Posts in: immigrant rights

Time for unity

June 2017

Labor defense is crucial for immigrant workers.

Immigrants lead the way for all workers

May 1, 2017

May Day 2017 general strike It took guts for immigrants to mobilize for today’s general strike against the escalated attacks on their rights and those of all workers. Union janitors outraged about ICE raids and the criminalization of the Black community voted first to walk out, followed by cafeteria workers and other unions. Immigrant women… Read more »

Take a righteous stand against Trump’s police-state deportation orders

February 21, 2017

The Freedom Socialist Party denounces Donald Trump’s Feb. 21 outrageous, inhumane deportation orders, commits itself to defend immigrants of whatever status in every way possible, and urges others to do the same. Trump directed these orders to be enforced against any and all of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants that federal agents or local… Read more »

The Big Apple bites back

February 2017

Feb. 2, New York City: Yemeni-American bodega strike to protest Trump’s travel ban. Recent demonstrations against Trump’s immigration policies prove that New York, a city of immigrants, is not to be messed with. Thousands have poured out to protest “President Agent Orange” in demonstrations across the city, including a powerful bodega (read, convenience store) shutdown… Read more »

May Day 2017: The giant stands up

April 2017

When I was about 11 and picking beans with other school kids and farmworker families near Salem, Oregon, the farmer did us wrong. The field was already picked over before we got there and the farmer lowered the amount paid per pound. So the farmworkers encouraged us kids to walk off the job with them…. Read more »

Open Letter to Seattle Mayor, Police Chief, and Director of OPA, July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017

On June 10, 2017, a broad coalition of community organizations came together under the banner “Seattle Stands with our Muslim Neighbors.” This solidarity action was called in response to the anti-Muslim hate group ACT for America (“ACT”) organizing a nationwide day of protests against Islam, including in front of City Hall in Seattle. ACT announced… Read more »

Los inmigrantes les muestran el camino a todos los trabajadores

1 de mayo de 2017

Huelga General del Día del Trabajo de 2017 Se necesitan agallas para que los inmigrantes se movilicen para la huelga general de este lunes contra los ataques en aumento contra sus derechos y los de todos los trabajadores. Los conserjes sindicalizados indignados por las redadas del ICE y la criminalización de la comunidad negra votaron… Read more »