Mar 12th Meeting
First May 1st Coalition Citywide meeting for May Day 2014!
MAY DAY 2014
It has been 8 years since 2006′s massive mobilizations of immigrants and workers against the repressive Sensenbrenner legislation that would criminalize immigrant workers. Since 2006, the May 1st Coalition for Workers and Immigrant Rights has been organizing and mobilizing for every May 1st bringing together immigrant groups, community organizations, workers groups, unions, LGBTQGNC organizations, and women’s organizations to raise the demands of people during the ongoing economic crisis.
Come to the first May 1st Coalition Citywide meeting for May Day 2014!
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
TWU Union Hall
195 Montague St. 3rd Floor
(Between Clinton St. and Court St. )
Take the 2,3,4,5 to Borough Hall or A,C,F,R to Jay St.-Metrotech
Come and participate in plans for outreach, demands, logistics, etc! Help make May Day 2014 a united, militant march for worker and immigrant rights! For more information call Teresa Gutierrez [Spanish] – (917) 328-6470 or Cris Hilo [English] – (347) 342 – 2706
May 1st Where? Union Square!
Some of May 1st Coalition’s Demands this year are:
- SUPPORT THE LOW WAGE WORKERS STRIKE
- NO TO TPP
- LEGALIZATION FOR ALL
- NO TO DEPORTATIONS AND DETENTIONS OF IMMIGRANTS
- STOP THE SEPARATION OF IMMIGRANT FAMILIES BY DEPORTATIONS
- STOP THE WAR ON BLACK COMMUNITIES AND ALL PEOPLE OF COLOR
- STOP THE VIOLENCE AGAINST TRANSGENDER PEOPLE OF COLOR AND ALL LGBT COMMUNITIES
- SOLIDARITY WITH COUNTRIES THREATENED BY U.S. IMPERIALISM
- END THE U.S. WARS AND BRING THE TROOPS HOME
- STOP THE PRIVATIZATION OF THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX AND THE IMMIGRANT DETENTION CENTERS
- RIGHT TO UNIONIZE
- FAIR CONTRACTS WITH RETROACTIVE PAY FOR ALL CITY WORKERS
- SUPPORT UNDERPAID WORKERS
May 1st Coalition’s MAY DAY 2014 is endorsed by:
|AFSCME LOCAL 375|
|Building Bridges – WBAI Radio|
|Centro Tecum Uman|
|Colectivo Honduras USA Resistancia Libre|
|Hot and Crusty Workers|
|Fuerza de La Revolucion.|
|GABRIELA New York|
|International Action Center|
|La Pena del Bronx|
|Laundry Workers Center|
|Mesa de La Izquierda Dominicana|
|Million Workers March|
|National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON)|
|New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines|
|Occu – Evolve|
|Pakistan USA Freedom Forum|
|People Power Assembly|
|People’s Organization for Progress NJ|
|Picture the Homeless|
|Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban Five|
|Pro-Libertad Freedom Campaign|
|Sisa Pakari Centro Cultural y Laboral|
|TRABAJADORES POR LA PAZ|
|United National Anti War Coalition|
|Voz Latina on WBAI|
|Women’s Fightback Network|
|Workers Communist Organization|
|Workers World Party|
Legal Clinic Schedule
|We Help With:||Ayudamos con:|
|Public Assistance Problems||Assistencia Pública|
|SNAP (Food Stamp) Problems||Cupones de alimentos|
|Emergency Rent Arrears||Atrasos de renta|
|Fair Hearings & Appeals||Vistas imparciales (Fair Hearings) y apelaciónes|
|For More Information, Call (646) 602-5600||Para más información, llame al (646) 602-5600|
|Feel free to attend any clinic that is convenient. Please arrive early, as clinics are first come, first served, and sign-in sheets fill up quickly. Staff comprised of both attorneys and legal advocates; the person you meet with may not be a lawyer. Clinics do not operate on major holidays and may occasionally close.||Puede asistir a cualquier clínica que le conviene. Llegue temprano. Ayudamos a la gente que llega primero y pedimos que todos firmen la lista. Algunos empleados son abogados, otros son representantes legales. La persona con quien usted se encontrará podrá ser o no ser abogado. Las clínicas pueden cerrarse de vez en cuando, y están cerrados en días feriados.|
|Download the flyer for schedule and details||Descargue el volante para el horario y los detalles|
IMA for the People’s Global Camp vs WTO
IMA for the People’s Global Camp vs WTO
The IMA expresses support and will take active participation in the upcoming People’s Global Camp (PGC) happening in Bali, Indonesia as a counterpoint to the official WTO meetings.
The PGC shall be a gathering of grassroots peoples’ organizations and those critical of the WTO to collectively discuss, analyze, share experiences of struggle and take action to resist the WTO, neoliberal globalization and its renewed offensive.
We hope that those interested organizations wishing to take part in the PGC register early and coordinate with the International Peoples’ Alliance (IPA). For those who would not be able to join, we hope that your organizations can still express support and solidarity with the organizers and participants in this initiative.
Download a leaflet with some information about the IPA and the activities around the PGC.
Registration at the PGC is ongoing. Application for side events is also underway. A list of hotels/hostels with their corresponding contact information will also be released but you would have to make your own reservations. If you’d like to register, you can download the Registration form.
For more information or inquiries, please get in touch with the IPA secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Willets Point on the Brink
Willets Point on the Brink: The sordid story of a megadevelopment mall on Queens parkland
Developers of this plan were able to push through the proposal by using and abusing the trust of affordable housing advocates and the workers of Willets Point, while also managing to upset open space and parks advocates.
Please sign this petition: https://www.change.org/petitions/new-york-city-council-dont-evict-250-businesses-while-tearing-down-parkland-and-taking-away-livelihoods-in-order-to-make-the-rich-wealthier
The City Council will be voting on the fate of this plan next Wednesday, October 9th. Call the neighborhood’s local council member, Julissa Ferreras, at 718-651-1917. The fate of the plan is up to her.