Join us on May Day 2018!

May Day 2018

International Workers Day

Resist Deportations! Fight Back!

Immediate Permanent Legal Residence for All Undocumented Migrants!

Permanent Residence for All in the DACA and TPS programs!

Tuesday, May 1, 5:00 PM

Boston Common, Parkman Bandstand

6:30 March to Copley Square

The government in Washington and the billionaire class are leading a generalized assault on our lives, rights, and living conditions. The leading edge of this assault today is the stepped-up attacks against migrants. Deportations are accelerating. The war on the poor continues. Student debt stands at over a trillion dollars! As US wars have created massive debt and refugees internationally, the consequences of corporate greed at home have created refugees within our own borders. The recent tax cuts for the rich will be at the expense of our living standards. Get ready for more cuts in affordable housing, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and education. Millions of youth and decent hardworking people are under attack! Join us on May Day where our program will address: Migration, Labor Rights, Systemic Oppression, Threats to Human Survival, and the role of capitalism in the current crisis.

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Cosponsors: Anarchist Black Cross, ANSWER Coalition – Boston, Bay State Red Sentinels, #BecomeUngovernable, Boston Education Justice Alliance, Boston Labor Solidarity Committee, Boston May Day Coalition, Boston Socialist Alternative, Boston Teachers Union, Community Church of Boston, Cosecha Boston, Cosecha Merrimack Valley, CPUSA Boston, Food for Activists, Greater Boston Green-Rainbow Party, Party for Socialism and Liberation – Boston, Refuse Fascism- Metro Boston, Socialist Party – Greater Boston, UAW Local 1596, Veterans For Peace- Smedley D. Butler Brigade, Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment

Stand Out: Free Imprisoned Whistle-Blower Reality Leigh Winner

Free Imprisoned Whistle-Blower Reality Leigh Winner Stand-Out Davis Square MBTA Subway Stop-Davis Square, Somerville-5 PM – 6 PM Thursday April 19, 2018

We Will Not Leave Our Sister Behind-Don’t Prosecute The Truth

Ms. Winner has been charged under the Espionage Act, a 100-year-old statute originally designed for spies and saboteurs aiding foreign governments in time of war, for allegedly giving a document vital to the public’s understanding of potential Russian interference in U.S. election systems toIntercept, an on-line news organization. She faces up ten years and a $250, 000 fine. After having earlier this year been denied her appeal for bail by the federal 11thCircuit Court of Appeals Ms. Winner is now scheduled for trial in Augusta, Georgia in the fall of 2018. Ms. Winner arrested in June 2017 will have been in unnecessary pre-trial detain for well over a year despite an honorable military discharge from the Air Force after six years of service, no previous criminal record, no flight risk, parents ready to put their ranch as collateral, and not a danger to herself or others the normal legal standard for being bail-worthy before she has her day in court.

The charge against Ms. Winner is grossly disproportionate to her alleged offense, and is designed to create a chilling effect on investigative journalism by dissuading sources from sharing information that is critical to the public interest. We are dedicated to raising public awareness of Winner’s case in light of the U.S. government’s persistent abuse of the Espionage Act in this case and the recent case of whistle-blower Chelsea Manning to silence its critics and stifle journalism.

For more information-Goggle “Stand With Reality” or “Courage To Resist”. Also Google for an informative article on Ms. Winner’s life in the December New York magazine.

Attempting to make her case more widely known we frankly admit with everything else going on around Russian involvement with the 2016 American elections that it has gone under the radar. We are trying various spots and this month we will be in Davis Square, Somerville -Thursday April 19th5 PM to 6 PM for our seventh stand-out in defense of whistle-blower Reality Leigh Winner-The Committee For International Labor Defense-Smedley Butler Brigade -Veterans for Peace (labor donated)