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Faith Based Groups Add Their Support to Prominent Union’s Platform for Change (tags)
Faith based organizations from across the country have lent their support to a California union’s fight to keep the labor movement democratic. United Healthcare Workers–West (UHW–West) is involved in a major dispute with its international union, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) over member involvement and democracy. The UHW–West Executive Board, led by President Sal Rosselli, recently ratified a Platform for Change that outlines a strategy to build a democratic, member-run union with the mission of truly improving workers’ lives. The faith based groups supporting this effort believe that UHW-West’s platform is the best way to ensure that workers have a real voice in running their unions. “The absence of individual voice leads to a dictatorship, said Archbishop Eric Tan Ong Veloso. “That is the reason we support UHW-West leaders Sal Rosselli and Administrative Vice President Jay Valencia’s principled stand for the union and its members.”
LOS ANGELES RALLY AGAINST RESCISSION ACT, FEBRUARY 19 (tags)
MONEY FOR FILIPINO VETERANS, NOT FOR WAR! ALL WE WANT IS JUSTICE, ALL WE WANT IS EQUITY! Despite the inclement weather, the militant slogans from the Filipino World War II Veterans, students, youth and community members reverberated along Los Angeles Street in front of the INS Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles as scores of activist rallied for one and a half hours last uesday, February 19 to mark the 62nd year of the infamous Rescission Act of 1946.
Civil Resistance In the Age of Bush and Cheney (tags)
Civil Resistance to the wrongdoings of U.S. regimes has a long, and honorable, history. In his well documented tome, “Protesting Power: War, Resistance, and Law,” Professor Francis A. Boyle captures the essence of that story. He explains how “civil resistance” differs from “civil disobedience.” He also cites cases, where he was involved as an attorney and/or expert witness. Professor Boyle's book is, indeed, timely and needed.
FORUM FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS HELD IN SAN FRANCISCO (tags)
The 2008 Immigration Forum called “Preparing the Fields to Plant the Seeds” was held last Saturday, January 26, 2008 from 12: 00 to 5:00 PM at the Mission Presbyterian Church at 3261 23rd St. in downtown San Francisco, CA. The immigration forum discussed the Dream Act, the Sanctuary Movement, the Kennedy-McCain Proposals and anti-immigrant bashing in the United States. They also discussed the roots and causes of imm9gration. The forum was sponsored by the Faith in the Movement Coalition (FMC) composed by Manos Unidas Community Center of the Mission, Alliance For A Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP), Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) Damayan New York-New Jersey, Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, JAC of the Presbyterian Church of the USA, KM Pro People Youth, Grace Urban Ministries and the Mission Presbyterian Church.
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: ANTI IMMIGRANT LOBBY (tags)
The Anti Immigrant lobby in the U.S. Senate will focus on border first and border enforcement when the pro-immigrant lobby revived the immigration debates in the U.S. Senate this September. Several Republican led by Senator Graham, irked by the advocacy of Senator Alan Specter, John MacCain and six other senators who planned to take up the debates to pave the way for a comprehensive immigration law to be passed next year.
TAGUMPAY ANG MARTSA-RALI PARA SA MGA MIGRANTE SA LA! (tags)
Tagumpay ang martsa at demonstrasyon nitong Linggo, Hunyo 24, 2007 sa Hollywood and Vine sa Los Angeles. May 15,000 imigrante at kanilang gma tagapgtaguyod ang aktibong lumahok sa martsa-rali na tinawag ng April 7 Coalition.Hermanidad at ANSWER-LA. Bingo nila ang nais ng mga naghaharing uri na sila ang magdesisyon kung ano ang kapalaran ng 12 millyong migrante at manggagawang walang papeles na tinatwag nilang “ilegal’ dito sa Amerika.
SUMAMA SA MARTSA-RALI SA HUNYO 24 (tags)
GANAP NA KARAPATAN PARA SA MGA MIGRANTE! Nanawagan ang lahat ng mga grupong nagtataguyod para sa ganap na karapatan para sa lahat ng migrante lalo na sa lahat ng mga Pilipino na aktibong lumahok sa demosntrasyon sa Linggo, Hunyo 24, 2007 sa Hollywood and Vine sa Los Angeles. Gusto ng mga naghaharing uri na sila ang magdesisyon kung ano ang kapalaran ng 12 millyong migrante at manggagawang walang papeles na tinatwag nilang “ilegal’ dito sa Amerika. Ang sabi natin at HINDI! HINDI tayo papayag na alisin nila ang petisyon para sa mga pamilya at ibawal ang pagpepetisyon ng mga magulang at mga kapatid. Hindi rin tayo payag na ipalit nila sa batas sa family reunification ang “ guest worker program” na nakabatay sa mga puntos na masyadong magulo at hindi maintindihan at pabor sa mga kapitalis
VIVA NATIONAL CITY (tags)
Below is a shout out from San Diego area activists to join them at 12:00 p.m. this Saturday, as the mayor of National City proclaims that immigrants are welcome in their city. The organizers of the sanctuary movement have asked that all supporters of immigrants' rights come to National City and defend the right of people to live without harrassment and fear of police interference in their daily lives. The Minutemen, led by Jim Gilchrist, have vowed to protest this event with a major Southern California mobilization of 400 Minutemen to the streets of little National City. Their intent, as always, is to provoke hatred and racism through the media; if human rights supporters can mobilize to defend National City, the Minutemen will be exposed.