GENERAL STRIKE on Friday, May 1st, 2020. We are encouraging everyone through the U.S. and the world to join us in engaging #NoWork #NoShopping #NoRent #NoMortgage #NoEviction #NoDebt #NoSchool #NoPrison #NoDetention actions.
Join us from 10-11 AM for a rally with the ILWU at the Oakland Port. At 11 AM we leave for a car & bike caravan up Broadway to demand:
1. RELEASE ALL PRISONERS (Oakland Jail @ 11)
2. EQUITABLE EDUCATION FOR ALL (OUSD HQ @ 11:30)
3. POWER & RESOURCES TO THE PEOPLE (City Hall @ 12)
4. FREE HEALTHCARE FOR ALL (Kaiser @ 1)
Let’s send Trump, Wall Street, and the capitalists a clear message: #WeWontDieForWallSt
The COVID-19 pandemic has starkly revealed the inequalities and injustices that daily plague the world.
The triple crisis of viral plague, systemic economic breakdown, and the failure and/or unwillingness of governments to provide necessary protections, especially for the poor and those subjected to white supremacy, ethnocentrism, xenophobia, and misogyny has thrown us into A FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES.
In order to avoid the needless deaths of millions of people and keep corporations and authoritarian governments from stealing our collective future, working and oppressed peoples need to stand together in solidarity using mutual aid, cooperation, and joint action. Together WE CAN BUILD A NEW WORLD, a better world, a world that puts people and the planet over profits.
Collective Action is the Key.
Determined mass direct action alongside a coordinated campaign can transform the institutions of governance and upend the power of the banks and the multinational corporations to address the immediate needs of workers and peoples throughout the world.
Our lives are being threatened every day as we and others have to fight for PPE and safe working conditions, in particular due to COVID-19. The Coronavirus pandemic is absolutely exposing how important it is for the Working Class everywhere to collectively demand Safe Working Condition and Fair wages.
On May 1 working people around the world are joining together to show workers power.
Without workers there is no production and profits for the billionaires. This pandemic is particularly affecting Black and Brown communities at a much higher rate.
On going systematic discrimination and the lack of housing and healthcare for all that has plagued this country fear many years is the reason this is happening.
Our unions and organizations need to stand as one to demand truth and cooperation from our Government and Employers to effectively combat this global pandemic.
We must defend all the working people here in Oakland, the US and around the world. The billionaires from Bezos at Amazon, to Fisher who owns the Aâ€™s only care about profits and not the lives of workers nor the community.
Bring your banners and posters for your cars and bicycles. We will be practicing safe Social Distancing provisions (6ft apart and face coverings) for everyoneâ€™s protection to demand:
1) Fight For PPE For All Workers On the Front Lines-No Safety No Work.
2) National Healthcare For All/End Private Healthcare System.
3) Stop All Evictions and Foreclosures On Our Homes.
4) Full Funding For Cal/OSHA and Criminal Prosecution of Bosses Who Violate Labor Health Protections during this Pandemic.
5) Full Funding For All Working People & Our Families to Survive This Pandemic.