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Southern Organizers' Letter to President Obama

Black Workers for Justice - Mon, 04/13/2009 - 11:53am
Southern Organizers send President Obama a letter urging the adoption of a Southern Strategy for Reconstruction and Economic Development in the region.
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Eugene Godfried-Presente!

Black Workers for Justice - Mon, 04/13/2009 - 11:53am
Tony Menelik Van Der Meer pays tribute to the reknown community organizer, music producer,and radio journalist who among many important post was at one time Director, Caribbean Division, Radio Havana
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NC NAACP Leader Supports Public Employee Collective Bargaining

Black Workers for Justice - Mon, 04/13/2009 - 11:53am
NC State NAACP President Rev. William Barber speaks at a press conference in favor or legislation that will repeal a Jim Crow era law that prohibits public employees from bargaining collectively.
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Black Activists Challenge US on Boycott of Durban Review Process

Black Workers for Justice - Mon, 04/13/2009 - 11:53am
The Black Left Unity Network joins other human rights groups in condeming the Obama administration's boycott of the Durban II conference which has as its task a review of the progress that has been made on the declarations and resolutions adopted at the historic World Conference on Racism held in Durban, South Africa in 2001.
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26th Annual MLK Support for Labor Banquet

Black Workers for Justice - Mon, 04/13/2009 - 11:53am
On Saturday April 4th, on the 41st anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, the Black Workers for Justice will hold its 26th Banquet in honor of Dr. King’s support for Labor. Killed while supporting striking Sanitation Workers in Memphis, Dr. King made clear to all the importance of Black Workers and the relationship of the Civil Rights Movement to the Labor Movement.
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A CALL FOR A VIRGINIA PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY

Black Workers for Justice - Mon, 04/13/2009 - 11:53am
Across Virginia, poor and working people are hurting. Companies are laying off workers. Homeowners are facing foreclosures. Renters are being evicted. Pensioners are seeing their retirement funds disappear. College and university tuition is rising. Times are tough, and all the “experts” say they’re only going to get worse.
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Stop the Criminal and Immoral Massacre of Palestinians

Black Workers for Justice - Mon, 04/13/2009 - 11:53am
The Black Workers for Justice joins the tens of millions of people around the world who are outraged by the vicious assault by the Israeli Defense Force on the Gaza Strip.
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Southern Human Rights Organizers Conference A Huge Success

Black Workers for Justice - Mon, 04/13/2009 - 11:53am
BWFJ Solidarity Statement to SHROC-December 13, 2008
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The Republic Windows and Doors Struggle

Black Workers for Justice - Mon, 04/13/2009 - 11:53am
The six day plant occupation by more than 200 UE 1110 members at the Republic Windows and Doors Company in Chicago, IL, in addition to demanding that the company follow the union contract and the laws, was also a workers struggle for human rights against capital.
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Lessons from the Obama Campaign for Building a Movement for Peoples Power!

Black Workers for Justice - Mon, 04/13/2009 - 11:53am
The Obama campaign and his election as the next US president, has helped to create a level of enthusiasm and hope among working class Blacks, people of color and sectors of the general working class that is beginning to break their apathy, cynicism and lack of confidence in challenging and changing conditions of oppression and exploitation in society.
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Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path toward Social Justice

Black Workers for Justice - Mon, 04/13/2009 - 11:53am
The U.S. trade union movement finds itself today on a global battlefield filled with landmines and littered with the bodies of various social movements and struggles. Candid, incisive, and accessible, Solidarity Divided is a critical examination of labor's current crisis and a plan for a bold new way forward into the twenty-first century.
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