[act-ma] 01/10 - IAC Forum: Genocide in Gaza = US/Israeli War Crimes; 1/17 - Conference: Bailout the People, Not Wall St.

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Wed Jan 7 16:13:58 PST 2009


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1)  1/10 -  IAC Forum: Genocide in Gaza = US/Israeli War Crimes
2) 1/17 - A FIGHTBACK CONFERENCE: Bail Out the PEOPLE, Not Wall Street!
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<http://www.iacboston.org>*Genocid* <http://www.iacboston.org>*e in Gaza 
= US/Israeli War Crimes* <http://www.iacboston.org>
*Stop the US/Israeli Invasion of Gaza*
<http://www.iacboston.org>
*/Featuring:/ Ahmad Kawash, *long-time Palestinian activist

*Sat., Jan. 10 - 6:30 pm*
*Action Center* - 284 Amory St., (The Brewery), JP
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*download flyer* - 
http://www.iacboston.org/Palestine/011009/011009-gaza-forum.pdf

    * The Role of U.S. Imperialism in the Israeli Assault of Gaza
    * Building Solidarity With the People of Palestine
    * The Global Economic Crisis and the threat of US Imperialism
    * Update on the January 17 FIGHTBACK Conference
      <http://www.bailoutpeople.org/> in NYC demanding 'Bail Out the
      PEOPLE, Not Wall Street' on the 80th Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther
      King Jr.

*International Action Center*
617-522-6626 . iacboston at iacboston.org . www.iacboston.org
Women's Fightback Network; Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST)
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Bail Out the People Movement 
<http://www.bailoutpeople.org/index.shtml#jan17>
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PRE-REGISTER <http://www.bailoutpeople.org/bailoutpeopleendorse.shtml>  
|   VIEW ENDORSERS 
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<http://bailoutpeople.org/donate.shtml>
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*/In Commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of /*

*DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'s Birthday*

*/In NYC:/*

*A FIGHTBACK CONFERENCE*

*Bail Out the PEOPLE,
Not Wall Street!*

Uniting & fighting against WAR and for economic & social justice in the 
biggest crisis since the depression of the 1930s!

*SATURDAY, JANUARY 17th *

*12 to 6 pm
Public School 41, 116 West 11 St., NYC*


/*INVITED GUESTS/WORKSHOPS/ACTION PROPOSALS*/

*CHALLENGES AND ACTION PROPOSALS TO BE TAKEN UP (PARTIAL LIST):*

* BAIL OUT THE PEOPLE FIRST: A FIGHTBACK PROGRAM

* COMBINING A STRATEGY OF MASS ACTION AND DIRECT ACTION

* THE NEXT PHASE OF THE FIGHT AGAINST FORECLOSURES AND EVICTIONS

* OPENING THE FIGHT FOR JOBS OR INCOME NOW: CHALLENGING ORGANIZED LABOR 
TO DO MORE

* RECRUITING AN ARMY OF ORGANIZERS

* APRIL 3 AND 4TH, 2009: PROPOSAL FOR MASS MOBILIZATION ON WALL STREET 
ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF DR. KING'S ASSASSINATION--Some peace activists are 
planning peace mobilizations, possibly on Wall Street, in New York City 
on April 4th. This is a good idea. A better idea is to mobilize for two 
days including Friday, April 3, when the New York Stock Exchange, 
businesses and banks are open and workers are there.

* MAY 1, 2009: ON INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY--Mass mobilization for 
immigrant and all workers' rights. How can we strengthen participation 
and solidarity, especially now?

* SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2009: MARCH ON THE PENTAGON--on the sixth 
anniversary of the war and occupation of Iraq


*WORKSHOPS AND BREAKOUTS (LIST IN FORMATION)*

* THE ROLE OF YOUTH IN THE FIGHTBACK

* UNITING THE COMMUNITY WITH ORGANIZED AND UN-ORGANIZED WORKERS

* THE ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT AND THE STRUGGLE VS. THE WAR AT HOME: FORGING A 
NEW RELATIONSHIP---Hear voices from the growing GI and Veterans' 
Resistance Movement, Stop the war against Gaza, End the occupation of 
Iraq and Afghanistan. Stop the War on GAZA, Defend Palestine!

* THEY SAY CUTBACK--WE SAY FIGHTBACK: The growing struggles against 
cutbacks, tuition increases, transit fare hikes, layoffs, and more

* CREATING AN ARMY OF ORGANIZERS

* IMMIGRANT WORKERS' RIGHTS: FIGHTING RACISM IS THE KEY TO SOLIDARITY


Dear activists and organizers:

In 2009, more and more lives are going to be devastated by the biggest 
global economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. This 
crisis is the challenge of a lifetime to those of us who have made a 
commitment to fight for people's economic and social rights. What we do, 
or fail to do will prove decisive to the coming battle over whose 
interests in society shall prevail--the needs of the people, or the 
greed of the super-rich few who insist that their profits always come first.

The Bail Out the People Movement invites you to come together in New 
York City on Sat., Jan. 17, 2009 and help plan the fightback. If you 
live in the western part of the U.S., we invite you to come to our West 
Coast Fightback Conference in Los Angeles on Sat., Jan. 24, 2009.

How fitting it is that we meet on the anniversary of the 80th birthday 
of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. If ever there was a time to remember 
King's legacy of struggle against war, racism and for economic and 
social justice, now is such a time!

That Barack Obama will become president on Jan. 20, realizes a measure 
of King's dream. But depression- level joblessness, evictions and 
foreclosures made worse by cutbacks, war, bigotry and racism are not a 
dream, but a nightmare.

The nightmare is borne out in the numbers: $1 trillion for wars in Iraq 
and Afghanistan, $8 trillion to bail out the biggest and richest banks 
and bankers, while millions lose their jobs, homes, healthcare, ability 
to go to school, and sink into life-threatening poverty.

There is the promise of a "Stimulus program that will create or save 
some jobs." But the stimulus will be a drop-in-the-bucket; it's expected 
that one million jobs will be lost per month in 2009 in the U.S.

It is up to the people to fight for the right to jobs or a living 
income, along with a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions, as well 
as no escalation of the war in Afghanistan.

No election or president, however historical and inspiring, can be a 
substitute for a mass movement in the struggle against war or for social 
and economic rights.

Let's take inspiration and example from some recent and current 
struggles like those of the Republic Glass and Doors Co. workers in 
Chicago who occupied their factory to fight for their rights, or the 
workers at the Smithfield meat processing plant in Tar Heel, North 
Carolina, who fought for and won a union. Or the students at New York 
City's New School who held a successful sit-in. Or the youth in Greece 
who are fighting police terror and economic oppression. The lessons of 
these struggles are that we will need to utilize both mass action and 
direct action in the fightback ahead of us.

Join with activists in New York and from across the country: If you are 
an anti-war activist, a union organizer, a student activist, or someone 
who first became excited about politics because of Obama's campaign, or 
if you face losing a job, a home, the ability to go to college, 
healthcare, or a pension---and you are ready to unite and fight 
back--let's come together and determine what we can do to help give 
birth to a desperately needed fightback movement.

*Pre-register for the conference - 
*-http://www.bailoutpeople.org/bailoutpeopleendorse.shtml

*Endorse* - http://www.bailoutpeople.org/bailoutpeopleendorse.shtml

*See list of endorsers - 
*http://www.bailoutpeople.org/mlkconfendorsers.shtml

*Donate -* http://bailoutpeople.org/donate.shtml

Sponsored by:
The Bail Out the People Movement
55 W. 17th St., Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10011
212-633-6646
www.BailOutPeople.org

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International Action Center

Boston:
617-522-6626
iacboston at iacboston.org
http://www.iacboston.org
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National Office:
212-633-6646
http://www.iacenter.org 

Troops Out Now Coalition
http://troopsoutnow.org 

Stop War on Iran
http://stopwaroniran.org

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