From the International Action Center:
From the International Action Center:
Here are things you can do to help the striking workers immediately:
– Donate to the strike fund: https://www.wepay.com/donations/170361
– Sign & share the petition: http://signon.org/sign/tell-palermos-pizza-stop.fb10?source=s.fb&r_by=2739117
– Join the picket line at 3310 W. Canal Street in Miwaukee! Bring supplies (food, water, umbrellas for the sun, signs, music, etc)
– Join the official Strike Facebook page, “Support Striking Palermo’s Workers”
– Spread the word!
For more information about the ongoing strike: www.vdlf.org
D E M A N D :
Gather @ Times Square, 41st & 7th Ave.
5 pm March to Paraguayan Mission
211 E. 43rd St. B/t 2nd & 3rd Ave.
5:30 – 6:30 pm End at the Honduran Mission
1st Ave. & 48th St. 866 United Nations Plaza
June 28 marks the third anniversary of the coup in Honduras where the democratically elected President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya was overthrown. Since then, a heroic people’s movement has arisen despite massive brutal repression, including countless assassinations of activists and leaders in the resistance.
The Honduras Solidarity Network issued a call for actions on Thursday, June 28. The Colectivo Honduras USA Resistancia-Libre, which is organizing Hondurans in the US and supports the resistance in their homeland, picked up that call.
The Latin America & Caribbean Solidarity Committee of the IAC supports this call as well as the Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle, La Peña del Bronx, the May 1st Coalition and urges everyone to come out on Thursday, June 28.
However, because of the ominous right-wing coup in Paraguay last week, the Honduran Colectivo along with the rest have broadened the demonstration to include a denunciation of the coup that took place in Paraguay. Banners in solidarity with Bolivia, Ecuador, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela will also be raised high.
Come out and join us on Thursday, June 28!
SI TO THE PEOPLES MOVEMENTS IN LATIN AMERICA, NO TO US IMPERIALISM!
NO US WAR IN PARAGUAY, VENEZUELA, CUBA, HONDURAS, SYRIA OR ANYWHERE!
SELF DETERMINATION FOR THE PEOPLE OF LATIN AMERICA!
QUE VIVA LUGO, ZELAYA, CHAVEZ, FIDEL, RAUL, MORALES, CORREA Y TODOS LOS LIDERES ANTI-IMPERIALISTAS!
Featuring young Canadian Metis (Indigenous)
leader Aaron Mercredi!
Plus, see below for a guide to material donations for Caravan!
Saturday, July 7: at Central United Methodist Church (639 N. 25th St., Milw.): 6:00 pm potluck, 7:00 pm program: Welcome the 22nd Annual Caravan to Cuba as it stops in Milwaukee! 2012 marks 22 years of the caravan’s solidarity with the Cuban people! Every year, Pastors for Peace, along with caravanistas from around the country (and world), embark on a journey to Cuba — without a license — and bring material aid to the Cuban people in an act of civil disobedience against the immoral U.S. blockade. Our speaker is a journalist and leader of Canada’s First Nation Metis population, Aaron Mercredi (bio below). Join us for an evening of good food, friends, and music!
For more information to see Cuba by joining the Caravan, welcoming the Caravan during its Milwaukee stop, and for a list of how and what to donate, click here (or call 414-273-1040)!
Caravan to Cuba’s special guest speaker for July 7 event — Aaron Mercredi: Aaron Mercredi is a young Metis social justice organizer and journalist based in Vancouver BC, Canada. He is a founding member of Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) and the Indigenous Rights and Action Project (IRAP). He has travelled to Cuba six times as part of the Caravan, as well as part of the Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade and international conferences. Aaron is an Editorial Board member of the Fire This Time Newspaper and a radio host with Kla How Ya FM on Vancouver Co-Op Radio, where he has covered extensively issues of indigenous self-determination and solidarity with Cuba. Meet him on July 7th!
Emergency Protest Against the Growing Threat of War
June 27th, 5pm,
Federal Building, 125 S State St Salt Lake City Ut.
Hands Off Syria and Iran!
End the Drone Wars!
We Need Jobs, Education and Healthcare, Not Endless War!
The growing threats of war against Syria are alarming. Recently, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Russia not to get in the way of US backed efforts to force out the government of President Assad. The corporate media is making every effort to overwhelm us with calls for another “Humanitarian War”. The drum beat of aggression against Iran grows daily as well. The coup by the U.S. funded and trained Egyptian military, overturning the first popularly elected government in recent history is another ominous warning. The threat of new war is real while US drone attacks are an expanding form of anonymous war.
During the period from June 23 through July 1, there will be demonstrations, vigils and forum around the country to protest the growing threats of war.
We will be gathering to picket in solidarity with actions around the United States. Please bring signs and as many friends as possible! There will also be opportunities to share your opinions.
Community-Labor United for Postal Jobs & Services (clupjs.com) 917-402-4755
Cars, buses and vans of labor and community activists will form a Caravan to Washington, DC, in the early hours of Thursday, June 28, to join a mushrooming national hunger strike to save postal services and jobs.
The nationally organized hunger strike was initiated by Community and Postal Workers United, spearheaded by postal workers in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Denver, Detroit, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Jersey and New York. (See CPWUnited.com.)
The caravan will start at 4 am in Newburgh, NY, where hunger striker and Mid-Hudson APWU President Debbie Szeredy will lead a delegation of postal workers and community leaders heading to DC. Debbie will explain the hunger strike and the fight to save the post office.
Next stop will be the James A. Farley General Post Office in New York City, at 8th Avenue & 33rd Street. A 6 am support rally and send-off is planned by Community-Labor United for Postal Jobs & Services (CLUPJS.com), with support from the National Conference of Black Trade Unionists, a coalition of public sector unionists from APWU, NALC, AFSCME District Council 37, the Transport Workers Union Local 100, United Federation of Teachers, and SEIU District 1199. Other participants include the South Bronx Community Congress, Parents to Improve School Transportation, and the Chelsea Tenants Council. Some of these groups will have delegations joining the caravan to DC.
A Newark, NJ rally will take place at 7:30 am, hosted by the People’s Organization for Progress (POP), with members of the APWU, Mail Handlers and Letter Carriers.
The caravan will roll into Philadelphia at 9:30, for a rally organized by postal workers, longshore workers, Occupy Philadelphia, and other groups.
The caravan’s last stop before entering Washington will be in Baltimore, at 10:30 am. The Baltimore All-People’s Congress will hold a press conference and send-off rally, together with community and labor leaders and organizers.
On arrival in Washington, the caravanistas will join a national press conference of Hunger Strikers and their supporters, and help launch two days of protest and civil disobedience aimed at US Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, and his rightwing supporters in Congress.
No U.S./NATO war vs Syria and Iran.
Demonstrate at the Federal Building
6th & Market.
Wednesday, June 27 from 4:30 to 6pm
· Hands Off Syria and Iran!
· End the Drone Wars!
·We Need Jobs, Education and Healthcare, Not Endless War!
Endorsers to date:
Philadelphia International Action Center
Brandywine Peace Community
Workers World Party (Philadelphia)
(please forward widely)
Proposal from UNAC on growing war crisis.
The growing threats of war against Syria this week are alarming. Just yesterday, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Russia not to get in the way of US backed efforts to force out the government of President Assad. The corporate media is making every effort to overwhelm us with calls for another “Humanitarian War”. The drum beat of aggression against Iran grows daily as well. The coup by the U.S. funded and trained Egyptian military, overturning the first popularly elected government in recent history is another ominous warning. The threat of new war is real while US drone attacks are an expanding form of anonymous war.
The last week of June is designated for days of resistance to the war drive. Protests will be taking place in cities in many U.S. cities.
For more information: 215-724-1618; UNACpeace@gmail.com; email@example.com