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800,000 Workers Unpaid by US Govt for Trump's Palm-Greasing Border Wall
by The Many and the Few
Saturday Dec 22nd, 2018 12:45 AM
We are now witnessing American "democracy" in action with an illegal, fascist, anti-labor, anti-abortion president forcing the government shut down as of 12/22/18, suspending the pay of at least 800,000 workers indefinitely, right before a major Christian holiday which most celebrate so that the president can blackmail Congress to give him $5.7 billion for a worthless border wall so he can reward his organized crime construction company cronies and we can be sure he will benefit, one way or another.
We demand that the new Congress make every effort to make shutdowns illegal. We also demand that they support HR676, Improved Medicare for All, support all efforts to abolish the war machine, provide public funding for affordable housing, and reverse all the disastrous cuts to health, education and welfare which benefit the workingclass, the 80% of us who sell our labor for less than $80,000 a year.

We will make our voices heard on these issues and all other issues on January 19, 2019 at the annual Women’s March scheduled across the country as we celebrate the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. For an excellent description of the support for Roe v Wade and the danger it is in, see
https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/issues/abortion/roe-v-wade

We need massive turnout, in the millions, at all the Women’s Marches, where of course men are welcome, as are all supporters of the right to legal abortion, to continue to defend Roe v Wade. So far, our annual pro-abortion marches have stopped the majority anti-abortion Supreme Court from even considering appeals of lower court rulings against anti-abortion legislation. It was our mass movements of the 1960s and 1970s under the umbrella of the peace movement to stop the American War Against Vietnam that made possible legalizing abortion in 1973, when Republican Nixon was president, and it is our mass movements that will continue to preserve the right to abortion. Roe v Wade is instructive in the crucial importance of mass movements: A Republican Nixon appointee, Justice Blackman, wrote the majority opinion, while a Democratic Kennedy appointee, Justice White, dissented.

The Bay Area Women’s Marches known to date are:

San Francisco
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/12/21/18819906.php

Oakland
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/12/21/18819909.php

Sacramento
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/12/21/18819917.php

San Jose
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/12/21/18819904.php

Santa Rosa
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/12/21/18819907.php

Petaluma
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/12/21/18819908.php

Monterey
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/12/21/18819915.php

Santa Cruz
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/11/21/18819301.php

Napa
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/12/21/18819910.php

San Leandro
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/12/21/18819912.php

Walnut Creek
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/12/21/18819916.php

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