IWW Statement Against Trump's Muslim Ban
Submitted on Mon, 02/06/2017 - 6:51pm
The IWW is a union for all workers. We oppose all forms of discrimination. Therefore, we stand firmly against Trump's recent travel ban targeting Muslims. This step towards official discrimination is an attack on all of us.
The IWW stands for organizing and building power for the most vulnerable workers, including all low-wage workers and immigrants. We are heartened to see the massive resistance that sprang up immediately after the order, with people showing their outrage at airports across the country. We are particularly excited by the New York City taxi workers who stopped service at JFK airport, and the airline workers who refused to comply with the ban. There is a palpable feeling that all decent people understand that we need to stand together on this until every non-citizen is allowed entry into the country without fear of reprisal or repercussion.
This working class solidarity is our best weapon to push back the tide of racism - we hope that the solidarity we've seen is just a glimpse of what we'll be capable of. We must all organize for the immediate release of all immigrant detainees and the lift of travel ban. Our power lies in organization. An injury to one is an injury to all!