There are two events in downtown Philly this week against austerity and against pro-corporate policies. The first is a rally, endorsed by several unions, at City Hall on Thursday at 11 AM in solidarity with workers in Wisconsin (although the attacks on collective bargaining and the power of unions, those last bastions of working class power, are now spreading to Ohio: Labor Protests to Defend Collective Bargaining Rights Spread to Ohio... ). The second rally is at the Comcast building, and the message is this: collect corporate taxes, don't cut programs that the poor and middle class need!
_________________________________________Rally in solidarity with the workers of Wisconsin!
11:30, Thursday, February 24
Municipal Services Building Plaza
15th & JFK Blvd
(across from City Hall and LOVE Park)
?"Today I stand with the teachers, nurses, and all public employees of Wisconsin who are fighting for their rights."
Sponsored by local unions and allies.
At approximately Noon, we are planning to protest outside of Comcast's Headquarters at 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd in resistance to their dodging taxes and using NBC to spout propaganda in favor of cuts to public services.
For locating its Headquarters in Center City, Comcast was given 42.75 million dollars from the State, and pays no taxes for the first 10 years. The construction firm that built the Headquarters, Liberty Property Trust, received 30 million dollars from the State. These subsidies and tax cuts could save the AdultBasic program that Governor Corbett has gutted, which provided over 45,000 low-income Pennsylvanians with health insurance.
Other details on Comcast's malfeasance are forthcoming.
Please RSVP with: email@example.com
Philadelphia, PA, Sat Feb 26th 2011 | US Uncut