People are voting with their feet

BY:Scott Marshall| October 13, 2011

Dear Friend,  

People everywhere are waking up to the fact that capitalism isn’t sustainable – and they are taking it to the streets! For jobs, peace, and an end to corporate greed, actions and occupations are occurring daily in the U.S., as well as the rest of the world. We are the 99% who are battling to get back what the top 1% stole from us.

Below are a few examples of what is making a difference.  

October 10-16 Week of Action (So Far)

Several actions have already happened for the week, such as this protest in Chicago; also written about here for the People’s World by yours truly. But there are still more to come – and probably some near you!  Find out here and join up.  

Occupy Wall Street and Everywhere Else

What started on September 17 by a few folks protesting on Wall Street has turned into a global movement. Events to “occupy” places are now happening in almost 1,400 cities world-wide. John Wojcik of the People’s World writes about this growing phenomenon here.

Coming up on October 15th there will be Global Solidarity events for the Occupy Movement around the world, as well as a Call to Action Against Banks on the same day.

As the occupations are often happening 24/7, it’s quite possible there is one happening right now in your city. Check here to see and get involved and to you can read the list of demands for the Occupy Wall Street here.

To help implement these demands, RootsAction has an online action tool to stop the cuts and tax Wall Street.  

The American Jobs Act President Obama has put forth this bill as a first step in solving the unemployment crisis in our country. It has many laudable ideas and deserves our support. If you have not done so already, please contact your congressional delegation to pass the American Jobs Act.

Please make sure to visit the People’s World online for the best in worker’s news!



    Scott Marshall is a vice chair of the Communist Party and chair of its Labor Commission. Scott grew up in Virginia where he first became active in the civil rights movement in high school, working on voter registration and anti-Klan projects in rural Southern Virginia and Tennessee. He was also active against the war in Vietnam.

    Scott has been a life long trade unionist and was active in rank and file reform movements in the Teamsters, Machinists and Steelworkers unions in the 1970s and '80s. He was co-chair of the Save Our Jobs committee of USWA local 1834 at Pullman Standard in Chicago and active in nationwide organizing against plant shutdowns and layoffs. He was a founder of the unemployed organization Jobs or Income Now (Join), in Chicago, and the National Congress of Unemployed Organizations in the 1980s.

    Scott has worked for the Communist Party since 1987 when he became the district organizer for the party in Illinois, a post he held until he was elected chair of the National Labor Commission in 1997. Scott remains active in SOAR (Steelworkers Active Organized Retirees). He lives in Chicago.

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