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An outstanding historical account of the Green Bans first introduced by the New South Wales Builders Labourers Federation in the 1970s in response to community demand to preserve inner- city parkland and historic buildings. One of the first women to be accepted as a builders labourer, filmmaker Pat Fiske traces the development of a quite singular union whose social and political activities challenged the notion of what a union should be.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxPcqbTsNVk

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We invite your organization to participate in and or host Labor workshops at the Albany Bulb this weekend! We are also showing a very powerful labor film called Rocking the Foundations - No Thanks Resistance Festival this Weekend (November 28 - 30) at the Albany Bulb!

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/405870986212443/

Hi my name is Elliot Hughes, I am an organizer with the Industrial Workers Of the World, The IWW Environmental Unionist Caucus, and The Transport Workers Solidarity Committee. I want to encourage your labor organization and its rank and file to join us this weekend for a great cause. The residents of the Albany Bulb need union support to resist being evicted. Many of the resident are working class and poor people who cannot afford to keep up with the high rent and food prices in the Bay. In fact, the city of Albany has no affordable housing or other resources for the working class and poor. There are 60 residents of the bulb 16 of which are women. They made a temporary homeless shelter that has such strict and oppressive rules that it is basically an internment shelter but this shelter only has 8 beds for women and 22 beds for men. http://albany.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/albany-bulb-home...

By participating you will see the lives of these people matter and that autonomy and wildlife of the Albany Bulb will give you a sense of freedom and liberation in world where the working class and the Earth are being attacked by the Corporations. It is my opinion that we all must stand together in solidarity with one another and resist. This weekend I hope to see participants from the broader labor community because the unions have the power to stop this project.

We will be screening the American Premier of the film Rocking the Foundations which details a very effective model of direct action to undermine the bureaucrats, horizontalize our unions, unite the working class. They successfully defended their community from gentrification, police violence, and environmental destruction. If we learn from these tactics and come together to strategize, we may effectively revive this model and defend the Bay Area from the attacks of the government and corporations! It is my opinion that the working class in the Bay Area must stand together in Solidarity and fight the developments that are destroying our communities.

For more information about our struggle to save the Bulb visit www.SavetheBulb .org

If you agree please forward this email to rank and file members who care about these issues.

An injury to one is an injury to all!,

Elliot Hughes
- IWW - IWW EUC - TWSC - Share the Bulb -
www.ecology.iww.org - https://www.facebook.com/IWWEnvironmentalUnionistCaucus

No Thanks Resistance Festival this Weekend (November 28 - 30) at the Albany Bulb!

Labor events and workshops -

Friday, November 29th -

1 PM - Workerplace organizing and class struggle in the Bay Area - IWW - The Amphitheater

Saturday, November 30th:

10 AM - Towards an Ecological General Strike - BLF Green Bans and Green Unionism - IWW EUC - The Amphitheater

11 AM - Resisting the development of Knowland Park - John R.
Sunday, December 1st:

7 PM– Rocking the Foundations Film Screening. (documentary about Radical Unionism and the Union Lead BLF Green Bans that halted $18 Billion dollars of development that was not in the interest of the working class!

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