Wisconsin Actions In Response to Darren Wilson Grand Jury Announcement

Listing of planned responses in Wisconsin to the Darren Wilson Grand Jury announcement:

KENOSHA: Day After Announcement. Kenosha County Courthouse, 912 56th St., 6 p.m.

OSHKOSH: Day of the Announcement. Opera House Square. 315 N Main St., 5 p.m. At the Sundial. / EVENT (with updates): http://tinyurl.com/nsux7gu

MADISON: Day After Announcement. 633 Badger Rd., 12 Noon. Followed by 3:30 p.m. rally at the Jail / EVENT (with updates): http://tinyurl.com/p5wzebt

MILWAUKEE: Day of Announcement. Red Arrow Park (N. Water St. & E. State/E. Kilbourn) 5 p.m. / No Justice, No Compromise! / EVENT (with updates): http://tinyurl.com/npgnjq2

For national actions:

http://fergusonresponse.tumblr.com/

http://peoplespowerassemblies.org/justice-for-michael-brown/

Milwaukee, August 22, 2014. [Photo: WI BOPM]

Milwaukee, August 22, 2014. [Photo: WI BOPM]

ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America) Commemorates 10 Year Anniversary

Telesur: http://tinyurl.com/mkgulg9

In light of the regional integration block’s ten year anniversary, representatives from ALBA nations gathered in Managua to highlight the achievements of cooperation and solidarity.

Representatives of member nations of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) gathered this weekend in Nicaragua to emphasize the significance of this mechanism spearheading regional integration. Delegates highlighted the way ALBA has increased solidarity throughout the Americas and how cooperation between participating countries has also improved in the last decade.

During a conference held at the Nicaraguan National Assembly commemorating the 10th anniversary of ALBA, the ambassador of Ecuador to Nicaragua, Aminia Buenaño, alluded to the principles of solidarity, respect for sovereignty and social development characteristic of ALBA and its nations…

Gathering of ALBA nations with Venezuelan subsidized oil program Petrocaribe earlier this year. (Photo: AVN)

Gathering of ALBA nations with Venezuelan subsidized oil program Petrocaribe earlier this year. (Photo: AVN)

Milwaukee, November 23: “Pieces: In My Own Voice” / Dedicated To Dontre Hamilton

EVENT: http://tinyurl.com/kvmdrky

Pieces: In My Own Voice is a thought provoking theatrical production depicting the lives of people living with a mental health diagnosis.

The Sunday (11/23/14) performance of “Pieces: In My Own Voice” will be dedicated to Dontre Hamilton.

Calvary Baptist Church – 2959 N Teutonia, Milwaukee. 1:30 p.m.

Come join us!

Let’s learn together about the darkness of stigma and the light of recovery.

This performance is FREE and open to the public.

Dontre_Hamilton_Pieces_In_My_Own_Voice

Wisconsin Actions In Response to Darren Wilson Grand Jury Announcement

Listing of planned responses in Wisconsin to the Darren Wilson Grand Jury Announcement: http://fergusonresponse.tumblr.com/

http://peoplespowerassemblies.org/justice-for-michael-brown/

KENOSHA: Day After Announcement. Kenosha County Courthouse, 912 56th St., 6 p.m.

OSHKOSH: Day of the Announcement. Opera House Square. 315 N Main St., 5 p.m. At the Sundial.

MADISON: Day After Announcement. 633 Badger Rd., 12 Noon. Followed by 3:30 p.m. rally at the Jail

MILWAUKEE: Day of Announcement. Red Arrow Park (N. Water St. & E. State/E. Kilbourn) 5 p.m. / No Justice, No Compromise!

Milwaukee, August 17, 2014

Milwaukee, August 17, 2014

National Network On Cuba: Statement On Ferguson

http://www.nnoc.org/cubasolidarity/index.htm

The National Network on Cuba is alarmed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s November 17 declaration of a state of emergency, mobilization of the National Guard threatening more repression.

But the determination to win justice continues.

One hundred days have gone by since young college-bound Michael Brown was shot down in the street. For 100 days the family of Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson have demonstrated there will be no peace without justice.

Michael Brown represents all youth especially youth of color, African descent, Latino and Latina, Indigenous … disproportionately dying at the hands of police and vigilantes — tazed, choked, shot. At the Fruitvale Bart Station, in the Ohio Walmart, at the border in San Diego, often hails of bullets in Los Angeles parks, in Cleveland cars and on the streets from coast to coast. There truly is an emergency — but it won’t be solved by repression, armored personnel carriers, teargas or bullets. It is an emergency of the school to prison pipeline, stop and frisk, mass incarceration, homelessness, unemployment, racism, schools for profit, education debt … it is an emergency that refuses to develop society’s biggest source of wealth — the people, the youth.

As ‘Cuba Debate’ Against World Terrorism; http://www.cubadebate.cu/opinion/2014/08/17/renace-con-fuerza-el-ku-kux-klan/#.VGwE1vnF_SF had noted in it August 17 post: “All this reminds us of the assassination of Martin Luther King, fighter for civil rights after which the state put in placed over 20 000 soldiers in large southern cities, and increased police presence. These days are said to be giving the police the same weapons that Washington used in wars of aggression against other peoples.” Palestinians took note that the same tear gas used against them also choked the “hands up – don’t shoot” protesters in Ferguson, and sent solidarity messages to the people of Ferguson.

Another world is possible and necessary, a world where #BlackLivesMatter

More than 70 cities are already on standby to stand up for Michael Brown, his family and community.

The co-chairs of the NNOC believe that is the place for friends of Cuba to be when the Grand Jury announcement is made.