Brazil's General Strike: 40 Million Stop Work, Shut Down Business
In this email:
* Report and Video on Brazil General Strike and Growing Resistance - Fri 7:30 pm, dinner 6:45
* Rally in Solidarity with Palestinian Political Prisoners - Saturday 1pm
* Film on Ramsey Clark - Saturday 7pm
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** Brazil's General Strike: 40 Million Stop Work, Shut Down Business
Jefferson Azevedo, Brazilian Marxist, L.A. resident, and long-time member of Workers World will speak on the historic general strike that spread throughout Brazil and shook the right-wing Temer regime. Dozens of leftist parties, unions, organizations of landless and homeless workers and students shut down banks, highways, and factories.
Temer came to power through an illegal impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff and has pushed through a neo-liberal program of austerity and broad attacks on workers and poor people.
The impeachment of former president Rousseff was welcomed by Washington. Rousseff was a member of the Workers Party. She had been a guerilla in the armed movement that fought against the brutal military government that ruled over Brazil for more than two decades. She had been arrested, tortured and jailed before joining the Workers Party and later winning the presidential election. Join us for this important report and open discussion afterwards!
When: Friday May 12th at 7:30 pm, Dinner at 6:45 pm
Where: Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice - 5278 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles
- Donations accepted but no one turned away for lack of funds.
- For more information call 323 306-6240
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Please join the organizations at the Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice who will be participating in this most important act of solidarity with political prisoners living under inhumane conditions in Israeli prisons. These courageous fighters for justice are foregoing food to bring attention to the crimes against humanity by Israel. Today, while some so-called progressives are abandoning justice when it comes to Palestinian liberation and basic human and civil rights, it is vital that we come out to strengthen solidarity and highlight Israeli human rights violations.
* Support 1,500 Palestinian Political Prisoners in
* Israeli Prisons on Hunger Strike
* For Freedom and Dignity
Office of The Americas, International Action Center & ADDICTED To WAR
Invite You To a Screening of:
CITIZEN CLARK: A Life of Principle
A Film about Ramsey Clark, Former U.S. Attorney General
& Human Rights Activist
Directed by Joseph Stillman - Narrated by Martin Sheen - (90% Finished)
Saturday, May 13th - 7:00 PM
Doors Open at 6:00 PM for Food, Drink & Talk
The Peace Center
3916 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City 90230
Parking Behind Building or at The Book Store Next Door
Suggested Donation at The Door
Opening Introduction by Martin Sheen
Q&A with Director Joseph Stillman
Blase & Theresa Bonpane - OOA
John Parker & Maggie Vascassenno - IAC
Hosted by Frank Dorrel
The OOA, IAC & Frank Dorrel will present a feature documentary screening by award-winning New York filmmaker Joseph C. Stillman titled: "Citizen Clark... A Life of Principle".
The film is the story of former U.S. Attorney General & Human Rights activist Ramsey Clark. The benefit "work in progress" screening will be held
on Saturday, May 13th, 7:00 PM at
The Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City.
Narrated by Martin Sheen, the film is a chronological look at Clark's national and international commitment to the causes of justice, peace and human rights issues. Clark's work in the Justice Department with John and Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Civil Rights, LBJ, the turbulent 1960's,the Vietnam War, his run for the 1974 U.S. Senate race in New York and U.S. interventions throughout the world will be shown. Individuals like Noam Chomsky, Ralph Nader, Mark Green, Blase Bonpane, Brian & Richard Becker, Miguel d'Escoto Brockman, Sara Flounders, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Gloria LaRiva, Barbara Lubin, David McReynolds, VictorNavasky, Michael Ratner, Scott Ritter, Doug Rokke, Frank Serpico, Lynne Stewart, Senator Joseph Tydings, Alexander Wohl, Michael Welch and other journalists, politicians and human rights advocates are featured in the film.
The filmmaker will be present to discuss his twelve-year relationship with Clark and the challenges of making a large, comprehensive international project.
** http://www.alifeofprinciple.com (http://www.alifeofprinciple.com/)
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