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3 Important Events, Starting Today

12 Mar
Join Black Rose/Rosa Negra at these upcoming events!

Dear Black Rose friends and comrades // Queridxs amigxs y camaradas de Rosa Negra, [español a continuación] It seems like the struggle just won't wait for Spring! Between victories, attacks, and ongoing fights, things are heating up and the snow is finally melting! Please join us in the streets for 3 actions this week and more in the coming weeks. Here are some upcoming actions we will be participating in. Details below. Hope to see you there! // ¡Parece que la lucha simplemente no va esperar hasta la primavera! Entre las victorias, los ataques y las luchas en desarrollo, se está calentando la cosa y por fin la nieve se está derritiendo! Por favor, únanse a nosotrxs en la calle para 3 acciones esta semana y más en las próximas semanas. Les enviamos la información de las próximas actividades en que vamos a estar participando. Detalles a continuación. ¡Esperamos verles ahí! Solidarity // Solidaridad, Black Rose//Rosa Negra - Boston *1) Boston Youth Power March: #YOUTHPASS NOW!* Wednesday, March 12th, 3:30-5:30PM Park Street Station, Boston Sponsored by the Youth Affordabili(T) Coalition<http://youthwayonthembta.org/yac> Facebook event: Boston Youth Power March: #YOUTHPASS NOW!<https://www.facebook.com/events/587024581379104/> The T is a lifeline for youth in Boston. We need a *#YouthPass *and Affordabili(T) NOW! Are you with us?*We call on MBTA General Manager Beverley Scott, MassDOT Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey, & the MassDOT Board:**1) *to protect students in the upcoming fare hike by *exempting student fares from the hike* &/or *adding weekends into the current M5 $25 Student Pass* *2) *to fulfill their promises by using part of *the new State House funding that youth played a key role in securing *to increase equity and begin a *Youth Pass Pilot by Summer 2014* *3) *to make the T more affordable for youth riders by *creating the "Youth Pass" now*! *2) Rally // Manifestación: Bring Them Home! // ¡Traerlos a Casa!* Friday, March 14th, 5:00-6:30PM JFK Federal Building, Government Center, Boston Sponsored by: Bring Them Home - Boston<https://www.facebook.com/bringbackboston>, Resist the Raids <https://www.facebook.com/resisttheraids> Facebook event: Rally // Manifestación: Bring Them Home! // ¡Traerlos a Casa! <https://www.facebook.com/events/293635940787435/> [español abajo] Starting on Monday, March 10th, 150 people crossed the US/México border, demanding to the right to go home to their respective communities in the United States. These brave folks used direct action to reunite with their families and send a strong message to the Obama administration that we will no longer tolerate deportations and forced displacement! Please come show solidarity with the Reform 150, including local participants, Ines Vargas and Alberto Peniche! They need community support to pressure ICE to release them from detention and allow them to return home. Will you join us?? // Comenzando el lunes, 10 de marzo, 150 personas cruzaron la frontera entre los Estados Unidos y México, exigiendo el derecho a regresar a casa a sus comunidades respectivas en los Estados Unidos. Esta gente valiente usó la acción directa para reunir con sus familias y enviar un mensaje fuerte a la administración de Obama que ¡ya no vamos a soportar más deportaciones ni el desplazamiento forzado! Por favor, venga a mostrar la solidaridad con los "Reforma 150," incluyendo los participantes locales, Ines Vargas y Alberto Peniche! Se necesita el apoyo comunitario para presionar a la migra (ICE) a soltarlos de la detención y dejarlos regresar a casa. ¿Se unirá a nosotros? *3) Emergency Picket for Suspended Insomnia Cookies Worker!* Friday, March 14th, 7:00PM Insomnia Cookies, 708 Commonwealth Ave, Boston Sponsored by: IWW - Boston GMB <http://iwwboston.org> Facebook event: Emergency Picket! + Phone, Email Zap! Fight Union-busting!<https://www.facebook.com/events/604465696296628> Insomnia Cookies has suspended IWW organizer Tasia Edmonds without pay for a month, falsely claiming she was "unprofessional" and neglected to server her any formal written notice. You're invited to take action against union-busting by the boutique cookie business. Join the IWW and our allies as we picket in support of Tasia! Please also email the company at pfs@serveubrands.com, and call CEO Seth Berkowitz at (877)632-6654. Suggested message: "It is intolerable that IWW organizer Tasia Edmonds be suspended without pay for her union activity. Please take immediate action to bring Tasia back to work, and compensate her for any loss in pay. Union-busting is disgusting!" Background: Tasia went public with her union affiliation on December 7. She has been building the union in her store. In February, a new manager began harrassing her about her union membership. On March 9, Tasia was told she has been suspended without pay for a month! The union is filing Unfair Labor Practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). An organizing drive began at Insomnia in August after four workers spontaneously went on strike. Their demands included $15/hr, health care and a union. They were immediately fired. Despite recently promising to give about $4,000 in back pay to the strikers and to post a notice in the store pledging not to retaliate against workers for union activity, Insomnia is apparently still determined to crush the union drive. The union is even more determined to get justice for Tasia and all workers at Insomnia!

This August, Remember Sacco and Vanzetti

13 Aug

hey all,

    There’s two upcoming events related to the anniversary of the 1927 execution of Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italian Immigrants, Boston Anarchists, and workers, framed for a murder and robbery, put to death for their beliefs, their immigrant status, and their class. Learn why this ancient injustice is still relevant today:


Two Common Struggle-sponsored events this month:

1. This Saturday, August 17th, Common Struggle Reading Group
Sacco and Vanzetti, Anarchism, and Political Repression

2. Saturday, August 24th, Sacco and Vanzetti March. Details below

1. Saturday August 17th, 6-8 PM reading group at Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116, in Copley Square.

Two short readings for August. Email me for PDFs of the readings at trenchesfullofpoets (at) riseup.net

-Sacco and Vanzetti: The Anarchist Background by Paul Avrich
Read Chapter 4: “The Anarchists”

-Ten Lessons from the Criminalization of Dissent
By Camilo Viveiros

Sponsored by Common Struggle-Libertarian Communist Federation:

2. Saturday, August 24, 2pm.

On Saturday, August 24th, Boston will remember the 86h anniversary of the execution of Italian anarchist immigrants, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, whose trial is widely regarded as one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in American history.  Calling attention to the continued repression of immigrants and radicals, the Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Society (SVCS) invites all to attend and participate in the eighth annual march and rally.  We will begin by gathering at the Boston Common Visitor information Center, on Tremont Street across from West Street,  at 2 PM, followed by a march to the North End at 3 PM, and conclude with a rally at 4 PM at the Paul Revere Mall off Hanover featuring speakers and live music.

For the eighth year in a row, the SVCS has sought to bring public attention to the wrongful execution of these two Italian immigrant workers in 1927. We call attention to this case in our local history not only out of reverence for Sacco and Vanzetti, but to demonstrate how little things have changed in the 86 years following their execution. Nationalist fearmongering and repression of dissidents is as prevalent today as it was during the Red Scare years in the early 20th century. The way in which immigrants workers continue to be rounded up, detained and deported today under the pretext of a War on Terror, a War on Drugs, or simply securing our borders, is eerily similar to the Palmer Raids which targeted radical immigrants in the 1920s.  And whereas the overwhelming majority of developed nations have abolished the death penalty, the retention of capital punishment in the United States keeps the U.S. in alarmingly poor company with other countries notorious for human rights abuses.

Furthermore, this year we want to once again protest FBI’s continued attacks on muslims, among them a resident of Massachusetts, Tarek Mehana, convicted of aiding terrorists and sentenced to 17.5 years in prison. We demand and end to holding political prisoners in the U.S.

More information about the Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Society
and the upcoming events can be found at http://saccoandvanzetti.org


Contact: 617-290-5614

Sponsored by Common Struggle-Libertarian Communist Federation: