Right now thousands of hotel workers are on strike at 23 Marriott hotels in Boston, Detroit, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Maui, and Oahu. Marriott is the world’s richest and largest hotel chain. It owns 30 hotel brands, including Sheraton, Westin, and Ritz-Carlton, with a total of 6,700 properties spanning 130 countries.
Please join us in showing solidarity for the 8,000 UNITE HERE union members on indefinite strike and help lift up their demand that one job should be enough!: enough to live in the cities where they work, to raise their families, and to retire with dignity.
El 26 de septiembre del 2014, 43 estudiantes activistas de Ayotzinapa fueron violentamente detenidos por la policía local y al poco tiempo después desaparecieron. Pronto los hechos fueron fáciles de deducir – esto fue un acto perpetuado por miembros de las fuerzas armadas, el gobierno, y la policía local implicado con el crimen organizado. Un documental que pone a pensar y examina la corrupción del gobierno al nivel estatal y federal que dejo que esto ocurriera. Asi, tambien como las protestas masivas que fueron organizadas por todo el mundo, recordando a las familias de los desaparecidos que buscan un cierre a su dolor y deseo de justicia compartida con el mundo entero.
On Sept. 26, 2014, 43 student activists from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, were violently detained by local police, and soon thereafter disappeared. The facts soon became plain to see: This was an act perpetrated by members of the Mexican army, government, and local police colluding with organized crime. This sobering documentary examines the government corruption at the state and federal levels that allowed this, as well as the massive worldwide protests it sparked, reminding the families seeking closure that their pain and desire for justice were shared the world over.
Hosted by Milwaukee Area Labor Council
All meetings at 633 S Hawley Rd., Milwaukee, 7 P.M.
The Young Workers Committee meets the Third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Join us for our next meeting!
Milwaukee Area Labor Council- Yatchak Hall
633 S. Hawley Rd. Milwaukee
The Young Workers Committee is a group for under-40 workers to meet other union activists and leaders, build leadership and organization, and sharpen knowledge and skills to revive unionism for today’s working class. We organize trainings, discussions, socials, and support workplace actions such as strikes and pickets in order to help rebuild union culture and build working class power among young workers.
Non-union represented workers who are interested in the benefits of a union or who want to learn how to organize their workplace are welcome to attend!
Venezuela Under Siege: Challenges from Within and Without
UW-Milwaukee, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd., Student Union Rm. 191, 6:30 P.M.
Free and open to the public
The Bolivarian Revolution – an inspiration to all progressive peoples of the world – is under the threat of war from the Trump administration. “Venezuela Under Siege” is a national speaking tour, organized by solidarity activists across the United States, to build solidarity with the Venezuelan masses in their struggle for peace, self-determination and socialism.
The speaker of the tour, Steve Ellner, has been a professor at the Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela since 1977. Since the Bolivarian Revolution began in 1998, he has become one of the movement’s most prolific defenders and analysts in the English language.
We are honored to host him in Milwaukee, and encourage everyone interested in learning more about the truth of Venezuela to attend.
Event sponsored by Milwaukee FRSO, the Young People’s Resistance Committee, the Latin America Solidarity Committee, Wisconsin Bail Out the People’s Movement, the Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba, Peace Action Wisconsin and Milwaukee County Progressives No Palestine Exception.
By Abayomi Azikiwe
February 18, 2015
Legal Lynching Continues Across the U.S.
The report reaffirms that the current wave of police killings and other racist attacks are part and parcel of the system of national oppression and social control utilized by the ruling class to exploit and contain African people from the 19th century to the present. Today in the aftermath of Civil Rights legislation passed during the 1950s and 1960s and the ascendancy of African American elected officials including the president, people are still being denied justice.
Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Aiyana Stanley Jones, Tamir Rice and countless others have been killed by police officers who remain unscathed by prosecutors and the courts. The Justice Department has not brought any charges against these officers after local authorities failed to indict and arrest the perpetrators.
Undoubtedly it will take a revolution to overthrow the legacy of racial terrorism in the U.S. The African American and other oppressed peoples must be totally liberated from national oppression before they can expect any real justice that protects and values their lives from the ravages of state-supported violence and political repression.