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Labor Unions Speak Out In Washington, DC On 50th Anniversary of 1963 March For Justice
by Labor Video Project
Sunday Aug 25th, 2013 8:01 AM
Labor Unions Speak Out In Washington, DC On 50th Anniversary of 1963 March For Justice, Jobs & Human Rights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7eq60pRxtk&feature=youtu.be
Trade union leaders spoke at the national rally and march on the 50th anniversary of the 1963 rally for jobs and freedom. It was also where Martin Luther King made his historic speech "I have a dream".
The rally and march to commemorate the event took place on August 24, 2013 in Washinton D.C. and was attended by thousands of union workers from throughout the country.
Production of Labor Video Project http://www.laborvideo.org
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Labor Unions Speak Out In Washington, DC On 50th Anniversary of 1963 March For Justice, Jobs & Human Rights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7eq60pRxtk&feature=youtu.be
Trade union leaders spoke at the national rally and march on the 50th anniversary of the 1963 rally for jobs and freedom. It was also where Martin Luther King made his historic speech "I have a dream".
The rally and march to commemorate the event took place on August 24, 2013 in Washinton D.C. and was attended by thousands of union workers from throughout the country. Unions participating included the AFT, UAW, AFSCME, SEIU, AFGE, NEA, Unite Here, LIUNA and national AFL-CIO.
Production of Labor Video Project http://www.laborvideo.org
by Fight for $60 an Hour
Sunday Aug 25th, 2013 12:45 PM
Fifty years is a long time, out of memory for people under age 60 or so. For those of us over age 60, let us remember 1963 as we pass the torch to the young:

1. Labor was much stronger in 1963. A family of 4 could live on one person's unemployment check in California; not so today.

2. We won Medicare in 1965, at the height of the war against Vietnam. Today, the military budget is bigger than any time since WW2, and we are witnessing the destruction of Medicare, a poor substitute for socialized medicine, where all medical and medical-related care such as dental care and drugs is paid for 100% with our tax dollars from cradle to grave for everyone, whether they are citizens or not.

3. California schools were the best in the nation because the rich were taxed more via the income tax and because we had the property tax. Today, the Democrat-Republicans eliminated most property taxes and did not bother to raise the income taxes on the rich, so our schools are among the worst in the nation.

4. There was no illegal drug crisis and therefore no crime crisis. We could leave our doors unlocked to our homes right here in the San Francisco Bay Area. The illegal drugs were dumped into our society on a large scale after the false Gulf of Tonkin incident of August 1964 that never occurred, the pretext for escalating the war against Vietnam. As the protests escalated against the war, the government spread drugs to defuse the protests against the war and against the military draft. The drug crisis escalated the crime crisis and the prison pipeline. In 1963, there were 23,000 California prisoners out of a state population of 17 million; today there are about 160,000 California prisoners in a state population of 38 million. Today California has 32 prisons; before 1982, it had 12 prisons. As money spent on prisons has increased, money spent on schools has decreased. Illegal drugs should be legalized; the prison-punishment system should be abolished, spending on education and medical care should be increased as that is the only serious rehabilitation program, the military should be abolished and much more.

5. Today it takes $120,000 a year or $60 an hour to buy a home and if you do not have a home, you cannot support a family. Listening to these labor bureaucrats, who make at least $350,000 a year, plus lucrative expense accounts and pensions all courtesy the union members' dues, tell us they are going to fight for a poverty wage of $15 per hour is a vicious insult.

6. NOVEMBER 22, 1963, the date of the assassination of President Kennedy, is the memorable date that none of us over the age of 10, and some younger than 10 can ever forget, as we remember exactly where we were when we received the news of the assassination of President Kennedy. The CIA's assassination of President Kennedy to escalate the war against Vietnam, which Democrat Pres Johnson did, so as to maximize the profits of the capitalist class in oil and munitions, where the greatest profits are, the primary goal of capitalism being maximization of profits, was the WAKE UP ALARM BELL to the reality that there can be no dream under capitalism, only struggle, preferably mass labor organizing for SERIOUS WAGE INCREASES, starting with a fight for $60 per hour and SOCIALIZED MEDICINE PAID FOR WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE FOR ALL UPON DEMAND.

7. All of these well-dressed, well-fed labor bureaucrats are staunch supporters of the anti-labor millionaire fascist war criminal party known as the Democrats, the same as the Republicans, and give millions of labor union dues to Democratic Party campaigns. Thus, this whole show was just a desperate effort on the part of Democrats to shore up support for their candidates who can never serve labor as their party is just as much a capitalist party as the Republican Party. The Democrats only exist to make sure you never vote Red (socialist) or Green. That is why they mouth a few decent phrases before an election, such as at this rally which was obviously staged as it is not part of a mass movement but instead a desperate attempt by the Democrats to save their racket and the rotten system in which we live that is the cause of our grief, capitalism. Once elected, the Democrats carry out the same agenda as the Republican Party as they are sponsored by the same capitalist class and their corporations to carry out the same anti-labor, fascist war criminal agenda. Many of these Democrats are millionaires, and the same is true of the Republicans. We cannot have guns and butter and no millionaire can represent the workingclass, the 80% of us who sell our labor for less than $80,000 per year. If you want to support parties that are pro-labor, anti-war and anti-fascist, anti-prison, anti-solitary confinement, anti-death penalty, pro-education, for legalization of drugs, for a serious minimum wage, for socialized medicine and much more, you have to vote Peace & Freedom or Green. These 2 parties need you now to stay on the ballot. You can register online at:
https://rtv.sos.ca.gov/elections/register-to-vote/

For more information, see:
http://www.peaceandfreedom.org/home/
http://www.peaceandfreedom.org/home/about-us/platform/full-platform

http://www.cagreens.org/
http://www.cagreens.org/platform
http://www.gp.org/index.php
http://www.gp.org/index.php/what-we-believe.html