Koch Industries – Wichita, KS
Reynolds American – Winston, Salem, NC
Wal-Mart – Bentonville, AK
PhRMA – Washington, DC
Peabody Energy – St. Louis, MO
Altria Group – Richmond, VA
American Bail Coalition – Fairfax, VA
Coca-Cola – Atlanta, GA
UPS – Atlanta, GA
AT&T – Dallas, TX
Energy Future Holdings – Dallas, TX
ExxonMobil – Irving, TX
Intuit, Inc. – Mountain View, CA
Salt River Project – Tempe, AZ and Mesa, AZ

Protest organizers recommend using tactics such as sit-ins, strikes, blockades, boycotts, banner drops, culture jamming, and performance. The ‘Shut Down the Corporations’ movement originated in Portland, Oregon, but the website indicates that protests are planned for over 50 cities nationwide, including Riverside, Long Beach, Santa Cruz, Las Vegas, Buffalo, Crown Heights and Brooklyn, coordinated cities in Connecticut, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Tulsa, Richmond, Austin, Phoenix, Provo, Minneapolis, Dayton, Kansas City, Newark, Salt Lake City, Nashville, Medford, Hampton Roads, San Diego, Hilo, Eugene, Madison, Ashville, Corvallis, Fargo Moorhead, New Brunswick, Gainesville, Pasadena, New York City, Des Moines, Santa Fe, Ventura County, Los Angeles, Orange County, Washington D.C., Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Albuquerque, Huntington and Savannah.

02-28-2012, 12:38 AM
I remember back in Nov when Rachel Burgin (R - floridia) got caught submitting a bill with ALEC's mission statement still attached.