The Bloombergville Declaration Endorsed by Noam Chomsky, Frances Fox Piven, Arun Gupta and OthersPosted: June 24, 2011
In the day since the Bloombergville Declaration was released, response to it has been very positive. More than a dozen leading writers, scholars and activists as well as community organizations have endorsed Bloombergville and what we stand for.
The first to endorse was Noam Chomsky. Other endorsers include Z Media’s Michael Albert, New York Councilman Charles Barron, Arun Gupta of the Indypendent, social geographer David Harvey, historian and political scientist Frances Fox Piven and new names continue to be added.
THE BLOOMBERGVILLE DECLARATION
We stand with all those struggling against austerity around the world.
We are in active solidarity with those refusing any and all cuts when solutions to deficits are clearly available. The solution demands a reorientation of the fundamental priorities of our countries. We reject our money going to war, tax breaks for the rich, and subsides to banks.
No library should close. No teacher or worker laid off. No tuition raised. No fire station closed. No unaffordable housing. And no social services ended.
By increasing taxes on the wealthy and ending the wars and occupations the US engages in, we could help those most affected by the budget cuts: working people, people of color, women, students, the homeless, among others. The solution is clear, and will only come from collective struggle.
Bloombergville is an encampment to intensify and strengthen the struggle against austerity in New York City. It is a site of struggle and a community of resistance. We have drawn our inspiration from similar actions around the world, and we hope to inspire others.
So long as austerity is on the agenda, we will be on the streets!
To see the complete list of Endorsers, go to www.bloombergvillenow.org/declaration