May Day Detroit

Unite the 99% to fight the 1%

International Workers Day

Tuesday, May 1

Noon Assemble@Clark Park, Detroit

1:00 p.m. Rally @ Maybury School

2:00 p.m. Rally@Michigan Train Depot

3:15 p.m. Rally @Federal Building

4:00 p.m. Rally at Rosa Parks Transit Center

4:30 p.m. Arrive at Grand Circus Park for picnic/music

6:30 p.m. Occupy Detroit General Assembly

SAVE THE WORKERS!

DEFEND IMMIGRANT RIGHTS!

SAVE OUR COMMUNITIES!

SAVE OUR PLANET!

For more Information: 313-757-2155

outreach@Occupy-Detroit.us – www.occupy-detroit.us

http://mecawi.org/

Endorsers include:

One Michigan (an immigrant rights organization),Occupy Detroit, Rev. D.
Alexander Bullock, Peace Action of Michigan, Southeast Michigan Jobs
with Justice, Detroit Area Peace and Justice Network, Sierra Club,
Moratorium Now! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility
Shutoffs, Michigan Emergency Coalition Against War & Injustice,
Detroit Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom,
Autoworkers Caravan, Alliance to Halt Fermi Three, the union UNITE
HERE and Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery.

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Voces de la Frontera and Allies Prepare for National May Day March Against Arizona’s SB 1070

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 27, 2012

PRESS CONTACT: JOE SHANSKY (414) 218-3331

Voces de la Frontera and Allies Prepare for National May Day March Against Arizona’s SB 1070

US Congressman Luis Gutierrez, US Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Gubernatorial Candidates to Rally on Sunday

On Sunday April 29, Voces de la Frontera will hold our seventh annual May Day Solidarity March,  joining cities across the United States in a week of national actions for immigrant and worker rights. 

Voces de la Frontera has consistently organized some of the largest May Day marches in the country since 2006 and in the state’s history, drawing up to 100,000 attendees last year. This year we will have buses with attendees coming from ten different cities across Wisconsin.

This Sunday we march to demand justice in the highest court as the US Supreme Court begins to hear arguments on Arizona’s controversial anti-immigrant law in United States vs. Arizona.  The court’s landmark ruling, expected in June, will determine whether our nation will uphold the historic gains of the civil rights movement or revert back to a pre-civil rights era of second-class citizenship. We also march for an end to the cruel immigration enforcement policies that continue to separate loving families.

In recognition of Wisconsin’s role as a national battleground state, US Congressman Luis Gutierrez (IL) will speak at the state-wide rally at Veteran’s Park in Milwaukee.  He will be introduced by US Congresswoman Gwen Moore. Congressman Gutierrez has been at the forefront of the effort to pass historic comprehensive immigration reform legislation, as well as raise the visibility of the toll of mass deportations on immigrant families.

All candidates for Wisconsin’s gubernatorial race have been invited to the event. Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett and Kathleen Falk have been confirmed to speak briefly at the Solidarity Stage on 5th and Washington around 1 pm, before the march begins.  Full program details (subject to change) can be seen by clicking here.
In Racine, a Sunday mass will be held in the parking lot of Pick N’ Save prior to boarding the bus to Milwaukee, as a show of support from the faith community.  The mass will be begin at 9:30 am, at 2210 Rapids Drive.  For interviews with attendees of the Racine mass, contact Juan Ruiz at (414) 218-7115.

Marchers will assemble at 12:30 pm on Sunday, April 29, with a short program at at the corners of 5th St. and Washington St.  Marchers will then proceed to Veteran’s Park for a 2 pm rally with Congressman Luis Gutierrez and headlining musical guest, Billboard award winners Kinto Sol. All events are free and open to the public. 

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Judge orders May 15 Trial for Carlos Montes! We need your help

From the Committee to Stop FBI Repression:

http://www.stopfbi.net/events/5-15-12/judge-orders-may-15-trial-carlos-montes-we-need-your-help

— At court on April 26, the judge ordered a trial to begin May 15
for Carlos Montes. The legal charges are a pretext to attack Carlos for his political activism, and stem from the national FBI targeting of anti-war and international solidarity activists. Carlos Montes is a longtime Los Angeles anti-war, immigrant rights and Chicano civil rights activist.

— Funds are urgently needed for Carlos’ legal defense.
At the April 26 hearing, the judge refused to dismiss the charges against Carlos on the basis of discriminatory prosecution due to his activism, so a full-blown trial will begin on May 15. Trials are expensive. Click here to donate.

— Join Carlos in court the week of May 15

All Out for the Trial!
Plan on attending all or part of this important trial – it will take several days.

The trial will start Tuesday, May 15 8 a.m.

Criminal Courts Building, 13th floor, Department 100
210 West Temple Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

— Soon, we will send out info for a pressure campaign targeting the Los Angeles District Attorney.

http://www.stopfbi.net/

Carlos Montes

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