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ILWU Rally Feb 14th: Racism, Repression and Rebellion: The Lessons of Labor Defense
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,
at the ILWU Local 10 Hall
(400 North Point Street, corner of Mason St.
near Fisherman’s Wharf)
U.C. Professor, former Black
Panther, witchhunted by FBI
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
Labor Action Committee to
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
founding member, Haiti
Prisoners of Conscience
Cmte. Minister of Information Mumia
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