Today, June 30, a diverse array of poor and working people came out to protest a fundraiser at the Milwaukee Athletic Club for racist Republican politicians Scott Walker and Alberta Darling. The people demanded living wage jobs now, the overturning of the illegal union-busting bill, taxing of the rich, a moratorium on foreclosures & evictions and that the banks, corporations and the Pentagon should pay for the economic crisis among other demands.
Save the date!
Africans On The Move
23rd Annual Garveyfest
Theme: “Capitalism Is The Disease”
6-8 p.m. Friday August 19
1-5 p.m. Saturday, August 20
Wisconsin Black Historical Museum
2620 W. Center St., Milwaukee, WI
Free and open to the public
For more information: 414-324-8144
For background on the Garveys: www.panafricannewswire.org
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Things the Public Can Do Now To Support Bloombergville:
Thursday, June 30 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
758 N Broadway
Bring signs, banners, noisemakers, your voices and the spirit of resistance! We will not stand for job cuts, union-busting, the elimination of public education and other attacks on poor and working people. We ARE fighting back!
JOBs not racism! Money For People’s Needs not the banks, corporations and the Pentagon! Make the rich pay!
WHEN: Wednesday, June 29, doors open at 5:45 PM, program runs from 6:30 – 8:00 PM
WHERE: Vincent High School Auditorium, 7501 North Granville, Milwaukee
Members of Congress will be in Milwaukee at this town hall event. Come out to let them know we need a JOBS PROGRAM for poor and working people not bailouts and other money for the banks, corporations and the Pentagon.
Hundreds came out to denounce and protest the signing of Wisconsin’s 2011-13 budget by Scott Walker June 27 in Green Bay.The $66 billion two-year budget slashes funding for public schools, the University of Wisconsin System and local governments, expand taxpayer support for private voucher schools and cut taxes for corporations and banks. “This budget will result in a major loss to the quality of life for the people of Wisconsin by crippling economic support systems for middle income and working class families,” said Phil Neuenfeldt, President of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO in a June 26 statement. “We are seeing the deepest cuts to education, health care and local communities ever passed in state history, at a time when we should be investing in our state and its people.” Protests and resistance across the state continue to oppose the attempted union-busting and anti-people attacks by Walker and his banking, corporate and Pentagon backers. For more information and how to help: www.wisaflcio.org, www.vdlf.org, www.wibailoutpeople.org.
Statement from the United National Anti-War Committee (UNAC)
Challenge the NATO War Makers in Chicago May 15-22, 2012
The White House has just announced that the U.S. will host a major international meeting of NATO, the US-commanded and financed 28-nation military alliance, in Chicago from May 15 to May 22, 2012. It was further announced that at the same time and place, there will be a summit of the G-8 world powers. The meetings are expected to draw heads of state, generals and countless others.
At a day-long meeting in New York City on Saturday, June 18, the United National Antiwar Committee’s national coordinating committee of 69 participants, representing, 47 organizations, unanimously passed a resolution to call for action at the upcoming NATO meeting.
UNAC is determined to mount a massive united outpouring in Chicago during the NATO gathering to put forth demands opposing endless wars and calling for billions spent on war and destruction be spent instead on people’s needs for jobs, health care, housing and education.