Friday, May 22, 2009

Take Back Our Union (TBOU) ACTION UPDATE - Sunday May 31 2009- Peoples Economic Summit

Sunday May 31, 2009 - People's Economic Summit‏

The Bail Out the People Movement invites you to a People's Economic Summit New York City Sunday, May 31 In conjunction with the June 1 -3 UN Summit on the World Economic Crisis And organizing for protests at the G20Starting Time 11 a.m.Main Session 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.Dag Hammerskjold Plaza, 47th & 1st Avenue

Proposed Agenda11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 47th St. & 1st Ave.Special focus panels & breakouts, including:
Defending Immigrant/Worker RightsWhy do migrants leave their homelands? What is behind the anit-immigrant climate? How can we build a workers’ rights movement that includes legalization, EFCA, etc?

This and more will be discussed in a panel by members of May 1st Coalition, Bayan-USA, La Pena del Bronx, Pakistan-USA Freedom Forum, Million Worker March and others.
Building a Struggle of Youth & Students Hear youth from member organizations – Anakbayan, FiRE, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, and FIST, along with students from Hunter College, BMCC, and others – join forces to deliver a perspective on combating not only the crisis of the capitalist system, but also the struggles against national, women and LGBT oppression, imperialism, etc. Communities of Faith for Peace with Justice As people of faith and conscience, we will discuss the failed economic system and its impact on our poor and oppressed communities, and how we can change it by denouncing the social sins of male supremacy, hetero-sexism/homophobia, classism, racism, ethnocentrism and xenophobia (to just mention a few).

Participation of San Romero Church and others.Capitalist Crisis, Racism, Political Repression & the Prisons The lack of jobs or a future has resulted in the U.S. having the largest prison population in the world with majority Black, Latino/a and Native prisoners, and growing repression against youth, immigrant workers, and Arab and Muslim peoples. With participation of: NY Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, Millions for Mumia, Lynne Stewart, N.Y. Committee to Free the Cuba Five, N.Y. Friends of MOVE (9).People’s Speakout in Two Parts:

A discussion of strategy and tactics from those who have lost jobs, homes, healthcare, and their future.Workers’ Struggles in the U.S. – The fight for jobs; the EFCA and against layoffs; growing unemployment; foreclosures; evictions – with Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Million Worker March Movement, NYC Labor Against the War, Picture the Homeless, Take Back Our Union(TBOU) Members.Struggles Against U.S. Corporate Power Around the World –

The impact of the capitalist crisis, militarism, environmental destruction and imperialist policies in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Caribbean and Latin America.Full Plenary Sessions
Starts at 1 p.m.Invited Speakers to Include: UN Delegates, Cynthia McKinney, Ramsey Clark, Howard Zinn, Nawa El Saadawi, Medea Benjamin, Ajamu Sankofa, Vinie Burrows, Nellie Bailey, City Councilperson Charles Barron, Chris Silvera, Brenda Stokely, Larry Hamm, Lynne Stewart, Rev. Lucius Walker, Sonny Africa, Paul Quintos, Dulphing Ogan, Marvin Holland,Curtis Doebbler

First Plenary – 1 to 2:30 p.m.A NEW WORLD IS URGENTLY NEEDED…Panelists examine the roots of the economic meltdown and present the case for alternatives to capitalism and imperialism.

Second Plenary – 2:30 to 4 p.m.But We Must Fight for it!Panelists discuss building the mass movement; formulating programs and strategies to force a struggle for jobs, an end to foreclosures and evictions, and new rights and powers for working and poor people.

Third Plenary – 4 to 6 p.m.RESISTANCE!Special session on preparing for the G20 Summit in September in NYC and plans for the Detroit People’s Summit and Tent City..

Protest the G20 Summit in New York City!Sept. 19 & 20Another world is urgently necessary –BUT WE MUST FIGHT FOR IT! Bail Out People–Not BanksMoney for Social Needs–Not War & Greed Jobs, Housing, Healthcare & Education are a Right Organize-Mobilize-Resist-Unite-Fight Back!

The third G20 summit is going to be in NYC on or around September 20, 2009. The G20 summits are held in response to the greatest worldwide economic crisis since the 1930s. But these high-level meetings of governments and bankers are not held to rescue the people of the world from depression level unemployment, evictions, homelessness, poverty, social and economic inequality and war. These summits are about fixing the economic and financial order that puts profits before people – and fixing that system by creating more poverty, misery and suffering.

The last G20 Summit held in London in early April was met with massive protests both in London and throughout Europe.Now that the G20 is coming to the U.S., it is up to activists and organizations here to take up the challenge of uniting and working together to organize the biggest protests possible. BOPM urges activists and organizations to endorse the call for protest at the G20 Summit in the fall, and to begin organizing for it. The potential for mass mobilization in September is truly infinite.

So let’s begin the work required to realize that powerful potential. Email: BailoutPeople@safewebmail.com55 W. 17th St, #5C, NY, NY 10011 212-633-6646NYC meetings every Wed at 6:30 Call or email for information, table reservations or to volunteer. To Stay informed on all peoples movements visit

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