Poor to March for Economic Human Rights During Olympics

Poor to March for Economic Human Rights During Olympics

Post by Chris Caru » Wed, 16 Jan 2002 08:59:01


Poor to March for Economic Human Rights

On February 8, 2002, poor, unemployed and homeless people from across
the United States will lead a massive March for Our Lives on the
opening day of the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Marchers will demand their basic economic human rights to jobs at
living wages, health care, housing, food, and education.

The March will be led by the Philadelphia based Kensington Welfare
Rights Union (http://www.kwru.org) and JEDI Women of Salt Lake City
(http://www.jedi4women.org).  These two organizations have been
nationally recognized for their work fighting poverty for the past
decade. The KWRU organized and led the largest demonstration during
the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.

Cheri Honkala, Director of the KWRU, says, "The March for Our Lives at
the Winter Olympics is an urgent effort to break the invisibility of
the poor in the United States. Every day millions of Americans are
denied their Economic Human Right to decent health care, education,
food, housing, and living wage jobs. This has to be an American
priority."

America is entering unknown territory-a time of economic recession AND
the lack of a safety net. Honkala says, "Welfare to work is a fatal
insult to poor families who are asked to find a job when thousands are
being laid off every week."

The March takes place at a time when poverty, unemployment, lack of
health care, homelessness, and hunger threaten the lives of the
majority of the world's people. All eyes will be on Salt Lake City
during the Winter Olympics. Honkala says, "We will highlight the
economic human rights violations being committed here in the richest
country in the world, and demand economic human rights. We have seen
our lives, livelihoods, and rights devastated by Welfare Reform NAFTA,
privatization, and other cuts in the social safety net."

For more information, contact James Pfluecke at (215) 203-1945, or

http://www.kwru.org

 
 
 

Poor to March for Economic Human Rights During Olympics

Post by GMA » Wed, 16 Jan 2002 15:27:28


Quote:
>Poor to March for Economic Human Rights

>On February 8, 2002, poor, unemployed and homeless people from across
>the United States will lead a massive March for Our Lives on the
>opening day of the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
>Marchers will demand their basic economic human rights to jobs at
>living wages, health care, housing, food, and education.

>The March will be led by the Philadelphia based Kensington Welfare
>Rights Union (http://SportToday.org/) and JEDI Women of Salt Lake City
>(http://SportToday.org/).  These two organizations have been
>nationally recognized for their work fighting poverty for the past
>decade. The KWRU organized and led the largest demonstration during
>the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.

>Cheri Honkala, Director of the KWRU, says, "The March for Our Lives at
>the Winter Olympics is an urgent effort to break the invisibility of
>the poor in the United States. Every day millions of Americans are
>denied their Economic Human Right to decent health care, education,
>food, housing, and living wage jobs. This has to be an American
>priority."

>America is entering unknown territory-a time of economic recession AND
>the lack of a safety net. Honkala says, "Welfare to work is a fatal
>insult to poor families who are asked to find a job when thousands are
>being laid off every week."

>The March takes place at a time when poverty, unemployment, lack of
>health care, homelessness, and hunger threaten the lives of the
>majority of the world's people. All eyes will be on Salt Lake City
>during the Winter Olympics. Honkala says, "We will highlight the
>economic human rights violations being committed here in the richest
>country in the world, and demand economic human rights. We have seen
>our lives, livelihoods, and rights devastated by Welfare Reform NAFTA,
>privatization, and other cuts in the social safety net."

>For more information, contact James Pfluecke at (215) 203-1945, or

>http://SportToday.org/

So you have to make a point by coming to Salt Lake and make our beautifull
city suffer for your bullshit fascist views.  Tell you people you represent to
take abath, get off their asses, get a job and pay some taxes. Lazy goddamn
people!!!!!!!!  Go march in Philadelphia!!!!!!!!

Man, i feel like going to  the olympic rodeo just to***the PETA people off
, and then go have a Steak!!!!!!

 
 
 

Poor to March for Economic Human Rights During Olympics

Post by Wjb35 » Mon, 21 Jan 2002 11:33:04

Chris says:
<< On February 8, 2002, poor, unemployed and homeless people from across
the United States will lead a massive March for Our Lives on the
opening day of the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. >>

If they are poor, where are they getting the money to get to Salt Lake City?
It seems to me that the organizations that are spending money on this would be
better off spending that money to actually help these people,  not use them for
political purposes.

 
 
 

Poor to March for Economic Human Rights During Olympics

Post by Michael Falkn » Tue, 22 Jan 2002 07:09:18

Quote:

> Chris says:
> << On February 8, 2002, poor, unemployed and homeless people from across
> the United States will lead a massive March for Our Lives on the
> opening day of the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. >>

> If they are poor, where are they getting the money to get to Salt Lake City?
> It seems to me that the organizations that are spending money on this would be
> better off spending that money to actually help these people,  not use them for
> political purposes.

The problem with that is that people are understanding that, with the
large stage of the Olympic Games, sometimes that's the only way to get
your point across.

As for the expense, a Greyhound from San Francisco, CA to SLC with a
one-week advance is only $95.00.

Mike

 
 
 

Poor to March for Economic Human Rights During Olympics

Post by GMA » Tue, 22 Jan 2002 14:32:44


Quote:


>> Chris says:
>> << On February 8, 2002, poor, unemployed and homeless people from across
>> the United States will lead a massive March for Our Lives on the
>> opening day of the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. >>

>> If they are poor, where are they getting the money to get to Salt Lake City?
>> It seems to me that the organizations that are spending money on this would
> be
>> better off spending that money to actually help these people,  not use them
> for
>> political purposes.

>The problem with that is that people are understanding that, with the
>large stage of the Olympic Games, sometimes that's the only way to get
>your point across.

Yup, and if you come to my house and *** around, you deserve to get your ass
kicked right back out the door. The ***s can stay in Philly.

Quote:
>As for the expense, a Greyhound from San Francisco, CA to SLC with a
>one-week advance is only $95.00.

>Mike

Figures!!!!