5130 W Vliet, Milwaukee, MTEA Headquarters, 6-8 P.M.
As MPS Substitute Teacher President Alex Brower’s hunger strike climbs to over 20 days, we will gather in front of MPS Central Office for a candlelight vigil in support of full time MPS subs receiving healthcare. Following the vigil we will attend the Strategic Planning and Budget (SPB) Committee meeting to keep the pressure on MPS administration and the school board to do the right thing. Fund our students and our classrooms!
Hosted by Workers World Party – D.C.
U.S. / BIG OIL HANDS OFF VENEZUELA
ConoccoPhillips Release PDVSA Assets!
NO SANCTIONS – NO WAR ON VENEZUELA
Venezuela is right in the middle of its election process with expectations that President Maduro, who has the backing of the working class and poor people of Venezuela, will win.
Right before the elections, ConoccoPhillips a billion dollar U.S. oil and gas company has attached the Caribbean assets of Venezuelan PDVSA. This move is meant to further attempt to strangle the economy of Venezuela and create unrest.
Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have threatened to target Venezuela’s oil industry if Maduro wins and to levy sanctions which would prohibit Venezuela oil to be sold in the United States.
Why is this important?
The attempts by the United States government and big business are an effort to strangle the Venezuelan people first, by making it difficult for the Venezuelan government to have the financial ability to provide needed services for the people i.e. education, food, housing; and secondly by promoting armed counter revolution led by the wealthy classes inside Venezuela and ultimately leading to the potential for outside intervention by the U.S. and other reactionary forces.
This is a battle between rich and poor.
These same big oil companies and the banks have jacked up oil and gas prices here at home and are part of the capitalist business wing that supported the rise of Trumpism. They are virulently racist and anti-union.
It’s important to remember that Venezuelan oil companies like Citgo helped to heat the homes of poor people right here in the United States with their free heating oil programs.
We demand that big oil and the U.S. government respect the rights of the Venezuelan people to govern their own country free of every form of intervention, not only military, but also economic strangulation and interference.
NO SANCTIONS! NO WAR ON VENEZUELA!
Endorsers include: Workers World Party – DC and Baltimore; Peoples Power Assembly; Youth Against War & Racism (list in formation)
CAR CARAVAN FROM THE SOLIDARITY CENTER
Leaving at 3 pm sharp. Call 410-218-4835 to catch a ride.
May 20, 2018: A message from WWP members who are observers invited by the Venezuela people’s government:
We are in the midst of the Venezuelan presidential elections, and working people all over the world are on the edge of their seats waiting for the results. The US ruling class has already declared they will not recognize the results, and the State Department is looking to implement oil sanctions.
The US ruling class wants to paint the election is illegitimate. But to the contrary, the Venezuelan government has invited delegates from all over the world—the US, Canada, several Latin American countries, Syria, Palestine, and many more—to observe the elections and learn all about the electoral process. Among the many organizations invited was Workers World Party. The photos and account below are first-hand observations from our comrades on the ground in Venezuela.
This is (probably) the first you’ll see of this. The National Electoral Council (or, in Spanish, Consejo Nacional Electoral or CNE) took this delegation to see the assembly, programming, quality check, and shipping of the electronic voting machines. The CNE gave presentations on electoral law and how it’s changed since the 1999 constitution. Then the delegation visited several polling centers all over Venezuela.
The electoral process is completely transparent and accountable, far more than what we have in the US. Perhaps just as important, polling centers are more accessible than ever, often located right within everyone’s neighborhoods—there are over 34,000 polling centers for the over 20 million registered Venezuelan voters. Polling centers are overseen and audited by representatives of any and all of the political parties that are participating in the election.
Be prepared for the wave of anti-Venezuela and anti-Maduro propaganda that the US ruling class will push, and be prepared to bring your solidarity for the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela to the streets. US hands off Venezuela!
Updates at: Workers World Party – Baltimore
Hosted by Voces de la Frontera
Próximos pasos en la lucha contra 287g
Patrocinado por el capítulo de Voces de la Frontera de Waukesha
Cuando: viernes • 25 de mayo • 6pm
Ubicación: Casa de Esperanza, 410 Arcadian Ave en Waukesha
abierto al público
¡Acompáñanos para celebrar el éxito del histórico Día sin Latinx e Inmigrantes del 1ro de mayo contra 287g y para platicar sobre los próximos pasos en la lucha contra 287g en Waukesha!
Celebration & Next Steps in the Fight to Stop 287g!
Hosted by Voces de la Frontera Waukesha Chapter
When: Friday • May 25th • 6pm
Where: Casa de Esperanza, 410 Arcadian Ave in Waukesha
open to the public
Join us to celebrate the success of the historic May 1st Day without Latinx & Immigrants to Stop 287g and to discuss the next steps in the fight against 287g in Waukesha!
Hosted by Voces de la Frontera
819 N 6th Street, Milwaukee, 4-6 P.M.
Please join us for a demonstration outside the state office building on 6th and Wells, where Administrative Law Judges and Parole / Probation officers who fill MSDF to overflowing with crimeless revocations.
Warning for people currently on supervision or otherwise facing a risk of retaliation from the officials: we haven’t done this before and don’t know how they’ll react, so participate with caution.
We will be doing actions at this and similar locations throughout the summer, collecting and sharing stories about the problems with Community Supervision in Milwaukee.
This is will be part of a new project we’re calling Community Supervision of Community Supervision. More details about that to come.
- The right of return of Palestinian refugees. It is an individual and collective right according to UN Resolution 194.
- The right of freedom for all Palestinian prisoners, starting with the hundreds of imprisoned children, along with women, the sick and the elderly.
- Protect and strengthen national unity, and the continuation of resistance in all its forms, as a strategic response to the Zionist enemy.
- Reject the Trump administration for designating Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which offends not only the Palestinian people and the Arab peoples but humanity, by installing in the Holy City the headquarters of the US embassy. Millions of believers of all religions are opposed to it.
- Condemn the international complicit silence that is threatening peace and security in the world, and in particular that of the United Nations and the International Criminal Court.
- Demand that an international independent commission be formed to investigate the crimes of the Zionist occupation against the unarmed Palestinian civilian population.
International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity
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