The Committee for International Labor Defense will hold its monthly meeting and educational on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Center for Marxist Education, 550 Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA.
Monthly Meeting at 6:30 p.m. - The September 14th meeting of the Committee for International Labor Defense will focus on racism and class consciousness, featuring a report by members of the Black Lives Matter action which shut down Cambridge City Hall on Wednesday, August 31st, to bring attention to the interdependent issues of race, lack of affordable housing, and economic oppression.
The Black Lives Matter action is a response to the class war going on in Cambridge, across the country and globally, which is responsible for skyrocketing housing costs in our cities and towns, combined with a system bent on making profits on economically oppressing, incarcerating, and abusing working people, and especially African Americans.
Amid this housing crisis, Cambridge only requires 11.5% of construction to be classified as affordable housing. This BLM action demands that a 20% proposal be passed in the Housing Committee on Thursday, September 8th at 2:30pm in Sullivan Chambers at City Hall. Two of the Cambridge 4 arrested on Wednesday require our support as they appear before the Middlesex Juvenile Court on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.
International Labor Defense, whose worldwide campaigns for Sacco and Vanzetti and the Scottsboro Boys were among the greatest in history, is being revived to support struggles like those of the Cambridge 4.
Educational Program at 7:30 p.m. - The educational program this month will draw lessons for current struggles from “International Labor Defense and the Scottsboro Case”, taken from James Allen’s memoirs and presented by Wadi’h Halabi. Material from James Allen’s memoirs will be available at the presentation.
The Committee for International Labor Defense is a legal and political defense organization working on behalf of political and class war prisoners. All labor for this publication was donated by the membership.