Saturday, June 30, 2007

Materials for - Globalization & Migrant Rights: Connecting Struggles - Workshop

Print Handouts for Globalization & Migrant Rights: Connecting Struggles Workshop:

Presentation given in 2002 by Teofilo Reyes of the Transnationals Information Exchange and contributor to Labor Notes (and a member of the Global Justice Committee of Chicago Jobs with Justice), about linking immigrants with militant labor organizing…
http://www.laborexpress.org/PDFs/ImmigrantsTroublemakers.pdf

Statement issued by many of the leading Latino immigrant organizations in Sept. 2006, blaming trade agreements like NAFTA and CAFTA for forcing workers to migrate and calling for a new economic model…
http://www.laborexpress.org/PDFs/LatinoTradeResolutionRelease.pdf

Declaration issued from the historic 1st Latin American Migrant Community Summit (Cumbre) held in Morelia, Michoacán last May, which blames NeoLiberal economics for creating the conditions that force people to migrate…
http://www.laborexpress.org/PDFs/Morelia_Declaration.pdf

Article by Oscar Chacon & Amy Shannon of NALACC on the role of Free Trade Agreements in creating new migrant flows and the need to build transnational alliances…
http://www.laborexpress.org/PDFs/AlternativesWall.pdf

Economic Policy Institutes analysis of the effects of NAFTA for working people in all three countries, issued in 2006…
http://www.laborexpress.org/PDFs/EPINAFTA2006.pdf

2003 article by David Bacon on NAFTA and it’s devastating impact on Mexican workers…
http://www.laborexpress.org/PDFs/NAFTAATTEN.pdf

AFSC’s statement on the WTO and Mode 4 (possibility of global guest worker program)…
http://www.laborexpress.org/PDFs/AFSCWTO.pdf

Mennonite Central Committee’s primer on immigration and globalization…
http://www.laborexpress.org/PDFs/immigration_globalization-guide.pdf

Top 10 reasons to oppose the WTO from Global Exchange…
http://www.laborexpress.org/PDFs/TopTenWTO.pdf

Audio File:

David Bacon speaking in Chicago in April 2007 on the connections between “free trade agreements” and increased migration (this is a 26 minute long MP3 file)…
http://www.laborexpress.org/AudioFiles/DavidBacon.mp3

Domestic Workers United at the USSF






Joycelyn Campbell, a Nanny from Manhattan, an immigrant from Barbados, and a leader in the Domestic Workers United organization discuss the lack of legal protections for domestic workers in the United States and the roots of this reality in racism as well as U.S. economic and foreign policy…

Justice at Smithfield Rally




Thursday, June 28, 2007

Press conference at the Immigrant Rights tent at the USSF...



Members of immigrant rights organizations from around the country speaking out against the “immigration reform” proposals that were being discussed in the U.S. Congress earlier today at a press conference held at the Immigrant Rights tent at the USSF. We received word later in the day, that the reform proposals in Congress were defeated – to the relief of everyone here.

Audio from the Immigrant Rights Tent at the USSF:


Gerald Lenoir of the The Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), talks about immigrant rights as part of the larger struggle for racial justice at the Immigrant Rights Press Conference at the USSF (United States Social Forum)...
http://www.archive.org/details/USSF-BlackAllianceJustImmigration