Funds raised will be used to cover the costs of organizing the National Conference to Fight Austerity to be held in Detroit on Saturday, March 24. The costs include airfare and lodging for Ricardo Santos Ramos, former President, Electrical Industry and Irrigation Workers Union (UTIER) of Puerto Rico.
The purpose of the national conference is to map out a strategy for defeating the war being waged by the banks, corporations and government against the workers and oppressed. Capitalism cannot continue unchallenged while our very lives are being jeopardized by the ruling elites who are determined to grow richer and more powerful at our expense, whipping up white supremacy, an anti-immigrant offensive, and attacks on women and anti-LGBTQ bigotry to keep our class divided.
Detroit, along with colonized Puerto Rico, has been at the epicenter of bank imposed austerity against the workers and oppressed in this hemisphere. But every U.S. city from Chicago to Baltimore to Cleveland to Milwaukee, from New York City to Oakland and Seattle, has felt the brunt of this attack in the form of cutbacks, school closings, mass transit cuts, water shutoffs, gentrification and destruction of public service unions. The Trump tax plan and Pentagon War build-up continues the massive transfer of wealth to the rich at the expense of the poor. This war by the banks and on the workers and poor is an international phenomenon spanning every continent. On March 24, we will hammer out a program on how to fight back against the war by the corporations, the banks and their lackeys in government at all levels on the workers and poor.
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