5 PM, Federal Plaza: Adams & Dearborn, Chicago
Fast wood workers and other low-wage workers are planning a nationwide strike on August 29 to demand a living wage, dignity, decent working conditions, and the right to form a union without retaliation. After all, those are the basic reasons why unions are needed in the first place.
Locally, this will be the first action connected with this campaign. Milwaukee has already seen a couple citywide strikes under the name of Raise Up MKE that have been successful in building the movement there.
Here in Madison, there will be a rally at 4:30 at Library Mall, followed by a march up State Street to the Capitol, where there will be a post-march rally. We will sing one song (probably “Solidarity Forever”) at the Library Mall to send the march off on a good note, then we will join the march to Veteran’s Plaza (across the street from the Capitol by the State Street corner), where we will sing a few more labor solidarity songs, so please come on down & sing along! Everyone would be invited to join in, of course!
From the International Action Center: http://tinyurl.com/qg6t4wn
August 28 Assemblies: http://peoplespowerassemblies.org/justice-for-trayvon-martin-actions/
From RT: http://tinyurl.com/ml48wqn
Syrian leader President Bashar Assad has stressed that the claims of his government using chemical weapons made by Western countries are “an insult to common sense” and “nonsense,” in an interview to Russia’s Izvestia newspaper.
“The statements made by the politicians in the USA and in other Western countries represent an insult to common sense and neglect of the public opinion of citizens in those countries. It’s nonsense: first, they bring charges, and then they collect evidence. And it’s one of the most powerful countries that does it – the US. They accused us on Wednesday, and in only two days the American leadership announces they started to collect the evidence.… They accuse our army of using chemical weapons in the area that’s reportedly controlled by the terrorists. In fact, there is no precise front line between the army and the insurgents in that area. And how can a government use chemical weapons – or any other weapons of mass destruction – in the area where government troops are concentrated? This is against elementary logic.”
United National Antiwar Coalition: https://www.unacpeace.org/
NO U.S. WAR ON SYRIA!
TAKE ACTION NOW AND ORGANIZE EMERGENCY RESPONSE IF THERE IS AN ATTACK
and organize actions before an attack
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