This Is What ‘Capitalist Democracy’ Looks Like: Heartbeat of Red Cliff Band Kicked Out Of State Capitol in Madison

Patty Ann Aiken-Buffalo, descendent of Chief Buffalo, Red Cliff Band: “We’re crying out for justice… the drum is the heartbeat of our people. What this man was doing was praying… we are not to be dominated anymore. Pray for us first, then stand beside us, and fight with us.”


Solidarity From El Salvador With Those Fighting The Proposed Mine in Penokee Hills

Dear friends from Wisconsin,

Receive our cordial greetings of solidarity, on behalf of the community San Sebastian de Santa Rosa de Lima, El Salvador.

We wish to extend our solidarity with the people of Wisconsin in your struggle against the mine, it is not an individual struggle, if not collective, a struggle of the countries that we must always be alert and in the constant struggle against these mining companies that only cause damage and destruction, to the communities or peoples, we speak of these damages and destruction because we have lived it in our own flesh, have lived and are living the consequences of the mining exploitation.

We wish to express our solidarity because you have a public hearing in the state capital.

We just wish to say to you that we don’t want any other community, nor any people to suffer that which we have suffered for the exploitation of the mining.

So forward with your struggle!

Community of San Sebastian

24th of January 2012


Queridos amigos de Wisconsin

Reciban un cordial saludo de solidaridad, de parte de la comunidad San Sebastián de Santa Rosa de Lima, El Salvador

Queremos solidarizarnos  con el pueblo de Wisconsin en su lucha contra la mína,  ya que no es una lucha individual, si no colectiva, una lucha de países que debemos estar siempre alerta y en una lucha constante a estas empresas mineras, que solo causan daño y destrucción, a las comunidades o pueblos,  nosotros hablamos de estos daños y destrucciones porque los hemos vivido en carne propia, hemos vivido y estamos viviendo las consecuencias de una explotación minera.

Nos comentan que ustedes tendrán una audiencia el miércoles en el capitolio estatal

Solo queremos decirles que no quisiéramos que ninguna comunidad,  ningún pueblo sufra lo que nosotros estamos sufriendo por la explotación de la minería.

Así que adelante con su lucha!

Comunidad de San Sebastián

24 de enero de 2012


Members of Native Nations and their allies protesting the proposed mine in the Penokee Hills Jan. 25 at the state capitol in Madison.


Sister Sue Ruggles of AFT Local 212 at MATC, Photos of Jan. 17 Celebrate 1 Million Recall Walker Signatures Rally

…to Restore MATC’s Funding!

Celebrate the Success of the Petition Gathering Campaign!

Recall 1% Walker!
Restore Badgercare Funding!

Tuesday, January 17, 4:30 p.m.
Milwaukee Area Technical College
S Building Plaza, 7th and State

MATC Students Denis Montero, Kathy Boncheck, Juan Fuentes, Fidel Garcia, and Wendy Zetting
Michael Rosen, AFT Local 212
Diane Palmer, SEIU Health Care WI
Kim Schroeder, VP MTEA
Sheila Cochran, Milwaukee Area Labor Council
Peter Rickman, We Are Milwaukee

At Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) Jan. 17, 2012 the crowd celebrates the people's victory of 1 million signatures gathered to Recall Scott Walker.


Occupy Green Bay: People of Wisconsin Public Meeting Jan. 28

Brothers and Sisters of Wisconsin! Come join Occupy Green Bay January 28 at Harmony Cafe! Friends from all over Wisconsin are invited!

Harmony Cafe, 1660 W Mason, Green Bay, WI 54303

We are the 99%!

There will be talks on:
The Occupy Foreclosed Homes campaign * Walker’s Attacks on Public Education * Machinist’s Strike in Manitwoc * The Crisis Facing Postal Workers * The NATO/G-8 Meeting in Chicago * Student Loan Debt * Mining on Native American Reservations

Panels and Special Guests TBA

Sponsored by Occupy Green Bay, endorsed by the WI BOPM and others.


Green Bay, Jan. 30 & 31: ‘Mining In The Penokee Hills Uncovered’

Frank Koehn will be presenting a program telling the truth about the Penokee Hills and Gogebic Taconite’s (GTac) attempt to develope and open pit taconite mine in Northern Wisconsin’s Penokee Hills.

Koehn’s presentation will include an overview of the project, the politics, and a discussion of Assembly Bill 426. AB 426 is will not only impact the Penokee Hills and the Bad River it will have far reaching impact on Wisconsin’s water resources.

MINING IN THE PENOKEES HILLS UNCOVERED will presented at the Harmony Cafe ( in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Monday, Jan. 30, from 7 PM – 9:00 PM.

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, Frank Koehn will be presenting MINING IN THE PENOKEE HILLS UNCOVERED, at the Brown County Library ( from 1:00 PM. – 3:00 PM. Please spread the word to your friends and neighbors in the Green Bay area.

More information about the attack on the Penokees maybe found on webpage,

At the state capitol in Madison Jan. 25, 2012.


In The Tradition Of The Chicago 8: #OccupyChicago, May 1, Bring Tent

NOTE: Although the Adbusters graphic says “Chicago 7” we are saying Chicago 8 in honor of Brother Bobby Seale, the only African American (leader and founder of the Black Panthers) during this 1968 trial and who was bound, gagged and tortured during the proceedings.

“Seize The Time.” — Brother Bobby Seale


Milwaukee, March 1: ‘Who Killed Che? How The CIA Got Away With Murder’

Michael Ratner and Michael Steven Smith

Thursday, March 1, 2012, 7 p.m.

UW-Milwaukee Student Union-Fireside Lounge, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

Wisconsin Coalition To Normalize Relations With Cuba, 414-273-1040 /

Peace Action-WI and the Latin American Solidarity Committee (LASC)

Che Guevara and Fidel Castro.


Milwaukee, Feb. 22, An Evening With Rev. Luis Barrios: ‘Challenging U.S. Policy and Domination of the Peoples of Latin America’

An evening with Rev. Luis Barrios, the new leader of Pastors for Peace, exponent of liberation theology, and activist scholar.

Dr. Barrios’ will address immigration & deportation policies, the School of the Americas, colonialism (Puerto Rico), occupation (Haiti) and attempted domination and domination and demonization as it affects countries such as Venezuela & Cuba. Questions and responses will be welcome.

A native of Puerto Rico, Dr. Luis Barrios is a professor in NYC and Santo Domingo, and the author or editor of numerous books in Spanish and English on liberation theology, gangs in the U.S., the impact of U.S. deportations, and exploitation at the Haitian/Dominican border. These include “The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation: Street Politics and the Transformation of a New York City Gang,” and “Banished to the Homeland: Dominican Deportees and Their Stories of Exile.” He is an Episcopal priest in West Harlem and former prisoner of conscience for challenging the U.S. Army’s “School of the Americas.”

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

UW-Milwaukee Student Union, Fireside Lounge, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by:

Wisconsin Coalition To Normalize Relations With Cuba, 414-273-1040 /

Peace Action-WI and the Latin American Solidarity Committee (LASC)

Dr. Barrios in Milwaukee July 2011 during a Pastors For Peace tour stop.