Poor People's Summit: DC to UN March in Oct 1999 approved/KWRU

Tom Boland (wgcp@earthlink.net)
Tue, 10 Nov 1998 12:22:34 -0400


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=46WD  Kensington Welfare Rights Union
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CALL FOR A MARCH OF THE AMERICAS:
Continuing the March for Our Lives
Washington DC to the United Nations, New York City
October 1999


This call was read and approved during the Poor People's Summit in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, October 9-11, 1998

Today, we in the United States and our brothers and sisters in every part of
the world face a historic crisis. Millions in the United States are being
denied their basic human rights to housing, food, education, health care and
jobs at living wages and this will worsen as millions more will be cut off
from receiving public assistance this year. As we in the United States
experience the tragic effects of welfare reform, as well as the results of
years of massive layoffs and downsizing, people all over the world are
suffering from miserable poverty which is deepening every day as a result of
the economic crisis and the unequal distribution of the world=EDs resources.=
 As
the world economic crisis develops, and as a few get richer, the misery of t=
he
majority is worsening.

At the same time, however, people all over the world are fighting back. In
every corner of the world, the poor are fighting for the human right to a fu=
ll
and dignified life and to create a world without poverty. In every country i=
n
the world, the poor, who are the majority, are refusing to die.

=46or this reason, at this time of worldwide crisis and as we face a common
enemy which is a system that is killing all of us, we see the need to unite
not only on a national level, but on an international level. As the economy
globalizes, the struggle of the poor must be an international struggle. For
too long, our common enemy has attempted to divide the poor in different
countries. Now, if we do not globalize from below to reclaim our world and o=
ur
economic human rights, we will die.

We are proposing a March of the Americas which will take place during the
month of October of 1999. Continuing the Economic Human Rights Campaign, we
will carry to the court of world opinion the economic human rights violation=
s
that we are suffering all over the world. This will be the next step in this
historic campaign in which poor families from all over the United States are
documenting economic human rights violations in this country and are
organizing ourselves against these abuses. During the month of June in 1997,
poor and homeless families from all over the United States marched ten days
from Philadelphia to the United Nations in New York to charge the United
States government with violating the economic human rights of its people. Th=
e
following year, poor families from all over the United States traveled a mon=
th
in the New Freedom Bus Tour to demand our economic human rights and to let t=
he
people of the United States and the world know that the poor in this country
refuse to die.

In the month of October 1999, poor and homeless families from all of the
Americas, including families from Canada, the United States and Latin Americ=
a
will march for our lives to the seat of world government. In the third March
for Our Lives to the United Nations, we will march 30 days from Washington D=
C
to the United Nations in New York City, this time with our brothers and
sisters from all over the Americas in an effort to unite our struggles for t=
he
economic human rights of all. We ask our companeros and companeras in strugg=
le
from all of the Americas  to unite with us in this March of the Americas.
Please contact us for more information and to make plans for this March. We
invite everyone to unite in this historic March in this struggle for our liv=
es.


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CONTACT INFO:

Kensington Welfare Rights Union
NUHHCE, AFSCME, AFL-CIO
PO Box 50678
Philadelphia, PA 19132-9720
215/203-1945
215/203-1950 FAX
email: kwru@libertynet.org
web: http://www.libertynet.org/kwru

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<paraindent><param>right,left</param>CALL FOR A MARCH OF THE AMERICAS:

Continuing the March for Our Lives

Washington DC to the United Nations, New York City

October 1999

</paraindent>


This call was read and approved during the Poor People's Summit in

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, October 9-11, 1998


Today, we in the United States and our brothers and sisters in every
part of

the world face a historic crisis. Millions in the United States are
being

denied their basic human rights to housing, food, education, health
care and

jobs at living wages and this will worsen as millions more will be cut
off

from receiving public assistance this year. As we in the United States

experience the tragic effects of welfare reform, as well as the results
of

years of massive layoffs and downsizing, people all over the world are

suffering from miserable poverty which is deepening every day as a
result of

the economic crisis and the unequal distribution of the world=EDs
resources. As

the world economic crisis develops, and as a few get richer, the misery
of the

majority is worsening.=20


At the same time, however, people all over the world are fighting back.
In

every corner of the world, the poor are fighting for the human right to
a full

and dignified life and to create a world without poverty. In every
country in

the world, the poor, who are the majority, are refusing to die.


=46or this reason, at this time of worldwide crisis and as we face a
common

enemy which is a system that is killing all of us, we see the need to
unite

not only on a national level, but on an international level. As the
economy

globalizes, the struggle of the poor must be an international struggle.
=46or

too long, our common enemy has attempted to divide the poor in
different

countries. Now, if we do not globalize from below to reclaim our world
and our

economic human rights, we will die.


We are proposing a March of the Americas which will take place during
the

month of October of 1999. Continuing the Economic Human Rights
Campaign, we

will carry to the court of world opinion the economic human rights
violations

that we are suffering all over the world. This will be the next step in
this

historic campaign in which poor families from all over the United
States are

documenting economic human rights violations in this country and are

organizing ourselves against these abuses. During the month of June in
1997,

poor and homeless families from all over the United States marched ten
days

from Philadelphia to the United Nations in New York to charge the
United

States government with violating the economic human rights of its
people. The

following year, poor families from all over the United States traveled
a month

in the New Freedom Bus Tour to demand our economic human rights and to
let the

people of the United States and the world know that the poor in this
country

refuse to die.


In the month of October 1999, poor and homeless families from all of
the

Americas, including families from Canada, the United States and Latin
America

will march for our lives to the seat of world government. In the third
March

for Our Lives to the United Nations, we will march 30 days from
Washington DC

to the United Nations in New York City, this time with our brothers
and

sisters from all over the Americas in an effort to unite our struggles
for the

economic human rights of all. We ask our companeros and companeras in
struggle

from all of the Americas  to unite with us in this March of the
Americas.

Please contact us for more information and to make plans for this
March. We

invite everyone to unite in this historic March in this struggle for
our lives.



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CONTACT INFO:


Kensington Welfare Rights Union

NUHHCE, AFSCME, AFL-CIO

PO Box 50678

Philadelphia, PA 19132-9720

215/203-1945

215/203-1950 FAX

email: kwru@libertynet.org

web: http://www.libertynet.org/kwru


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