Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Grassroots Resistance to Globalization - from Oaxaca repression to San Francisco Monster Cable Workers

Mexico and Oaxaca Solidarity Groups are organizing actions from Los Angeles to Sacramento and in cities across the United States for Friday 12/22.
“For the living reappearance of the disappeared, for the freedom of the detained, for the exit of Ulises Ruiz and the federal forces from Oaxaca, for the punishment of those guilty of torture, rape and murder.” - EZLN
From the Independent Media Center: In defiance of severe repression brought by federal and state authorities, hundreds of thousands of Oaxaqueños took to the streets Dec. 10 for the international day of action for Oaxaca and the Eighth Megamarch. Demanding the freedom of 138 political prisoners, live presentation of disappeared individuals, the immediate exit of federal police forces and governor Ulises Ruiz from Oaxaca, 385,000 people filled the main avenues of Oaxaca city. Updates: APPO Chiapas IMC CML Indybay
The EZLN, which has just wrapped up its national listening tour, has called for international mobilizations in solidarity with Oaxaca on Dec. 22

Locally in San Francisco, other local victims of Globalization here are refusing to give in. Some 120 Monster Cable workers are organizing with the support of the Chinese Progressive Association's Workers Organizing Project, San Francisco State students and others to demand economic justice, a fair severance and workers fund to support local workers impacted by corporations' outsourcing, contracting-out and globalization.





Last weekend, over 100 laid-off Monster Cable workers and their community supporters held a press conference and holiday march for justice, delivering candy canes to major electronics retailers who carry Monster Cable Products, such as Circuit City, Cambridge SoundWorks and Guitar City for them to call on CEO Noel Lee’s "holiday spirit" to fairly resolve the concerns of laid-off workers. Thank you for all that came out but its not over, we need YOUR help for our next important action before Christmas.

Noel Lee, the CEO, is having a holiday party at his factory in Brisbane this Friday, December 22nd at 1 pm and we want to crash it! Since Monster Cable Stole the workers’ Christmas, its time to crash his Christmas party. It will be FUN! In the holiday spirit, we will sing Chinese and English Christmas carols and give a nice Christmas gift and card to Noel Lee!

We know the holidays are near and that everyone is very busy this time of the year, but this is the final action before Christmas. Please make it to this important action, details are below –

Date: Friday, December 22, 2006

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Place: Meet at Bayshore Blvd & Geneva Ave (in Daly
City near Brisbane) – we will shuttle people over to
the location – Please Call 510-449-1172 if you arrive

More info JOIN THE WORKERS IN THEIR FIGHT FOR JUSTICE! - more info: contact the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA)1042 Grant Avenue, 5th Floor San Francisco, CA 94133- Website:

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