CSWP at ICE Out of Oregon Protest

CSWP and IUPAT Local 10 banners at ICE Out of Oregon protest, 6 Mar 2017
CSWP and IUPAT Local 10 banners at ICE Out of Oregon protest, 6 Mar 2017

Class Struggle Workers – Portland participated in the “ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the deportation gestapo) Out of Oregon” protest on Monday. We were joined by a contingent from Painters & Drywall Finishers Local 10.

CSWP says it is urgent for the unions to take action now to defend immigrants from deportation. The Trump regime is hated and unstable, but the bipartisan attack on immigrants won’t be ended by appeals to the Democratic Party or liberal platitudes about allegedly American values (this country was founded on slavery and genocide, not democracy, love and rainbows). The multi-racial, multinational working class has the power to drive the ICE gestapo out of Portland and other cities with mass protests backed by strike action.

IUPAT Local 10 at the March 6 “ICE Out of Oregon” protest.
IUPAT Local 10 at the March 6 “ICE Out of Oregon” protest.

Bridge City Militant No. 3

It’s here! The third issue of our newsletter. Contact us to get your union-printed copy.

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Bridge City Militant No. 3, Summer/Fall 2016. Click to download PDF version.

In this issue:

May Day 2016 Class Struggle Contingent

Join the Class Struggle Contingent on MAY DAY! Workers of the World, Unite! 12:00 Noon Sunday May 1 2016, SW Main St. & SW Park Ave. in downtown Portland. Info: 971-282-7903 csw-pdx.org/mayday2016
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Join the Class Struggle Contingent on May Day! Workers of the World, Unite!

12:00 Noon Sunday May 1 2016
SW Main St. & SW Park Avenue in Downtown Portland
info: 971-282-7903 csw-pdx.org/mayday2016

May Day is the international workers day. It should be a day of workers struggle against capitalism. Join with Class Struggle Workers – Portland and the Internationalist Group to demonstrate for a revolutionary, working-class answer to the bosses’ racist system of poverty and war.

The Class Struggle Contingent stands for:

  • Full Citizenship Rights for All Immigrants!
  • Mobilize Workers Power: Strike Against Racist Police Murder!
  • No to Sanders, No to Clinton, No to Democrats, Republicans, Working Families Party or Greens!
  • Unionize Low-Wage Workers! Smash “Right to Work” Union-Busting!
  • Defeat U.S. Imperialism! Drive U.S. Out of Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan!
  • For A Class-Struggle Workers Party, for a Workers Government!

CSWP Picket Slams Anti-Women Bigots

Photos by Daniel Vincent.

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Saturday morning, 9 April 2016: A CSWP-organized picket confronted the conference of Oregon “Right to Life.” Members of Ironworkers, IWW, Painters, Stagehands, UFCW and other unions, along with students and women’s health professionals, slammed the conference that featured the vile anti-Semite Harmony Daws, and the discredited fraudster David Daleiden.

A CSWP spokesman emphasized that Democrats as well as Republicans were enemies of the working class and of women’s rights, and called to unchain the power of organized labor by breaking with the parties of our class enemies and building a class-struggle workers party.

A supporter of the "pro-life" conference (center) repeatedly urged motorists to run down CSWP picketers.
Above: a supporter of the “pro-life” conference (center) repeatedly urged motorists to run down CSWP picketers.

Friday April 15, 6 p.m. screening of “After Tiller”

"After Tiller" a film by Martha Shane and Lana Wilson. Screening April 15 at 6 p.m. IWW Hall, 2249 E Burnside St, Portland. Come and discuss why we fight for free abortion on demand, and why we need a class struggle fight for the right to abortion which is under attack by both Republicans and Democrats! Hosted by Class Struggle Workers - Portland.
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Friday April 15, 6 p.m., screening of “After Tiller”, hosted by Class Struggle Workers – Portland

Come and discuss why we fight for free abortion on demand, and why we need a class struggle fight for women’s right to abortion, which is under attack by both Republicans and Democrats.

IWW hall, 2249 E Burnside St, Portland

We will be raising funds for the Network for Reproductive Options (NRO) Bowl-a-thon. Donate on-line here.

Saturday: Picket Anti-Abortion Conference

Defend Abortion Rights! Saturday 9 April 2016, 8:15 a.m. at the Portland, Oregon Airport Holiday Inn
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Facebook event page here.

Defend Abortion Rights!

Picket Oregon Right to Life and Guest Speaker David Daleiden

Saturday, April 9th at 8:15 am in front of the Portland Holiday Inn Airport, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland 97220

  • Free Abortion On Demand!
  • Mobilize Labor to Defend Abortion Rights!
  • Defend the clinics!

Oregon Right to Life will be hosting their annual conference in Portland on April 9th and their guest speakers include David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress, infamous creator of the fraudulent Planned Parenthood attack video, which spurred frivolous Congressional hearings on abortion providers and their relationship with medical research. The leadership of Oregon Right to Life includes president Harmony Daws, writer for the National Prayer Network, a well documented anti-Semitic hate group, as well as executive director Gayle Atteberry another strident opponent of Planned Parenthood. Join with Class Struggle Workers Portland to defend abortion rights!

Portland May Day Against Racist Police Murder

On May Day in Portland Oregon, Class Struggle Workers – Portland initiated a union contingent behind the banner “Labor Against Racist Police Murder.” The IWW, Painters and Stagehands locals passed resolutions condemning the police murder of Antonio Zambrano Montes in Pasco, WA, and formed the contingent, which was joined by a delegation from Pasco, groups of Laborers and Teachers, and individuals from other unions.

Labor Against Racist Police Murder contingent, Portland May Day 2015
Labor Against Racist Police Murder contingent, Portland May Day 2015
Labor Against Racist Police Murder contingent, Portland May Day 2015
Labor Against Racist Police Murder contingent, Portland May Day 2015