The Occupy Puppet Theater has really taken off, and today Occupy The Stage participated in a Charivari against Austerity. The Puppet Theater was involved along with our latest "banker" puppet who printed his own money and denied several bystanders the opportunity to open an account.
Creative Props included a birdcage stuffed with spray-painted orange dolls that represented the prison-industrial complex and over-crowded jails and some "Evict the Rich" punching balloons, along with creative signs and hand-made instruments.
This action was part of "Solidarity Against Austerity" planned in conjunction with The Gulf Coast People's Convention.
We had the pleasure of spending a few days with Radical Resistance Tour when they stopped in New Orleans over the summer.
The Radical Resistance Tour is an autonomous project by a group of Occupy Wall Street organizers.
Learn more about them HERE!
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DECEMBER 14th: STAND IN SOLIDARITY AGAINST AUSTERITY 12 pm.
Solidarity Against Austerity Charivari with the Occupy Puppet Theater!
Austerity is a crime against humanity.
Join Occupy The Stage in solidarity with the Gulf Coast People’s Convention in a Charivari to resist austerity attacks on public services and increased privatization. The motive of those implementing austerity is to create a transfer of wealth by squeezing the 99%, and we should not have to pay for the mistakes of the rich!
We are not alone; austerity is a consequence of a failed economic system and people around the world are rising up. We act in solidarity and take inspiration from the peoples of Greece, South Africa, Quebec, Chile, and beyond who are fighting austerity and the destruction of their communities.
Bring signs and make noise to protest Austerity Crimes.
Friday, December 14 12pm
Bring signs, instruments, costumes, and be ready to make some noise to say NO to Austerity.
Federal Reserve Bank of New Orleans @ 525 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA
Occupy This Flyer!
Austerity Brochure - Print it on both sides!