Milwaukee, August 1: IWW Skillshare: Resist Child Protective Services Injustice

The IWW’s August Resistance Skillshare will focus on Child Protective Services Resistance. This event is free and open to the public. To arrange free childcare for this event, or if you have any questions, contact us at You can also reach us by phone at 414-436-WOBS or by letter at PO Box 342294, Milwaukee, WI, 53234. Come for one session, all, or whatever you can make.

11:30-12:20. “Understand the CPS Bureaucracy and the Attack on Poor Families.” Led by Amada Morales and Mikel Komba.

12:30-1:00 PM. Lunch, free food provided.

1:00-1:50 PM. Panel of affected mothers, speaking out against CPS injustice.

2:00-2:50 PM. Viewing of the video: “DHS: Give Us Back our Children” and discussion. Led by Pat Gowens.

3:00-3:50 PM. Prisoner letter writing (this is a monthly IWW session). Led by Jacob Glicklich and Emily Malone

This event is in the large meeting room of the Center Street library, located at 2727 W. Fond Du Lac, Milwaukee, WI.

*Resistance Skillshares are a series of participatory workshops that provide immediate & practical techniques for combating power and supporting solidarity. This skillshare will focus on building support networks for and among families being torn apart by Child Protective Services.

STOP THE MPS TAKEOVER!! 6-9-15 — at Story Elementary. [Photo: Joe Brusky]

STOP THE MPS TAKEOVER!! 6-9-15 — at Story Elementary. [Photo: Joe Brusky]

Rasmea’s legal team files new brief, appeals fight continues

Rasmea Defense CommitteePress Statement

“…Rasmea did not receive a fair trial, so the appeals court must reverse the conviction and grant a new one,” said Nesreen Hasan of the Rasmea Defense Committee. “Besides the legal mistakes made by the trial judge, we also know that she was arrested and falsely accused only because she has devoted her whole life to defending the rights of her people, the Palestinians. She never committed any crime.”

It is expected that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit will hear oral arguments in Cincinnati sometime in September. The Rasmea Defense Committee, which is made up of over 70 organizations from across the country, will be mobilizing her supporters to be there. Just last month, Black Liberation icon Angela Davis spoke in support of Rasmea in Chicago, pledging that she also would do everything she could to ensure #Justice4Rasmea.

For more information, visit


Peace for Colombia! Free Simon Trinidad!

Send a birthday card now. Call in day next Thursday, July 30

Two things you can do:

1 National Call-In Day for Colombian revolutionary and U.S. political prisoner Simon Trinidad

Call the White House on Trinidad’s 65th Birthday:
Thursday, July 30, 2015, 8am-5pm Eastern Time
Phone: (202) 456-1111

Please eave a message for President Obama. Say: “Please President Obama, give Simon Trinidad a birthday surprise by freeing him to participate in the Colombian peace negotiations. Support peace in Colombia! Free Simon Trinidad!”

2 Send Simon Trinidad a Happy Birthday Card at the Florence Colorado Supermax prison known as the “Guantanamo of the Rockies”.

Trinidad is held in solitary confinement violating his human rights. Trinidad is held as a political prisoner by the U.S. government under Special Administrative Measures (SAMS), meaning his rights are more restricted than other prisoners. The FARC is saving a chair for Trinidad as one of the top five negotiators at the peace table.

Send the birthday card to:
Mr. Simón Trinidad, 27896-016
a/k/a Juvenal Ovidio Ricardo Palmera Pineda.
US Penitentiary Florence-ADX
P.O. Box 8500
Florence, CO 81226-8500

Unity statement of the National Committee to Free Ricardo Palmera (Simon Trinidad)

We support the Colombian Peace Process and the people’s movements of Colombia in the struggle for peace with justice. We call for an end to the repression of the Marcha Patriótica and other social movements and groups in Colombia now.

We demand the U.S. release Simon Trinidad
Ricardo Palmera, popularly known as Simon Trinidad in Colombia, is a political prisoner of the U.S. government. Simon Trinidad is being tortured in solitary confinement in the Florence, Colorado supermax prison. Trinidad beat the U.S. government in three out of four court trials.
As the negotiations between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People’s Army (FARC-EP) and the Colombian government continue in Cuba, Simon Trinidad is needed in the process. Trinidad participated in past negotiations, represents the people’s movement history, and is essential to the outcome. The FARC-EP is demanding Trinidad (Ricardo Palmera) be present at the peace talks table. For a lasting peace with justice in Colombia, the U.S. government must release Simon Trinidad.

We demand an end to Plan Colombia
We oppose the U.S. interference and military intervention in Colombia, called Plan Colombia. We demand the U.S. government stop funding, arming, training, and directing the Colombian military. Bring the U.S. military advisors and troops in Colombia home now, and end the extraditions of Colombians to the U.S.

The National Committee to Free Ricardo Palmera at or

For press interviews Tom Burke – 773-844-3612 or


Milwaukee, August 8: Peace Action’s Annual Lanterns For Peace

Saturday, August 8 @ 2-9 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park
4145 W. Lisbon Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53208

Join the Facebook event here!

Peace Benefit Concert
featuring music from Reverbnation, Ronnie long and Mitch Cooper Duet & Miss Meaghan Owens

Lanterns for Peace Ceremony

This event is free and open to the public

Lanterns for Peace is the annual commemoration of the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II. On this, the 70th anniversary, we draw inspiration from the tragic events by recognizing what we can achieve when we mobilize our nation’s resources and collective will behind confronting our county’s most pressing challenges.

Join us in lighting a brighter future!

The event features food, beer, live music, family activities, paper crane origami and making of traditional Japanese paper lanterns that will be illuminated and set afloat at dusk.


Milwaukee Medical Students In Cuba

Unlike here in Wisconsin, where Wall Street forces are cutting back on education, socialist Cuba runs a medical school free for students from all over the world. Hear from two students from WI studying at ELAM–Latin America Medical Students. Alexander Skeeter and Olive Albanese describe how they got into ELAM, what the course of study has been like and what they hope to do after they graduate.

50 years after Revolution in Cuba

Newark, NJ, July 25: Million People’s March

Police Brutality,
Racial Injustice
& Economic Inequality

Saturday July 25th @ 12 noon
Lincoln Monument, Newark, NJ
Corner of Springfield Ave & West Market St

Sponsored by: People’s Organization for Progress
More than 120 endorsing organizations.
See full list at:
Or call: 973-0801-0001  #popjuly25newark

    SHUT DOWN Racist Terror!
     Charleston to Ferguson;
Baltimore to Newark and New York

Stop Racist Violence Against Black Women
 #SayHerName   #SandraBland   #KindraChapman     #KyamLivingston      #IndiaClark
Black Lives Matter!  Power to the People!


International Working Women’s Day Coalition
& International Action Center