June 30, Milwaukee: Join The Striking Palermo’s Workers

http://tinyurl.com/cdpc43p

Workers at the Palermo’s Pizza plant have been on strike since June 1st, after the company threatened them with termination simply for trying to unionize to receive better working conditions. You can find more info here: http://www.theuptake.org/2012/06/10/records-show-palermos-strikers-safety-concerns-are-real/
And you can keep updated with the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/boycottpalermos

Please show support by joining them this Saturday outside of Palermo’s – 3301 W Canal Street in Milwaukee. Please feel free to come out during the week, too. The strikers are out there for hours every day, so having people there in solidarity helps keep their morale up.

They are out on the picket line Monday through Friday, 1:30pm to 4pm and 7:30pm to 9:45pm. On Saturdays they are there from 10am-1pm.

June 10, 2012 on the picket line at Palermo’s.

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The US Bears Responsibility for Killing Innocents in Ahuas, Honduras; We Demand Justice

http://tinyurl.com/7hoyn4z

Ms. Miriam Miranda is a founder of the Observatory of the Human Rights of Indigenous and Black Peoples of Honduras (ODHPINH) and the General Coordinator of the Fraternal Black Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH), a federation of the Garifuna communities of Honduras. In this capacity Ms. Miranda has participated in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous People, the Working Group to prepare the Draft American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People in the OAS, and has coordinated the presentation of groundbreaking petitions before the Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), and Inspection Panel of the World Bank. She has been the target of violence by Honduran police, as a consequence in 2011 she was granted protective measures by the IACHR. In November 2011 Ms. Miranda was honored by the Chicago Religious Leadership Network.

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Coming Together to Support Striking Palermo’s Pizza Workers

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

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June 28, NYC: Protest Against the U.S. Backed Coup in Paraguay!

THURS ►JUNE 28 @ 4 PM
TIMES SQUARE

Protest Against the U.S. Backed Coup  in Paraguay!

D E M A N D :

  • Solidarity with The People of Latin America and the Caribbean!
  • Reinstall President Lugo to the Presidency Now!
  • Commemorate the Resistance in Honduras
    against the Coup Against President Zelaya!
  • No U.S. War in Syria!

 June 28 March & Rally  ► 4pm

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!

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