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Forum and Discussion on International Women's Day and SF Chronicle struggle

Friday, March 13, 2009
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Party for Socialism and Liberation
Location Details:
2489 Mission St. Rm. 28, San Francisco
$3 - $5 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds.
(Refreshments served. Cross street 21st. Near 24th St. BART. MUNI #14, 49, 26. Parking garage located one block west on 21st. St. btwn. Mission & Valencia, parking cost $2/hr.)
For more info, or to reserve free childcare (please call at least one day in advance if you would like childcare) contact PSL at 415-821-6171.

International Women’s Day
Throughout the history of class society, women have been oppressed. However, as long as women have been oppressed, there has been vibrant struggle to combat this oppression. Through struggle, women have won the right to equal pay, to vote, to abortion and birth control and more. They have engaged in fierce labor struggles, anti-racist struggles and the fight for same-sex marriage. Join us for a discussion on the role of women in the fight for socialism.

SF Chronicle owners threaten layoffs, closure
Class warfare intensifies as capitalist crisis widens
In another blow to U.S. newspaper workers, the San Francisco Chronicle’s parent company, Hearst Corp., announced Feb. 25 that if it does not turn around an estimated $50 million in losses through significant job cuts and other measures, it would seek a buyer within a few weeks. If that is unsuccessful, Hearst says it will shut down the paper.

The sudden announcement and dire prediction by Hearst of possible eminent sale and/or closure is intended to put the unions on the defensive. As the capitalist crisis deepens, direct attacks against newspaper workers and others will intensify. With every new corporate and government announcement, it becomes clearer that the corporate owners who created the crisis are seeking to protect profits by directly attacking workers. Come hear a report by a long-time Chronicle worker on the struggle of local and national newspaper workers to hold onto their jobs.

March 21: Why we’re marching on the Pentagon
The people of the United States want change. We are sick and tired of wars of aggression waged abroad under false slogans of “national security.” These are wars that reap massive profits for corporate weapons-makers with the promise of winning control over the vast oil and natural gas reserves in the Middle East and Central Asia. There will be a presentation on the organizing taking place around the country to get everyone out in the streets on March 21.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Mar 10, 2009 7:44AM
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