Madison, September 6: The World Through His Eyes: An Artistic Tribute To Tony Robinson

Harlem Renaissance Museum

Announces “Through His Eyes: A Tribute to Tony Terrell Robinson” Live and Visual Exhibit.

Event Will Include Mini-Art Exhibit, Spoken Word, and Jazz Music
Madison, WI: The Harlem Renaissance Museum is pleased to announce it will hold its event, “Through His Eyes: A Tribute to Tony Terrell Robinson,” on Sunday, Sept 6th, 2015 at 6:00pm. The museum is located at 1444 East Washington Avenue.

The event will feature a visual art exhibit by local talent. Spoken Word performances by youth, as well as additional local talent, with a jazz performance to follow by MTrain Plus.

The eclectic voices of the 5 plus band members evoke both the straight ahead jazz heartbeat, as well as many other musical avenues. Hailing from the heart of Madison, this amazing band is a regional jazz powerhouse, and they are sure to be a phonetical treat. There will be a candle light vigil/moment of silence to honor the moment of Tony’s death.

The family wishes to have this event both honor the too soon passing of this young man, and well as celebrating the mighty spirit that was his life.

The Harlem Renaissance Museum in Madison, Wisconsin is the only museum of its kind dedicated to one of America’s most creative movements. The museum showcases live and visual exhibits and serves as a performing arts venue, all designed to celebrate the rich music, art and culture of the Harlem Renaissance movement of the 1920’s. It has quickly become one of the most reliable places to hear and enjoy jazz music. The museum also features educational programs that include outreach to schools, opportunities for independent study, and artists in residence.
The museum draws upon both new and traditional tools of communication, interpretation, and presentation to provide a diverse public with a dynamic, innovative and welcoming center for learning through the performing and visual arts.

Donations accepted.


August 29: Stop the War on Detroit – People’s Assembly and Speakout

From Greece to Puerto Rico to Spain and Across the US workers are fighting back against the austerity being imposed the banks and financial institutions.

Thousands of households face foreclosure and eviction in neighborhoods already devastated by years of predatory mortgage lending by the banks. Some 25,000 families are facing water shutoffs while the banks got paid $537 million on interest rate swindles. Schools are shuttered while property taxes are diverted to pay off debt service to the banks. Youth face joblessness and the school to prison pipeline. If they have a job it does not pay enough to live on.


* Stop police killings and brutality – jail killer cops; Black, Brown, Native, LGBTQ lives matter!

* Stop the school to prison pipeline—no to the New Jim Crow

* $15 minimum wage

* Health care for all—single payer now

* Stop tax and mortgage foreclosures – Demand Hardest Hit Homeowners funds be released to keep people in their homes

* Stop mass water shutoffs and theft of Detroit’s water department

* Stop destruction of public schools and Emergency Manager dictatorship

* Protest pension cuts, wage/benefit cuts and union busting

* Protest lack of public lighting

* Demand world class public mass transportation and paratransit services, for people with disabilities!

* Shut down Enbridge’s oil Line 5 under the Great Lakes, no tar sands oil, ban fracking, stop Marathon’s environmental racism—System change not climate change!

* Protest jailing of Benton Harbor’s Rev. Edward Pinkney, victim of a racist frame-up!

* Full employment now. Make the banks pay for a $2 billion program to put our youth to work rebuilding the city!

Partial list of endorsers: Moratorium NOW Coalition (; Detroit Active & Retired Employees Association-DAREA; Fight Imperialism, Stand Together-FIST; Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (; Workers World Party (; Stand Up Now!

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)

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)

Milwaukee, September 7: MTEA Celebrates Labor Day!

Celebrate Labor Day with the MTEA! Wear your MTEA green and meet at Zeidler Park at 10:30am on Monday, Sept. 7. At 11am, we will march to Summerfest grounds for LaborFest 2015. Free food and drink tickets will be provided for the first 100 MTEA members who RSVP below. You must be present at Zeidler Park to receive your food and drink tickets.

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]

The Coalition for Justice and Organizations Respond to Governor Scott Walker’s Response to the Black Lives Matter Questions; Press Conference August 28

Milwaukee, WI– The Coalition for Justice stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and responds to Governor Scott Walker’s recent responses to questions about the movement.

On Friday, August 28, 2015 at Red Arrow Park The Coalition for Justice along with other organizations, community leaders and concerned citizens will host a press conference calling Governor Scott Walker out on disregarding and disrespecting African Americans.

“The Governor’s remarks don’t come as a surprise to us not that he almost refused to answer the questions surrounding the Black Lives Matter Movement, but in the end he completely disregarded us and the work that we’re doing,” says Nate Hamilton, Co-Founder of the Coalition for Justice.” “With the comments he made we want to know where the Governor thinks that leaves African Americans.  Are we not American or are we not voters?” Hamilton adds.

It’s time to call Governor Walker out on these comments and more.

WHEN: Friday, August 28, 2015

WHERE: Red Arrow Park, 920 N. Water Street, Milwaukee,WI

TIME: 1:00 p.m. 

Contact: Nate Hamilton 414-839-7204

Milwaukee, September 1: Mass Meeting: Continuing to Build & Resist

The Coalition for Justice will be hosting our next Mass Meeting on Tuesday, September 1, at All Peoples Church, 2600 N. 2nd Street at 6 p.m.

We will convene to discuss more opportunities to build, awaken, strategize and mobilize those around us.

We would love to get as many community members, organizations, unions, and churches in this space as possible so please invite your friends, family, and colleagues. Students and children are also welcomed.

The meeting will last approximately two hours (6:00-8:00). Please join us, and let your voice be heard.

We will continue the fight for justice! Change is coming!

Spread the word!


NYC, November 7-8: Workers World Party National Conference

HOLD THE DATE! November 7-8, 2015 in New York City

Workers World Party fights for a socialist society—where the wealth is socially owned and production is planned to satisfy human need. That’s also what workers around the world, from Cuba to China, have been struggling for. The U.S. rulers have spent trillions of our tax dollars trying to stop them in a global class struggle. WWP promotes international working-class solidarity, the right of every nation to sovereignty and self-determination, and militant resistance at home to imperialist interventions and wars.

“The Black Lives Matter uprising is fundamentally a reincarnation of the Black liberation struggle. The capitalist class understands that its continued existence is dependent upon keeping such a liberation struggle as separate and isolated from the working-class movement and progressive movement as possible. Conversely, the more that the entire movement takes up the liberation struggle, the more difficult it becomes for the capitalist state to carry out massive repression.

“Keeping the oppressed isolated is key for the ruling class. The best circumstances for the system to succeed with its plan to crush this uprising of the oppressed is to keep such a struggle geographically, or at least politically, to a greater rather than a lesser extent, isolated from the working-class and progressive movement.

“The participation of young white activists in support of the Black Lives Matter uprising has been impressive, even unprecedented. Still, taken as a whole, the Left, specifically the white Left, has largely been missing in action thus far. This is dangerous and it must be rectified.

“No doubt, if the capitalist state can get away with isolating and then smashing the Black Lives Matter uprising, then it will feel in an even stronger position to use the same repression against the whole working class. There’s a great deal at stake here, because the crisis of capitalism makes bigger confrontations between capitalism and the working class inevitable if not imminent.”

Larry Holmes, “What is the Left going to do about the government’s plan to crush the Black Lives Matter uprising?”


Milwaukee, September 2: A Historical Perspective on LGBTQ Rights in Cuba and Current Challenges

Hear Cuban MD & Gay Activist Alberto Roque Guerra who coordinated Cuba’s medical program of comprehensive treatment for transgender people. Dr. Roque has written, presented & consulted widely on LGBT issues in Europe, Latin America & the U.S. This will be his first visit to Wisconsin.

Free & Open to the Public
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | 7 P.M. The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
1110 N. Market St., 2nd Floor | Milwaukee, WI 53202 | (414) 271 – 2656
Co-Sponsors (list in formation): The Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba (, The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, & others


NOTE: Leslie Feinberg wrote extensively on this topic in hir “Lavender & Red Series,” which were published in the book “Rainbow Solidarity In Defense Of Cuba:”