February 2016 Newsletter

Check news and events in February 2016 and upcoming months

 

Analysis: The Political Landscape:

The central issue in the 2016 presidential and local election campaigns is NOT the Republican and Democratic Party candidates or even Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton.  It is the growing economic and social crisis of the US capitalist system.  Most important is the crisis’ devastating impact on workers, black and brown immigrants, Native Americans, women, the LGBTQ community, youth and the elderly.BlackWorkersMatter2

Amid all the TV debates, news stories in the media, and billions of dollars spent by corporations and billionaires, workers, black and oppressed people have a human and fundamental democratic right to discuss and organize political campaigns to address our needs! We also have a right to discuss how our community, workplace and society should be run and even dare to organize and run it ourselves!

 2016 Presidential Election: Sanders vs. Clinton:

The emergence and rising tide of youth, workers, women, progressives and growing numbers of African-Americans and labor unions supporting U.S. senator, Bernie Sanders challenging big corporate/business funded and Democratic Party establishment choice, Hillary Clinton, is a significant historical event in U.S. politics.  It has raised the important question front and center, as well as educational discussion of “What is Socialism?” Candidate Sanders (a democratic socialist like former African-American U.S. Representative Ron Dellums and the late scholar and activist Manning Marble) is challenging the masses of working and oppressed people to join a “revolutionary electoral campaign” that will challenge “Wall Street” big corporate money in elections.

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2016 MLK Support for Labor Banquet

We are excited about our upcoming 33rd Annual Martin Luther King Support for Labor Banquet on April 2. Our theme for this years’ gathering is “ Black Lives Matter at the Workplace Too. ” Our keynote speaker will be Bree Newsome the brilliant and courageous activist and cultural worker who in the wake of the Charleston Nine massacre took the confederate flag down from the South Carolina State Capitol.

There will also be cultural performances and the presentation of the 2016 Self-Determination Awards. Tickets can be purchased on line at blackworkersforjustice.com (at the “Buy” button located at the bottom of the right panel) or call the phone numbers on the flyer. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, April 2.

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