Commie Fest 2006: Elvira Arellano, Major Owens, ACLU, and more!

On December 3, the "19th Annual People's Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo Banquet" will be held in a Greek restaurant in Chicago:
[It] will feature living wage and peace resolutions sponsor city Alderman Freddrenna Lyle as the keynote speaker, and will honor immigrant rights activist Elvira Arellano, union activists Bea and Frank Lumpkin, disability rights group ADAPT, the March 10th immigrant rights coalition and AFSCME workers who are fighting to organize Resurrection Hospital โ€” all familiar to PWW readers.
Note, of course, that only one of those is listed as an actual attendee; the honors may not be reciprocated, but we shall see.

In other Arellano news, she's been selected as one of the 15 Most Phenomenol Women by Latina Magazine. That rag is considered mainstream and features things like recipes. However, supporting illegal immigration and fraud are apparently part of their mandate.

Wait! There's more:
In New York City, Rep. Major Owens will be honored at the annual "Better World Awards" for his years of progressive struggle in Congress. Also being honored is Betty Smith, president of International Publishers and longtime fighter for peace and democracy. Elena Mora, chair of the N.Y. State Communist Party, will discuss the recent election results.

* In Oakland, the featured speaker will be Navy war resister Pablo Paredes. Joining him on the platform will be Kenneth Hayes, recent high school graduate and anti-youth-violence activist. Jacqueline Cabasso, executive director of the anti-nuclear-weapons organization Western States Legal Foundation; Lester Rodney, sports editor for the PWW's predecessor paper, The Daily Worker; the Blue Diamond Workers Organizing Committee; the Campaign against Unjust Immigration Laws; and the Coalition for Justice for Immigrants are all being honored.

* In New Haven, Conn., three progressive Connecticut leaders will be honored at an annual reception whose theme this year is "Carry the People's Election Victory Forward!" Merilee Milstein, former Northeast regional deputy director of the AFL-CIO; Roger Vann, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union in Connecticut; and the Rev. Emilio Hernandez, community organizer with Connecticut Center for a New Economy, will be recognized for their years of work for social justice.

* In Philadelphia, Libero Della Piana, national organizing director for the Communist Party USA, will be the featured speaker. Honorees include Dr. Walter Tsou, former president of the American Public Health Association.
Let's see which of those listed show up for their awards.


the ACLU Is working over time for mexico city and bin laden and hates you as much as mexico city hates the white American population as much as the pigs in our so called congress, so whats new? listen to savage nation.