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New London Equality March for Unity and Pride

Sunday June 11, 2017
New London Parade Plaza
New London Ct.
10Am-3Pm
If interested in planning, please email info@outct.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/1782650115378553/?active_tab=about

About the March, courtesy of the planners:
The “Equality March for Unity & Pride” is a grassroots movement which will mobilize the diverse LGBTQ+ communities to peacefully and clearly address concerns about the current political landscapes and how it is contributing to the persecution and discrimination of LGBTQ+ individuals.

Progress has been made over the past decade in the ongoing fight for LGBTQ+ inclusion, access, and justice, but there’s still so much more to be done – especially since the progress we’ve achieved is currently being threatened by increased hostile rhetoric, discriminatory policies, and violence perpetrated against the most vulnerable in our communities.

We will use the Equality March, and sister events across the country, to give voice to our concerns, and to support, uplift, and bring attention to those in our communities who are targeted due to immigration status, ethnicity, religion, skin color, gender, and disability. We affirm and celebrate that we are a mix of diverse communities. Lack of unity has caused many of our needs to be neglected or ignored. But now, for 2017 and beyond, we are working to learn from our prior mistakes and come together through common belief in inalienable human rights and dignity for all.

From the Women’s March Ct.

Beware of people handing out this flyer!! Do NOT sign up. This morning in Brueggers in New Haven there was a man distributing these. This is a group of Trump supporters that want to build a registry of resisters. Thank you, Action Together Connecticut-New Haven County for the heads-up! https://www.buzzfeed.com/…/trump-supporters-have-built-a-do…

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Check out this article that came on our facebook page. We fully support these actions and will not be going to work on Monday.

by Anonymous Contributor

by New Haven Anti-Fascists, Industrial Workers of the World – CT, and Dragonfly Climate Collective

The history of May Day is rooted in anarchist solidarity and action. On May 1, 1886, some 40,000 workers in Chicago joined over 300,000 workers nationwide in a strike demanding an eight hour workday. In the days that followed, as strikers continued their show of solidarity, several people were shot and killed by police including in an incident that became known as the Haymarket Massacre. Four others were later executed by the state. Since then, May Day has been recognized as International Workers’ Day to commemorate the comrades who took part in, and were murdered because of, radical anarchist politics. This was the first step in establishing the modern standard of the 8 hour work day and 40 hour work week, demonstrating the effectiveness of militant direct action tactics, which the state vilifies to this day.

In 2006, millions of immigrants and their supporters around the country marched in the streets, returning May Day to its radical roots. Since then, May Day celebrations have seen a resurgence as an opportunity to mobilize thousands of immigrants and their allies to stand for immigrant rights.

Since its inception, this country has seen multiple waves of migration, first and foremost the enslaved Africans who were stolen from their lands and forced to work in the so-called United States and Caribbean islands, while this country’s founders massacred indigenous peoples in one of the most horrific genocides in the history of humanity. Over a hundred years ago, working people began to flee the Eurasian continent en masse, bound for a chance at a better life. Today, immigrants and refugees from Latin America and the Middle East flee violence and the terror of American foreign policy in search of opportunities for themselves and their children. In all cases, they have always been considered not only a working class but an underclass that the corporate elite relies on in order to exploit their labor and vulnerable position in society.

This extortion is known as capitalism. We know that even with all of the gains made by workers’ struggles to date, there continue to exist those on the margins who fall victim to the exploitative capitalist. Women, people of color, transgender people, immigrants (documented or otherwise), refugees, and others are among the most vulnerable when it comes to workers’ rights. This system has also been systematically tearing apart the Earth and plundering peoples, putting never-ending growth above all hopes for a livable planet.

This exploitation of autonomous labor and ecosystems is wholly contrary to human nature, the natural tendency to establish and maintain true human connections through mutual aid, and to know and care for the land bases surrounding us. Within capitalism, those whose labor is not classified under the normal definition of work, such as caretakers, domestic workers, and sex workers, are excluded. These workers tend to be from the very same marginalized communities that are most exploited in every area of life.

All of this combined with the ascension of white supremacist and neo-Nazi presence since inauguration 2017 necessitates a more radical and creative May Day. As anti-authoritarians we seek nothing short of total liberation. No one is free until all are free.

This May Day, we call for a return to its original anti-authoritarian roots as we participate in a nationwide strike once again. Join us as we create a visible presence and stand side by side in defense and solidarity with communities in struggle. The beast of capital will fall.

Events:

 – Hartford on Saturday April 29th: Rally: CT Immigrants Are Here To Stay!
 – May 1st in New Haven: General Strike, Solidarity and Resistance, Rally and March
 – Danbury May Day Rally! Un Dia Sin Immigrantes
 – Bridgeport May Day: Sanctuary City March!
 – Stamford: Gather at 888 Washington Boulevard at 4:00

This submission came to It’s Going Down anonymously through itsgoingdown.org/contribute. IGD is not the author of this post.

 

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Join 32BJ SEIU and community allies for a rally to defend the rights of Connecticut immigrants, and celebrate the richness of our diverse state. We are #HereToStay! We will also be standing in solidarity with the #ClimateMarch in Washington DC on this day.

CO-SPONSORS:
32BJ SEIU Connecticut; 1199 SEIU New England; The 4Cs SEIU 1973; Action Together CT; AFL-CIO; American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut; AFT Connecticut; Amistad United Church of Christ; Black and Latino Caucus of the CT State Legislature; Center for Latino Progress; Connecticut Center for a New Economy; Connecticut Immigrant Rights Alliance (CIRA); Connecticut Students for a Dream; Council of American Islamic Relations Connecticut (CAIR-CT); CT NOW; Fight for $15; Hispanic Federation; Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services; Make the Road CT; Moral Mondays CT; New Haven’s Peoples Center; North United Methodist Church;Planned Parenthood of Southern New England; Rehoboth Church of God, SEIU-State Council; Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ); Unidad Latina en Acción (ULA); UAW Region 9A; Working Families Party

Organizations or supporters who wish to join the coalition are welcome! Please contact Rochelle at rpalache@seiu32bj.org.

***We are looking for local performers from the immigrant community who would like to showcase their talent at this event! Contact: Rochelle at rochellepalache@gmail.com***


***Estamos buscando artistas de la comunidad inmigrante que les gustaría exhibir sus talentos en este evento! Contacte a Rochelle: rochellepalache@gmail.com***

Unase con la 32BJ SEIU y nuestros aliados de la comunidad a defender los derechos de los inmigrantes de Connecticut, y a celebrar la riqueza de nuestra diversidad. ¡Aquí estamos para quedarnos! También estaremos en solidaridad con la marcha para la clima en Washington DC en la misma fecha.

GUARDA LA FECHA: El sábado 29 de abril
1:00-3:00 PM
Connecticut State Capitol- North Steps
* Musica * Comida * Historias *

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Press Conference: 6 Workers Sue Hamden Restaurant for Wage Theft.

Thursday April 20, 2017, 4pm-6pm

Hamden Town House Restaurant, 2256 Whitney Ave, Hamden Ct.

Join six workers as they announce a lawsuit against Hamden Town House Restaurant. They were paid as little as, in some cases, $3.14, $4.20, or $5.97 per hour. They worked between 52 and 72 hours per week.

According to Connecticut law, they should have been paid $9.60 per hour, plus overtime when they worked more than 40 hours per week.  Wage theft is everywhere, and Connecticut is doing very little to stop these abuses. It’s up to us as a community to say NO MORE. Join the workers this Thursday as they courageously break the silence!

Nearly half of restaurant workers (46.3%) experience overtime violations, according to a national study (“Behind the Kitchen Door Multi-Site Study” 2011). While some restaurant workers earn a living wage, people of color are systematically confined to the lower paying and “back of the house” jobs like dishwasher, even when they have the same qualifications as white workers. Restaurant workers of color earn 56% less than white restaurant workers and experience poverty at twice the rate (“The Great Service Divide” 2014).

See HERE.

What a bunch of bull some people try to feed us and have been fed by others. When I saw this I had to cringe.

The person who posted this titled it Peaceful Resistance Always. Of course she is a democrat and a supporter of Obama.

So what is the real story of Obama and Peaceful Resistance:

Obama embraced the US drone programme, overseeing more strikes in his first year than Bush carried out during his entire presidency. A total of 563 strikes, largely by drones, targeted Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen during Obama’s two terms, compared to 57 strikes under Bush. Between 384 and 807 civilians were killed in those countries, according to reports logged by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

That figure does not include deaths in active battlefields including Afghanistan – where US air attacks have shot up since Obama withdrew the majority of his troops at the end of 2014. The country has since come under frequent US bombardment, in an unreported war that saw 1,337 weapons dropped last year alone – a 40% rise on 2015.

Afghan civilian casualties have been high, with the United Nations (UN) reporting at least 85 deaths in 2016. The Bureau recorded 65 to 105 civilian deaths during this period. We did not start collecting data on Afghanistan until 2015.

Total US drone and air strikes in 2016
Pakistan Yemen Somalia Afghanistan
Strikes 3 38 14 1071
Total people reported killed 11-12 147-203 204-292 1389-1597
Civilians reported killed 1 0 3-5 65-101

Notes on the data: The Bureau is not logging strikes in active battlefields except Afghanistan; strikes in Syria, Iraq and Libya are not included in this data. To see data for those countries, visit Airwars.org.

 

 

This is what Peaceful Resistance gets you.

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and this bullshit is overwhelming we only need one photo even if there are many more: The Obama administration has insisted that drone strikes are so “exceptionally surgical and precise” that they pluck off terror suspects while not putting “innocent men, women and children in danger”.

and really folks. Did the Nobel committee lose their minds?

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According to St. Pete for Peace here is a run down of peaceful resistance: (more…)