Members of UE Local 1110 who work at Republic Windows and Doors in Chicago are occupying the plant around the clock this weekend, in an effort to force the company and its main creditor to meet their obligations to the workers. Their goal is to at least get the compensation that workers are owed; they also seek the resumption of operations at the plant. All 260 members of the local were laid off Friday in a sudden plant closing, brought on by Bank of America cutting off operating credit to the company.
This weekend President Bush will convene leaders of the world's wealthiest nations to address the financial crises. We, along with thousands of organizations worldwide, believe that those who made this mess should not be the ones trying to fix it. Looking back on the last three decades of economic policies, the world's leaders should ask one fundamental question: Who pays and who benefits?
Llamado Mundial a la Acción para Exigir un Nuevo Sistema Económico
INSTAMOS A TODOS LOS MOVIMENTOS POPULARES, ORGANIZACIONES, COALICIONES Y REDES EN TODO EL MUNDO A ORGANIZAR MOVILIZACIONES Y ACCIONES CIUDADANAS EL 15 DE NOVIEMBRE.
El Presidente estadounidense George Bush, junto con otros líderes del G8, ha convocado una cumbre de los gobiernos de los 20 países más grandes del mundo para el 15 de noviembre, para responder a la crisis financiera internacional.
URGING ALL PEOPLE'S MOVEMENTS, ORGANIZATIONS, COALITIONS and NETWORKS WORDLWIDE TO ORGANIZE MOBILIZATIONS and CITIZENS ACTIONS on NOVEMBER 15
US President George Bush and other G8 leaders have called a summit of governments of the world´s 20 biggest countries on November 15 to respond to the international financial crisis.
By Michael Leon Guerrero and Cindy Wiesner
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance
by Jerome Scott & Walda Katz-Fishman
In the 21st century we’re fighting a global enemy; and, therefore, we are going to have to have a global movement.
Americas Social Forum 3 – a convergence of hemispheric struggles
Lea el informe de la Unión de Trabajadores del Suroeste del Tercer Foro Social de las Americas en la Ciudad de Guatemala, octubre 7-12, 2008.
Visite el blog de la delegación de GGJ en el Foro Social de las Americas: http://ggjalliance.blogspot.com/. Vea reportes analisis, noticias, fotos, y mas del Tercer Foro Social de las Americas desde la Ciudad de Guatemala, octubre 7-12, 2008.
Visit the blog of GGJ's Americas Social Forum delegation at: http://ggjalliance.blogspot.com/. Get reports, analysis, news coverage, photos and more of the 3rd Americas Social Forum in Guatemala City from October 7-12, 2008.
U.S. Foreign and Economic Policies Will Be Major Topics as Financial Crisis Infects Guatemala and Central American Region
Thirty-nine representatives of community-based and worker organizations that are part of the U.S.-based Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ) arrived on October 6 in Guatemala City. Representing 20 organizations from 8 states, the delegation is here to participate in the 3rd continental Americas Social Forum (ASF). With the backdrop of the spiraling collapse of the U.S. and global financial system, the GGJ delegation plans to meet with other grassroots movements from throughout the Americas to discuss a range of topics including the economic crisis, the environment, militarism, women's rights and indigenous sovereignty.