Breaking Up with Trader Joe

by on January 24, 2012

Breaking up with Trader Joe's

Valentine’s Day Weekend

We’re BREAKING UP with Trader Joe’s

Rally and Break-Up Letter Drop Off

Sunday, February 12 at 2:00pm

Union Square Trader Joe’s (138 East 14th Street)

The love affair with Trader Joe’s is over! We’re tired of the lies and false promises! Trader Joe’s claims to be wholesome, hip and sustainable, but it’s all just an image. After nearly two years of a nation-wide campaign, Trader Joe’s still refuses to sign an agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a group of farm workers in Florida who have successfully pressured corporate giants like Whole Foods and McDonald’s to agree to ensure that farm workers in their supply chains get treated humanely and get paid at least one penny more per pound of tomatoes they pick. And now, to top it off, Trader Joe’s is opening it’s first Florida store, nly 30 miles away from Immokalee on Immokalee Road. The CIW is planning a huge action during the “Grand Opening” weekend of the new store and we’ll be having a solidarity action here in New York to let Trader Joe’s know that enough is enough!

The Community/Farmworker Alliance, NYC—one of many collectives nationally that organizes in solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers- invites you to join us and Trader Joe’s customers on Sunday, February 12th at 2:00pm in front of the Union Square Trader Joe’s. We will rally and make noise as a delegation takes in our break up letters to Trader Joe’s. Featuring all the giant pink hearts you can stand, live music, and hot chocolate.

Learn more about the campaign and sign a petition here.

Immigrants For Sale

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Jornaleros Unidos

by on January 23, 2012

Jornaleros Unidos is a worker based organization fighting for and defending the rights of day laborers in Queens, NY and the region.

To find out how you can help or get more information contact:

fotos del entrenamiento de Osha 13 y 20 Enero 2012

Evento Politico con Victor Toro

by on January 5, 2012

Sabado 14 de enero, 2012 6:30pm
Solidarity Center
55 W 17th St
New York City
Manhattan, entre 5th & 6th Ave.

Evento Politico Victor Toro

Victor and his defense team will give an update on the case and will speak on the OWS movement as well as on the immigration movement.

Victor Toro is facing deportation to Chile after being racially profiled on an Amtrak train in 2007. Supporters state that Toro has earned the right to stay in the U.S. with his family.

Performance by: HUASIPUNGO

Raffles: Chilean wine and a poster of Victor Toro

Friends of Brook Park

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See this video with La Pena and Victor, after 1:55