[Imc-saltlake-discussion] calendar this week

Deanna Taylor deesings at xmission.com
Sun Aug 22 05:32:42 PDT 2004


This calendar is a service provided by People for Peace and Justice of Utah
<file://www.utahpeace.org/> www.utahpeace.org - With these activities every
Thursday: 

Weekly sidewalk vigil:
Thursdays, 5-7 pm Federal Building, 125 South State Street, SLC Bring signs!
(Some signs provided)  

Weekly public meeting Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 

Jubilee Center Library - 300 East 100 South
486-2558
 <file://www.utahpeace.org/> www.utahpeace.org
tlk at utahpeace.org

Please visit  <http://www.my.calendars.net/peace_calendar>
http://www.my.calendars.net/peace_calendar to view events happening in our
community.
You can access community activist calendars at Utah Activist Calendar:
<http://cal.uarc.com/display.pl> http://cal.uarc.com/display.pl There is
also a Community Calendar at:
<http://www.ourcommunityconnection.com/searchresults.php?q=peace>
http://www.ourcommunityconnection.com/searchresults.php?q=peace

Have a great week!

(Please send questions to  <mailto:tlk at utahpeace.org> tlk at utahpeace.org)
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Announcements and Highlighted Events:

Register to vote online: -
<https://www.workingforchange.com/vote/index.cfm?ms=UPN001>
https://www.workingforchange.com/vote/index.cfm?ms=UPN001

 <http://utahcountvotes.org/> Utah Count Votes! Information about Utah's
process for selecting voting equipment to help you make sure that "Utah
Counts Votes". <http://utahcountvotes.org/>   http://utahcountvotes.org/


"Get on the bus" for the
Million Worker March, Oct. 17, 2004, Washington, D.C.!


(See notice below events)

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Friday, August 27

5:30p 
Critical Mass Bicycle Ride!
Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City
Critical Mass is a bicycle ride celebrated worldwide the last Friday of
every month.
Everyone has their own reasons for riding; some see it as a protest of cars,
most just do it for fun finding it exhilirating to ride with 50-100 fellow
cyclists. 
info at slccriticalmass.org. 
http://www.slccriticalmass.org/mass/
 
(Next)Monday, August 30
March for Our Lives at Rep. Convention - NYC
Activists to Erect “Bushville,” A Tent City Protestors Aim to Target
Economic Policies of Republicans 
WHO: JEDI Women and the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign

WHAT: “March For Our Lives: Stop the War at Home”

WHEN: August 30th, rally to begin at 4pm

WHERE: Dag Hammarskjold Park in Manhattan at 47th Street and First Avenue

For more information email or visit:  

 <mailto:jedi at networld.com> jedi at networld.com
<http://64.4.53.250/cgi-bin/linkrd?_lang=EN&lah=be54a38af68e686bfd950a482315
fc43&lat=1092954796&hm___action=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2emarchforourlives%2eorg%2f
> http://www.marchforourlives.org. Contact: Bonnie Macri 801-604-9286

(See press release below)
 
Upcoming:
 
Saturday, September 4
The 7th Hispanic Fiesta Days Festival takes place in the Gallivan Center
(239 South Main Street) from 10 am to 10 pm. Come enjoy an afternoon filled
with joy and fun.
Free
 
Saturday, September 11
Freedom Fair - 4pm to 10pm Gallivan Center
Organized by the Utah Progressive Democratic Caucus, several organizations,
including PPJ, will be participating in this event. 
the renowned actress, author and activist, Mimi Kennedy will be a special
guest speaker at this event.
Mimi Kennedy is now experiencing national syndication and is one of the rare
actresses who can boast a list of credits including Broadway theatre stage,
prime time television drama, variety and comedy series, Oscar-winning
feature film and behind-the-scenes work as a director, story-editor and
voice-over artist. She also has successfully managed to balance this
full-time performance career, along with a second career as a respected
published author, and as a noted activist in political, human rights,
environmental and animal issues while maintaining a devoted, healthy
marriage and family life raising two teenagers in Los Angeles. 
Also Featuring entertainment by the very talented Tom English of LA and our
local Rich Wyman!
If you are interested in participating in the 9/11 Freedom Fair or know of a
group or business that would be interested, please contact:
<mailto:clarity at udpc.org> clarity at udpc.org. For more information, please
visit  <http://udpc.org/alerts.htm#911> http://udpc.org/alerts.htm#911 
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Justice Economic Dignity & Independence (JEDI) for WOMEN  ANNOUNCES PLANS
FOR MARCH ON OPENING DAY OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION 

 

JEDI WOMEN, a member of a national organization called The Poor People’s
Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) which represents over fifty poor
people’s groups from around the country, will participate in a major protest
on Opening Day of the Republican National Convention (RNC) targeting the
devastating economic polices they have experienced over the last four years.


 

The protest activities will include a rally and march entitled “March for
Our Lives: Stop the War at Home” that will begin at 4pm in front of the
United Nations on August 30th and end at Madison Square Garden, coinciding
with the opening day activities of the Republican National Convention. In
addition, JEDI WOMEN along with the PPEHRC will erect a tent city called
“Bushville” to draw attention to the plight of the poor and homeless in
America  The encampment will be home to hundreds of poor and homeless
families coming to the NYC to tell the truth about poverty in this country.
For security reason, the location of the tent city will be posted on the
March website,
<http://64.4.53.250/cgi-bin/linkrd?_lang=EN&lah=be54a38af68e686bfd950a482315
fc43&lat=1092954796&hm___action=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2emarchforourlives%2eorg%2f
> www.marchforourlives.org, just before it is set to go up.

 

The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign garnered attention at the
2000 RNC where 10,000 people participated in their protest despite the fact
that they were the only group denied a permit that decided to march anyway.
PPEHRC has indicated they will march again this year, regardless of whether
they are granted a permit.  

 

According to BONNIE MACRI, the group’s leader,“This is the most important
election in our time and our organization along with 50 other organizations
from across the country and thousands of people feel an obligation to alert
the people of the United States to the poverty that includes: lack of health
care, hunger, lack of housing and lack of employment that provides a living
wage. Millions of people are living in desperation in Utah as well as the
rest of our country. In Utah there are 300,000 citizens without any medical
coverage and half again that many with too little coverage.  Utah has large
families and 32% of our populations are children. Far too many of these
children go without their basic needs being met and live in fear of where
their next meal is coming from. Our present administration has no sense of
obligation to the working poor families of our country. If we are our
brothers keeper as we are told than we must stop the war on the poor at
home.

 
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"Get on the bus" for the
Million Worker March, Oct. 17, 2004, Washington, D.C.!
The struggle of working people and the struggle against the war are the same
struggle!
 
Bring the troops home now! End the occupation of Iraq!
 
Organize a local “AntiWar 4 the Million Worker March" committee now!
 
Dear Activists and Organizers,
 
This fall in Washington, D.C., you will have a timely and historic
opportunity to unite the anti-war movement with an unprecedented and vitally
necessary mass march of working people speaking for themselves. This is a
rare opportunity that serious anti-war activists can't afford to pass up.
 
Some of the strongest voices and most active groups in the labor movement,
together with the active support and participation of organizations
representing every progressive movement and cause, will be “getting on the
bus to D.C. on Sunday, October 17, for the MILLION WORKER MARCH. A sea of
workers from every industry, from every union and every place where workers
want a union, from every part of the country, will be streaming into the
capital to demand things like jobs, a living wage and workers' rights.
 
They will also express their anger over the senseless dying that is going on
every day in Iraq and elsewhere, and their desire that it end now. Why?
Because it is working families who bear the burden, it is their loved ones
who are sent off to fight and die--and it is their, our, the workers' money
that is stolen to pay for war and occupation.
 
What makes the Million Worker March unique is that the event´s principal
organizers want to make the anti-war movement´s demand to “End the
Occupation of Iraq, and Bring the Troops Home Now central to the march's
message and the goals.
 
START A LOCAL “ANTI-WAR 4 THE MILLION WORKER MARCH" COMMITTEE RIGHT NOW!
 
We are asking anti-war activists to set up local “Anti-war 4 the Million
Worker March committees. Start meeting, planning, and reserving buses to go
to Washington on October 17. Anti-war coalitions and groups need to let us
know ASAP if their group can be listed as an “Anti-war 4 Million Worker
March committee in their locality or region.
 
We encourage activists to form committees in their unions, schools, work
places, churches and communities. It is our hope that “Anti-war 4 MWM"
committees will complement the labor union and community-based organizing
that is going on across the country for Oct. 17.
 
We urge you to start now, before the Republican National Convention protests
in NYC. Please get back to us so that we can send you information and
resources that will be helpful to your organizing.
 
YOU CAN HELP
 
* Add your name, title and endorsement as a signer to this urgent call.
* Set up an Anti-War 4 the Million Worker March committee
* Send this email to your friends, co-workers, and neighbors.
* Commit to sending a bus from your city, town or region.
 
CONTACT US AT
AntiWar4theMillionWorkerMarch at action-mail.org
39 W. 14th Street #206
NYC, NY 10011
phone (212) 633.633.6646
 
The call for a Million Worker March came from one of the most well-known
labor organizations in the country, famous for its long history of
militancy, boldness and courage in defense of working people—Local 10 of the
International Longshore Workers Union in San Francisco. Over the past few
months this call has rolled across the country, picking up the support of
scores of labor unions, labor activists and leaders including:
 
The Coalition Of Black Trade Unionists; Bill Lucy, Secretary-Treasurer,
AFSCME; the National Education Association; Transportation Workers Union
Local 100 (NY); AFSCME District Council 1707 (NY); South Carolina AFL-CIO;
Farm Labor Organizing Committee; AFSCME District Council 92 (MD); D.C. Labor
Against The War; International ANSWER; actor Danny Glover; American Indian
Movement; ILWU Local 34; Troy and Albany Labor Council (NY); National
Immigration Solidarity Network; New York City Labor Against the War; Global
Women´s Strike; Teamsters Black Caucus; comedian Dick Gregory; Myra Shone
and Ralph Schoenman, Taking Aim, Pacifica; National Association of Letter
Carriers, Branch 3825; Howard Wallace, co-founder, Pride at Work; Jim
Houghton, Director, Harlem Fight Back; Justice 4 Homeless, SF; United Steel
Workers of America Local 8751; International Action Center; former U.S.
Attorney General Ramsey Clark; Nellie Bailey, Harlem Tenants Council; Howard
Zinn, historian; Noam Chomsky, linguist;AFSCME Local 95, Local 205, Local
215,Local 389,Loca167,Local 1881, Local 1930; ILWU Entire West Coast
division; CUE Local 3; and many more.
 
Working people are coming to Washington, D.C. on Oct. 17 because whether
their concern is about jobs, or decent wages, or layoffs, or union busting,
or the battle to protect our pensions and Social Security and to make health
care a universal right instead of a privilege for the wealthy--with all we
face, we had better raise our own voices and act in our own interests
instead of relying on the next president, whoever that will be.
 
And most important, the time for us to speak in our own voice is not after
people vote in November, but before. The Million Worker March on Oct. 17 is
about the people telling the president, the candidates, the politicians and
the corporate elite who are the real power behind the election campaigns and
the politicians to “Shut up! and listen to us for a change.
 
Let´s make sure that after many of us march in NYC against the Republican
convention, Nov. 2 isn´t the only important date this fall. We urge all of
you to work to make the Oct. 17 Million Worker March in D.C. the next major
event for the entire anti-war movement. If we rise to this challenge, we
will put the next president and Congress on notice that we will accept no
excuses for prolonging the occupation of Iraq and wasting lives and precious
resources that should go toward satisfying people´s needs like housing and
schools. Moreover, we will have helped to forge a critical alliance between
the grass roots of the labor movement and the anti-war movement that would
represent a whole new level of unity, potential and power.
 
Does this sound like something worth working for? Does this sound like
something you´ve been waiting for? You can help make it happen.
 
In solidarity,
 
Clarence Thomas, Co-Chair, Million Workers March Organizing Committee, ILWU
Local 10
Brenda Stokely, President, District Council 1707 AFSCME, Co-chair, NYC Labor
Against the War
Chris Silvera, Secretary-Treasurer, Local 808 IBT, President National
Teamsters Black Caucus
Ralph Shoenman, Communications Coordinator, Million Worker March
Larry Holmes, International Action Center, Steering Committee ANSWER
Sharon Black, Washington/Baltimore Coordinator, Million Worker March
Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General
 
Get on the bus:
 

* To bring the troops home now!* For money & for jobs not war!* For a living
wage!* Against layoffs, union busting, & for workers´ rights!* For the
rights of immigrant workers!* Because young people need jobs not jails!* To
end the occupation of iraq!* To defend civil rights! * Because working
people need to speak in their own voice!
 
Get On The Bus Oct. 17 For The Million Worker March
 
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