Occupy Williamsburg banner drop quotes Drake, calls for General Strike

January 23, 2012

Since last week the Occupy Williamsburg and the Occupy Brooklyn GAs have announced their support of a New York City General Strike on May Day, and even more posters and stickers have popping up around town urging the wildcat strike as well. Now, these banners were spotted today above the former Salvation Army on North 7th and Bedford in Williamsburg. They read: “OCCUPY WILLIAMSBURG/THE REAL IS ON THE RISE” and “NO WORK/NO SCHOOL/BLOCK THE FLOWS/BE THE CRISIS/GENERAL STRIKE MAY 1.”

For those not familiar with the area, North 7th and Bedford intersection is considered this global geographic center of hipster trendsetting; an invaluable piece of real state for advertisers. The “REAL IS ON THE RISE” phrase is presumably a nod to a recent single by Drake, who is no stranger to causing scenes of unrest in New York.

UPDATE:  A reader sent in another great piece of propaganda spotted in Williamsburg today

4 Responses to “Occupy Williamsburg banner drop quotes Drake, calls for General Strike”

  1. morriss said

    Well done! Occupy! DO NOT BE SILENT! TOGETHER Let’s LET FREEDOM RING! Here: http://t.co/I0NUiOMm

  2. [...] ● Occupy Williamsburg have dragged Drake into their fight, borrowing his line about “real is on the rise” for their latest round of posters. They were too busy sound-checking to hear that “just me, myself and all my millions” part, though. [MagicMuscle] [...]

  3. [...] and New York are now officially building General Strikes for May Day, and it is still being discussed weather [...]

  4. [...] Oakland and New York are now officially building General Strikes for May Day, and it is still being discussed weather the strikes will follow in a traditional mold of labor marches and picket lines, or if it will be something more in line with the developing style of the “hijackers” and “vandalists” who are keeping Occupy strong through the winter, indeed some sort of“intelligibility strike.” Like this:LikeBe the first to like this post. Posted by reoccupied Filed in Action, Theoretical Combat Tags: brooklyn, geiseric, oakland, occu-party, occupy everything, occupy wall street, occupy williamsburg, ows, vandals Leave a Comment » [...]

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