Support Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin

Sign the petition: http://tinyurl.com/lvffeh9

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An appeal from Minister William Muhammad of Mosque No. 3 in Milwaukee:

The Black families in Milwaukee are in great danger of losing needed services of the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin’s (BHCW). The Maternal Child Health Bureau did not award BHCW the grant for the current Healthy Start funding cycle! This grant covered 80% of the BHCW budget. They will be forced to reduced their staff from 14 full-time employees to 4 part-time, severely crippling their ability to serve poor families.

BHCW is a great community resource. It provides services to the most vulnerable and disenfranchised, people other agencies will not or do not respectfully serve.

BHCW has been providing needed case management and other services to Milwaukee families since 1998 through its Milwaukee Healthy Beginnings Project (MHBP). MHBP clients have higher birth weights and overall better birth outcomes.

Please Contact the decision makes below to urge them to reverse their decision:

Michael C. Lu, Maternal Child Health Associate Administrator

Phone: 301-443-9727,  Email mlu@hrsa.gov

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Hani Atrash, Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services

Phone: 301-443-0543,  Email hatrash@hrsa.gov

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Sign the petition: http://tinyurl.com/lvffeh9

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Your Brother and Servant

William Muhammad

infant-mortality

 

Wisconsin Cuba Coalition Events

http://wicuba.wordpress.com/

October 8 & 9, 2014: The Milwaukee Film Festival will be featuring two films on Cuba and the Latin American region: Libertador, based on Simon Bolivar and his epic battles against Spanish colonialism, and Secundaria, highlighting the National Ballet School (NBS) in Cuba and a ballerina now in Milwaukee! For movie summaries and their screening dates and times, click here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014: Our monthly Cuba Coalition meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 14, at 7 P.M. at the Central United Methodist Church located at 639 N. 25th St. in Milwaukee. We generally have our meetings the second Tuesday of every month here.

Rally at the White House for the Cuban Five April 21,2012.

Rally at the White House for the Cuban Five April 21,2012.

 

October 6: Call-In Day To Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm, Justice For Dontre Hamilton NOW

EVENT: http://tinyurl.com/kqqwntu

This Monday, October 6, the Coalition for Justice is calling on all concerned community members to call and email DA John Chisholm and to DEMAND MPD Officer Christopher Manney be immediately arrested and charged with MURDER.
414-278-4646, (414) 257-7725
da.milwaukee@da.wi.gov
Fax: (414) 223-1955
On April 30, 2014 Dontre Hamilton was resting in Red Arrow Park. Twice the police were called to ‘investigate’ this man, and both times it was concluded that he was within his legal rights to be resting in a public park. Soon after, beat cop Christopher Manney started to harass Dontre for a third time. Minutes later, Manney shot Dontre 14 times, killing him in cold blood. Although Manney claims that Dontre hit him with his own billy club, there has been no injury report provided and eye witness accounts cannot confirm that Dontre ever struck him. (http://occupyriverwest.com/us/why-was-dontre-killed)[More articles on the Dontre Hamilton struggle: http://tinyurl.com/maf5j9a]

It’s been 5 months since Dontre was murdered and still Manney’s name has yet to be ‘publicly’ released. He is currently on “administrative leave” and is still being paid. This case has undergone several investigations due to new legislation that requires all officer involved deaths be investigated by a third party, but the Hamilton family has had no say in which agencies investigate Dontre’s death. (http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/articles/2014/9/17/when-police-killshouldofficersjudgethemselves.html)

DA Chisholm has a history of covering up the killings of our black youth, such as in the case of 16 year old Corey Stingley who was murdered by 3 white vigilantes almost two years ago. Despite clear video evidence, the DAs office has decided not to charge these three men. Stingley’s family is still fighting for justice. (http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/da-chisholm-file-the.fb49?source=s.fb&r_by=11390808)

We as a community need to hold our public officials accountable. The evidence is VERY clear. Dontre Hamilton was an innocent man with a loving family and his life was stolen from him by a person we the people legally allow to carry and utilize a fire arm, by a person who is sworn to serve and protect. This is more than a case of ‘excessive use of force.’ This is murder. We will no longer tolerate this senseless slaughter of innocent people on our streets! NO JUSTICE, NO COMPROMISE!

Hundreds rally at Red Arrow Park in Milwaukee August 22, 2014  to demand justice for Michael Brown, Dontre Hamilton & other Victims of police terror. [Photo: WI BOPM]

Hundreds rally at Red Arrow Park in Milwaukee August 22, 2014 to demand justice for Michael Brown, Dontre Hamilton & other Victims of police terror. [Photo: WI BOPM]

 

October 8, Tell World Business Forum CEOs: $15 and a Union! Sign Online Petition

Peoples Power Assembly petition: http://tinyurl.com/oezuld2

The royalty of Wall Street and the leaders of the global corporate establishment will be attending THE WORLD BUSINESS FORUM (WBF). Paying two thousand dollars per seat, The WBF, the biggest of all the meetings of the 1%, will bring some 5000 chief executive officers, and heads of the fortune 500 corporations and banks to Radio City Music Hall on Oct. 7 and 8.

These are the 1% who make the decisions to lay off workers in mass, bust unions and keep the wages that ordinary workers take home as low as possible. The Theme of the World Business Forum is “Provocateurs: Open your mind to thinking differently”. The theme is merely a cover for what this mega-meeting of the 1% has on its mind. Their real agenda is to come up with more creative ways to shed workers, pay workers as little as possible, bust unions, destroy the environment, destroy communities, plunder the world, and make the 99% poorer; all out of their insatiable quest for bigger profits.

The goal of THE ASSEMBLY AGAINST POVERTY outside will be to provoke thinking about how hard it is to live on $8 an hour, and how frightening it is to lose your job and your home, how social and economic inequality is devastating the 99% while the 1% get richer and richer. Let’s remind the rich folks at this meeting that low-wage workers can’t live on poverty wages. Workers need at least need $15 an hour, and a union now.

The Assembly Against Poverty, scheduled for 4 PM Wed., Oct. 8, will coincide with the World Business Forum’s keynote speech by former head of the Federal Reserve Bank, Ben Bernanke. Remember him? He’s the guy who decided it was more important to bail out Wall Street, than working and poor people.

The Assembly Against Poverty will feature low-wage workers; homeless people; unemployed young workers; women who make up the majority of low wage workers; retirees who are having their pensions drastically cut or destroyed; people with disabilities; immigrants who are forced to live in the shadows; LGBTQ workers and all whose lives have been made unbearable by the 1%.

http://peoplespowerassemblies.org/

Initiating Groups
Peoples Power Assembly
Occu-Evolve
International Working Women’s Coalition
NY Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
May 1st Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights
Laundry Workers Center
Chris Silvera, Secretary Treasurer Local 808 Teamsters 808
Colia Clark

Guyanese American Workers United
American Islamic Committee for Women and Children
Parents to Improve School Transportation ( PIST)
Community Labor United for Postal Jobs & Services ( CLUPJS)
Peoples Organization for Progress
Rob Robinson
Community Labor United for Postal Jobs & Services
East Harlem /EL Barrio Community Action( EHECA)
Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST)
Egyptian Americans for Democracy & Human Rights
United National Antiwar Coalition – UNAC
International Action Center

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October 3 Call-In Day To Demand The Dropping Of Charges Against USW Local 8751 Leader Steve Kirschbaum

EVENT: http://tinyurl.com/ozluts4

ALL OUT Monday, Oct 6, 2014 at 9:00 A.M.Dorchester District Court 510 Washington St Dorchester, MA
https://www.facebook.com/events/953936997966157/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

SIGN ON to the Community/Labor Statement!
http://bostonschoolbus5.org/drop-kirschbaum-charges/

MAKE A DONATION to support the struggle!
http://www.youcaring.com/other/support-the-fired-8751-leaders-drop-the-bogus-charges-/214181

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Milwaukee, October 15: Walking Tour of UW-Milwaukee, A History Of Resistance

EVENT: http://tinyurl.com/jw7244m

A walking tour through the UW-Milwaukee campus that will go beyond the sanitized history offered by the official campus tours. Instead, the tour will explore the buildings and spaces of UW-Milwaukee as sites of struggle, organizing and conflict, and present context on how the campus has never been as “quiet” or “apological” as is assumed. The tour will explore sites of resistance, including the 1970 student strike, the 1979 protests over the naming of the Golda Meir Library, the 1991 counter-protest against the Pro-American rally, the 2000 “political chalking rally” and the 2011 student walkout. This tour is free and open to the public. The tour will gather at the campus Library, 2311 E. Hartford, by the whiteboard near the Library Grind. The tour will depart by 1:10, and will end by 2:30 PM.

Articles from The UWM Post describing the fightback back against students being arrested for chalking political messages at UW-Milwaukee. All charges were eventually dropped after a campaign. WI BOPM organizer Bryan G. Pfeifer was Editor of The UWM Post and he was the lead journalist reporting on the developments.

Articles from The UWM Post describing the fight back against students being arrested for chalking political messages at UW-Milwaukee in August of 2000. All charges were eventually dropped after a campaign led by the College Feminists, the Rainbow Alliance and other student and community organizations such as A Job Is A Right Campaign. WI BOPM organizer Bryan G. Pfeifer was Editor of The UWM Post at that time and he was the lead journalist reporting on the developments.

Students & Allies March at UW-Milwaukee Nov. 2.

Students & Allies March at UW-Milwaukee Nov. 2, 2011.

Detroit, October 20: Benton Harbor to Detroit: The Tug of War Continues… Support Rev. Edward Pinkney

http://www.bhbanco.org/

Rev. Edward Pinkney, the Community activist from Benton Harbor, has been bound over for trial on false charges. Rev. Pinkney is facing prosecution on five counts of election fraud, which are felonies, as well as six misdemeanors. If found guilty he could be sentenced up to 25 years in prison.

He was under house arrest during his initial hearing, but now he is out on bond.

Also Rev. Pinkney desperately needs money for his defense. Funds are also needed to transport supporters on a chartered bus from Detroit to his upcoming trial in St. Joseph, Michigan, on October 27, 2014.

The fight continues: Rev. Pinkney is just one Man who like many others will not fall under pressure, it will only make them stronger.

The battle in Berrien County continues against the corrupt politicians, local government and Whirlpool Corporation, who have staged a complete takeover of Benton Harbor.

Where: Moratorium Now! Coalition Office at 5920 Second Ave. at Antoinette, near WSU campus in Detroit, MI 48202 When: October 20, 2014. http://moratorium-mi.org/

For more information contact the Moratorium Now! Coalition organizer Abayomi Azikiwe at 313-671-3715 or Marcina Cole at 248-383-3595.hope to see you on Monday October 20 at 7 pm  to hear Rev. Pinkney tell this profound story of courage, determination and dedication, for the People of Benton Harbor, and elsewhere.

Rev. Edward Pinkney, Benton Harbor, MI

Rev. Edward Pinkney, Benton Harbor, MI