May 1 Take to the Streets in support of immigrant rights

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Date/Time: 01/05/2007 12:00 am

*Take to the Streets May 1^st 2007!*
In support of immigrant rights:
*No shopping, no work, no school!
*Demand an end to deportations & raids!
*Fight for equal rights for all workers, *
*U.S.** and foreign born!*
Across the country on Tuesday, May 1^st 2007, tens of thousands of
workers are expected to take to the streets once again to say no to
anti-immigrant, anti-worker policies.
The demonstrations are a continuation of last year’s historic marches of
undocumented and documented immigrants as well as their supporters
against the highly repressive and punitive Sensenbrenner legislation
that criminalized workers.
The current raids and deportations in cities across the country carried
out by ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) are just as deplorable
and unacceptable.
By singling out Latinos, Asians, Muslims, Caribbeans, and Africans they
are thoroughly racist. Not only are they meant to warn immigrants that
they better not fight against super-exploitation, it is a message to all
working people in this country. As the economic crisis deepens
workers—whether they are foreign or U.S. born—are being warned that
they had better accept these conditions. The raids and the
anti-immigrant climate are designed to bust unions as well as to foster
divisions among U.S. and foreign born workers.
But workers are fighting back. Across the country, the most exploited
and poorest workers are standing together. Day laborers, for example are
standing up to racist attacks whether they emanate from goons or from
local city or state officials.
Others are standing up as well. Several unions such as the International
Longshore Workers Union, Local 10 and the San Francisco Labor Council
are passing resolutions in favor of May 1^st and mobilizing to get
people out on May Day. In New York , a UFCW local pushed the May 1^st
event at a labor event demanding justice for Smithfield workers in Tar
Heel, North Carolina .
The International Action Center , a member of the /New York May 1^st
Coalition/ and the /National Movement for Worker and Immigrant Rights,/
is actively supporting these efforts in every way possible. We urge you
to do the same!
Here is how you can help:
1. Endorse the May 1^st action in your city and nationally. To
endorse or to find out events visit

2. Donate to help build May Day events. Donations are urgently
needed! *Please make checks/money orders payable to “May 1st
Movement”* (on-line donations will be accepted shortly) and mail to:
3. National May 1st Movement for Worker & Immigrant Rights
c/o United Teachers Los Angeles
3303 Wilshire Blvd. 10th floor
Los Angeles CA 90010
4. Download flyers and help get the word out. For national flyer,
click here English

For the New York flyers, click here: English

5. In New York , attend meetings of the May 1^st Coalition. Call the
IAC at 212.633.6646 for date and location of the next meeting.
*May 1^st Press Conference held at the National Press Club in Washington
, DC on March 15, 2007.*

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