Hosted by Workers World Party
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We will discuss the significance of the defeat of Alabama Republican and pedophile Roy Moore as well as the fall of Weinstein and company.
1. Minnie Bruce Pratt, Workers World Newspaper Managing Editor and Alabama native
2. Teresa Gutierrez, Workers World Party National Committee member
147 West 24th Street
Dinner at 6:30 pm for a small donation.
Panel starts at 7 p.m.
Hosted by Moratorium NOW! Coalition
Campus Martius Park, 800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, 12 NOON
On the one year anniversary of Trump’s inauguratiton —
Demonstrate — Fight Trump and the Capitalist System he Represents.
Overturn the tax giveaway to the rich and corporatiions
Expand Social Programs for the Poor
No to U.S. Imperialist War and Aggression across the globe — Defend the DPRK, Yemen, and Iran. Solidarity with the Palestinian Uprising
Smash White Supremacy, sexism and LGBTQ oppression.
Defend Immigrant Rights — there are no borders in the workers’ struggle
Fight for 15 and a Union — Stop the robbery of servers’ tips
Jobs and Health Care are fundamental Human Rights and must be guaranteed to all
Stop the War on the Environmnent
Make the Banks pay for the Destruction they caused from Detroit to Puerto Rico
End the giveaway of our City to Detroit’s Trump — Dan “Robber Baron” Gilbert.
Stop all Foreclosures, Evictions and Water Shut-offs
We are building up a week of action from MLK Day (1/15/18) to J20 (January 20) to demand the charges be dropped against the #J20 defendants, the brave organizers who began 2017 by protesting the current US President’s inauguration, and were unjustly repressed by the state.
Demonstration Initiated by Moratorium Now! Coalition and Workers World Party
By Professor Philip Alston
“…My visit coincides with a dramatic change of direction in US policies relating to inequality and extreme poverty. The proposed tax reform package stakes out America’s bid to become the most unequal society in the world, and will greatly increase the already high levels of wealth and income inequality between the richest 1% and the poorest 50% of Americans. The dramatic cuts in welfare, foreshadowed by the President and Speaker Ryan, and already beginning to be implemented by the administration, will essentially shred crucial dimensions of a safety net that is already full of holes. It is against this background that my report is presented.” https://tinyurl.com/y8avqv4p
The decision of the Trump administration to declare that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and that the US will move its embassy to Jerusalem is a violation of the rights of the Palestinian people, of international law and a number of United Nations resolutions. It is a bipartisan action which is supported by most Democrats and Republicans in Congress and by past presidents from both parties. It once again affirms Washington’s support for the brutal Zionist regime in Israel and its genocidal policies towards the Palestinian people.
The 1947 UN resolution on Palestine took away half of the land of the Palestinian people and gave it to Zionist leaders for a Jewish state. It proclaimed Jerusalem would have a special international administration, recognizing the fact that it held a special standing for the various religions of the people in the region and around the world. These policies were a direct violation of the rights of the Palestinian people. But this was not enough for the Zionist regime. They wanted all of the land of the Palestinian people and so, through a series of military actions and discriminatory policies, much of the Palestinian population was driven from the land and multi-generations today live as refugees in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and other countries of the Palestinian diaspora. The land that was left for the Palestinian people within Palestine has been continually encroached upon, with illegal Jewish-only settlements, destruction and seizure of Palestinian property and land, and the setting up of walls and Jewish-only roads and check points for Palestinians, restricting their movement in their own country. Gaza has become an open-air prison, with the densely packed population refused the right to freely leave Gaza while the Israeli government controls how much food, drinkable water, building materials, electricity and other necessities will be allowed for the beleaguered people to minimally survive.
This most recent move of the Trump administration, knowingly provoking a backlash wreaking more violence and oppression on the Palestinian people, fully exposes Washington’s unqualified backing for Israel’s apartheid regime. This latest outrage must be opposed throughout the United States and the world. We urge all to join these protests or to build actions in your communities.
Return Jerusalem to the Palestinian people!
Support Self-Determination and the Right of Return for all Palestinians!
Solidarity with Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the Zionist State of Israel!
End all US aid to Israel!
“…Why is Wall Street pressing their minions in Washington so hard to pass this shameful bill? For decades, big business has more and more relied on automation and global production networks to lower labor costs and increase profit margins. But now they face the dead end of overproduction and a declining rate of profit. To increase profits they are driven to lower their own taxes while at the same time vastly increasing the deficit.
They will then use the existence of a large deficit as their excuse to destroy every hard-won social program starting with the New Deal passed during the 1930s depression. This includes cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and so much more, while they wallow in their hoarded wealth.
The protests so far, strong as they are, are only a beginning. Millions of workers and oppressed people are waking up to what big business and their politicians have in store: one harsh austerity measure after another. By taking to the streets and disrupting “business as usual,” the workers and poor can win this fight. And will.