Friday, April 20, 2007

Mass actions on May Day

Here a couple of note, starting with The Great American Boycott 2007:
One of the groups behind last years massive march in Los Angeles that drew a reported one-half million people is calling for a repeat of the last year’s boycott in support of immigrant’s rights.

Members of the March 25th Coalition, a coalition of labor unions, human rights activists, and immigrant rights groups called Monday for a national "Great American Boycott Two" on May 1, 2007.

The event is designed to raise awareness for immigrant’s rights and their contributions to the economy.
Across "the pond" (as the Brits would say) is another May Day call to action:
May Day 2007 looks set to be a mass day of protest. Up to 250,000 civil servants will be taking their second day of national strike action in their dispute against job cuts, privatisation and Gordon Brown's attempts to freeze public sector pay.
More on planned strike activities here, as well as a possible nurse's strike later in May. Tip of the hat to Lenin's Tomb for word about May Day in England (Migra Matters is the source for the bit about the Great American Boycott).

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