[act-ma] 7/23-Organizers Mtg: Help Build the Resistance to the G20 Meeting in Pittsburgh; G20- Global Week of Solidarity with the Unemployed

Bail Out the People Movement - Boston bopmboston at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 13:37:18 PDT 2009


in this email:
1) 7/23 - Help Build  the Resistance to the G20 Meeting in Pittsburgh
2) G20- Global Week of Solidarity with the Unemployed - September 19 - 26

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*1)*

*Help Build the Resistance to the G20 Meeting in Pittsburgh*
*Organizers/Informational Meeting*
*Thursday, July 23 - 6:30 pm*

*USW L. 8751 - Boston School Bus Drivers*
25 Colgate Rd., Roslindale

*/Join the discussion with trade unionists, students, youth, & community 
activists and get involved in the struggle to demand:/*

 No Rate Hikes for National Grid or the MBTA!
Restore ALL Utilities to Everyone Who Has Been Shutoff!
Stop Foreclosures and Evictions!
No Layoffs and Wage Cuts! -- Fight for JOBS and a Livable Wage for Everyone!
Equal Quality Education for All Students -- Stop the Racist 
Re-Segregation of Boston Schools!

There will also be discussion and planning for a local action to 
coincide with the G20 for those who are unable to make the trip.

*ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE -- BUT WE MUST FIGHT FOR IT!*

Bail Out the People Movement - 617.522.6626 or bopmboston at gmail.com 
<mailto:bopmboston at gmail.com>
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*2)*

*A Global Week of Solidarity with the Unemployed**
/September 19 - 26 (During the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh, PA)/*

 *Yes to Jobs & Human Needs; No to War & Wall Street Greed*

 *Sunday, September 20 - Rally & March for a Real Jobs Program*

    * *Building a Tent City in Pittsburgh for the Unemployed &
      Supporters* the weekend before the G-20 Summit
    * *Organizing Caravans of Unemployed People and Supporters to
      Converge on Pittsburgh during the week of September 19-26*
    * *Marches, Protests and Events Before and During the G20 Summit
      *addressing demands such as: Bring the Troops Home from Iraq &
      Afghanistan Now! &  Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, World-Renown Political
      Prisoner, Journalist, Activists and 'Voice of the Voiceless!"

In September the eyes of the world will be on Pittsburgh, where the G20 
countries will meet to consider what to do about the biggest global 
economic crisis since the 1930s. The heads of governments, finance 
ministers and central bankers that will be in Pittsburgh for the summit 
hear the concerns of bankers and corporate executives all the time. They 
need to listen to the voices of the millions of people who have lost 
their jobs and their homes because of the crisis. The Bail out the 
People Movement, a coalition of community, labor, religious, and 
grassroots activists, wants to help dramatize the crisis of joblessness, 
and the need for action both in the U.S. and worldwide to the G20 
summit. It is now clear that the stimulus legislation passed by the U.S. 
Congress in March has done little to stop the loss of jobs. There is no 
recovery for the unemployed, the underemployed and the poor; and things 
are only getting worse. This is why we're asking you to help make the 
idea of a Global Week of Solidarity with the Unemployed from September 
19 through September 26, the week of the G20 Summit, a reality.

*A TENT CITY AND MARCH FOR JOBS* On Sunday, Sept. 20, the tent city will 
open with a rally and march for jobs. The main site for the tent city 
will be next to the Monumental Baptist Church in an historic section of 
the African-American community of Pittsburgh called "The Hill." This 
location is just a short walk or march from the convention center where 
the G20 summit will be held, and from the rest of downtown Pittsburgh. 
Unemployed people and their supporters will inhabit the tent city from 
Sept 20 through Sept. 25. Additional locations for other encampments in 
Pittsburgh are being considered as well. This is why we're asking you to 
help make the idea of a Global Week of Solidarity with the Unemployed 
from September 19 through September 26, the week of the G20 Summit, a 
reality.

*IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE -- THIS IS A WEEK OF SOLIDARITY WITH 
YOU *The Week of Solidarity with the Unemployed is also a week of 
solidarity with those who have lost their homes to foreclosures and 
evictions; those who have been forced to take part-time or temporary 
jobs because there are no full-time jobs; workers who have seen their 
wages and hours cut; autoworkers whose plants have been closed; 
immigrant workers who are fighting for their rights; communities that 
are fighting gentrification and budget cuts to social programs; students 
who are being forced out of school because of the debt burden and rising 
tuition cost; the survivors and displaced victims of the Katrina/Rita 
hurricanes and the government's criminally negligent response; poor and 
working people everywhere, especially in poor countries who are bearing 
the cruel brunt of the economic crisis; workers everywhere fighting for 
the right to organize and in the U.S. for passage of the Employee Free 
Choice Act in the U.S.; All who need single payer health care; retirees 
who need their healthcare & pensions safeguarded; and young people, 
especially Black and Latina/o youths whom the system has condemned to a 
jobless future.

*IT'S TIME TO BAILOUT THE UNEMPLOYED WITH A REAL JOBS PROGRAM* In the 
days before and during the G20 summit, events and marches will take 
place to emphasize this central point: More than just another stimulus 
package is needed. It's time for a serious, direct and massive jobs 
program on par with the Works Progress Administration of the 1930s. We 
must fight for a real jobs program for the unemployed and underemployed 
that pays a living wage performing socially meaningful work; and an 
income for those unable to work. Any claim that the resources for a 
serious jobs program are not available must be rejected. If governments, 
particularly the U.S. government, can make available trillions of 
dollars for bailing out banks and corporations as well as funding the 
Pentagon's endless wars, & Occupations, they can find the resources to 
bail out the unemployed and underemployed.

*THIS IS A GLOBAL CALL BECAUSE JOBLESSNESS IS A GLOBAL CRISIS* Mass 
unemployment is a global phenomenon. The right to a job at a living wage 
must be a global demand. Instead of being pitted against each other, 
unemployed and working people across the world can only improve their 
conditions by working and fighting together for their common interests. 
Activists and organizations everywhere are encouraged to support the 
Global Week of Solidarity with the Unemployed and organize events in 
conjunction with it.

*DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING'S FINAL CAUSE: THE RIGHT OF ALL TO A JOB OR AN 
INCOME* The need and the right of everyone to either a job or a 
guaranteed income is the cause that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated 
the last year of his life to. The present global economic depression has 
made King's last cause even more urgent today than it was when he was 
alive. Dr. King also knew that: no matter the magnitude of suffering, 
governments do not respond if those who are suffering remain invisible 
and silent. Even a history-making president like Obama is still not a 
substitute for the mass movement for social justice. During the 
depression of the 1930's, President Franklyn Delano Roosevelt once told 
labor leaders who were asking him to do more to help workers and the 
poor "I agree with you, know make me do it".  FDR's advice applies to 
Pres. Obama to. The purpose of the Global Week of Solidarity with the 
Unemployed is to make sure that people who are usually ignored are seen 
and heard.
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ORGANIZING CARAVANS OF UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE AND SUPPORTERS TO PITTSBURGH* 
Over the next 10 weeks, organizing will be going on in every region of 
the country to bring caravans of unemployed people and supporters to 
Pittsburgh in Sept.
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THINGS THAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:*

    * Have your Union/Community/Religious or Student
      Organization.endorse -
      http://www.bailoutpeople.org/septg20endorse.shtml
    * Donate to help with organizing expenses -
      http://bailoutpeople.org/donate.shtml
    * Organize car/s vans/ trucks & buses from your locality to
      participate in the caravans to Pittsburgh -
      http://www.bailoutpeople.org/septg20volorgcents.shtml
    * Have an Organizer address a meeting of your organization -
      http://bailoutpeople.org/cmnt.shtml
    * Volunteer your time to work on this project -
      http://www.bailoutpeople.org/septg20volorgcents.shtml

 
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