[act-ma] Urgent Action Tomorrow Against Repression and Cuts!
brykoulouris at gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 09:59:39 PST 2011
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*Rally Against Police Repression and Budget Cuts! Defend #OWS! *
*Saturday November 19th, 12 noon *
*Dewey Square start with a march to Kerry's Office*
The 1% is trying to take away our free speech! We must resist this move
towards further mass repression! Defend #Occupy!
Meanwhile, the Congressional Super Committee is planning historic attacks
on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Banks have been bailed out
ask us to pay for a crisis we didn't create. Join us on Saturday, November
19th to resist this injustice!
The Super Committee is especially undemocratic. Its members are not
elected, but rather appointed from, and by, Congress, with six members from
each party. They will have unprecedented power unique to any American
legislative institution. On November 23 the Super Committee is planning to
decide where to cut $1.5 trillion from the budget, a plan which they will
present to Congress in the form of a bill. This bill cannot be amended,
revised or filibustered, only passed or vetoed in an up-and-down vote by
Congress. The bill will likely include cuts to Medicare, Medicaid,
veterans' programs and environmental protection.
These upcoming historic attacks on New Deal programs will do nothing to
solve the economic crisis. In fact, they will make it much worse. A key
problem underlying this economic crisis is the lack of demand to buy goods,
and the spending power of consumers makes up 70% of demand. Drastic
spending cuts have only added to the depth of the crisis in Europe, and
they would do the same here.
We didn't create this crisis, and we shouldn't pay for it. Wall Street and
the big banks should pay; it's their system that is failing. Instead of
bailing out the rich bankers who own the national debt, we need to
prioritize a massive federal jobs program to get the economy up and running
Partial List of Endorsers:
Mass Nurses Association
UAW Local 879
CWA Local 37083
Veterans for Peace
To see the full list of endorsing unions, community groups and prominent
individuals, check out jobsnotcutsprotest.org
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