We had a server outage, and we're rebuilding the site. Some of the site features won't work. Thank you for your patience.
imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

May 1 General Strike 'four winds' meetings

by Michael Novick Wednesday, Apr. 04, 2012 at 9:26 AM
antiracistaction_la@yahoo.com 323-901-4269 PO Box 1055, Culver City CA 90232

Five important meetings tonight in east, south and west LA, the San Fernando Valley, and downtown about making plans for the May 1 General Strike four winds caravans and convergence.

The May 1 General Strike (M1GS) is only 28 days away. Tonight, meetings are being held in East LA, South LA, the west side, the San Fernando Valley and downtown to plan the "four winds" peoples power bike/car caravans and convergence for May Day, the international working peoples day that commemorates a general strike in the US for the 8-hour day and more recently has become an important date for defending immigrant workers' rights.

In Boyle Heights, the "east wind" working group will meet at 7:30 PM at Corazon del Pueblo, 2003 E. First St. (corner Cummings, just east of the I-5 freeway) to finalize plans for a May 1 peoples power caravan starting from East LA College and stopping for several "flash occupations" on themes such as stopping police abuse, reversing education cuts, and defending health care as a human right, on their way to the downtown convergence.

In South LA, the "south wind" group will meet at 7:30 PM at the Southern California Library, 6120 S. Vermont Ave., between Slauson and Gage. Plans for the south are for a peoples power caravan beginning at Cal State Dominguez Hills, proceeding up Central Avenue through Compton, Watts and South Central LA, then possibly via Figueroa to the downtown convergence. Sites along the route include the Watts Labor Community Action Center and the nearby Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center, one of the adult education facilities facing closure under the draconian LAUSD budget cuts and layoff of all adult ed teachers, and the 41st & Central site of the Black Panther Party's successful defense of its offices against an onslaught by the LAPD SWAT forces under COINTELPRO.

On the west side, the "west wind" planning group will meet at Bohemian Exchange, 1358 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA at 7:00 PM with Occupy Venice and others from Topanga Peace Alliance and other west side progressive groups. The "west wind" peoples power caravan and convergence is slated to begin from Ocean and Wilshire on May 1 and proceed across Wilshire, coordinating with UCLA, traversing Beverly Hills and the Miracle Mile and reaching MacArthur Park, where, like the other "winds," people will switch to marching on foot for the last leg into downtown.

For the "north wind," people are meeting with Occupy San Fernando Valley at their General Assembly at the Van Nuys Civic Center at 7:30 tonight (Tuesday, April 3). OSFV has plans for their own march on the morning of May 1, and there is also a labor action in the east valley on May 1 at American Reclamation, 4560 Doran St, Los Angeles, CA (near the intersection of the 134 and I-5 freeways) at 11:00 AM on May first, and that will probably serve as a gathering point for the "north wind" peoples power caravan, which may also stop for an action regarding the Chinatown Walmart before proceeding to march into downtown for the convergence.

The convergence planning meeting will take place tonight, Tuesday May 3 at 7:30 PM in Pershing Square (6th and Olive corner) to finalize plans for the downtown convergence of the "four winds." Current plans are for gathering at 2:30 PM on May 1 for a financial district protest, possibly at Freddie Mac (444 S. Flower a 5th Street), followed by joining the SCIC immigrant rights march at Olympic and Broadway at 4:00 PM, and ending with a "General Assembly" of Occupy LA on international solidarity and "next steps."

There are many other actions and protests taking place on May 1 locally, and Occupy LA's call has also been taken up nationally by Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Oakland, and many other occupations. Occupy LA has adopted a proposal to support all the immigration, labor and student actions and protests that day as well as building the four winds peoples power caravans and convergence. We are seeking to work with the 99% Table, the immigration coalitions, and others. The port truck drivers who have recently been caught in a financial squeeze between shipping companies cutting their rates and fuel companies raising their prices, and some of them, inspired by a recent wildcat by drivers in Seattle, are talking about possible job actions, and interested in discussing May 1 and further cordination with Occupy LA.

For more information, check out www.occupymay1st.org or call 323 250 MAY1 or email occupymay1st@gmail.com.

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments

© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy