Monthly Archives: January 2002

Anti-WEF Events

ANTI-WEF EVENTS (NYC)

TODAY, Thursday, January 31, please join New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW) in the following labor protests against the World Economic Forum (WEF), sponsored by the AFL-CIO, NYC Central Labor Council, and Jobs with Justice:

2:30. GLOBAL WORKERS FORUM Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59 St. (Madison/Park)(4/5/6). Advance reservations required: 212.631.0886, 212.604.9552, x220.

4:30. RALLY FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE, AGAINST SWEATSHOPS The Gap, corner of 54 St./5 Ave. (6/E/F to 53 St.). Join the NYCLAW contingent.

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NYCLAW has also endorsed the following event TONIGHT:

GLOBALIZING JUSTICE: WEF COUNTER-SUMMIT, NATIONAL ACTIVIST AND STUDENT MOBILIZATION (AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY)

Thursday, Jan. 31, @ 7 – 10pm Globalization, Militarism, the Neoliberal Agenda and its Discontents

Synod Hall, St. John the Divine Cathedral, located on Amsterdam Avenue between 110th and 111th Street. (Please note: Synod Hall is located on Amsterdam Avenue between 110th and 111th, separate from the Nave located at W 112th and Amsterdam. Synod Hall is across the street from the Hungarian Pastry Shop.)

Speakers:

**Suzanne Adely, Al-Awda – The Palestinian Right to Return Coalition
**Amy Goodman, Democracy Now
**Michael Letwin, New York City Labor Against the War
**Professor Manning Marable, History and Political Science; and founding Director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies
**Professor Peter Marcuse, Urban Planning at Columbia University
**Patrick Reinsborough, Rainforest Action Network Women for Afghan Women

Conference Info: <http://www.studentsforglobaljustice.org/&gt;

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WEF, War, Lay Offs and Budget Cuts

WEF, War, Lay Offs and Budget Cuts
Fighting Corporate Globalization After 9/11

Wednesday, January 30, 7 p.m. Unite! Joint Board Auditorium
31 West 15th Street (5/6 aves.–4/5/6/F/N/R/Q/L to 14 St.)

Speakers:

**Gregory Palast, BBC investigative reporter, globalization expert, and author of the forthcoming book, “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy”

**Dedrick Muhammad, National Action Network, national field director

**Sandra Whit, Families Uniting for Racial and Economic Equality, 5th Ave. Committee, experienced organizer of workers in the city’s Work Experience Program

**Frances Fox Piven, CUNY professor and co-author of Poor People’s Movements

**Tristin Adie, shop steward, CWA local 1103, International Socialist Organization

**Manuela Colon, HERE Local 6, laid off after Marriott received federal relief funds

**Michael Letwin, New York City Labor Against the War; President, Assn. of Legal Aid Attorneys, UAW Local 2325 (latter position listed for ID only and does not imply union endorsement)

**Sandra DeMarco & Pamela Price-Haynes, UFT, public school teacher involved in success campaign to stop Privatization by Edison Corp.

Event is free, all are welcome. Info and free child care:
212.502.0707.

Sponsored by the International Socialist Organization.