End COVID Monopolies NYC: 2 Years of Pandemic, 6 Million Dead
Start: Friday, March 11, 2022•12:00 PM
Join us on the 2nd anniversary of the World Health Organization's declaration of a global pandemic as we take our grief and outrage to Wall Street and the heart of US capitalism. Join us to call out the real culprits behind the endless COVID-19 pandemic: Big Pharma. Join us to demand the Biden administration stop coddling the world's most-profitable industry and provide global leadership to end the pandemic everywhere NOW!
All participants are asked to wear black clothing to this event.
This event will be the NYC part of a International Day of Action organized by the Global People's Vaccine Alliance. It will complement over two dozen being held around the world in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Over 2 years, almost 6 million people around the globe have died (nearly 1 million in the US alone), and new, deadly viral variants keep emerging that threaten all of us, throw our daily lives into havoc, push our hospitals to beyond the breaking point, and short-circuit our economy.
World leaders have yet to take real decisive action to end the pandemic once and for all. Instead, they just dither and mouth altruistic pablum. Occasionally, they take timid steps that, while modestly helpful, do not in any way disrupt "business as usual" or address the enormity of the crisis. Meanwhile, #BigPharma corporations rake in billions in profits for their coffers, shareholders, and executives, and refuse to share their know-how for the mass production of vaccines, treatments, and tests.
It's time for a change. It's time to end the pandemic NOW!
Sponsor groups [list in formation]:
- ACT UP/New York
- Center for Popular Democracy & CPD Action
- Health Global Action Project (HeatlhGAP)
- Housing Works
- Metro New York Health Care for All
- New York Trade Justice Coalition
- Physicians for a National Health Program, NY Metro Chapter
- Right to Health Action
- Rise and Resist
- Showing Up for Racial Justice NYC
Click here to sign-on as an organizational sponsor. All that is required of sponsors is to promote the event to you members and networks, and to work to actually turn some people out for it. Groups are invited to bring organization banners to ID their participation. Message-specific signs for this event will be provided for participants to use.