From Wisconsin Jobs Now:
It’s been a long time since the May 15 strike. It’s time again to join workers in fast food, retail, healthcare and other low-wage professions across the country uniting for better pay and workplace respect.
If 35% of the city only earns poverty wages – we must take direct action for change!
Stand with workers demanding the wages they deserve so they can provide for their families, improve our communities, and build a stronger economy for everyone.
Day of Action for Higher Wages!
4:30 PM, Thursday, Aug. 1
Miller Park Way and Greenfield Ave., Milwaukee
Monday’s 7 p.m.
North and Prospect, Milwaukee
Meet in the Clocktower building on the corner of North and Prospect, suite 210
Also, see the book “Gaza: Symbol of Resistance,” http://gazaresistancebook.com/
For Ongoing News Coverage: http://www.indiancountrynews.com/
Thursday, July 25, 6pmish Mary Cloud Birthday
Saturday, July 27, Afternoonish – Wade Fernandez Performance
“Penokee HIlls Song Tribute” at Harvest Camp
Tuesday Evening July 30: Iron County Board of Supervisors
Criminal/Civil Sanction Resolution (Disallowing Treaty Harvest)
August 16: 8pm, Stop the Mine Fundraiser
Tom’s Burned Down Cafe
234 Middle Road, LaPointe WI (Madeline Island)
September 8, 7:30 pm
Indigo Girls Honor The Earth Benefit
Big Top Chautauqua, Bayfield, WI (http://bigtop.org/) / (& at Harvest Camp)
Sept. 20 & 21: 1st Annual Penokee Mountains Harvest Feast & Pow wow (Tent)
White Cap Mountain, Iron Belt
Wisconsin Conference Center, 400 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee
From the protest organizers:
The People want to share OUR VOICE at the Governor’s Conference also…
OCCUPY Milwaukee, Move To Amend of SE Wisconsin, and local Activists see all too clearly Anti-Women, Anti-Worker, and Racist legislation being implemented by current GOP governors. The fact that Scott Walker, (now Chairman of the National Governors Association), is hosting this year’s Governors Conference gives evidence to the direction that they want to see the USA devolve. This we protest. More Power to the People!
At Occupy Fond du Lac’s general assembly in Fond du Lac, WI May 5, 2012.
The following statement was released on July 27 by the Dream Defenders who have been holding a sit-in at Gov. Rick Scott’s office in Tallahassee, Fla. since July 16, three days after the ‘no-guilty’ verdict of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin:
On Friday [July 26], Dream Defenders were joined in the Capitol by civil rights leaders and youth from around the country, turning attention to Governor Scott’s refusal to call a special session for Trayvon’s Law. On Saturday afternoon, with over 100 young people – including children and elderly – sleeping in the Capitol, food and water supplies quickly ran low.
Given increasing hostility from Capitol police, it became unclear whether or not supporters would be allowed to bring food and supplies, which are all donation-based, into the building
“When we were unable access food, people were concerned about whether supplies would last through the weekend. But we know why we are here and we haven’t lost sight of our goals.” said Director Phillip Agnew. “Sooner or later the governor will realize we’re serious and we’re here to stay no matter how much he tries to scare us away.”
Capitol police have become growingly antagonistic towards the Dream Defenders this past week, despite numerous attempts by the group to keep relations amicable. However, no matter how uncomfortable the conditions imposed upon the group, Dream Defenders maintain that they will not leave until the governor convenes a special legislative session to consider Trayvon’s Law.
Follow @DreamDefenders on Twitter
Go to www.peoplespowerassemblies.org for more information
New Yorkers for Trayvon at Florida state capitol in Tallahassee.
For updates: http://www.facebook.com/PeoplesPowerAssemblies
We are being denied access to food donations by the Tallahassee Capitol police – call Rick swearingen 850 251 7270
We have an eight year old child with us inside .
Please repost/retweet the following message: “Tallahassee people are beginning to gather outside at the Capitol ! Please come to the rally . Please spread the word!”
— Imani Henry from inside the Tallahassee Capitol
Dream Defenders and supporters at Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee.
Mr. Harry Belafonte and some of the youngest protesters at the state capitol in Tallahassee. [For #trayonslaw].
Article in the Detroit News about July 26 protest in Detroit: http://tinyurl.com/mfuoycx
“We better get out here. Every retiree better get out here on these protests because don’t count on the (bankruptcy) judge to defend us,” said David Sole, 65, whose wife, Joyce, is a retired Detroit Department of Transportation worker drawing a pension.
“We don’t trust the judges. They are often creatures of Wall Street and the banks. A lot of us were involved in the Civil Rights Movement and unions. Nothing was ever handed to us. We have to fight for us. It’s going to be a mass movement that protects our pensions.”
Walter Knall, 70, of Detroit, a 31-year employee of the Detroit Health Dept., protests July 26 in front of City Hall. (Clarence Tabb, Jr./The Detroit News)