From:   Hector Lopez <hectorlopez42@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Sunday, October 30, 2011 10:38:56 AM
To:   globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com
Subject:   [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Re: Wed Nov 2 Oakland Calls - We Answer - NYC action
 

Please extend the call to the Puerto Rican Independence Movement too.

Hector Lopez

On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 4:52 AM, V Alba <panama.alba@gmail.com> wrote:


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From: Sara Flounders <sara@peoplesmail.net>
Date: Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 1:56 AM
Subject: Wed Nov 2 Oakland Calls - We Answer - NYC action
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Oakland Calls - We Answer

All out in the Streets in Solidarity with Occupy Oakland

 

Wednesday, November 2nd

4pm Gather at Washington Square Park

March to Zucotti Park

In conjunction with call from Occupy Wall Street****

 

Early Tuesday morning 900 police from a dozen police agencies in the Bay Area, along with Homeland Security, brutally cracked down on demonstrators who marched in support of Occupy Oakland.  The demonstrators were marching to reestablish the Oakland occupation, which was shut down earlier in the day. At least one person was critically injured, 24 year old Iraq war veteran, Scott Olsen, who was struck in the face with a projectile launched by police.  In response to the violent repression, which included the use of tear gas, guns that use incapacitating bean bags, batons and the arrests of over 85 protesters, the General Assembly of Occupy Oakland has called for a Mass Day of Action and a General Strike in Oakland to take place on Wednesday November 2nd.

 

We support Oakland's call.  In the wake of the violence used by the police in Oakland, as well as in Atlanta, Chicago,  Denver, Boston, New York and elsewhere, we are asking  students and community organizations, unions, anti-war groups, all progressive organizations and individuals across the country to take to the streets in solidarity.    Defend Oakland! Defend all the occupations!

 

All Out Wednesday, November 2nd

We Are Oakland Stop Police Brutality We Shall Not be Moved

****Call for final details as things are in flux!

 

Supported by (list in formation):

Bail Out the People Movement, Labor-Community Forum/South Bronx Community Congress; May 1 Workers & Immigrant Rights Coalition, Cynthia McKinney; Clarence Thomas, Co-chair Million Worker March, Exec. Bd member ILWU Local 10*, Bay Area; Council on American Islamic Relations, New York Chapter (CAIR-NY); BAYAN USA, United National Antiwar Coalition; The Islamic Leadership Council of Metropolitan NY (Majlis Ash-Shura) Social Justice Committee; International Action Center; SEIU Local 32BJ* Latino Caucus - Ed Figueroa-Chair; Charles Jenkins, VP Coalition of Black Trade Unionists; Larry Hales, New Yorkers Against the Budget Cuts; Mike Eilenfeldt-Delegate-NYC Central Labor Council* Ramsey Clark - Awarded UN Human Rights Award, former U.S. Attorney General, Teresa Gutierrez-International Migrant Alliance*; Lucy Pagoada-Honduras-USA-Resistencia; La Peña del Bronx; Trabajadoras por La Paz; Frantz Mendes, Pres. United Steelworkers Local 8751, Boston School Bus Union; John Parker, President, Los Angeles Empowerment Congress Central Area Neighborhood Council*; All Peoples Congress, Baltimore; Reverend C. D. Witherspoon, President, Baltimore Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Andre Powell, AFSCME delegate, Baltimore Metropolitan AFL-CIO Council*; Puerto Rican Alliance, Los Angeles; Carlos Montes, LA Committee to Stop FBI Repression  
*=for ID only


For more information:  www.bailoutpeople.org  º 212-633-6646



*Oakland Calls - We Answer*
*All out in the Streets in Solidarity with Occupy Oakland*
*Wednesday, November 2nd*

Endorse <http://bailoutpeople.org/oaklandsolidarityendorse.shtml>
 Donate <http://bailoutpeople.org/donate.shtml>

Early Tuesday morning 900 police from a dozen police agencies in the
Bay Area, along with Homeland Security, brutally cracked down on
demonstrators who marched in support of Occupy Oakland. The
demonstrators were marching to reestablish the Oakland occupation,
which was shut down earlier in the day. At least one person was
critically injured, 24 year old Iraq war veteran, Scott Olsen, who was
struck in the face with a projectile launched by police.

In response to the violent repression, which included the use of tear
gas, guns that use incapacitating bean bags, batons and the arrests of
over 85 protesters, the General Assembly of Occupy Oakland has called
for a Mass Day of Action and a General Strike in Oakland to take place
on *Wednesday November 2**nd**.*

We support Oakland's call. In the wake of the violence used by the
police in Oakland, also in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Boston, New York
and elsewhere, we are asking students and community organizations,
unions, anti-war groups, all progressive organizations and individuals
across the country to take to the streets in solidarity. Defend
Oakland! Defend all the occupations!

*All Out Wednesday, November 2nd*
*We Are Oakland*
*Stop Police Brutality*
*We Shall Not be Moved*

http://www.bailoutpeople.org/occupyoaklandsolidaritynov2.shtml

MILLION WORKER MARCH

SUPPORTS OCCUPY WALL STREET

The Million Worker March (MWM) organizers and activists call upon all
workers organized and unorganized and the unemployed to join and
defend the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. We extend the call to
anti-war, immigration rights, environmental and social justice
activists to join this movement which could replicate the “Arab
Spring” here at home.

The MWM, initiated by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union
(ILWU) Local 10 on October 17, 2004 at the steps of the Lincoln
Memorial in Washington D.C., advanced the slogan “mobilizing in our
own name” independent of the two Wall Street controlled political
parties to address the economic crisis of working people in which the
vast majority are under siege financially.

All important social movements, which occurred in this country, were
started from the bottom up (rank and file/grass roots) and not from
the top down. The MWM’s mission statement speaks to how “. . . a
handful of the rich and powerful corporations have usurped our
government. A corporate and banking oligarchy changes hats and
occupies public office to wage class war on working people. They have
captured the State in their own interests.” They represent what the
OWS activists call the 1%, otherwise known as the ruling class.

Like the MWM, the OWS has emerged at a time when the two corporate
controlled political parties are preparing for the presidential
election; a smokescreen where billions are spent to promote a top down
and false ceremony of democracy.

Like the MWM, the OWS will be criticized for having demands that are
too broad. We have endured more than 50 years of corporate assault on
working people, social services, jobs, wages, pensions, health care,
public education, and housing. The pursuit of endless wars, the lack
of a comprehensive immigration policy and the erosion of the
environment in pursuit of corporate greed, makes it impossible to
address all of these issues in a sound bite. Yet one thing is crystal
clear, OWS conveys a definite anti-capitalist message. It is being
expressed to the entire world at the “temple” of American
Capitalism, Wall Street. The OWS, while now a major protest movement
against the capitalist elites, must continue to deepen, expand and
become a direct challenge to corporate power. Class warfare demands
fighting on multiple fronts and it all leads back to Wall Street.
While the officialdom of labor has given verbal support to OWS, the
rank and file possesses the real power of the labor movement. It is
only through rank and file unity that labor’s true power can be
realized in this OWS movement. Workers can take action at the point of
production and service as well as put people in the streets.

We must be mindful of attempts to co-opt this movement. Let us not
forget the action of the Democratic Party and its surrogates within
AFL-CIO to pressure Wisconsin unions not to initiate any General
Strike actions in opposition to Governor Scott Walker’s plans to
eliminate collective bargaining for State workers. Wisconsin workers
were limited to circulating petitions to recall targeted State
republican elected officials. This took away labor’s only real
power, the ability to withhold its labor in defense of collective
bargaining.

ILWU Local 10’s Executive Board has adopted a Resolution to join
and defend the OWS and called for other longshore locals to do the
same. More importantly, Local 10 is connecting the OWS movement with
the Pacific Northwest dockers struggle with EGT in Longview,
Washington. (EGT is an international grain exporter which is
attempting to rupture longshore jurisdiction.) The driving force
behind EGT is Bunge LTD., a leading agribusiness and food company,
which reported $2.4 billion in profits in 2010. This company has
strong ties to Wall Street. This is but one example of Wall Street’s
corporate attack on union workers.

On October 12th, the vice-president and secretary-treasurer of ILWU
Local 21 in Longview, WA, who are engaged in battle with EGT, were
allowed to speak by the organizers of “Foreclosure on Wall Street
West”. They explained their struggle to several hundred people
attending the rally that took place in the San Francisco financial
district. This is an important and strategic show of solidarity
between labor and OWS.

It was Black trade unionists that conceived and launched the MWM.
Black workers and other workers of color should play an integral role
in expanding the power and influence of OWS. The Black unemployment
rate is 24% and growing. This needs to be a part of the discussion of
the peoples’ assemblies as it concerns empowering this peoples’
movement.

Working people need to have a political expression of our own which
is an alternative to the U.S. corporate sector that both the Democrats
and the Republicans represent. The timing of the MWM in Washington was
to prepare the beginning of a fight-back precisely because the agendas
of two political parties, acting as one, the corporate agenda of
permanent war, destruction of all social services, Jim Crow and a
relentless assault upon working people.

This is an opportune moment for rank and file working people to forge
a mass movement for fundamental change. Rarely has the importance of
unity in struggle been more compelling along an axis of class
independence.

Only by our own independent mobilization of working people (99%)
across America, can we open the way to addressing a peoples’ agenda.
The MWM and OWS are both about building grass roots and rank and file
anti-racist unity “forging the fight-back” on all governmental and
corporate policies influenced and or directed by Wall Street.

Let’s take it to the corporate state, Let the 1% take the weight

 Leo Robinson

 Clarence Thomas

 Chris Silvera

 ILWU Local 10, Retired

 ILWU Local 10, Executive Board

 IBT Local 808, Sec-Treasurer

 National Convener

 Co-Chair MWM

 Co-Convener MWM East Coast

 Saladin Muhammad

 Jerry Lawrence

 Debby Stringfellow

 Black Workers for Justice

 ILWU Local 8

 ILWU Local 8

 Convener MWM Southern Region

 Co-Convener MWM Pacific Northwest

 Co-Convener MWM Pacific Northwest

 Gabriel Prawl

 Trent Willis

 ILWU Local 52

 ILWU Local 10, Executive Board

 Co-Convener MWM Pacific Northwest

 Conceiver, MWM

 Website: www.millionworkermarch.org

 Email: mwmeast@yahoo.com <mailto:mwmeast@yahoo.com>

 October 17, 2011


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Vicente "Panama' Alba
panama.alba@gmail.com
Tel # 917 626 5847

"Lets Be Realistic
Lets Do The Impossible"
Ernesto "Che" Guevara



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