Dear Friends—Our folks in West Virginia have an urgent situation. Twenty people are in jail for acts of civil disobedience in shutting down the largest mountaintop removal mine site in North America. We need to raise money ASAP!
One of the arrestees includes 20 year old Dustin Steel who was arrested, beaten by police, badly injured, and has been refused hospital care. We want to get Dustin out of jail today in order to get him medical care. Dustin is the son and grandson of West Virginia coal miners and it’s completely outrageous the treatment he has received at the hands of law enforcement.
You can see a video of Dustin speaking the day before the actions here- http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SEqcqKBzW9A
All of these brave activists are being held on a $25,000 per person bail.Donate now, and share with your friends!
Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/mj-legal
BTW- I donated $25 and would love to have some folks match me.
Thanks, Scott Parkin
Rainforest Action Network
Senior Organizer, Coal Finance
221 Pine St #500
San Francisco, CA 94104 USA
Perry Harvey Snr Park 1200 N. Orange Ave Tampa, FL
The Coalition to March On The RNC cordially invites you to March On The RNC! Join groups such as GetEQUAL, Students for a Democratic Society and CODE PINK as WE DEMAND:Good Jobs,
Equality and Peace
Say NO to the Republican Agenda!
Money for human needs, not for corporate greed!
On August 27, 2012, while the Republican National Convention selects a candidate for president, we will be marching in the streets of Tampa, Florida demanding good jobs, healthcare, affordable education, equality and peace. We will let the entire world know, “We have had enough of the endless attacks on the rights of working people and our standard of living!” We will defend Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. We will defend ourselves against union-busting. We will defend our children’s right to an affordable, quality education. We want money spent on human needs, not on wars overseas and corporate greed.
On Monday, the attention of the entire world will be focused on Tampa, Florida. The Republican National Convention brings together some of the worst politicians that this country has to offer. We’re calling on all those ready to fight back against the attacks launched by the Republican Party and their corporate masters to take to the streets and demand a better future for our families, our communities and our children.
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This is a National Call to Build a LGBTQ contingent for the March on Wall St South. Please forward widely as possible to all online lists and social media sources to spread the word and get endorsements. Thank you!
LGBTQ people are part of 99%! – A National Call to LGBTQ people from LGBTQ members of the Coalition to March on Wall St. South, to build a National LGBTQ Contingent
Sunday, September 2, 2012 Charlotte, North Carolina
We demand equal access to employment, housing, healthcare and education discrimination NOW! Equal Rights Now!
Show Your Outrage over Passing of North Carolina’s Anti-LGBTQ Marriage Amendment 1!
Free LGBTQ activists CeCe McDonald& Bradley Manning!
To Become an Endorser email firstname.lastname@example.org
LGBTQ People need Equal Rights and Economic Justice
4-8 p.m., @ Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters hall, 7717 W Good Hope Rd., Milwaukee
The Committee to Stop FBI Repression is circulating a statement from the Portland-based Committee Against Political Repression on how you can help the political activists who have been subpoenaed to appear before a Seattle Grand Jury August 2. If your group has not yet signed the solidarity statement, reprinted below, please do so. We know that repression us growing in this country. It is vital that all progressive people unite and defeat this attack on the people’s movement.
Call In Day 8/1 & Action Steps to “Stop Grand Jury Repression in the Northwest:”
Locked-out Palermo’s Pizza factory workers in Milwaukee are fighting a hard battle for union recognition and workplace safety, and battling against victimization of the largely-immigrant workforce by the bosses. Come support their picket! We’ll be out there from 10AM – 1 PM on August 4, so we’ll leave the Wilmar Center at 8:30 and return by 3:30. If you need a ride, contact Marty Kerein at 608-523-4018. For more info on the strike, visit http://www.vdlf.org/. Donations are also desperately needed; please visit https://www.wepay.com/donations/183059.
The Palermo’s Workers Union is demanding that Palermo recognize the Palermo’s Workers Union, re-instate the workers who were fired or replaced for participating in the strike, stop threatening immigrant workers, improve unsafe working conditions and negotiate a labor contract.
Since the strike began, thousands of supporters have and continue to join the picket line, numerous fundraisers have raised thousands of dollars for the striking workers, thousands of pounds of food and beverages have been donated to the strikers and their families and much more.
The picket line schedule is: Monday through Friday: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm and Saturday: 10 am-1 pm. at Palermo’s headquarters, 3301 W. Canal Street in Milwaukee.
Supporters are also engaging in the distribution of boycott literature to area businesses; they meet M-F at 5:30 pm at Voces de la Frontera 1027 S. 5th Street, Milwaukee and leaflet until 8 pm.
For more information: www.sliceofjustice.com and www.vdlf.org. Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/boycottpalermos. Petition: http://signon.org/sign/tell-palermos-pizza-stop.