Monday, March 30, 2009

Pittsburgh Organizing Group Hosts Market Square Rally

The Pittsburgh Organizing Group, a self-described anarchist organization, is sponsoring an event they call the “Financial Fools Day” rally to express concern about the current global economic crisis. The rally is scheduled for April 1st—Wednesday—in Market Square at 4 p.m.

Lindsey Praksti says people supporting the rally want a global system that puts people ahead of profits and preserves the environment.

There will be poetry, music and speakers—some from co-sponsors Codepink Women for Peace, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, the Anti-War Committee of the Thomas Merton Center, and Landslide Community Farm.

After the rally, marchers will visit what Praksti calls “purveyors of corporate globalization”—PNC and BNY Mellon Banks, plus payday lenders, and city and county government buildings.

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