Friday, April 27, 2012

May 1st Rally -- Speakers Line-up

This years May 1st Rally will feature an array of local community activists & radical organizes.
The March & Rally is a product of the combined dedication of United for Social Justice, Revolutionary Students Union, SLC Industrial Workers of the World, Wasatch Socialist Party & many more.

The event will start around 5pm at the Utah State Capitol & will be hosted by Christine Leaming

Speakers will include  

Mindy Hatch -- community activist from United for Social Justice

Victor Puertas -- community activist from United for Social Justice the Anarchist Black Cross

Buddy Beck -- A long-time Socialist & Labor activist, who played a crucial role in helping the largely undocumented Co-op Mine workers, while they were locked-out and fighting for Union Representation back in 2003.
Josh West -- Has helped to build the Revolutionary Students Union at the campus of Utah Valley University.

Bryan Gutierrez & Raymi Gutierrez -- with the Salt Lake Dream team & Campaine for the American Dream.

Gregory Lucero -- With the revolutionary Students Union SLCC; Which is now engaged in a fight to keep the Cosmetology School from being cut from the curriculum at the Salt Lake Community College. 

Josh Belka -- From the International Stage Hands Union, local 99 & the Wasatch Socialist Party.

Daanish Khan
-- University of Utah Student from Pakistan and member of RSU
Justin Kramer -- Crucial in helping to organize Occupy Salt Lake and working with the A.L.E.C. Welcoming Committee.
Music By local radical song writer -- Kyle Wulle

Friday, April 6, 2012

Salt Lake City's MayDay Convergence group... a coalition of the Occupy SLC, Industrial Workers of the World & the Revolutionary Students Union Will host a rally and march on May 1st to commemorate International Workers' Day!

Come Join us 4pm @ the Salt Lake City & County building.

We will march up to the Utah State Capitol Building, where there will be a rally featuring lively speeches form local Radical Activists.

Bring the whole Family! This event is Free!
Speakers will include:
Mindy Hatch
Victor Puertas
Josh West
Gregory Lucero
Justin Kramer
Bryan Gutierrez
Josh Belka

Hoodies for Humanity

Approximately Six-hundred community members, activists, and students attended a March and rally March 31st in Downtown, Salt Lake City Utah. The title of the event was “Hoodies for Humanity” and was in support of justice for Trayvon Martin; a Florida youth who was brutally murdered by a racist vigilantly.

The march took place coincidentally on the same day that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “Mormons” held their annual general conference; a day when many out of town Mormons converge on Salt Lake City as part of their faith in the LDS religion (a religion with shameful history of racist anti-black bigotry). The route for the march went directly around the Mormon Church head-quarters/Temple Square then ended at the Salt Lake Downtown public library Amphitheater for a rally.

“Justice for Trayvon”, “No Justice No Peace”, and “Prosecute Zimmerman” were the main themes of the march.  Speakers at the rally focused on the struggles of the oppressed, and the fight against institutional racism in the U.S.