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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 ( 0) Printer friendly page Print This
By Sergio Reyes
Boston Delegation to the World Social Forum
Sunday, Dec 24, 2006

The Boston Delegation 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.  

 

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 yet been merged with the workers struggle throughout the world but it must! We propose that May Day 2007 be a point of departure from that deficiency 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. Additional funds to support delegation expenses are needed.

 

Please consider making a donation.

 

Checks should be made payable to:

 

CAEF/WSF07, PO BOX 381279,
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02238-1279
.  

 

For more information please visit:

 

http://www.lfsc.org/wsf  

 

www.sreyes.org

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