[act-ma] 9/22 Planning mtg for the SOLIDARITY RALLY WITH THE INTERNATIONAL GENERAL STRIKE AGAINST GOVERNMENT AUSTERITY (Wed)

Matthew Andrews peopleunite at verizon.net
Tue Sep 21 12:58:58 PDT 2010


SOLIDARITY RALLY WITH THE INTERNATIONAL GENERAL STRIKE AGAINST  
GOVERNMENT AUSTERITY

Massachusetts State House
(Near the Park Street T stop)

12 NOON
Wednesday, September 29

RSVP on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=105027972890464

We will be hosting a planning meeting on Wednesday, Sept 22nd, at  
6:00pm, at Encuentro 5 to plan the rally, finalize a press release,  
and make banners and signs.


Our campaign continues to inform people about our rally and the  
international general strike being called for in Europe September  
29th.  Such militant action by the working class of Europe is without  
precedent in recent history and deserves our attention and  
solidarity.  Here in Boston, we are calling for a protest outside the  
statehouse with a similar message: No to budget cuts!  No austerity!   
Global capitalism is not working!  So far this struggle has been set  
in the context of Massachusetts politics.  We have a responsibility to  
expand that perspective to the international scene.

The Socialist Party and the Industrial Workers of the World are co- 
sponsoring this action, but we urgently need the help of other  
organizations to make this action in a success.

We are also aware of the fact that a massive demonstration in  
Washington DC is being planned to address the economic crisis,  
immigration, and, thanks to outside grassroots efforts, the wars and  
occupations.  This demonstration is being organized by powerful  
organizations, yet their program is constricted by the agenda of the  
Democratic Party.  Consequently, there is no call to strike and no  
connection to the international economy.  Even core demands for jobs,  
housing, and immigration reform, remain tied to the legislative agenda  
in Congress.  The US left must do more than tag along behind this  
action.  We need to build a broad faction to advance meaningful  
demands and raise international class consciousness.  It is likely  
that hundreds of thousands of people will be in DC on October 2nd,  
just four days after the protests and general strike in Europe.  It is  
vital that we share this news with our fellow workers.  The European  
struggle against government austerity and global capitalism is our  
struggle too!

Dump the Democrats!
No to Austerity!
Workers of the World Unite!

Please have your organization contact us to endorse the Sept 29th  
solidarity actions in Boston and build a September 29th Solidarity  
contingent in for October 2nd in Washington DC.

For more background info:

Statement of Left MEPs (Members of European Parliament) on September  
29th
http://www.socialistworld.net/doc/4511


European Trade Union Confederation
http://www.etuc.org/a/7407


Unions rally to fight European austerity measures
http://www.tribunemagazine.co.uk/2010/09/unions-rally-to-fight-european-austerity-measures/


Statements from the Socialist Party USA
http://socialistparty-usa.org/statements/septoctlaboractions83110.html
http://socialistparty-usa.org/statements/sept29genstrikelabcomm82910.html
http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2010/05/socialist-party-usa-solidarity-with-the-protests-in-greece/
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