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Hotel Workers Expand Boycotts

UNITE HERE, the hotel workers union, has expanded boycotts across the U.S. The union is targeting Columbia-Sussex properties:

  • Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel, Maryland
  • Hilton Crystal City At National Airport, Arlington, Virginia
  • Westin Washington DC, District of Columbia
  • Wyndham Suites Chicago, Illinois
  • Westin Chicago Northwest Itasca, Illinois
  • Hilton Sacramento Arden West, California
  • Westin San Diego at Emerald Plaza, California
  • Anchorage Hilton, Alaska

Picketline outside the Westin Washington DC, March 26, 2010

UNITE HERE has also launched a boycott of the Providence Westin in Rhode Island.

All Three Hyatt Hotels in Boston are still under boycott. Bring back the Hyatt 100

A complete list of all boycotted hotels can be found through hotelworkersrising.org

Immigration in the Baltimore-Washington Corridor

Welcome to America
by John Parson

There are many “facts” currently being circulated about illegal immigrants, particularly from the conservative groups like Help Save Virginia and Help Save Maryland. Supposedly, per their “experts,” illegal immigrants drain our economy, mooch off of our system, burden our schools and communities, raise our crime rates, lower our housing values, and generally rape and defile our good old home grown American culture. They would have you believe that illegal immigration is the key issue in our country, and that “illegals” are a plague to our society that must be removed.

These groups will suggest that immigrants drive down property values, raise crime rates, and ruin our communities. However, these ideas are nothing more than the same arguments presented against the poor and working class communities in any city in America, especially areas where whites are in the minority. It’s a sign of class division and poverty, not immigration status. Rather than being a legitimate argument against immigration, it is nothing more than rehashing the same old case for gentrification.

It’s time for all of us, as workers, to recognize the plain and simple truth: “illegal” or not, we are all human beings, we all have needs, and immigrants face the same struggles as us: a boss who seeks to exploit us, and a wealthy few who seek to control us. Regardless of who we are, or where we’re from, we are workers. Its time to stop griping about immigrants “taking our jobs,” “destroying our language,” or “destroying our culture,” realize such vitriol is nothing more than a lie, and join with the immigrant community in struggle. We must recognize anti-immigrant policy, and anti-immigrant lies, do nothing but divide the working class, and if we seek any realistic gain, such divisions must be erased.

The Million Workers March in Washington DC, October 17, 2004

Two weeks before the American presidential election, there was a labor rally in Washington, DC, the ill-named Million Workers March (MWM). With the possible exception of the organizers, members of Local 10 of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), few would call the event an unqualified success. The turnout was smaller than hoped for, there were organizational problems (detailed below), and the crowd was dominated by the already politicized. That is, it was really not the massive “workers” march that was billed and hoped for.


by prole cat

Audio: A16 - Interview With Black Bloc Member Flint Jones

An interview with Flint Jones, a participant in the Revolutionary Anti-Capitalist Bloc, about tactics, anarchism, and more.Click on the below link to go to the audio files.

Fascists, Anti-Fascists And The State

As of October 8th, the majority of the Baltimore Anti-Racist 28 defendants have had their cases dismissed. This is the story of the lead up and action on August 24th, and the aftermath.Fascists, Anti-Fascists And The State
by Flint, Roundhouse Collective (NEFAC-Baltimore)

"The totalitarian vision of fascists often resonates with the many
statists who wish to unbind their hands from the pretense of 'democratic'
government and civil liberties." - Call for a Revolutionary Anti-Fascist
Bloc

Over the last two years, the neo-nazi National Alliance (NA) has held a

A16 Revolutionary Anti-Captialist Bloc

We are all active organizers and participants of the upcoming protests surrounding the IMF and World Bank on April 9 -17. For us, these institutions are beyond reform. In addition to simply being "undemocratic" in themselves, they play a key role within a global capitalist system that must be abolished outright. That is why we are working with all our energy to bring the most effective resistance possible against them to the streets of Washington, DC.

We are calling for an organized bloc of all stripes of anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist revolutionaries at the upcoming demonstrations against the IMF/World Bank. We feel that it is important to present critique of these transnational financial institutions that is anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, and anti-colonialist in perspective, and accompanied by a revolutionary vision which advocates a radical transformation of society that is based on mutual aid, direct democracy and free association.

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