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MayDay General Strike / Walkout Action Roundup

News ArchiveFrom: http://deletetheborder.org/node/996

All over the US, massive actions are being planned as part of the call for a General Strike / Walkout / Boycott // No Work, No School, Buy Nothing, Sell Nothing. Take part! Help organize your community to join the General Strike and Walkout against HR4437 and for Amnesty! If your city is not here, click "add a comment" and add your event!

Freedom of movement!
Equal rights for all people regardless of immigration status!
An end to deportations and detention centers!

Use these posters locally:
http://deletetheborder.org/node/932
http://arizona.indymedia.org/news/2006/04/41377.php
http://www.infoshop.org/inews/article.php?story=20060413091242747
http://www.crimethinc.com/downloads/mayday.html

San Francisco: http://maydayinthebay.dyndns.org/

Convergences in San Francisco:

8:30am - Montgomery & Market (Montgomery BART)
11:00am - Embarcadero (Embarcadero BART)
3:00pm - San Francisco Civic Center (Civic Center BART)
5:00pm - Federal Building (450 Golden Gate)

Come prepared with pots and spoons to bang together (CACEROLAZO), energy and creativity to drown out business in San Francisco! Wear white and look for the flags with a pot and spoon on them.

Los Angeles: http://nohr4437.org

The Gran Boicott is on, and the troqueros are in
http://la.indymedia.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=1111&category_id=3

12:00 PM Assembly at Olympic and Broadway, march to Los Angeles City Hall

Reclaim the streets: http://la.indymedia.org/news/2006/04/153961.php

Texas:

http://houston.indymedia.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=654&category_id=1

Locally the Coalition For Civil Rights For Immigrants has called for a rally at Memorial park at 11am where there will be testimonies, workshops and other events and activities.

Portland: Meet at South Park Blocks at PSU (SW Park and SW Mill).

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/04/338191.shtml

Florida: Mass strikes

Orlando:
http://miami.indymedia.org/calendar/event_display_detail.php?event_id=620

Ft. Lauderdale:
http://miami.indymedia.org/calendar/event_display_detail.php?event_id=623

Miami:
http://miami.indymedia.org/calendar/event_display_detail.php?event_id=644
http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/local/14402483.htm

Arizona: Calls for general strike and walkout resumed after mass nationwide raids. http://arizona.indymedia.org

San Diego / Tijuana details follow, click Read More or click the article title...

MAY FIRST, 2006

INTERNATIONAL U.S./MEXICO BORDER

TIJUANA AND SAN DIEGO

PROTESTS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDER

PRIMERO DE MAYO 2006
FRONTERA INTERNACIONAL MEXICO ESTADOS UNIDOS

TIJUANA Y SAN DIEGO

PROTESTAS EN LOS DOS LADOS DE LA FRONTERA

[Versión en español ver abajo]

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TIJUANA

DAY of PROTEST: MAY FIRST

>From Las Brisas Shopping Center to the Gabacho (the U.S.) Consulate in
Tijuana (behind Agua Caliente, Colonia Hipódromo)

Tijuana, Baja California

12 pm

We demand wages in the maquiladoras that respect the Mexican
Constitution

No more than eight hours per shift

No more abuses and despotism in the maquiladoras

No more sexual harassment in the maquiladoras

No more poisoning chemicals in the maquiladoras

No more company unions in the maquiladoras

In solidarity with the National Great American Boycott of 2006 on the
other side of the border

In solidarity with Mexicans who will strike at the other side of the
border

Full rights for all immigrants in the US

On May 1st, don’t buy in the US, don’t cross the border, don’t buy
Gringo products

Don’t buy at Costco, Sam’s Club, Home Depot, McDonald’s, Burger King,
etc.

Protest at the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana

Sponsored by the Zapatista Other Campaign (La Otra Campaña) in Tijuana

Another May First without borders, anti-capitalist, from the left and
from the bottom

SAN DIEGO

Bi-National Great American Boycott of 2006

Bi-National Great American Boycott of 2006

Gran Protesta Binacional 2006

A day without an immigrant

Un da sin Inmigrantes

WHEN: San Diego May 1, 2006: Call to Action!

WHERE: The United States side will march from Larsen Park at noon to the San Ysidro border. We will then return to the starting point
for speeches, music, voter registration, cultural presentations and
much, much more!

WHO: “March 25th Coalition against HR4437 San Diego” will join the
“March 25th Coalition against HR4437 Los Angeles,” the organizers of the
mega march of almost 2 million on March 25th, in their efforts toward
“El Gran Paro Americano 2006.”

Nationwide Immigrant General Strike Wear White T-Shirt on May 1st!

More Info:

On May 1, we are calling for 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.) to
protest the anti-immigrant movements across the country.

On May 1, we will wear "white" a T-Shirt and/or white arm bands, we can
paint and write our political demands (and creative arts) at the T-shirt
go to rally, protest, strike, vigil, work or school--we will have a
ocean of white T-shirts with our political demands from east coast to
west coast, at the street, work place, school, bus station & store...
and our voice will be LOUD AND CLEAR AND CANNOT BE SILENT FOR EVER!

Full Rights 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.

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 hate-mongers,
“immigrants are a drain on society.” If this is true, then 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 because we
know the truth!

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Versión en español

TIJUANA

Marcha Primero de Mayo

Centro Comercial Las Brisas al Consulado Gabacho en la Col. Hipódromo

Tijuana, Baja California

12 horas

Por salarios en la maquila de acuerdo a la Constitución Mexicana

Por el respeto a la jornada de ocho horas

No a los malos tratos

Alto al hostigamiento sexual en el trabajo

No al uso de qumicos dañinos en las maquiladoras

Fuera los sindicatos fantasmas de las maquiladoras

Apoyo a la huelga que las y los mexicanos llevarán a cabo al otro lado
de la frontera

Papeles sin condiciones para todos las y los trabajadores migrantes

No comprar en EUA, no cruzar la frontera ese da, no comprar productos
gringos

No consumir en Cotsco, Sam’s Club, Home Depot, McDonald, Burger King,
etc.

Todos a protestar al consulado gringo

Otro Primero de Mayo: sin fronteras, anticapitalista y desde abajo a la
izquierda

Invita: La Otra Campaña en Tijuana

SAN DIEGO

Gran Protesta Binacional 2006

Un da sin Inmigrantes

Llamado a la acción

San Diego, Primero de Mayo, 2006

DONDE: Marcharemos del Larsen Park a las 12 a la frontera internacional, luego al otro lado de San Ysidro y luego de regreso en una marcha triangular de 4 kilómetros. Tendremos oradores, música, registro para votar, presentaciones culturales y mucho más.

Invita: Coalición Marcha 25 de Marzo contra la Propuesta HR4437, San
Diego en unidad con la Coalición Marcha 25 de Marzo contra la Propuesta
HR4437, Los Angeles. Esta coalición jugó un papel organizativo central
en la mega protesta del 25 de marzo en Los Angeles en preparación de un
Gran Paro en Estados Unidos en 2006.

Inmigrantes en huelga a nivel nacional vestirán camisetas blancas el
primero de mayo, o una cinta blanca en el brazo o camisetas con diseños
en apoyo a la lucha por derechos plenos para los y las immigrantes.

Más información:

Para el primero de mayo llamamos a no trabajar, no ir a la escuela, no
vender, no comprar y tener marchas en centros económicos importantes
como bolsa de valores, corporaciones antiinmigrantes, etc., para
protestar las polticas contra los inmigrantes en EUA.

El primero de mayo usaremos una camiseta blanca o una banda blanca en el
brazo o pintaremos nuestras demandas en camisetas al ir a protestar en
marchas, paros, actos de vigilia en lugares de trabajo o en las
colonias. Tendremos un oc(c)ano de camisetas blancas con nuestras demandas
que se escucharán de costa a costa en las calles, escuelas, lugares de
trabajo, estaciones de autobuses, tiendas, etc. Nuestras voces serán
claras y no podrán ser silenciadas nunca más.

Derechos plenos para toda y todos los inmigrantes: no aceptaremos menos.
Las medidas de reforzar el cerco fronterizo significan más tragedias,
muerte y separación de familias.

Las y los inmigrantes contribuimos con siete mil millones de dólares en
ingresos para los servicios de seguridad social en el pas. Tambi(c)n
ganamos 240 mil millones de dólares y pagamos 90 mil millones de dólares
en impuestos por año. En servicios sólo recibimos 5 mil millones, ¿dónde
están los otros 85 mil?

Los grupos antiinmigrantes y racistas afirman que los inmigrantes “son
una carga para la sociedad.” Si esto es verdad, entonces el primero de
mayo la bolsa de valores subirá mucho y la economa florecerá. Si esto
no sucede, mostraremos de manera definitiva que esos grupos están
equivocados. Y sabemos lo que pasará porque sabemos la verdad.
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MayDay General Strike / Walkout Action Roundup
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, April 26 2006 @ 05:37 PM CDT
i wonder how 'general' this general strike will actually be. i wonder if there will be any rowdy demonstrations. i'm not in the USA right now, but from news articles and photos, i gather that the demonstrations by immigrants have been essentially tame and using a patriotic message. of course, it's understandable because being arrested at a street demonstration could mean deportation.
where is this all heading?
does anybody else feel like the radical left/anarchists have a habit of jumping on the bandwagon of issues rather than creating and fostering their own?
MayDay General Strike / Walkout Action Roundup
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, April 26 2006 @ 06:14 PM CDT
you are fucking rediculous. Im a anarchist migrant and have been working with anarchist migrants on this issue for a uncountable ammount of time.
MayDay General Strike / Walkout Action Roundup
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, April 26 2006 @ 06:26 PM CDT
There are at least 100 demonstrations planned, Chicago organizers are expecting 500,000 to march. LA seems to be the center of this movement, while I don't know how many are expected to march, most Latinos will not be going to work and the LA harbor will be shut down. While not "general" by most countries standards, I think it's safe to say that millions of people will not be going to work, and that hasn't happened here since the '30s. The tone of the immigrants rights movement has changed dramatically in the last 3 weeks, I would say the moderate "leaders" had control of the April 10th actions, this is no longer the case. In Pheonix moderate groups tried to call off the local strike, but bowed to the pressure of grassroots organizing this week and now endorse it. I don't know about other places but where I live radicals have been welcomed into the movement, because people in struggle want other people to have their backs.
MayDay General Strike / Walkout Action Roundup
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, April 26 2006 @ 06:00 PM CDT
MAY DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES - MADISON,WI

Friday, April 28th 6:30 pm Atwood Community Center
(2425 Atwood Ave.)
May Day Sing-a-Long! Interested in
learning some of the classic labor solidarity songs
from those who know
how to sing them?
MayDay General Strike / Walkout Action Roundup
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, April 26 2006 @ 06:34 PM CDT
Everyone needs to heed this call, do not go to work Monday, call in sick do whatever. This is not just a "Latino" issue this is an issue for all workers. I'm a temp, I don't get paid for time off, I'm losing a days wage to attend this, I don't care.
MayDay General Strike / Walkout Action Roundup
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, April 26 2006 @ 08:13 PM CDT
people need to be hanging banners off of interstate overpasses for the 2 days before this to let people know not to go to work or shop on May 1st. the banners should be in english and spanish.

and on may 1st, have a march, have a reclaim the streets, have a gift giving festival, block an interstate, block an exit ramp to downtown, protest at an immigration dention center, have free food and a sound system going playing latina music in the spanish area of town with flyers, etc... or get more creative! but do SOMETHING on May 1st and to let people know it is happening on the day before and two days before. that is the most important part. if people see something saying this is going on and to stand in solidarity against racism and with immigrant communities and something saying that immigrant communities will be doing this, people will respect it and do it.
MayDay General Strike / Walkout Action Roundup
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, April 26 2006 @ 08:57 PM CDT
good advice. bold publicization is key. we're tuned into demos and actions, but what about the people who aren't so tuned into activist circles or the immigrant movement... they won't know about the general strike unless we make it known.

also, the idea of road blockades could prevent business as usual, which meets the same purpose as a general strike.
MayDay General Strike / Walkout Action Roundup
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, April 27 2006 @ 12:13 PM CDT
Check out the LA an d Chicago IMCs, the May Day Movement is congealing rapidly. Every church group, many large labor unions, contigents of every ethnic group (Arabs, Africans, Polish, Irish, Asian and Latinos), as well as the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition are all joining the effort. Cargill and other large Midwestern meat packing plants are closing down for the day. It's appropriate and amazing that 120 years after the birth of the holiday, that in the same city it has all come full circle and the similarities of the struggles are striking. May 1st 2006 will be talked about for years to come.
May Day Providence, RI
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, April 27 2006 @ 03:18 PM CDT
May Day Providence, RI: A Day of Action for Immigrant Justice!

Join May 1 Actions in Providence, Rhode Island
9:00 am demand immigrant worker justice. Meet in Kennedy Plaza.
3:30 pm join the Grand March to the State House. Meet at Central High School.

On May 1, 2006, 120 years after immigrant workers struggled
together for the 8-hour workday in the US, there will be a
national general boycott and strike for comprehensive
immigration reform that puts human rights first.

May 1 will be a day without an immigrant or an immigrant ally
to highlight the critical importance of immigrant contributions
to our economy and to our society. Thousands across the country
will decide not to go to work or school and to close their
business for the day and instead take part in local actions
calling for immigrant justice.

9:00 am
Convene in Kennedy Plaza to demand that immigrant workers
receive their fair share in the Providence Renaissance.
Immigrant workers keep Providence
anti-Texas
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, April 27 2006 @ 07:57 PM CDT
I hope all you Texas bigots enjoy Mayday! ha ha ha
gonna be a party in the streets and you arent welcome

MayDay General Strike / Walkout Action Roundup
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, April 28 2006 @ 03:35 PM CDT
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ

MAY 1ST / 1RO DE MAYO - GENERAL STRIKE / HUELGA GENERAL

Rally for Immigrant and Workers' Rights

10 am George Street Fountain, downtown.
Rally and leafletting calling all workers to strike, boycott buying and selling in support of immigrant workers and against HR4437.

Endorsed by Lazos, Central NJ IWW, Student and Education Workers Union (SEWU) and Central NJ People's Organization for Progress (POP).

12:30 pm Sacred Heart Cathedral
ACLU legal workshop for immigrants on their rights under current law, and the proposed changes to immigration law.

Sponsored by New Labor and a coalition of immigrant groups.

2 pm Feaster Park
Fourth Annual IWW May Day Picnic.
Food! Soccer! In the park!

Sponsored by Central NJ IWW.