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by Bob Fitrakis
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FEATURED EVENTSaturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9, 2014
Coalition of Immokalee Workers “Now is the Time” Tour will be coming through Columbus
The Ohio Fair Food with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers have successfully pulled off major actions during the past 3 months and the campaign on Wendy's keeps growing! Walmart has joined the Fair Food program and it's only a matter of time before Dublin, Ohio based Wendy's will sign. WE Will Win them soon...but we have to keep pushing them in OHIO!
Here's what's next: The CIW will be having a major national tour from March 8-16. The tour will begin in COLUMBUS with a big Wendy's action and end in Florida with a Publix action. Tour stops and events are being planned right now. The action in Columbus on March 8 and 9 would be a MAJOR national convergence of Immokalee workers and staff, Ohio and Fair Food organizations and allies from Fair Food groups from throughout the country. Saturday, March 8, 6:30 PM. Vigil At Wendy’s – Location: 9th and High, Columbus.
Saturday, March 8, 8:30 PM. Community Concert at Summit United Methodist Church, 82 E. 16th, Columbus.
Sunday, March 9, 2:00 PM. Major March to Wendy’s Headquarters for Farmwork Justice! Meet at Coffman Park, 5200 Emerald Parkway, Dublin. Farmworkers — and the countless consumers who are growing tired of Wendy’s excuses for refusing to join the Fair Food Program — will be marching through Dublin, OH, to Wendy’s headquarters for a major rally (and a theater piece!).
Make your plans to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Ohio Fair Food and allies across the country as we converge on Wendy's corporate headquarters at the peak of the CIW's 10-day, 10-city "Now is the Time" Tour! Together, we will take to the streets, calling on Wendy's to join the Fair Food Program. On the heels of last month's historic agreement with Walmart, and as unprecedented changes continue to take root in Florida's agricultural industry, "Now is the Time" for Wendy's to end its resistance and do away with its "old-fashioned" exploitation! Sponsors: The CIW & Ohio Fair Food.
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URGENT ACTION NOTICEEdward Snowden has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize
Two Norwegian MPs have put forward the whistleblower's name for one of the world's highest honors for "[contributing] to a more stable and peaceful world order" and speaking out against abuses of power. If President Obama, a man responsible for mass drone killings, can win the Peace Prize, then there's nothing barring the man who helped expose his unconstitutional overreach and threat to international transparency.
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