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How Immigrants Built the US Left—And Can Rebuild It Again

 by Nelson Lichtenstein iww-today

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.3drumpf

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

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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

USA: Biggest ever Jailor reboots Private Prison Corporations

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

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BREAKING: Justice Dept. rescinds earlier guidance on private prisons. Bureau of Prisons will keep using them.

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The Biggest Prison System in HistoryHow did it come to be that America’s prison population is the largest in the civilized world, and what hope is there of changing the course of this troubling capitalist/fascist trend?oct-2016-prison

The aptly titled new documentary The Biggest Prison System in History, produced as part of the provocative The Empire Files series, examines the origins of this epidemic and boldly points fingers at the institutions and power brokers who profit from the incarceration of more than two million American citizens. Continue reading USA: Biggest ever Jailor reboots Private Prison Corporations

FORCED EVICTION ‘CANNOT EXTINGUISH THE FIRE THAT STANDING ROCK STARTED’

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Official Statement From Tom Goldtooth, of The Indigenous Environmental Network:

We are appalled by today’s forced evacuations of indigenous people at the Camp at Standing Rock, they are a violent and unnecessary infringement on the constitutional right of water protectors to peacefully protest and exercise their freedom of speech. It hinders the camp clean up process and creates confusion and chaos that puts the Missouri River at risk of pollution from construction and camping debris.

Today’s expulsion is a continuation of a centuries old practice, where the U.S. Government forcefully removes Indigenous people from our lands and territories.

see also: Activists Occupy Pipeline in North Florida

We urge supporters of the water protectors to continue to resist this travesty by organizing mass mobilizations, distributed actions, speaking out against the violations of the Treaty rights of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Seven Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation, and continuing to source up the capacity for litigation and grassroots organizing against the Dakota Access pipeline.IEN release
Our hearts are not defeated. The closing of the camp is not the end of a movement or fight, it is a new beginning.

They cannot extinguish the fire that Standing Rock started. It burns within each of us. We will rise, we will resist, and we will thrive.

We are sending loving thoughts to the water protectors along the banks of the Cannonball River, today. May everyone be as safe as can be. #noDAPL

see also…How to Stop a Pipeline: Trump, DAPL and the Power of Mass Action 

and… Update on Getting the Sabal Trail Pipe-Sitters out of Jail 

Stop the imminent Standing Rock Eviction

 

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URGENT.

Militarized law enforcement have now surrounded their camp. In less than 24 hours, at 2pm on THIS WEDNESDAY Feb. 22, law enforcement will try and raid the camp and arrest any water protectors who attempt to remain.

THIS IS NOT OK. This is their treaty land. This is their water at stake.

Water Protectors are asking media, supporters and those who can come to come NOW. Right now. Please pay attention & share their truths. Come if you can. This is the front line in the battle against #TrumpTyranny.


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Survival • Self Determination • Liberation

This is why we march. Stand with us. Organize a caravan.
March 7- 9 : Native leaders and organizers will erect tipis on the National Mall and for three days they will hold space to make our voices and presence heard. They will also lobby in the halls of Washington D.C. to protect Indigenous Rights.
March 10 : Native Peoples and their allies will gather for a march through Washington D.C. On this day we will stand together by the thousands making our demands known and collectively we will tell the new administration they can no longer disrespect our rights, our ancestral lands and the sacred water that gives us life.
#NativeNationsRise
#NoDAPL
#NoKXL
#ProtectChaco
#SaveOakFlat
#NoNewLeases
#IndigenousRising
#StandWithStandingRock

INDIGENOUS WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK ISSUE HEARTBREAKING PLEA FOR HELP AHEAD OF EVACUATION | MIC

Indigenous women of Standing Rock issue heartbreaking plea for help ahead of evacuation | Mic – Monthslong demonstrations at Standing Rock are scheduled to end Wednesday; the United States Army Corps of Engineers and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum have issued an evacuation order for the morning of Feb. 22, according to the official website for the Oceti Sakowin camp.

Peaceful protesters gathered there seemed to score a victory in early December, when the Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit that would have allowed construction of the Dakota Access pipeline to continue along its previously planned route, under Lake Oahe. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe opposed the pipeline on the grounds that it threatened ancient tribal lands and could pollute a crucial water source, the Missouri River.

‘Take them in!’ 500,000 march for Refugees in Barcelona

‘Take them in!’ Massive Barcelona march urges Madrid to welcome refugees View image on Twitter

“Enough Excuses! Take Them In Now!” and “No More Deaths, Open The Borders!” slogans have been heard since 4 pm in Barcelona when hundreds of thousands gathered in support of the refugees. Over 5000 people died by drowning in the Mediterranean last year trying to escape to Europe. Continue reading ‘Take them in!’ 500,000 march for Refugees in Barcelona

Sara Kaya the Kurdish mayoress of Nusaybin now jailed in Solitary without tria

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Sara Kaya was detained by police of Erdogan last January. The democratic mayoress of the devastated border town is accused of “wanting to break the unity and integrity of the Turkish state.”

She was decreed jail without bail on 27 January. She was detained in prison of Mardin E-type but now has been transferred to solitary confinement in a high security prison of the type E, Wan.nusaybin-destructionChildren shelter from the indiscriminate police and army attacks on Nusaybin

No one knows why. E-type prisons are a high security level but below the dreaded F-type prisons where torture is practiced regularly.

Sara Kaya is one of dozens of Turkish mayors and Deputies arbitrarily imprisoned without trial in Turkey

Genocide in Europe: Nusaybin surrenders after 74 days ..in total ruins and  deafening silence Continue reading Sara Kaya the Kurdish mayoress of Nusaybin now jailed in Solitary without tria

#NoDAPL Solidarity Week of Action starts NOW as Drilling Begins

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Mobilize for #NoDAPL Solidarity Week of Action!

=The NoDAPL Global Solidarity Campaign has called for a Week of Action from February 12th – 17thThe Army Corps has approved the final easement and drilling has begun! The Solidarity Campaign is asking for supporters to take action and escalate pressure against corporations that are funding the Dakota Access Pipeline.

From #NoDAPL Solidarity:

We are calling all able bodied, prepared Water Protectors to the frontlines! Come to camp prepared! The conditions are hazardous and North Dakota State Legislature is passing laws that target Water Protectors! Be prepared for these conditions. Several contingents of US Veterans are on their way back to camp. Join us! We need you now! This is our last stand! Continue reading #NoDAPL Solidarity Week of Action starts NOW as Drilling Begins