All Out for May Day, International Workers Day – May 1, 2017!

Art by Q Wideman

DEFEND IMMIGRANT, UNDOCUMENTED, BLACK, MUSLIM & ALL WORKERS!

President Trump’s regime has shown in its first 100 days what they are all about: attacks on working people’s healthcare, raids and deportations, and the Muslim ban. In the first 100 days of 2017 we’ve seen increased attacks on women, LGBTQ people, workers, Muslims, Black and Latinx people.

• An end raids and deportations! Stop all check-points!
• ICE out of everywhere – Sanctuary cities, schools, neighborhoods!
• An end to racist police murders and brutality – Police out of our neighborhoods and schools! End excessive funding for police and prisons! Police accountability and community oversight!
• $15/hr, a union and collective bargaining rights for all workers
• An end to Islamophobia and the racist travel ban
• Independent People’s Investigation into the Durham Co. jail.
• An end to wars abroad! Cut funding for Pentagon and NATO to fund the people’s needs!
• Full repeal of House Bill 2 – No compromise with hate! No to Homophobia and transphobia
• Fully funded public jobs program and all public services! NO budget cuts!
• An end to rape culture & violence against women and LGBTQ people
• Environments free from all pollutants such as dumpsites, hog farms and destructive pipelines.
• Free and appropriate healthcare including reproductive and mental healthcare for all.
• Fully funded public schools including full-time teacher assistants, nurses and social workers as well as specialized art, music, world language and P.E. educators
• An end to the school to prison pipeline and a funded implementation of restorative discipline practices
• The right to build political & people’s power in the streets and at the ballot box

Rally: 10am Moore Square Park, 201 S. Blount St., Raleigh
March: 12noon to General Assembly, 16 W. Jones St.
Reunión/Rally: 1pm, Halifax Mall behind General Assembly, Raleigh

Lunch: 1:30pm at NCAE building (700 S Salisbury St, Raleigh)

EVENING ACTIONS IN DURHAM:
2-4pm Forum on Islamphobia: 2pm at Ar-Razzaq Mosque, 1009 W Chapel Hill St, Durham (lunch provided)
5pm – Rally @ Site of new Durham Police Headquarters
6pm – Rally in front of Jail
7pm – Turn up at City Hill
https://www.facebook.com/events/1321551734631018/

DON’T FORGET THE PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY, Saturday, 4/29
https://www.facebook.com/events/435751420109804/

More information: www.trianglemayday.org

To add your organization’s name to the list of endorsers for this action, email TrianglePeoplesAssembly@gmail.com

ENDORSERS: Action NC | Beloved Community Center | Black Workers for Justice | BYP100 Durham | Comite Accion Popular | Comite Popular de Asheville por la Justicia Social | Comite Popular Somos Raleigh | Coalition for Health Care of North Carolina | C.P.U.S.A. | Durham Beyond Policing | Durham Solidarity Center | El Pueblo, Inc. | Hendfact Henderson Fuerza Activa | NARAL | N.C. Environmental Justice Network | NC Women United | Movement to End Racism & Islamophobia | Muslims for Social Justice | Raleigh PACT | Raise Up for $15 | Resource Generation | Si A Las Licencias N.C. | Southeastern Immigrant Rights Network | Southern Vision Alliance | Student Action with Farmworkers | Students for Democratic Society at N.C.S.U. | Triangle Showing Up for Racial Justice | UE local 150, NC Public Service Workers Union | William Peace University Spectrum Alliance | Workers World Party | Youth Organizing Institute

#MayDay #PrimeroMayo #TriangleStrike #May1 #NiUnaMas #Not1More #BlackLivesMatter #Fightfor15 #ShutitDown #GlobalMayDayStrike #Huelga #Diasininmigrante #daywithoutimmigrants #Daywithoutworkers

May Day/International Worker’s Day

Art by Q Wideman

Triangle May Day

May Day, also known as International Worker’s Day, is fast approaching! First observed in the late 1800s by an international coalition of socialist organizations, May Day marks the anniversary of the Haymarket affair (Wikipedia).

In solidarity with workers everywhere, the Triangle will join communities around the world on May 1st to celebrate people power and to demand justice for all, particularly our Black, Muslim, immigrant and LGBTQ brothers and sisters that are under attack right now!

Plans for this year’s May Day actions are still forming. Use the contact form at the bottom of this page if you would like to help plan May Day events. You can also find more information here.

Don’t miss the many events leading up to International Worker’s Day featured below.

Defend Full In-Person Visitation at the Durham Jail!

From Inside-Outside Alliance (IOA) Durham, NC

The Durham County Sheriff’s Department is threatening to take away in-person jail visitation and replace it with a glorified phone call. Families would no longer be allowed to visit loved ones on the inside.

Detainees in the Durham jail do not want this system implemented. As is, families are required to show up 30 minutes in advance for a 20 minute visit with plexiglass between them and their loved ones. The visits are cumbersome to schedule, especially for those who do not have internet access. The video system will require visitors to be physically present in the jail, and if/when external visits are permitted, it will cost visitors 20 cents to a dollar per minute – contributing to both the isolation and financial exploitation of detainees and their families.

Video visitation is dehumanizing and further isolates those on the inside from family, loved ones, clergy, and mentors. It negatively impacts mental health and makes it even more difficult for families to evaluate the status and well-being of detainees. 74 percent of jails using video-visitation have eliminated in-person visits, and the Durham jail is likely to follow suit (Prison Policy Initiative, 2015).

The county commissioners funds the jail, and the county approved a contract with GlobalTel the commissioners did not read. We the undersigned demand that the Sheriff and Durham County Commission do all that is necessary to ensure:

  1. That there is no reduction in in-person visitation for any trial of video-”visitation”.
  2. That glorified video-calls do not come to replace in any way in-person visitation.
  3. That all video visitation equipment currently installed in the lobby be removed and no new equipment added.

Sign the Petition

Photo by Alissa Ellis

Open House Success

Thank you for coming out and making our open house a smash hit with all ages! Not only did we have a lot of fun and get to know each other, we also got 50 new subscribers to our newsletter, 6 new monthly sustainers, and raised $160 in donations!

Special thanks to the amazing crew who helped plan, publicize, set up, DJ, cook, play, present and break down: Kristen Cox, Alissa Ellis, Elena Everett, D’Atra Jackson, Jillian Johnson, Connie Leeper, Marc Lee, Jess Jude, Eli Longnecker, Meghan Watts, Adam Pyburn, Dante Strobino, Loan Tran and Josh Zaslow!