The Troy, N.Y., Labor Council passed the following resolution in opposition to the $40 billion in military aid to Ukraine. The resolution could be summarized as saying, “Money for housing, education and healthcare, not for war.”
Whereas: According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, it would cost $20 billion to end homelessness in the United States.
Whereas: The College For All Act endorsed by Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Pramila Jayapal aims for free college tuition at all community colleges, public 4-year colleges, and tribal colleges.
And Whereas: The estimated total cost of the College For All Act is $700 billion.
Whereas: : A recent study by Yale epidemiologists found that Medicare for All would save around 68,000 lives a year while reducing U.S. health care spending by around 13%, or $450 billion a year.
Whereas: The US government should prioritize the needs of its own citizens.
Therefore be it resolved: that the Troy Area Labor Council AFL-CIO opposes the recently passed bill that would spend 40 Billion dollars in military aid to Ukraine.
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THE WORKERS’ SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS – TIJUANA (June 10-12, 2022) is a workers’ conference that calls for the programmatic unity of the working class and social movements to create a permanent forum for solidarity and the linking of anti-imperialist, anti-colonial and anti-patriarchal struggles in the American continent.
During this Summit, you will be part of discussions about the economic sanctions of U.S. imperialism and its partners in the European Union against Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua; growing poverty; unemployment and job insecurity; violence against trade unionists and social activists; gender violence, sexual and cultural diversity; structural racism and violence against Indigenous, native and Afro-descendant peoples; and the criminalization of migration; among other topics. (LEARN MORE / APRENDE MÁS: workerssummit.org)
REGISTER IN-PERSON OR ONLINE / REGISTRATE EN PERSONA O VIRTUALMENTE: tinyurl.com/workerssummit2022
DONATE / DONAR: tinyurl.com/workerssummit2022
For endorsement, participation, or additional information about the Summit contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / Para aprobación, participación o más información: email@example.com
We need the grassroots support of workers and workers’ organizations like yours!
ENDORSEMENTS / APROBACIÓNES
Special thanks to / Agradecimientos especiales a:
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East (498 7th Avenue New York, N.Y. 10018)
Initial Mexican Participation / Participación Mexicana Inicial:
Movimiento Magisterial Popular Veracruzano, Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de Educación, Movimento Social por la Tierra-MST, Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (SNTE) de Baja California, Sindicato Independiente Nacional Democrático de Jornaleros Agrícolas (SINDJA), Partido del Trabajo de México y el Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas.
Initial USA & Canadian grassroots organizations / Organizaciones de base iniciales de EE. UU. y Canadá:
Alliance for Global Justice, Task Force on the Americas, International Action Center, Chicago ALBA Solidarity, All-African People’s Revolutionary Party – GC, United National Antiwar Coalition, Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice, Frente Hugo Chavez para la Defensa de los Pueblos – Canada, International Family and Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal, Committee to Stop FBI Repression, Samidoun NY/NJ, Sanctions Kill Coalition, Fuerza de la Revolucion, Anticonquista, Unión del Barrio
Other organizations / Otras organizaciones:
International US-Cuba Normalization Conference Coalition, Central de Trabajadores de Cuba, Honduras Solidarity Network, Friends of the ATC Nicaragua
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We will have Kawsachun News’ Camila Escalante as special invitee directly from Bolivia.
Sunday May 29, 2022, the first round of the Colombian presidential race is scheduled. There are high chances for Colombia to have its first center-left President in history and many doubt Colombia’s oligarchy will allow it.
In this Dialogue we will evaluate the pre and post election environment, results, congress composition and threats for Colombia and the region.
We are also planning to evaluate under the context of the electoral results the prospects for the pacification of a country in civil war since 1948 when leftist presidential candidate Jorge Eliecer Gaitan was assassinated, how to deal with social exclusion, paramilitarism, drug cartel violence, mass assassination of social leaders, revival of the peace agreements and repolitization of a country plagued with apathy, exhaustion and oligarchical control of mass media.
We will endup our debate analyzing the implications of Colombia becoming a destabilization actor playing at the interests of United States and NATO, with 7 US military bases, becoming a NATO preferential partner for the US, participating with mercenaries in political assassination in Haiti and preparing/ launching mercenary incursions against Venezuela.
Join us for this discussion on Tuesday, May 31 at 1 p.m. (EST)
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The last time Diba Rihan saw her son Numan was three years ago. His head was hung low in distress and his eyes were full of pain, she said. One of his cheeks was swollen where he had been hit, he told her, by a prison guard.
“As a result of the hunger strike and solitary confinement, his health had deteriorated,” Diba, 77, told The Electronic Intifada from her home in Gaza City.
Numan, 50, has now been imprisoned at Israel’s Nafha prison for nine years. He has 11 years remaining on his sentence.
The prison, located 40 miles south of Beersheba in the desert, is “considered one of the most harsh and severe of the occupation prisons,” according to Addameer. It is a facility designed to “subject [the prisoners] to gradual death and to isolate them.”
As of April 2022, Israel imprisons 4,450 Palestinians, including 160 children, 32 women, and 530 administrative detainees, according to Addameer.
Numan is among the 152 prisoners serving sentences of more than 20 years – though it feels infinitely longer to his family in Gaza….
This 74th Nakba day, we honored 74 years of the Palestinian resistance against the ongoing catastrophe that is the Zionist occupation, genocide, and displacement of Palestinian people from their homelands.
This 74th Nakba day, we honored the land defenders and freedom fighters that stood against settler colonial projects in Palestine before 1948 and those that fought and continue to fight imperialism worldwide.
Together, we reaffirmed that:
- There can be no true freedom, until we decolonize our minds. And no true peace, until imperialism is defeated at the root.
- Despite the horrors of imperialism, we come together in recognition of our power to resist, our power to heal and our power to build a better future.
- The Palestinian cause is central to the struggle for liberation from colonialism worldwide.
- To stand with Palestine, is to stand with all oppressed and marginalized communities against state-sponsored murder, displacement and disproportionate control over resources and opportunity.
- We must reject normalization with the illegitimate Zionist entity in all its forms to uphold the struggle we organize and mobilize for year after year.
We thank you for sharing this space with us and look forward to continued growth in knowledge and power with you.
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In dedication to our defender of the land, the people and the truth – Rest in Power Shireen Abu Akleh. Even in death, your light will never be dimmed.
Filipino Community Leaders across North America renew calls to fight for democracy in the Philippines amidst looming dictatorship comeback
WHAT: Launch of a united “Manifesto of Filipinos in North America on the Recently Conducted Philippine Elections”
WHEN: Wednesday, May 18, 7PM Pacific | 9PM Central | 10PM Eastern | Thursday, May 19, 10am Manila
- Mr. Ago Pedalizo, Filipino American Human Rights Alliance (FAHRA)
- Ms. Marissa Corpus, Malaya Movement Canada and Koalition Kontra Daya Canada
- Mr. Yves Nibungco, Malaya Movement USA
- Ms. Nerissa Allegretti, 1Sambayan USA
- Atty. Loida Lewis, US Filipinos for Good Governance
- And other Leaders from Filipino organizations in the US and Canada
WHERE: Via Zoom, RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
VIDEO & PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:
Public launch of Manifesto; Martial law survivor speaker; National leaders of various Filipino organizations and networks; Documentation of overseas voting irregularities
Filipino community leaders across the United States and Canada will release for the first time a united Manifesto rejecting the presumptive victory of Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. and Sara Duterte in the 2022 Philippine elections. In addition to demanding an immediate and independent investigation of the massive irregularities and electoral violations documented, leaders will present six crucial calls to the Philippine and U.S. governments in anticipation of a Marcos & Duterte administration.
Interviews available upon request.
For more information, contact:
USA: Lora Olaes, email@example.com
PH: Bituin Aquino, firstname.lastname@example.org
CA: Treenee Lopez, email@example.com
Our organizers will arrive at the park at two pm to set up. We plan to have voter registration sign up sheets to pass around for the passing time until we begin the march which will start at about 3 or 3:30. We will begin the march at Leicht Park go to the city walk (board walk) then from there we will go to the courthouse where we will have speeches.