[act-ma] 1/13 - Picket Menino’s State of the City Address; 1/13 - Defend the Peoples' Church in Brockton

Women's Fightback Network iacboston at iacboston.org
Mon Jan 12 16:40:20 PST 2009


*in this email:

1) 1/13 - Picket Menino’s State of the City Address
2) 1/13 - Defend the Peoples' Church in Brockton
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*1)*
*Picket Mayor Menino’s State of the City Address*

*Tuesday, January 13 - 6:00 pm*
*Fanuel Hall, Boston
(Green Line to Government Ctr.)
*

    * Stop the Attacks on the Poor
    * Money for Human Needs not War
    * Declare an Economic State of Emergency
    * Heat, Housing, Jobs, Food and Fuel are a Right - Restore all
      Utility Shutoffs
    * Make Boston a Foreclosure and Eviction Free Zone
    * Roll Back Food and Fuel Prices
    * Not One Job Layoff
    * Hands Off Union Contracts
    * Stop the Budget Cuts and School Closures - Equal Quality Education
      is a Right
    * No to Racism, Sexism and LGBT Bigotry


Sponsored by Women’s Fightback Network, F.I.S.T. (Fight 
Imperialism-Stand Together), International Action Center
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*2) *
*Defend the Peoples' Church in Brockton*

*Tuesday, January 13, 2:00 PM*

*Brockton Housing Court
215 Main Street, Brockton
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Brockton Housing Court session on Saint Martin de Porres Church
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Calling all progressives! Defend the Peoples' Church in Brockton! This 
exceptional church is led by Bishop Filipe Teixeira, who has made the 
church a center for immigrant rights in Brockton and Massachusetts, used 
the church as a base to fight for workers rights and to fight against 
racism wherever it appears, including in the case of the Somerville 5. 
Bishop T has also used the church to provide serve the people programs 
including childcare, healthcare and food programs.

Because of his unflinching stance against racism and advocating for the 
poor, the racist power structure in Brockton is doing everything in its 
power to shut down the Peoples' Church. When they went so far as to get 
the church removed from a building provided by the Episcopal diocese of 
Boston, Bishop T mobilized help from progressive forces and physically 
built a church space in his back yard to continue the work. He has 
successfully fought off repeated attacks on the church based on petty 
regulatory requirements that are all clearly a smokescreen for the 
continued racist attack on the important community based anti-racism and 
immigrants rights work the church is doing.

BE THERE TO STAND UP FOR BISHOP T AND THE PEOPLES CHURCH!
COME OUT THIS TUESDAY AT 2:00 PM AND SAY NO! TO THE FORCES OF RACISM IN 
THE BROCKTON ESTABLISHMENT!

SPREAD THE WORD!

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