Iowa Summit to Confront Corporate Power
[From Iowa CCI]
99% Spring: Iowa Summit to Confront Corporate Power
Community, faith, and labor organizations from around the country are calling for a renewed movement of direct action targeting the nation’s most abusive corporations.
We’re calling it the 99% Spring.
The 99% Spring was launched Feb. 15 with this letter signed by over 40 movement leaders and organizations.
This movement will launch in Iowa on April 14. We will join 100,000 people who will gather together across the country that week for a series of trainings, teach-ins, and direct action.
In the spirit of the freedom schools of the civil rights movement and the roving lecturers of the populist movement, we will train ourselves in a new vision for our economy and in the practice of non-violent direct action as a means of realizing this vision.
There is no road to a fair economy and true democracy that does not include going toe-to-toe with abusive corporations.