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Boston Delegation to the World Social Forum 2007 in Nairobi Kenya Proposes Intercontinental Unity in the Struggle for Migrant Workers Rights in the World
22 Jan 2007
This activity seeks to demonstrate the need to join forces in the world to confront the injustices of a condition created by contemporary capitalism: large masses of migrant workers desperately seeking work to survive. In that process they are abused, victimized, exploited and discriminated.
[Article reposted from WSF Boston Delegation web site]

The U.S. has large masses of exploited undocumented workers, nearly 12 millions in all. Yet, the "immigrant rights" movement in the U.S. has not joined in with the rest of the world but it must. We propose that May Day 2007 be a point of departure from that erroneous tactic and ask people of the world to join in a campaign where International Workers Day is dedicated to the rights of migrant workers of the world. Meanwhile, in the US a strike and boycott as the one implemeted this year should also be attempted.

During his last visit to the Boston Area L.A. immigrant rights leader Jesse Diaz was asked to join this effort and he accepted. Four other local activists will form the delegation to Nairobi: Dorotea Manuela, Jeanne Koopman, Thomas Ponniah and Sergio Reyes.

The World Social Forum will take place from January 20, 2007 to January 25, 2007.

To read the proposal in full, go to:
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