Last Thursday’s “Day Without Immigrants” work stoppages, which closed hundreds of restaurants, grocery stores, garages, retail shops, and other businesses, offered a taste of the capacity for militant action wielded by immigrant America.
Led in many cities by Latino activists calling for a “huelga general,” (General Strike) the February 16 coast-to-coast walkouts augur well for an even larger set of strikes and demonstrations, including a March 8 “Day Without a Woman” and quite possibly a May Day general strike, already endorsed by one of the Service Employees International Union’s biggest and most active California locals….
see also: Tens of Thousands Strike, Close Businesses & March in Milwaukee for #daywithoutlatinos
IWW strikes Victory in the Lawrence, MA, textile strike in 1912 secured the organization’s reputation for organizing immigrant … The Labor World 09-16-1906 ….. This has been the first major win in Prince Rupert for theI.W.W., Industrial Worker, 10-27-1909.
…The energy and upheaval unleashed by the Trump administration’s assault on Muslims, Latinos, and other immigrants, documented or not, has been directed toward a restoration of their rights and dignity, toward the family reunions and free passage into our country that have been happily broadcast from airports all across the country—and rightly so. Continue reading How Immigrants Built the US Left—And Can Rebuild It Again
The Department Of Justice Just Announced It Will Start Using Private Prisons Again
If the presidency of Donald Trump was a gift to the private prison industry, then today is Christmas morning for for-profit corrections companies: View image on Twitter
A diumenge, de gener 29, 2017 http://kurdiscat.blogspot.com. en español abajo
The anarchist prisoner Umut Firat (imprisoned for 23 years) has passed Day 50 of his hunger strike. Recently, Unut was transferred to prison number 4 Yenisakran, type T (according to the security levels of the Turkish prison system) in Izmir itself. (see address below).
Body searches at the hands of regime guards, and prison conditions are some of his grounds for protest. The demands of the prisoners, the repression and torture suffered daily, are ignored.
Conditions of detention in Turkey, especially since the failed coup, have worsened significantly. Prisoners sleep in groups of 19 in cells that fit 14, are forced to sleep on blood-stained beds, only two visits of 45 minutes are allowed every month….
You can try to Send Umut a card HERE
Umut Firat Suvariogullari,
İZMIR 4 NOLU T TIPI KAPALI CEZA İNFAZ KURUMU, Aliağa Ceza İnfaz Kurumları Kampüsü, Bahçedere Köyü No:63 Yenişakran / Aliağa / İZMİR. Izmir Yenisakran 4, Turkiye
prison details Continue reading Anarchist prisoner Umut Firat now over 50 days on Hunger Strike in Turkey
Chelsea Manning was jailed for exposing US state mass murder. She is a hero and should be released NOW,, not left to suffer 4 more months in solitary without even the chance of suicide.
Chelsea was not pardoned.. her sentence was only reduced.. no need for Assange to surrender
Obama was the president of permanent spreading war for profit, spilling millions of liters of human blood… now he hopes to be praised for an -act of clemency-,. And what about Peltier, Mumia, Shakur, Lopez Rivera and a host of other innocent political prisoners who need amnesty?.Washington, D.C. – In a stunning move, President Barack Obama announced the commutation of the prison sentence of whistleblower and former Army private Chelsea Manning. With the announcement, Manning will now be released on May 17, 2017 — rather than in 2045 as originally sentenced.