Milwaukee, Nov. 28: African Kora & Drum Concert & Drum Circle w/ Keba Diabate

THE CLEARING : Center for Well Being, 9141 West Lisbon Avenue, 8-9:30 p.m.

First, a concert w/ Keba Diabate (kora), Yaya Kumbaye (drum), Glenn Asche (violin) and Carl Nichols (guitar) begins at 8pm.

Keba Diabate was born into a griot family of African Storytellers and Historians whose primary work involved dance, music, and storytelling and passed through oral tradition from one generation to the next. Keba, master of drum and Kora (African Harp), learned the traditional rhythms, dances, songs and stories from family members. He has life long experiences learning and participatin

g in the artistic activities of his uncles, aunts, parents and grandparents.Second we join in and play traditional African rhythms. New students can learn basic patterns to accompany ! 8:00-9:30 pm.Our studio is on the lower level. Your cash donation supports these fine musicians. We suggest $18 per person.

In this drum circle, you can stay and play an African drum (Let us know if you need a drum!) or come to listen and dance. Come One. Come All. (414) 215 9141.

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Support the Rosenberg Fund For Children

http://www.rfc.org/

The Rosenberg Fund for Children was started by Robert Meeropol, who was orphaned at age six when his parents, Ethel & Julius Rosenberg, were executed at the height of the McCarthy Era.

In 1990 Robert figured out how he could repay the progressive community that helped him survive.  He founded the RFC to help children of targeted activists in the U.S. today- children who are experiencing the same nightmare he and his brother endured as youngsters.

Since then, the RFC has awarded millions of dollars to benefit hundreds of children in the U.S. whose parents have been targeted because of their involvement in progressive movements including the struggles to preserve civil liberties, wage peace, safeguard the environment, combat racism and homophobia , and organize on behalf of workers, prisoners, immigrants and others whose human rights are under threat.

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The Anti-War Movement Challenges the U.S. Drone War

http://www.stopfbi.net/

San Francisco Bay Area Tour

Speakers include:
Joe Lombardo, Co-National Coordinator, United National Antiwar Coalition, https://nationalpeaceconference.org/
Leah Bolger, National President, Veterans for Peace, http://www.veteransforpeace.org/
Toby Blome and Dianne Budd, CODEPINK, http://www.codepink4peace.org/

The speakers participated in a 31 member anti-war delegation to Pakistan to meet with anti-drone activists and relatives of the 760 civilians murdered by U.S. drones. The delegates visited Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore but were turned back as they approached Waziristan, bordering Afghanistan.

Initial tour schedule:

  • Saturday, December 1: Oakland evening reception for tour participants TBA
  • Sunday, December 2, Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee, Cedar and Bonita, Berkeley, 2:30 – 5:00 PM
  • Monday, December 3, San Francisco Bay Area CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations, evening meeting TBA
  • Tuesday, December 4, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, 7:00 PM TBA
  • Wednesday, December 5, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, 48 South 7th Street, San Jose, 7:00 PM

For further information email: jmackler@lmi.net
Endorsers and contributions to offset plane fare expenses welcome! Send your check payable to “UNAC” at P.O. Box 10328, Oakland, CA 94610

Anti-NATO march in Chicago May 20, 2012.

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Workers & Supporters Stage Protests Against Wal Mart in Over 100 Cities

For protest photos and more information: http://forrespect.org/

More photos: http://tinyurl.com/cy66ufn

At the Walmart in Paramount, Calif., The Huffington Post counted about 600 protestors at 11:30 a.m. Friday. Organizers later said that a total of 1,500 people participated in the protest. Nine people were arrested for sitting in the street, which was blocked off for protestors. Arrestees included three workers, a father of a worker, a former worker, two clergy and two supporters, according to organizers. (Huffington Post photo).

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