Raleigh-Durham Fight Imperialism Stand Together (FIST)

Revolutionary socialist youth in the US South

May Day March for Workers and Immigrants Rights, Durham, Tues May 1

Posted by raleighfist on April 27, 2012

May Day Triangle 2012 Invitation

(Para español lea abajo)

WHAT:  March for Workers and Immigrants Rights
WHEN: International Workers Day, Tues, May 1  6pm – 8pm 
(cultural events and food start at 3pm)
WHERE:  CCB Plaza, corner of Chapel Hill St and Corcoran St (Near Marriot and the bronze bull), downtown Durham

We invite everyone to participate in a May Day 2012 mobilization together. 
 
May 1 is celebrated around the world as international workers day and originated in Chicago after the 1886 Haymarket Massacre, in which police fired on workers during a general strike for the eight-hour workday.
 
On May 1, 2006, in the largest single day protest in the history of the United States, massive migrant marches re-ignited May Day as a day of resistance, a near-lost tradition in the US. May Day is important this year as a day of action for economic justice and equality.
 
Over the past year, we have been inspired by people’s movements, resistance and actions around the globe. We have experienced an awakening over the past year that has created a new political movement and a focus on economic justice, and we believe that May Day 2012 is an opportunity for us to cultivate a broad and potent coalition of communities, organizations, and others seeking to build a different city and a different world. We believe that it can be not only a moment to demonstrate our discontent, but to begin to think together toward building self-determination for and from our communities.
 
Join us on May 1 (in Durham’s People’s Plaza) as we rally for:
  • Good jobs and living wages
  • The right to join a union, the right to organize for all workers, and the right to collective bargaining
  • Justice for immigrants, including amnesty and an end to deportations
  • An end to police brutality, mass incarceration of communities of color, and all forms of oppression and discrimination
  • Public sector jobs and services and public budgets that meet human needs

Organizations with speakers include: Black Workers for Justice, Compassion Ministry, Durham City Worker’s Union-UE150,  National Association of Letter Carriers local 382, El Kilombo, FLOC (Farm Labor Organizing Committee)-AFL-CIO, NC AFL-CIO, NC Dream Team, NC Justice Center, Student Action with Farmworkers, UNC Student Action with Workers.
 

Some of the organizations that have signed on as supporters: The Human Rights Center of Carrboro and Chapel Hill; UE150, Durham City Workers Union chapter; Raleigh-Durham Fight Imperialism Stand Together (FIST), Workers World Party, Durham branch; Freedom Road Socialist Organization; People’s Durham; Durham National Association of Letter Carriers Union, local 328; American Postal Workers Union, local 24; Immigrants and Allies United for Justice

  
Schedule:
3 p.m. Arts and Cultural Festival at People’s Plaza (CCB Plaza) in Durham
5 p.m. Potluck
6 p.m. March through downtown Durham starting at People’s Plaza
7 p.m. Rally and speeches at People’s Plaza

More information at http://maydaytriangle2012.blogspot.com/

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Invitamos a todos para que participen en la movilización de May Day.

El 1 de mayo se celebra al nivel mundial como el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores, día conmemorativo que se originó en Chicago después de la Masacre Haymarket en 1886, durante la cual la policía disparó a trabajadores que realizaban una huelga general a favor del día laboral de ocho horas.

El 1 de mayo de 2006, en la mayor manifestación de un solo día en la historia de los Estados Unidos, las protestas masivas de los inmigrantes resucitaron a May Day como un día de resistencia, una tradición que estaba al punto de la desaparición en los EEUU. May Day supone un día importante este año para actuar a favor de la justicia económica y la igualdad.

Dentro del ultimo año, nos han inspirado los movimientos, la resistencia y las acciones populares que se han visto alrededor del mundo. Hemos experimentado un nuevo amanecer, lo cual ha creado un nuevo movimiento político enfocado en la justicia económica. Creemos que May Day 2012 servirá como una oportunidad para cultivar una colaboración de comunidades, organizaciones e individuos que buscan construir una ciudad nueva, y un mundo diferente. Creemos que este movimiento no solo demostrará nuestro descontento, sino que ayudará a que pensemos en cómo cultivar la autodeterminación desde y para nuestra comunidad.

Únase con nosotros el 1 de mayo a favor de:

  • Por los empleos y salarios adecuados
  • Por el derecho de pertenecer a un sindicato, de organización y negociación colectiva
  • A favor de la justicia para los inmigrantes, por la amnistía y la abolición de la política de deportación
  • Contra todas las formas de opresión y discriminación, incluso la violencia realizada por la policía y el encarcelamiento masivo de las comunidades de color
  • Por el establecimiento de empleos, servicios y fondos dentro del sector público que alcancen las necesidades de la comunidad 

Agenda:
3pm Festival de artes y cultura en People’s Plaza (CCB Plaza) en Durham
5pm Cena colectiva (todo el mundo llevará un plato)
6pm Marcha por el centro de Durham, comenzando en People’s Plaza
7pm Reunión y discursos en People’s Plaza

Mas informacion por http://maydaytriangle2012.blogspot.com/

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