Sunday, April 30, 2006

Momentum Builds for May 1 “Great American Boycott”, A Review by Don Darling

Momentum Builds for May 1 “Great American Boycott”

Momentum Builds for May 1 Great American Boycott Diverse sectors and communities to converge 4pm, Union Square

April 28, 2006--Across the country, momentum is building for the May 1 boycott and rallies in support of immigrant rights for all. Here in New York, a rally will be held at 4pm in Union Square to demand a halt to repressive immigrant legislation, and legalization for all. Labor leaders here in New York City will be holding a press conference on Sunday, April 30 to declare their wholehearted support for what is expected to be a massive rally/march on May 1 calling for immigrant workers' rights.

Organizers of the May 1 events in New York City and across the country have received a deluge of calls from business owners vowing to close shop on May 1 or allow workers to take the day off to protest. In Long Island, a press conference was held of 40 business owners who plan to keep their doors closed on May 1. A group of Pakistani business owners in Queens will be shutting business down for 15 minutes in solidarity with marchers.

Everywhere I go to hand out leaflets or talk about the boycott, people on the streets already know about it and are planning to come, said Arturo Perez-Saad, an organizer with the May 1 Boycott in New York City. Business owners tell me theyre closing or letting their employees off for the rally. Working people tell me theyre coming and bringing their families. People are taking handfuls of fliers to get out in their own neighborhoods.

In New York, students are being organized to attend the rally in the thousands from city colleges throughout the area, with walkouts planned on several college and high school campuses. Local clergy and lesbian/gay/bi/trans organizations have issued statements in support of immigrant rights, and pledging participation in May 1 rally in Union Square.

The NY Area May 1 Great American Boycott Supporters

Un llamado en apoyo al 1 de mayo de 2006"El Gran Paro Americano" por Derechos Inmigrantes
Reunin y MarchaLunes 1 de mayo4:00 pmUnion Square
Respalde la lucha por derechos de obreros inmigrantes Justicia para sobrevivientes del huracn KatrinaEl Pueblo Unido Jams ser vencido!
Queridas Hermanas y Hermanos,

Le invitamos a endosar y a organizar para "El Gran Paro Americano 2006" ste 1 de mayo en apoyo a amnista y derechos completos por trabajador@s indocumentad@s llamado por March 25th Coalition Against HR4437 y muchas otras organizaciones inmigrantes. /(El llamado nacional del 1 de mayo es incluido abajo)/. En la ciudad de Nueva York, la coalicin del 1 de mayo del Gran Paro Americano 2006 se reunir y marchar el lunes 1 de mayo comenzando a las 4:00 P.M. en "UNION SQUARE" en la calle 14 en Manhattan.

Mantnganse en las calles el 10 de abril, el da nacional de accin respaldando derechos inmigrantes, tambin el 29 de abril en la ciudad de Nueva York en la marcha por la Paz, Justicia, y Democracia - y luego al 1 de mayo.

ste es un asunto que todo el pueblo obrero y organizaciones progresivas deben abrazar. La lucha por derechos inmigrantes es una parte vital de la lucha contra el racismo y la represin, y por derechos comple estemos en las calles el 1 de mayo en apoyo al llamado que viene de la coalicin de Los ngeles llamado March 25th Coalition Against HR4437. Organicen protestas locales ste 1 de mayo. Organicen paros y huelgas estudiantiles. Hagan esos enlaces de asuntos locales que usted est organizndose con la lucha por derechos inmigrantes. Animamos fuertemente a tod@s l@s que estn organizando los acontecimientos del 1 de mayo que estn cierto que su programa y demandas reflejen solidaridad con trabajador@s inmigrantes y sobrevivientes del huracn de Katrina. Djenos construir en la unidad y la energa. Para Endosar la accin del 1 de mayo en NYC...
Partidarios Del Gran Paro Americano 1 de Mayo rea Nueva York
National Call

MAY 1, 2006: CALL TO ACTION!

"EL GRAN PARO AMERICANO 2006" "THE GREAT AMERICAN BOYCOTT 2006"

"Un dia sin immigrante" "A day without an immigrant"

Nationwide Immigrant General Strike
Immigrants contribute 7 billion in social security per year. they earn 240 billion, report 90 billion, and only are reimbursed 5 billion, "where are the 85 billion?" They also contribute to the U.S. economy 25 billion more than they receive in healthcare, etc., etc., etc. According to the anti-immigrant politicians and hatemongers, "immigrants are a drain on society." If this is true, then during the day on May 1st the stock market will surge, and the economy will boom. If not, we prove them wrong once and for all. We know what will happen!
Therefore, the "March 25th Coalition against HR4437 in Los Angeles," the organizers of the mega march of almost 2 million on March 25th, has called for an emergency videoconferenced meeting on April 8th between Los Angeles and any city that wishes to join the efforts toward "El Gran Paro Americano 2006." The following meeting will take place in Chicago on April 22nd, we ask that all that wish to participate and be a part of a national effort on May 1st and beyond, to attend by finding facilities in your areas that can hold the meeting, technologically.
The points of unity are: No Work, No School, No Sales, and No Buying, and also to have rallies around symbols of economic trade in your areas (stock exchanges, anti-immigrant corporations, etc.).

Cities across the United States have marched during the week, therefore, in essence observing a regional boycott, which is only felt regionally. The March 25th Coalition against HR4437, calls for these regions to develop a national network that will "connect the dots." We believe with numbers we have power, the power currently necessary to keep the pressure on the White House to propose provisions that are just and fair for all immigrants.
We will settle for nothing less than full amnesty and dignity for the millions of undocumented workers presently in the U.S. We believe that increased enforcement is a step in the wrong direction and will only serve to facilitate more tragedies along the Mexican-U.S. border in terms of deaths and family separation.

More details to come... Keep your eye on http://www.nohr4437.org/ and or write to granmarcha2006@hotmail.com

and any tax deductible donations should be made to:

La Hermandand Mexicana, 7915 Van Nuys Blvd. Panorama City, CA 91402.

Please organize your areas, and join this monumental event that will put our mark on U.S. history.

Endorse the May 1 General Strike

NYC May 1st Boycott for Immigrant Rights Supporters: 212-633-6646

An invitation to a planning meeting & teleconference for the May 1 Immigrant Rights Great American Boycott 2006 / Invitacin a una reunin de planeamiento y tele-conferencia para El 1 de mayo Gran Paro Americano 2006

In response to the Call for the May 1 Great American Boycott 2006 issued by the March 25th Coalition Against HR4437 in Los Angeles and many other immigrant organizations, join us for an emergency teleconference meeting at Teamsters Local 808.

Chris Silvera, President of Teamsters Local 808 and of the National Teamsters Black Caucus, will host this meeting at his union office. This will be an important opportunity to connect with organizers in Los Angeles and across the country who are mobilizing for the May 1 Boycott.
Saturday, April 81:00 pmThe Teamsters Local 80822-43 Jackson AveLong Island City, NY 11101Invitacin a una reunin de planeamiento y tele-conferencia para El 1 de mayo Gran Paro Americano 2006

En respuesta al Llamado para el Gran Paro Americano 2006 de 1 de mayo publicado por March 25th Coalition Against HR4437 in Los Angeles y muchas otras organizaciones inmigrantes, nense con nosotros a una reunin de la tele-conferencia de emergencia en el Local 808 de los Teamsters.

Chris Silvera, presidente del Local 808 de Teamsters y del National Teamsters Black Caucus, recibir esta reunin en su oficina sindical. Esto ser una oportunidad importante de conectar con los organizadores en Los ngeles y a travs del pas que estn movilizando para el Paro del 1 de mayo.

Sbado 8 de abril1:00 pmThe Teamsters Local 80822-43 Jackson AveLong Island City, NY 11101

The Audre Lorde Project invites you to join us along with organizations around the country and abroad to call for immigrant rights on May 1st!

What's going on May 1st, 2006?Actions are taking place in multiple cities around the U.S., as well as some places outside of the U.S. around the theme "A Day Without an Immigrant". Different groups/cities are calling for different activities - including boycotts on US products, worker and student walkouts, and demonstrations to remind people living in the US how much immigrants contribute to the functioning of our cities and to support legalization for all people.
The Audre Lorde Project is participating in the afternoon rally at Union Square with the Queens-based Immigrant Communities in Action contingent. The rally is organized by a coalition of organizations including the Troops Out Now Coalition.

The Audre Lorde ProjectCommunity Organizing Center forLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit & Transgender People of Color85 S. Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217Tel: 718.596.0342 Fax: 718.596.1328Email: alpinfo@alp.org Web: http://www.alp.org/

Un llamado para apoyar "El Gran Paro Americano" del 1 de mayo del 2006 pro Derechos de Inmigrantes

Un llamado para apoyar "El Gran Paro Americano" del 1 de mayo del 2006 pro Derechos de Inmigrantes

Respaldemos la lucha por los derechos de obrer@s inmigrantes! Justicia para l@s sobrevivientes del huracn Katrina! El Pueblo Unido, Jams ser vencido!
Querid@s Hermanas y Hermanos,

Les invitamos a endosar y organizar para "El Gran Paro Americano 2006" del 1 de mayo en apoyo a la amnista y por los derechos plenos de l@s trabajador@s indocumentad@s, llamado por la Coalicin del 25 de Marzo Contra la HR4437 y muchas otras organizaciones de inmigrantes. (El llamado nacional del 1 de mayo est incluido abajo). En la ciudad de Nueva York, la coalicin del 1 de mayo del Gran Paro Americano 2006 se reunir y marchar el lunes 1 de mayo comenzando a las 4:00 P.M. en "UNION SQUARE" en la calle 14 en Manhattan.

Salgamos a las calles el 10 de abril, el da nacional de accin, respaldando los derechos de l@s inmigrantes; tambin el 29 de abril en la ciudad de Nueva York en la marcha por la Paz, Justicia, y Democracia; y luego el 1 de mayo.

ste es un asunto que todo el pueblo obrero y organizaciones progresistas deben abrazar. La lucha por los derechos de l@s inmigrantes es parte vital de la lucha contra el racismo y la represin, y por todos los derechos del pueblo trabajador. Estemos tod@s en las calles el 1 de mayo en apoyo al llamado que viene de la "Coalicin Contra la HR4437 del 25 de Marzo" de Los ngeles. Organicemos protestas locales ste 1 de mayo. Organicemos paros y huelgas estudiantiles. Conectemos los asuntos locales que estemos organizando, con la lucha por los derechos de l@s inmigrantes. Exhortamos fuertemente a tod@s l@s que estn organizando eventos del 1 de mayo, a asegurarse de que su programa y sus demandas reflejen solidaridad con l@s trabajador@s inmigrantes y sobrevivientes del huracn Katrina. Construyamos la lucha basad@s en la unidad y la energa de las movilizaciones.

Para endosar la accin del 1 de mayo en NYC... http://www.troopsoutnow.org/endorsemay1.html

Partidarios Del Gran Paro Americano del 1 de Mayo rea Nueva York
We will need hundreds of volunteers on Monday--see http://www.1mayo.info/ http://www.may1.info/

DONATE http://www.troopsoutnow.org/donate.html to help with the costs of placards, leaflets, banners, etc.

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