Wisconsin (and Ohio?) solidarity rally Thursday, anti budget cut rally Saturday

There are two events in downtown Philly this week against austerity and against pro-corporate policies. The first is a rally, endorsed by several unions, at City Hall on Thursday at 11 AM in solidarity with workers in Wisconsin (although the attacks on collective bargaining and the power of unions, those last bastions of working class power, are now spreading to Ohio: http://www.democracynow.org/2011/2/22/labor_protests_to_defend_collectiv... ). The second rally is at the Comcast building, and the message is this: collect corporate taxes, don't cut programs that the poor and middle class need!

More info below the fold.

Rally in solidarity with the workers of Wisconsin!

11:30, Thursday, February 24

Municipal Services Building Plaza

15th & JFK Blvd
(across from City Hall and LOVE Park)


?"Today I stand with the teachers, nurses, and all public employees of Wisconsin who are fighting for their rights."

Sponsored by local unions and allies.


At approximately Noon, we are planning to protest outside of Comcast's Headquarters at 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd in resistance to their dodging taxes and using NBC to spout propaganda in favor of cuts to public services.

For locating its Headquarters in Center City, Comcast was given 42.75 million dollars from the State, and pays no taxes for the first 10 years. The construction firm that built the Headquarters, Liberty Property Trust, received 30 million dollars from the State. These subsidies and tax cuts could save the AdultBasic program that Governor Corbett has gutted, which provided over 45,000 low-income Pennsylvanians with health insurance.

Other details on Comcast's malfeasance are forthcoming.

Contact details

Please RSVP with: usuncutphilly@gmail.com

twitter: @usuncutphilly


If this were a Facebook page, I would

like it. A lot.

Here's the facebook page


bob brady has taken THOUSANDS of dollars in campaign contributions from comcast... This was the same man at the union rally today'''''': /

and people wonder why i am a green party member. I am a union rep who does not speak out both sides of my mouth.

Something stinks in Wisconsin!

Gov. Scott Walker's plan to end union collective bargaining rights isn't about the budget crisis - it's about union-busting. The unions will accept pay and benefit concessions to ease the budget crisis, but Walker's insistence on eliminating bargaining rights is a blatant attempt to rewrite the laws of democracy.

It's also a Republican blueprint to further separate America's "haves" from the "have-nots" - class warfare in the guise of a budget battle.

Before falling sway to the right-wing ramblings of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, consider all that the labor movement has achieved for working-class Americans and ask yourself the tough questions Walker and his supporters don't want you to ask.

For instance, why would a governor and GOP legislature dole out millions in corporate tax breaks one day and demand millions more in economic concessions from public employees the next day because "the state is broke"?

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