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Announcement :: International
PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT: A Week of Action for Global Justice in Boston
25 Oct 2006
We, the Global Justice Revival Project, submit a call to action to activists in the Boston/Northeast area for a week of public action and community education around global justice. Resistance is fertile! Help us organize public actions against killer corporations and institutions in town like the WTO, McDonald's, and Coca-Cola, or organize something in your own community.
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PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT: A WEEK OF ACTION FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE

October 25 - November 1

The problems haven't gone away, and neither have we!

We, the Global Justice Revival Project, submit a call to action to activists in the Boston/Northeast area for a week of public action and community education around global justice. Resistance is fertile! Help us organize public actions against killer corporations and institutions in town like the WTO, McDonald's, and Coca-Cola, or organize something in your own community.

(List of planned actions and events below)

ORGANIZING MEETING & SPOKESCOUNCIL
October 26
5:30 pm
at Encuentro 5
33 Harrison Ave.
(Chinatown/Downtown Crossing T)

*We want respect for people, not profits
*We want power for communities, not corporations
*We want economic and environmental justice NOW, not later
*We hope to bring back awareness of corporate globalization
*We hope to link struggles for local justice and global justice
*We hope to connect the global justice and anti-war movements
*We hope to show solidarity with movements in the Global South

What's in the works for Global Justice Week?

(Education all week, actions for Oaxaca on Friday, actions against McDonald's & Coke on Saturday, and goodbye party to the WTO next Wednesday!)

WEDNESDAY 10/25

Worker-Student Forum on the Right to Organize

With a speakout by local security guards and janitors fighting for a union
7pm
Harvard University
Emerson Hall 305

THURSDAY 10/26

Four Farmers Speak Out on What Fair Trade Means to Them

A forum on fair Trade, featuring small farmers from Ecuador, Ethiopia, Georgia State, and Massachusetts
7pm
Also Harvard University
Emerson Hall 210

FRIDAY 10/27

SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF OAXACA

Movements for popular power in Oaxaca have come under attack from the Mexican state. On Friday, they are going on a general strike, and they have called for solidarity from people around the world.

In Boston, join us for a public demonstration and picket lines in the morning and the afternoon!

11:30am and again at 4:00pm
At the Mexican Consulate
20 Park Plaza
Near the Common (Arlington T Stop)

Then:

Boston Critical Mass!
5:30pm
Copley Square
The revolution will not be motorized.

Then:

A Report Back from the Border Social Forum: On the Global Movement for Migrant Workers' Rights

With Gabe Camacho and Kim Foltz (of Project Voz and Mass Global Action)
6:30 - 8:30
At Encuentro 5
33 Harrison Avenue

SATURDAY 10/28

PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT: TAKE ACTION AGAINST MCDONALD'S AND COKE!

12 Noon
Meet at the McDonald's at 146 Tremont Street
(across from the Park Street T)

On the National Day of Action against McDonald's, called by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, we will visit several McDonald's in Downtown Crossing to hold the corporation accountable for profiting from poverty, slavery, and the exploitation of Florida's migrant farmworkers.

Then, at 1:30pm, we will march on the Coca-Cola-sponsored Intercollegiate Business Convention. Protest Killer Coke for its crimes against workers, communities and the earth, from Colombia to India, and in solidarity with the Coke workers who have just taken over their factories in Venezuela.

10/29 to 11/1

Organize, educate, agitate in your own community, campus, or workplace!

11/1

GOODBYE PARTY TO THE WTO!

Converge at 5pm
70 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge (Harvard Square T)

Leaders of the World Trade Organization say the WTO is on shaky ground, and we couldn't agree more. Join us for a goodbye party as the Director-General of the WTO, Pascal Lamy, comes to the Institute of Politics in Cambridge, MA to make his case and meet with corporate and government officials.

Join us at 4pm for signmaking and props-making at 45 Mount Auburn Street. Then we will converge on the site of the event to throw the WTO a goodbye party it won't forget! It's the day after Halloween, so costumes are welcome. Plus, bring noisemakers, instruments, party hats, and friends.

Hope you'll join us for this week of action. The problems haven't gone away, and neither have we!

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Hey
26 Oct 2006
Doesn't the colliegate convention end on Saturday the 28th, not the 29th ?
Correction for People Before Profit!
26 Oct 2006
The following event is set for Saturday 10/28, not Sunday 10/29:

PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT: TAKE ACTION AGAINST MCDONALD'S AND COKE!

12 Noon
Meet at the McDonald's at 146 Tremont Street
(across from the Park Street T)

On the National Day of Action against McDonald's, called by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, we will visit several McDonald's in Downtown Crossing to hold the corporation accountable for profiting from poverty, slavery, and the exploitation of Florida's migrant farmworkers.

Then, at 1:30pm, we will march on the Coca-Cola-sponsored Intercollegiate Business Convention. Protest Killer Coke for its crimes against workers, communities and the earth, from Colombia to India, and in solidarity with the Coke workers who have just taken over their factories in Venezuela.