ICE_free NYC

by on April 27, 2017

SHUT IT DOWN! Strike to Defend Migrants, Refugees, and All Workers!
May Day at Union Square – Monday, May 1st 2017
#hastalahuelga #shutitdown #maydaystrike2017

Since 2005, people’s organizations have been organizing at Union Square for all workers. May Day, or International Workers Day, is a day of great significance to the workers and the oppressed masses across the world.

Our main call this year is SHUT IT DOWN! Strike to Defend Migrants, Refugees, and All Workers! We have seen an attack on our people from President Trump’s Executive Orders to ban Muslims and refugees. There have already been over 1,000 civilian deaths in March 2017 by U.S. military airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, an increase of 5,000 Border Patrol officers and 10,000 ICE agents, and a proposed addition of $54 Billion USD to the national military budget. We cannot allow this to continue.

The organizations that are putting together May Day @ Union Square 2017 are not only resisting Trump but holding the whole corrupt system accountable. We are groups coming together representing Black, Brown, People of Color, Trans, LGBTQGNC, Migrant, Muslim, People with Criminal Convictions, and Indigenous communities who are uniting to defend our people!

We would like to enlist your support for this call to show the people on May 1st, 2017that New York City has had enough. We are going to show the world that the people are ready for a mass movement that will lead to revolutionary change.

Would you like to volunteer for May Day at Union Square?
Here are some key dates coming up:

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Prod Work Session
12 to 6 PM at Solidarity Center (147 W 24th St, 2nd floor)

Sunday, April 30, 2017: Security Briefing + Training
***ALL MARSHALS, EMCEES, VOLUNTEERS REQUESTED TO ATTEND***
3 PM at Solidarity Center (147 W 24th St, 2nd floor)

We are still recruiting for volunteers. We are asking convening organizations to offer at least 2 security marshals/volunteers – Google form! 

SECURITY MARSHALS – NEED 50 PEOPLE
SET UP & CLEAN UP VOLUNTEERS
CULTURAL PERFORMERS

Finally, there is a YouCaring fundraiser to fundraise for May Day! As grassroots groups, we need to collectively pitch in to make May Day happen! Recommended donation from convening organizations is $30 to $50 dollars!

MAY DAY WHERE? UNION SQUARE!

ICE-Free NYC is an endorser of the May Day rally at Union Square 2017.


May Day greetings from Mexico’s SME

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saludos del SME
May Day greetings from Mexico’s SME


Published on Apr 27, 2017

José Humberto Montes de Oca, Secretario del Exterior del Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas envía saludos por el Primero de Mayo.

May Day Greetings of solidarity from José Humberto Montes de Oca, Exterior Secretary of the Mexican Electricians Union


Petition to Shut Down CUNY for May Day

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Petition to Shut Down CUNY for May Day

Next Monday, in solidarity with May Day and the 11 million undocumented workers calling to shut down business as usual for“A Day Without Immigrants,” students & faculty across the country will WALK OUT! Join us & share w/ friends and colleagues.


Sign Petition to Shut Down CUNY for May Day Moratorium!
The increase in immigrant raids, bans & forced deportations urged immigrant activists to call a strike for this year’s May Day, demonstrating “A Day Without Immigrants.” Since the Haymarket affair in Chicago, 1886, May 1st has been a day for working-class protest and workplace actions. Coalitions across the country ask workers, in honor of immigrants, to strike this May Day and protest U.S. exploitation of labor, especially the 11 million undocumented.

Students and faculty, including Judith Butler, Cornell West, Etienne Balibar and GC Professor, David Harvey, call for a moratorium on all normal university operations across the U.S., including cancelling classes, closing offices, and postponing maintenance to participate in teach-ins, demonstrations, marches and protests.

We are asking CUNY to close all operations on May 1st as part of the May Day Moratorium and say with one voice that we stand with workers, especially the 11 undocumented. It is essential that we take this stand as a University, rather than as individuals. We are stronger as a collective!

Please sign your name here if you support closing CUNY on May 1 and the National May Day Call to Action.


 Why Those Spring Breakers Chanted ‘Build That Wall’

by on April 19, 2017

Why Those Spring Breakers Chanted ‘Build That Wall’

We shouldn’t be surprised—they’re the children of unending war.

By Greg Grandin
Originally posted at: https://www.thenation.com/article/why-those-spring-breakers-chanted-build-that-wall/
March 21, 2017

Reports come from Cancún of a spring break “pirate ship” cruising off the coast of Mexico, with US college students breaking out into a chant of “Build That Wall.”

Let’s assume they are juniors or seniors, about 20 or so years old. They might have just been conceived when Bill Clinton’s Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said that the death of half a million Iraqi children was “worth” the “price” of isolating Saddam Hussein. Maybe they were just born, a year old, when Clinton launched one of his children-killing cruise missiles into Baghdad, including one time in 1998, shortly before the House impeachment vote related to the Monica Lewinsky affair, that was described by The New York Times as a “a strong sustained series of air strikes.”

They probably entered kindergarten around the time that Bush and company manufactured evidence about Iraqi WMDs, picking up an assist by the mainstream media to begin the systematic destruction of a country we weren’t at war with, that committed no offense against US citizens. They might have been in the first grade when US forces decimated Fallujah, and in the second grade when those photos of Abu Ghraib began to circulate, kicking off a never-ending debate over whether it is moral or not to torture. They’ve lived through the horrors of Blackwater and global rendition.

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May Day 2017

by on April 18, 2017

May Day 2017

Union Square

Gather at 12:00pm

March at 5:00pm

For info call 212-633-6646
or see Facebook Event Page

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