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Women lead march for better world

Published Jun 19, 2009 11:12 PM

Holding a banner calling for “Jobs & Human Needs, Freedom, Equality, Peace,” a multinational group of women led a spirited march through downtown Providence, R.I., on June 12 to the site of the National Mayors Conference.

Called by Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE), the demonstration confronted the mayors with concrete demands addressing the economic crisis, continued war, and repression at home against immigrants and the poor generally.

Through their banners and chants, the marchers expressed their belief that “Another world is possible—but we have to fight for it!” That world, they said, will have jobs for all at living wages; affordable food, housing and utilities; free, universal national healthcare; freedom, equality and justice; global solidarity and peace.

A flyer given out called on people to fight for a world without unemployment, low wages and benefits, poverty, hunger, homelessness, racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-immigrant attacks, war or occupation.