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.
Pastors For Peace Cuba Carvan: WI Stops Summer 2011
The drop off point for donations for the Pastors For Peace Cuba Caravan are at Milwaukee’s Central United Methodist Church, 639 N. 25th St, Milwaukee
The PFP caravan visits to Wisconsin will include: Madison on July 7 (sponsored by CALA); Milwaukee on Friday, July 8; and Racine on Saturday July 9 at 12 noon.
For more info re donations or going on the Caravan, visit: www.pastorsforpeace.org.
Dick Kinch: 262-764-9968
Join the 2011 Caravan to Cuba for:
Cuba, Theology and Social Justice
Presentation by: Fr. Luis Barrios, PhD
– Professor, City University of New York
– Columnist for El Diario/La Prensa
– Pastor, St Mary’s Episcopal Church, West Harlem
– Community organizer and youth worker
Fr. Barrios will be traveling with the Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba
11 a.m. Greet the bus: Monument Square, Racine
Free and open to the public
Co-sponsored by Racine/Kenosha Central American Solidarity Coalition (CASC) and the Racine Coalition for Peae and Justice
PIX 11, “Group Protests ‘Bloombergville’ Budget Cuts, Layoffs,” June 16, 2011
CBS New York, “NYC Union Workers Camp At ‘Bloombergville’ To Protest Budget Cuts,” June 15, 2011
New York Times, “In ‘Bloombergville,’ Budget Protesters Sleep In” June 15, 2011
Democracy Now!, “New Yorkers Erect “Bloombergville” Tent Camp Against Budget Cuts,” June 15, 2011
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