Thursday, March 31, 2011

UK SSU Forum on the War on the Working Class

Join the UK Socialist Student Union on Monday, April 4, at 7pm in Room 228 of the UK Student Center on Euclid Avenue, for a forum about the War on the Working Class! All are welcome.

We will be discussing the current attacks on the rights of labor (in Wisconsin and elsewhere) and U.S. involvement in wars abroad. We'll be showing a short clip from a recent documentary about the immigrant farmworkers organizing in Immokalee, Florida, and will have a speaker or two. Stay tuned for updates!

There's a war on the working class going on right now in this country, and workers are fighting back. Meanwhile, our country's leaders are more intent than ever upon cementing the power of the capitalist class abroad through military force, as the Iraq war drags into its ninth year and an intervention is launched into Libya (but not, note, into neighboring countries whose governments are allies of U.S. imperialism, but which are are also slaughtering demonstrators). Come and discuss!

Monday, April 4 is a national day of action for the rights of labor this year. It was chosen since it is the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, who was fighting for the rights of Memphis sanitation workers at the time of his death. We want to keep his struggle alive.

There's also a rally in the works for later in the week, for the rights of workers and against U.S. imperialism; more info on that coming soon!

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