Please find the updated information from our friends and comrades in Minneapolis. Join the WSA, IWW, NEFAC and others in the planned events and march.
Please send donations to help defray costs.
Yours in solidarity,
Workers Solidarity Alliance (WSA)
Fellow Workers, Comrades, friends,
The Anti-Capitalist Bloc activities at the RNC will begin in just a few days. The local organizers would like to thank the ten groups that joined
with the Twin Cities IWW GMB to endorse an Anti-Capitalist Bloc presence
at the RNC protests.
Here are some things that can help the Anti-Capitalist Bloc be a success:
1. Contribute - The Anti-Capitalist Bloc will be distributing an 8.5 x14 full color poster (seen here: http://www.iww.org/en/node/4284) that will
include the Call, the Points of Solidarity, and contact information for
all the endorsing groups. Printing this poster at a union shop was not
cheap. Please help pay for the costs of getting out the Anti-Capitalist
message by donating $100.00 or whatever your group can afford. Please
advise ASAP what amount you will be sending. (Checks can be made out to
the "Twin Cities IWW" and sent to: IWW Twin Cities GMB P.O. Box 14111,
Minneapolis, MN 55414)
2. Promote - Please help get the word out. Let friends and comrades coming
to the Twin Cities know about the Anti-Capitalist Bloc and encourage them
to participate. Post announcements on lists and websites that you have
access to (indymedias, anarkismo, anarcho-syndicalism 101, infoshop,
iww.org, etc, etc.)
3. Represent - Fellow Workers and comrades coming to the Twin Cities for the Anti-Capitalist Bloc are encouraged to bring flags and banners
representing your organization and any struggles you are active in. We
want the Bloc to reflect the Anti-Capitalist movement.
4. Participate - On Wednesday, September 3rd at 10:00am, the Macalester
College (St.Paul) SDS chapter will be hosting a panel of anti-capitalist
activists and organizers. Each endorsing organization is invited to have a
speaker on the panel. Coffee and Bagels will be served!
5. Reflect - After the actions and events at the RNC help us reflect on
the lessons of the week. What was succesful, what was less so? What can
the Anti-Capitalist movement take from this experience for the struggles
ahead? What projects can we work on together next?
Below is a Calendar of Anti-Capitalist Bloc actions and events.
Join Us Under the Red & Black flags of the Anti-Capitalist Bloc in St Paul:
Saturday August 30th - Benefit Concert for the Starbucks Workers Union and
Legal Defense Fund - 10:30 PM Bedlam Theatre 1501 S 6th St Minneapolis
Sunday August 31st - Rally to Protect the Right of Starbucks Workers to
Organize Democratic Unions + Direct Action Against Capitalism - 1 PM at
the Lake and Hiawatha light rail stop
Monday September 1st - Anti-capitalist Bloc in the March on the RNC and Stop
the War - 10 AM Minnesota State Capital in St Paul - Look for the red and
Tuesday September 2nd - Solidarity with Independent Truckers Fuel Action -
10 AM Stockman's Truckstop: I-494 Exit 64a
Tuesday September 2nd - Anti-capitalist Bloc in the Poor People's Economic
Human Rights Campaign "March for Our Lives" - 3 PM at the corner of 6th &
Wednesday September 3rd - Panel Discussion: Anti-Capitalist Perspectives
Across Movements - 10 AM at Macalester College Bagels and coffee - yum!
Workers Solidarity Alliance
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New York, NY 10012