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ILWU Rally Feb 14th: Racism, Repression and Rebellion: The Lessons of Labor Defense
by repost
Sunday Feb 8th, 2009 7:13 PM
The ILWU has a legacy of defending those under attack by the government, in particular reds and blacks, from Harry Bridges to Paul Robeson to Angela Davis to Mumia Abu-Jamal and Troy Davis.
Racism, Repression and Rebellion: The Lessons of Labor Defense

Celebrate Black History Month
Come to the ILWU rally!

ILWU was born out of the militant 1934 Big Strike in which police killed two strikers in San Francisco, shooting them in the back. Still today, police are banned from membership in Local 10. The union has a legacy of defending those under attack by the government, in particular reds and blacks, from Harry Bridges to Paul Robeson to Angela Davis to Mumia Abu-Jamal and Troy Davis.

For Black History Month Local 10 is organizing this rally to teach the lessons of the need for unity of action to defend against government repression and racist profiling. These lessons are never more necessary than today as evidenced by the brutal murder by BART police of Oscar Grant.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14,
12 noon
at the ILWU Local 10 Hall
(400 North Point Street, corner of Mason St.
near Fisherman’s Wharf)

Speakers:

Angela Davis
U.C. Professor, former Black
Panther, witchhunted by FBI

Martina Correia
sister of Troy Davis on
Georgia’s death row

Rev. Cecil Williams
Glide Memorial Church

Robert R. Bryan
lead attorney for Mumia Abu-
Jamal on Pa.’s death row

Gerald Smith
Labor Action Committee to
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

Pierre LaBossiere
founding member, Haiti
Action Committee

JR
Prisoners of Conscience
Cmte. Minister of Information Mumia
Abu-Jamal

Richard Brown
former Black Panther,
San Francisco Eight

Entertainment by Jack Hirschman, S.F. Poet
Laureate; Tayo Aluko, Nigerian Actor portraying
Paul Robeson; Upsurge Jazz/Poetry Music
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If They Come For Us in the Morning.JacquesMonday Feb 9th, 2009 2:06 AM
Davis was former CP member not BP^Sunday Feb 8th, 2009 7:44 PM