Because Labor Day isn’t enough, there’s a movement out there among supporters of a second four-day work week in September to boycott 9-11. While some may suspect that means boycotting Toby Keith albums, American flags, or color-coded warning systems, it’s actually a call for a general boycott of everything (work, school, shopping) on the anniversary of the terrorist attack in response to … well, I’ll let them tell you.
The General Strike is a national call to action, from citizens to other citizens. It is not about a single issue. It is not an anti-war protest, a civil rights protest, an election fraud protest. It is not about torture, surveillance, corporate media, the 9/11 coverup, or the environment. This strike is about all these issues and more.”
We would do these clever boycotts back in college. You take the day off from school to get stir fry in the cafeteria or some other more legitimate gripe. But refusing to work is a bit silly. Tuesdays being panic days here at the office, I’m pretty sure there would be a new face in my chair come Wednesday if I bowed out to literally boycott whatever. And I work for some really progressive folks.