614 E Gorham, James Madison Park, Madison, 4:30 – 6:30 P.M.
On Wednesday September 20th, it was discovered that the monument to the international brigades at James Madison park, installed to honor those who fought against Franco and his fascist squads in the Spanish Civil War, was desecrated by hateful symbols of mass genocide. The swastika graffiti was put up only a hundred feet from the Gates of Heaven synagogue – one of the oldest synagogues in the US. on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, which is a major holiday.
Stand up and let these Nazis know that the few monuments that the left has in this country will not be attacked without a response. Let them know that we will not back down as our fellow community members are terrorized next to their places of worship and solace.
Madison General Defense Committee of the IWW
International Marxist Tendency Madison
Worker’s World Party Wisconsin
Socialist Party Of Madison and Dane County
Madison Socialist Alternative
White Rose Forum
AFSCME Local 255 WI Childcare Union
International Socialist Organization Madison
Great Lakes Antifa
Madison Democratic Socialists of America
Jewish Voice For Peace/Madison Chapter
Solidarity – A Socialist, Feminist, Anti-Racist Organization
Madison Industrial Workers of the World GMB
Muslim Student Association
Our Wisconsin Revolution – Dane County
Milwaukee General Defense Committee Local 14, Wisconsin Bail Out The People Movement
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 • ESPAÑOL ABAJO
We are fighting hard to push Paul Ryan to keep his word and pass the Dream Act!
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With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our sister, Yasmin Fernandez.
Originally from Mexico, Yasmin came to this country in 2006 and worked as a fast food worker for over 11 years. She was a passionate advocate for her co-workers and community and instrumental in building the Fight for 15 movement in San Jose.
On Thursday September 14, Yasmin collapsed while working sick (due to short staff) and had a heart attack. After being rushed to the hospital she fell into a coma. After doctors determined that she would not regain consciousness, and with the the approval of her family and partner, Yasmin was removed from life support and passed away peacefully.
For me, her passing is more than tragically losing a union Sister. Yasmin was my partner and my inspiration to go on strike and fight for what we deserve. She fought for union rights because she didn’t want any worker to be forced to work sick, be paid poverty wages, or be denied basic human dignity on the job.
Every amount and every kind comment is deeply appreciated and helps.
Rest in power, Yasmin.
Fight for 15 NorCal
The rising racism and hate crimes in the United States and President Donald Trump’s reluctance to condemn white supremacy underscore that the American people need to mobilize to eliminate bigotry and discrimination, an African American journalist in Detroit says.
“The United States was founded on racism [and] the forced removal and extermination of the indigenous Native American people, the enslavement of millions and upon millions of Africans,” said Abayomi Azikiwe, editor at the Pan-African News Wire.
“This has to end. We cannot trust the federal government to bring it to an end and people themselves must rally and organize to defeat racism once and for all,” Azikiwe said in a phone interview with Press TV on Wednesday.
“This rise of racism is coming from the White House, it’s coming from Wall Street, it’s coming from the higher echelons of society in the United States and impacting people all the way down in regards to their social status,” he added.
“This is something that has to be addressed by the federal government inside the United States and in the absence of any effective action by the federal government, the people in the United States themselves must mobilize and organize; to stand against racism and defeat racism once and for all,” Azikiwe said.
“There is definitely a sharp rise in hate crimes throughout the United States. These crimes are not just being committed in smaller towns or rural areas, the highest concentration of crime increase are in larger cities,” he noted.
Hate crimes have spiked by almost 20 percent in major US cities so far in 2017, after increasing by 5 percent nationally last year, fueled by the election of President Donald Trump, according to a new study.
The number of hate crimes in 13 US cities with a population of over 250,000 rose to 827 incidents, up 19.9 percent from 690 reported during the same period last year, according to police data compiled by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University at San Bernardino.
Trump’s divisive anti-immigration policies have reinvigorated white nationalist groups across the US.
Trump was widely criticized for equivocating in his condemnation of the Charlottesville incident, placing the blame on the “many sides” rather than specifically criticizing the white supremacists who gathered for the rally and marched through the town at night carrying flaming torches and calling out slogans reminiscent of fascist displays in Nazi Germany.