factory workers

factory workers

Please repost!

This Thursday 6/29, 8pm
at Times-Up
(49 E. Houston, btwn Mott/Mulberry)

Introduction and Q&A/discussion
with Marina Sitrin- activist and author of Horizontalism: Voices of
Popular Power in Argentina (AK Press); Professor, Gallatin School at
NYU and Argentinian activist(s) TBA

The Take (2004, 87 min, written/produced/directed by Avi Lewis & Naomi Klein)

"In the wake of Argentina's dramatic economic collapse in 2001, Latin
America's most prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town of
abandoned factories and mass unemployment. The Forja auto plant lies
dormant until its former employees take action. They're part of a
daring new movement of workers who are occupying bankrupt businesses
and creating jobs in the ruins of the failed system."

"In suburban Buenos Aires, thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk
into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats and refuse to leave.
All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act
- The Take - has the power to turn the globalization debate on its

more film info at: www.thetake.org
screening info at: www.times-up.org

The screening will follow the memorial ride (info reposted below)
Come get educated, involved, active and join in on the discussion.

MEMORIAL RIDE: Thursday, June 29, 6:30 p.m.

After three deaths in three weeks, Time's Up! and the cycling
community demand answers for the City's failure to charge reckless
drivers and pursue proper investigations, despite numerous fatalities
and injuries.

Hudson River Greenway and 46th Street (in front of the Intrepid)

6:40 at 38th Street and the Greenway; 7:30 at LaGuardia Place and Houston Street

(high resolution pictures will be available following the ride)

New York, NY (June 29, 2006) -- Time's Up! will hold a Memorial Ride
to remember three cyclists killed in the past three weeks and to raise
awareness of the City's failure to address unsafe conditions for

The three most recent deaths fall into the same pattern as the 21
cycling fatalities of 2005; they are the result of dangerous driver
behavior, poor street design, and the City's apparent unwillingness to
make New York City safe for cyclists. 23-year-old filmmaker Derek
Lake was killed by a truck on June 26 amidst the construction on
Houston Street and LaGuardia Place. Dr. Carl Nacht, 56, passed away
the same day following a brief hospitalization after an NYPD tow truck
failed to yield to him on the West Side Greenway on June 22. On June
5, 41-year-old Donna Goodson was killed by a truck on Rockaway Parkway
in Brooklyn.

Time's Up! and the New York cycling community hope that in contrast to
previous incidents, these tragedies will be investigated and reckless
drivers charged with crimes. "How many more [deaths] before changes
are made? It's sad, but until the laws are changed to punish drivers
who kill, I am afraid this is what we have to endure," said Audrey
Anderson of Far Rockaway, whose 14-year old son Andre was killed while
riding his bike last September by a reckless driver who has not been
charged with any offense.

These incidents highlight the need for the City to create better
cycling infrastructure, enforce laws that protect cyclists, and
prosecute drivers who violate traffic laws. Time's Up! Executive
Director Bill DiPaola stated, "New York's cycling community is rapidly
increasing, and the opportunity is there to provide safer cycling
conditions to accommodate this. The City has to look at these
tragedies and recognize the urgent need for change."


TIME'S UP! is a non-profit environmental group that has been using
educational outreach and direct action for the last 15 years to
promote a more sustainable, less toxic city.