The San Francisco Labor Council has just passed a resolution in support of Iraq war veteran and accused whistleblower Bradley Manning. This important development comes on the heels of a demonstration this past Sunday outside of the Quantico Marine Base in Virginia, where Manning is being held.
Without the mobilization of people in the streets throughout the country, the reactionary and racist forces that pushed this law through in Arizona would have succeeded.
On July 22, more than 1,500 hotel workers and their supporters marched from the Four Seasons in downtown San Francisco to the Grand Hyatt in protest against the hotel management for refusing to negotiate a decent contract.
Despite a climate of fear created by city officials, more than one thousand people converged in Oakland after the verdict came down in the Oscar Grant case on July 9.
On July 6 there will be demonstrations at the White House, and in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Syracuse, which are scheduled to coincide with the Israeli Prime Minister’s meeting with President Obama.
In a historic and unprecedented action today, over 800 labor and community activists blocked the gates of the Oakland docks in the early morning hours, prompting longshore workers to refuse to cross the picket lines where they were scheduled to unload an Israeli ship.