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Thursday Apr 26th, 2007 10:35 PM

News Release For Contact: Ceci Wheeler – PFOIinfo [at] gmail.com
Monday, May 1, 2007

SECOND MAY DAY ANNIVERSARY FOR IMMIGRANTS’ RIGHTS

Pittsburgh Friends of Immigrants calls Pittsburghers to join in solidarity
with all immigrant workers on May Day, May 1, 2007

Pittsburgh, PA – In commemoration with International Workers' Day for
Immigrants' Rights, Pittsburgh Friends of Immigrants prepares local action
and invites Western Pennsylvania immigrants' supporters to come to
Pittsburgh and join this national movement for justice.

At 4pm on May 1, 2007, immigrants’ rights advocates will hold a vigil in
front of Allegheny County Jail at 950 2nd Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh.
The vigil will honor immigrant families, documented and undocumented, who
were cruelly separated from each other at their homes and worksites by
raids organized by the Immigrant Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency of
the Department of Homeland Security. Once again PFOI feels compelled to
gather in honor of immigrant detainees’ dignities -- whose only crime was
to work to feed their families.

After the vigil, at 5pm, a march will begin from the Jail through the
sidewalks of downtown Pittsburgh in solidarity with immigrant workers in
the United States. The march will end across from Senator Specter’s office
at Mellon Square Park.

May Day in Pittsburgh is being organized by Pittsburgh Friends of
Immigrants (PFOI), a grassroots organization of Pittsburgh residents
advocating for immigrants’ rights and “true” immigration reform. We
advocate for amnesty and legalization for all undocumented immigrants and
a moratorium on raids and deportations. We march for a legislation that
protects undocumented immigrants in Pittsburgh. We march in solidarity
with the Great American Boycott II, a nationwide action for immigrants’
rights.

WHO: Pittsburgh Friends of Immigrants
WHEN: May 1, 2007, at 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: The vigil will start in front of the Allegheny County Jail on 2nd
Ave. The march will start from the same location. We will then walk to
Senator Specter’s office.

Photo and Video Opportunity
Press Release: FAST and MAY DAY Rally in DC - Call for DC to be declared
Sanctuary City

FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE!

CONTACTS:
Coco Magallanes
(202) 758 6012
_coco [at] mexicosolidarity.org_ (mailto:coco [at] mexicosolidarity.org)

Ricardo Juarez
(571) 288-9903
_ricardo [at] mexicanossinfronteras.org_
(mailto:ricardo [at] mexicanossinfronteras.org)

ENGLISH / SPANISH

RELEASE BY: THE D.C. COMMITTEE FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS, THE METRO D.C.
INTERFAITH SANCTUARY NETWORK, MEXICANOS SIN FRONTERAS AND THE LATINO MEDIA COLLECTIVE.

In the past months ICE raids have initiated a persecution of the immigrant
community throughout the United States. This has caused the separation of many
families and has generated fear in the overall immigrant community.

In the meantime, dozens of organizations have decided to play the game of
the political calendar. Contrary to this, the DC Committee for Immigrant Rights
is fasting and marching along with the immigrant community to demand full
legalization for all immigrants with justice and dignity!

WE MUST RAISE OUR VOICES HERE IN THE CAPITAL OF EMPIRE TO BREAK THE SILENCE
AND DENOUNCE THE PERSECUTION OF THE IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY!

A group of immigrants, representatives from religious organizations and
pro-Immigrant organizations, will hold a FAST starting on Saturday April 28 at
11am. The Fast will take place in MOUNT PLEASANT, Washington, DC at the small
park located in the center of a Latino neighborhood at the intersection of
Lamont St NW and Mount Pleasant St NW.

The people who will initiate the fast are: Rev: Whit Hutchinson , Sonia
Umanzur Sergio Contreras, Jose Sanches, Carlos Silva, Natalia fuentes, Macrina
Cardenas, Lita Trejo, Rosa Lozano, Jose Sanchez, Mario Canek, Ryme Katkouda.
Some others will join in the following days.


WE DEMAND:

Stop the raids and deportations!!!!

Legalization for all immigrants!!!!

We call upon the Mayor and city Council to declare the District of Columbia
a Sanctuary City for Immigrants.


The fast will lead to the Pro- immigrant Rights Rally that will take place
on May 1^st at Meridian Hill Park (Malcom X Park), located at 16 St NW and
Euclid St, in Washington DC at 4:00 PM.




ESPANOL:

Como una respuesta a la organizacion de l@s trabajador@s inmigrantes a lo
largo y ancho del pais, el ICE ha realizado una persecusion en contra de
nuestr@s herman@s, nuestr@s familias y nuestra comunidad.

Y mientras decenas de organizaciones han decicido jugar los tiempos
politicos del poder, los participantes del Comite de DC para los Derechos de los
Inmigrantes ayunaremos y marcharemos al lado de las familias inmigrantes y
trabajadoras de forma independiente .

ES NECESARIO QUE EN LA CAPITAL DEL IMPERIO ROMPAMOS EL SILENCIO Y NOS
MANIFESTEMOS EN CONTRA DE LA PERSECUCION DE LA COMUNIDAD INMIGRANTE!!!

Un grupo de inmigrantes, organizaciones religiosas y organizaciones pro
derechos de los inmigrantes realizaran un ayuno el sabado 28 de Abril, que dara
inicio a las 11 de la mañana en Washington DC en la Mount Pleasant localizada
en el centro del barrio latino, en la interseccion de Lamont St y Mount
Pleasant St NW.

Las personas que iniciaran el ayuno son: El Rev. Whit Hutchinson, Sonia
Umanzur, Sergio Contreras, Jose Sanchez, Carlos Silva, Natalia Fuentes, Macrina
Cardenas, Lita Trejo, Rosa Lozano, MarioCanek, Ryme Katkouda. En los
siguientes dias, mas personas se iran sumando a esta accion encaminada al
Mitin del 1ero de Mayo en el Malcolm X Park.

NUESTRAS DEMANDAS:

MORATORIA INMEDIATA a las redadas y deportaciones!

Alto a la separacion de familias!!!!!

Papeles para to@dos Derechos para Tod@s!!!!!!!

Hacemos un llamado al Alcalde y al Concejo del Distrito de Columbia para
que Washington DC se declare como Ciudad Santuario de los Inmigrantes.

Hacemos un llamado a toda la comunidad a sumarse al ayuno y a todas las
actividades del 1º de mayo. Los medios de comunicacion estan invitados para
asistir y reportar este evento.






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National Immigrant Solidarity Network
No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!
webpage: _http://www.ImmigrantSolidarity.org_
(http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/)
e-mail: _info [at] ImmigrantSolidarity.org_
(mailto:infor [at] ImmigrantSolidarity.org)
New York: (212)330-8172
Los Angeles: (213)403-0131
Washington D.C.: (202)595-8990
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Friday Apr 27th, 2007 3:26 PM

BOSTON MAY DAY COALITION CALL TO ACTION FOR MAY 1, 2007: The Great
American Boycott 2007 - El Gran Paro Americano 2007 From coast to coast,
north and south, and beyond our borders, a cry for full legal rights from the
immigrant community was heard—throughout the spring of 2006. The cry for
justice, dignity, and respect for the millions of undocumented workers was
broadly supported because all of us deserve nothing less than full rights.
Anti-immigrant politicians and hate mongers say: "Immigrants are a drain on
society”. Immigrants contribute $7 billion in social security per year, earn
$240 billion, pay $90 billion in taxes, and are only reimbursed $5 billion.
Who gets the other $85 billion? Immigrants also contribute to the U.S. economy
$25 billion more than received in healthcare, etc., etc. What about the
hundreds of billions spent on the war in Iraq?

Millions of immigrants have spoken and millions more understand that: “We are
workers, not criminals!” And after all who is not a descendent of immigrants? As
working people we all face similar problems and the solutions lie in building
unity. Division and scapegoating gets us nowhere. It only draws us into a race to
the bottom. Let us all stand together demanding jobs for all, a livable wage,
affordable housing, health care, childcare, education, and other vital needs.
We stayed home from work and school. Over two million of us turned out in the
streets. Thousands of shops closed. Millions refused to buy— May 1st 2006. May
1st, 2007 is approaching. This time let’s turn out many more and again place our
stamp on the intensifying debate. This is the only language that is understood in
Washington. Let the nation hear our voice. Let our mass call for immediate
legalization be heard around the world. From the land where May Day was born
we call on our sisters and
brothers worldwide and ask you to stand together with us in an international
campaign defending the rights of the 200 million migrant workers worldwide. We ask
working people worldwide to extend your hands in our direction and to add your
voices to ours in a celebration of solidarity. This year let International Workers
Day be “the day of the migrant worker”— a day when working people came together to
say: “United we stand, divided we fall. An injury to one is an injury to all.” Let
this year bring us a step closer to recovering May Day as our national Labor Day as
it is celebrated by millions worldwide commemorating the May 1st, 1886 mass strike
for the 8-hour day. Join us May 1st for the “Great National Boycott 2007”. We
ask family, friends, and neighbors to join together. We call on all who stand for
justice to stand together with us in unity and strength— a day without an
immigrant— a day for all who seek justice. Together we can change the face of
politics.
Together we can again make history. Join us May 1st: No Work, No School, No Buying,
and No Selling.
Stop the raids and deportations!
No guest workers program!
Full legalization for all undocumented workers and their families, now!

BOSTON MAY DAY COALITION
http://www.bostonmayday.org

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO YOUR CONTACTS!!!

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO MARCH WITH AMERICAN FLAGS AND IF YOU WANT TO DEMAND FULL AND
IMMEDIATE LEGALIZATION FOR ALL (NOT AMNESTY), WE INVITE YOU TO MARCH WITH US ON MAY
1, 2007!!!

WHEN? May 1, 2007 Gathering at 10AM
WHERE? Washington and Broadway (We will be marching together towards Broadway and
Olympic)
WHO? The Raza Rights Coalition/Union Del Barrio, The Frente Contra Las Redadas and
the Coordinadora Estudiantil de la Raza..EVERYONE IS WELCOMED!!!

If you march with us, be ready to CHANT, JUMP, RUN and be the loudest and liveliest
contingent!!!
AND DON'T WORRY, LIKE MOST/ALL OF THE RAZA ORGANIZATIONS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, WE
ARE NOOOOT PART OF THE MARCH 25th Coalition!

Venceremos!

Union Del Barrio

http://www.uniondelbarrio.org
Please find English text after spanish one.
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*Español******************************************************
Acceso rapido Volantes <http://www.uniondetrabajadores.org/?q=node/90>
Reuniones
y eventos <http://www.uniondetrabajadores.org/?q=event> Promo
musical <http://www.uniondetrabajadores.org/files/Este%201%20Mayo.mp3>
Coorganizadores <http://www.uniondetrabajadores.org/endorsements>
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A toda la comunidad!

La Unión de Trabajadores Inmigrantes y muchas organizaciones más organizaran
una marcha empezando en el Capitolio el próximo martes 1 de mayo a las 12
del mediodía. El evento es parte de las manifestaciones que se darán en todo
el país pidiendo una reforma que realmente ofrezca una solución a TODOS los
inmigrantes del país. En Wisconsin, habrá varias marchas, todas coinciden en
poner esfuerzos para dar marcha atrás a la ley de las licencias.

Además de las marchas, las organizaciones nacionales pro inmigrantes han
hecho un llamado al II Boicot Nacional del Primero de Mayo, que consiste en
no trabajar, no comprar ni vender y no ir a la escuela. Para demostrar que
somos una parte vital de la mano de obra de este país y también nuestro
poder económico.

En Madison, celebraremos el uno de mayo con una marcha desde el capitolio
hacia el parque Brittingham donde se celebrara un evento donde se compartirá
comida, bebida e información para seguir apoyando la lucha por nuestros
derechos.

En este dia se celebra el ciento treinta aniversario de la huelga en Chicago
que consiguió la jornada de 8 horas y que desde entonces se celebra en todo
el mundo convirtiéndose en el día internacional del trabajador. A iniciativa
de la UTI y del supervisor del condado Ashok Kumar, se votara una resolución
para reconocer este dia y pedir a los empresarios de la zona que faciliten
que los trabajadores se tomen el día libre. Esta votación es muy importante
ya que hará oficial que el Uno de Mayo es el día internacional del
trabajador. La votación se producirá el Jueves 19 de abril a las 7 de la
tarde en el Rm. 201 City-County Bld. (*210 Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Boulevard)*

Para mas información visitar la pagina web: http://www.uniondetrabajadores.org o
llamar a Alex 345-9544 o Hector 446-3656 o venir a la reunión para organizar
la marcha en el centro de derechos laborales en el 2300 de la Park st. O
puede tomar volantes y carteles en el mundo latino de la park st.

*La lucha es el único camino seguro para la Victoria!*
*El Primero de Mayo, El Gigante se Vuelve a Despertar!*
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English***************************************************
**Fast Access links *
*Fliers*<http://www.uniondetrabajadores.org/?q=node/91>
* * *Meetings and Events
*<http://www.uniondetrabajadores.org/?q=event>
*Endorsements* <http://www.uniondetrabajadores.org/endorsements>
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To the community!
The Immigrant Workers Union (IWU) and many other organizations are
organizing a March. The March will begin at the Capitol May 1st at 12:00
pm. The event is part of the series of demonstrations in a around the
country asking for reform, a reform that offers a solution to all immigrants
in the nation. In Wisconsin, there will be various marches; all including in
the demands stopping the new driver licenses law.

Besides the marches, National pro immigrant organizations have called for a
National Boycott in May 1st. The boycott consists of not working, not
buying, not selling, or going to school. The boycott demonstrates that we
are a vital part in labor and economic in this country.

In Madison, we celebrate May 1st by marching from the Capitol towards
Brittingham Park. At the park, there will be a celebration with food, drink,
and information supporting the struggle for our rights.

This year is the 130th anniversary of the strike in Chicago that obtained an
8 hour working day. Since then, most countries in the world celebrate May 1
st as International Workers Day. This Thursday, Dane County Board will vote
a resolution, sponsored by IWU and county supervisor Ashok Kumar, in order
to recognize May 1st and asking for employers to allow workers to take the
day off to participate in the festivities. The vote will take place this
Thursday April 19th at 7pm in Room 201 at the City County Building. (210
Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.)

For more information, visit the web page: http://www.uniondetrabajadores.org or
call Alex 345-9544 or Hector 446-3656. Or come to the meeting to help
organize the march at the Worker Rights' Center located at 2300 Park St. or
you can come and pick up flyers and posters to distribute at Mundo Latino
(Park St.)
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Friday Apr 27th, 2007 10:56 PM


MAY DAY 2007
MARCH FOR WORKERS' RIGHTS: SOLIDARITY WITH ALL IMMIGRANT, MIGRANT &
UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS!

Immigrant rights are worker's rights: Justice for All!

++++++++++++++++++++++++++
TUESDAY, MAY 1
Gather at 6pm at Clark Park @ Commercial Drive and 14th Avenue
(close to Broadway Skytrain)
March to Grandview Park for gathering @ 7:30 pm
++++++++++++++++++++++++++

==> Family-friendly march
==> There will be food, water and snacks during the demo.
==> Rest vehicles will accompany the march.

With imperialist globalization, workers in Canada are facing undeniable
attacks. Hard-won wages, benefits and social services are now being
cruelly eroded as Canada joins other imperialist countries in forcing
increased labour flexibility in the name of ‘free trade’ and the
neo-liberal agenda. Even workers’ solidarity is being criminalized and the
right for workers to unionize or to fight for their legitimate rights is
under attack.

Even more vulnerable and attacked are Canada’s immigrant, migrant, and
undocumented workers whose numbers in Canada are increasing and whose
exploitation is intensifying. Canada has always used migrant and immigrant
labour to fill its relentless demand for cheap labour, but now, under the
deepening crisis of imperialism and its never-ending pursuit for private
profit, there is a renewed push in the country to bring in a greater
number of cheaper, mobile, and flexible migrant labour. This push towards
cheaper more mobile migrant labour is clearly evident in the Canadian
state’s thrust to expand the country’s Temporary Foreign Workers Program.

This May Day, we will also be joining migrants, refugees and their allies
across Canada who will again demonstrate against the deportation and
detention of migrants and refugees, for a full, inclusive, unconditional
and ongoing regularization program, and for full rights and dignity for
immigrant communities against racism, poverty, and criminalization. Our
march on May Day coincides with marches in the US as we collectively
assert that immigrant rights are workers rights.

Hundreds of thousands of people live without status, without sufficient
access to health care or education, and in great fear of being detained or
deported, all the while being the most exploited in the workplace. For
decades immigrants have been scapegoated, and now since 9/11, the false
link between immigrants and terrorism has developed. Thousands of
migrants, especially immigrant women, are forced to live in poverty; while
thousands of temporary workers perform hard and dangerous labour, yet are
denied their basic rights.

Join us this May Day, as we join with workers around the world in
celebrating the militant tradition of May 1 as a day to oppose the
exploitation and oppression of workers. We are coming together as workers
in our various communities to expose the harsh impact of neo-liberalism
upon Canadian workers. We also are continuing the courageous struggle of
immigrants and migrants in North America for their full rights anddignity.

* Expose and oppose the heightened attacks on workers, migrant, immigrant
and undocumented workers in Canada!
* Solidarity with migrant, immigrant and undocumented workers in Canada! *
Workers Unite for Economic Human Rights: Reclaim the Militant Tradition of
May One!
* Build Genuine International Solidarity Against Imperialist Globalization!

For more information, contact us at:
saic [at] resist.ca or call 778-885-0040
ilps_canada [at] shawcable.com or call 604-215-1905

Organized by:
- STATUS COALITION, a coalition of community-based organizations in the
Vancouver area belonging to movements and struggles of the people of the
Global South (Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Middle East, the
Caribbean region) and the struggles of such migrant communities in Canada.

- MAY DAY 2007 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, was initiated by International League
of Peoples' Struggles (ILPS) participating organizations in Vancouver in
2006. It is made up of democratic and progressive individuals and
organizations coming together to organize educational and political
activities in the spirit of international workers' and people solidarity
for May Day 2007.

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