[act-ma] May Day on the Boston Common -- May 1, 12:00 Noon

Sergio Reyes sreyes1 at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 17 18:02:02 PDT 2010

May Day on the Boston Common -- May 1, 12:00 NoonOn May 1, 2010, the 
Boston May DayCommittee is organizing a march and rally starting on 
Boston Common at 12 noon. It will be joined by a procession from 
Boston’s North End featuring large cut-out images of the 8 immigrant 
workers known as the May Day martyrs.

In the Common, we are proud to announce a special performance of the
 famous radical theater group Bread and Puppets and a series of 
speakers that will address the major demands for May Day.

The 1:00 p.m.  March from the Common will focus on local anti-worker
 employers and the federal Immigration & Customs Enforcement agency.

May Day organizers are concerned that:

 The Obama Administration deported
 388,000 immigrants in 2009 (5% up from Bush’s last year)

 Nearly 20% of the workforce is unemployed or underemployed

 The Obama Administration is escalating the wars in the 
Middle East with record casualties in Afghanistan and Pakistan. 

 Obama has supported the immigration proposal of Schumer 
(D) - Graham (R), which we flatly reject as repressive and guest worker 

 Across the globe and in the United States governments are 
cutting back on services while bailing out banks and real estate 

Our action’s slogans are:

 Good Jobs Now!

 Full Rights & Citizenship for the Undocumented!

 Tax the Rich! Fund Schools, Clinics & Communities!

 Fund Human Needs Not War & Occupation!

 Bail Out Workers, Not Wall Street!

 Solidarity Across Borders, Down with Washington’s Orders!

Our endorsers include:

ANSWER Coalition, Boston Anti Authoritarian Movement, Boston Rosa 
Parks Human Rights Day Committee, Greater Boston Stop the Wars 
Coalition, Harvard No-Layoffs Campaign, Industrial Workers of the World,
 Latinos for Social Change, Mass Global Action, Sacco & Vanzetti 
Commemoration Society, Socialist Alternative, Socialist Party of Boston,
 Socialist Workers Party, Student Labor Action Movement, USW Local 8751 -
 Boston School Bus Drivers Union, Worcester Immigrant Coalition

More info: http://www.bostonmayday.org


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