About

The Solidarity Committee of Central New York, formerly known as Defend CNY, is a call to action for a movement against attacks on workers’ rights and public services under the guise of budget cuts and fiscal austerity measures.

We are a growing, broad movement in the Central New York region standing up against politicians in New York and other states using the economy and budget cuts to justify attacks on the rights of working people and public services. We stand in solidarity with the working people in Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and everywhere else our rights and dignity are under threat.

Our movement includes working people (private and public, union and not), students, artists and media-makers, and all others who stand on the side of justice and dignity, and in defense of working people’s power.

The economic recession was caused by big banks, multinational corporations and the rich elite. While they get bail outs, tax cuts and corporate welfare, we get the blame and the burden of “fair sacrifice”. It’s time they pay their fair share too.

We meet on the second and fourth Thursday of the month, at 7:30pm, at 2013 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY. You are more than welcome to join us!

For more information, contact us at solidaritycny@yahoo.com

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2 Responses to About

  1. Hi all,
    I’m hoping we can come together in solidarity ourselves. I’m working on a new cultural project — performance as political organizing and community-building strategy — the idea for which came out of conversations with David VanArsdale, Rebecca Fuentes, and early Defend meetings last March. We should talk more formally about alignment. http://www.dreamfreedomrevival.org. Thanks for the great work.

    • rebeccafuentes says:

      Yes! Our next meeting is Tuesday, August 9. Please send us info how we can participate in the Freedom Revival !

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