May Day 2013 March in NYC
The May Day celebrations here in NYC were full of joy!
To give you just a taste of what transpired, many Occupiers helped organize and took part in a Free University in Cooper Square Park, outside of Cooper Union, the art school besieged by their greedy and inept Trustees who have decided to charge tuition for the first time since its founding, against the express conditions under which Peter Cooper set up the school. Courses included “Organizing a NYC Student Movement,” “Understanding Basic Economics and Finance,” “Imagining a Student-Worker Run University,” “Climate Debt/Climate Justice,” and “Building a Commons in NYC.”
The OWS Screenprinters Coop were busy at work in Union Square during the May Day rally, screenprinting t-shirts and upcycled materials brought by the public. The design, from the 1968 French student riots - “Beauty is in the Street.”
Want more May Day coverage?
Check out this piece on the Guitarmy with video and songs to play in your community, and read on below!
-- from the ‘Your Inbox: Occupied’ team
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A taste of OWS May Day activities in Union Square
Sandy Survivors and Occupy Sandy leading a chant
The People’s Puppets march down Broadway