N30… A16… R2K… Where do we go from here? Hollywood!
MARCH ACROSS AMERICA.
Pro-democracy affinity groups and individuals are reassembling throughout Philadelphia, North America and the world for a caravan across America to protest and challenge D2K (that other Republicratic convention).
The strategy of our march - a week-long drive - is to demonstrate solidarity with all workers on strike… solidarity with labor unions… solidarity with the elderly… solidarity with the youth… solidarity with African Americans, Native Americans, middle-class Americans, impoverished Americans... solidarity with the majority of Americans and citizens of Earth who feel unrepresented by the transnational corporate state.
“If we don't do the impossible, we shall be faced with the unthinkable.” - Petra Kelly
www.uswa.org – www.uaw.org – www.aflcio.org
www.laborresearch.org – www.labourstart.org – www.iamaw.org
www.uniondemocracy.com – www.labornet.org
Unifying with strikers and other Americans along the way, we'll march on Los Angeles and crash the other Republicratic party with tens of thousands of people who are fed up with being fed up!
“The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
As we march across America to Los Angeles, we're stopping and supporting striking workers along the way. Bring your puppets! Bring your minds! Bring your energy and creativity (and perhaps some gasoline, unless your vehicle is solar- or human-powered).
This march will be a creative, nonviolent direct action in the spirit of Emma Goldman, Mahatmas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Petra Kelly. We’re departing from Quaker Meeting House on the 8th and heading to Mansfield, Ohio where the USWA steelworkers have been locked out of Armco. If you'd like to participate, please attend our next gathering outside the AFSC:
3:00pm, Tuesday, August 8th
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
1501 Cherry Street / 15th Street, Philadelphia
Jared: 215-241-7287, Mufer11@aol.com
Jon: 617-216-4189, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nader Challenges Gore, Bush to Take Stand on Taft-Hartley
WASHINGTON, DC, July 28 - Ralph Nader, the Green Party candidate for President, today challenged Vice President Albert Gore Jr. and Texas Governor George W. Bush to express their views on repealing the anti-labor Taft-Hartley Act. Nader has urged the repeal of the 53-year old Taft-Hartley Act as a major initiative of his campaign. He asked Gore and Bush:
“Do you support the repeal of the Taft-Hartley Act? If you do not favor outright repeal, are there any provisions of the Act which you would recommend for repeal?”
“I want to emphasize the critical need to repeal the Taft-Hartley Act which remains on the books as a disgraceful monument to the power and anti-labor antagonism of corporations in the United States,” Nader wrote the Democratic and Republican candidates. “No candidate for President should be allowed to escape a clear statement of where they stand for or against repeal of the Act-this is something that should not be hidden behind vague statements in party platforms.”