I. SLAP Week of Action <#1>
II. In The News: Autoworkers left with no bailout <#2>
III. March for Peace and Economic Justice with the YCL on April 4th <#3>
IV. Out of the crisis: Building a new movement for peace and justice <#4>
V. Orlando SLAP Action <#5>
*I. SLAP Week of Action*
The SLAP Week of Action is on! Check out the SLAP website
<http://www.jwj.org/projects/slap/week/index.html> for local actions. If
you have participated in any of the actions send us pictures, videos,
and write-ups of what happened. Send them to y...@yclusa.org
*II. In the News: Auto workers left with no bailout*
by John Wojcik
President Barack Obama said March 30 that the government will withhold
additional long-term federal loans for General Moters and Chrysler
unless the company, its creditors and the unions make more concessions.
He also raised the possibility of "controlled bankruptcy" for one or
both of the companies.
Read the rest of the story at the People's Weekly World Website
1. What action do you think the government should take in regards to the
auto industry? Should they let them fail? Nationalize? Give them
billions in more bailouts with commitments for viability?
2. Should the UAW make any more concessions? If so, what do you think
they should be? If not, how can the union work to help make the company
*III. March for Peace and Economic Justice with the YCL on April 4th *
"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military
defense than on programs for social uplift is approaching spiritual
death." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. April 4th, 1967
This Saturday United for Peace and Justice (UfPJ) is honoring the memory
of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a "Beyond War: A New Economy is
Possible" march on Wall Street <http://www.unitedforpeace.org/> in NYC.
It was on this day 42 years ago that Dr. King gave his famous Beyond
Vietnam speech connecting the domestic crisis with militarism and the
funding for the war in Vietnam. Today, we need to end the wars in Iraq
and Afghanistan and cut the military budget to provide the necessary
resources to help working people during this economic crisis and beyond.
The YCL and CPUSA will be meeting up at the corner of Franklin and
Broadway at 11AM on Saturday April 4th. If you want more info, call Adam
*IV. Out of the Crisis: Building a new era of justice and peace*
Watch Sam Webb, the chairman of the Communist Party USA, recent report
on the economic crisis and how we can move forward for peace and
justice. You can watch the speech and read the full text of his speech
at the CPUSA website <http://www.cpusa.org/>.
*V. SLAP Event in Orlando, FL*
"It was awesome!" says Josh Leclair, an Orlando YCL leader. Our YCL club
is very involved with Jobs with Justice of Florida. Together we
organized a massive pro-Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) rally (which was
sponsored and helped by the University of Central Florida Executive
Develop Center) at a union busting law firm that was holding a daylong
Besides having on our union people infilitrate the seminar we also
organized a paparazzi like like rally which was held at the end of the
seminar as the attendees were leaving. We took their pictures, asked
their names, and asked sarcastic questions like "Did you learn how to
protect workers rights today?" When they tried to go out the back door
we just moved the rally to the back.
Our event was organized and attended by union and community members,
students, and everyon was having a lot of fun. Wanna get involved with
the YCL Orlando Club? Email Josh @ joshua.m.lecl...@gmail.com