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?”
http://www.workers.org/wwp/what-is-the-left-going-to-do-about-the-governments-plan-to-crush-the-black-lives-matter-uprising/

http://www.workers.org/

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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 (www.wicuba.org), The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, & others

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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:” http://www.workers.org/lavender-red/LavenderRed_Cubabook.pdf

Riverwest Radio’s “Grass Is Greener” Discusses Honduras and the Fight For Milwaukee Public Services

This week 21 members of Congress sent a letter to Sect. of State John Kerry condemning the Obama Administration’s funding of the growing militarization in Honduras. We discussed that and the protest movement in Honduras last night on the Grass is Greener on Riverwestradio.com We also discussed what is being called a “soft coup” pushed by the U.S. in El Salvador. Listen to a discussion that ranges from Milwaukee all the way to Central America.

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STOP THE WARS AT HOME AND ABROAD: UNAC Conference Calls for Coordinated National Actions October 2-11, 2015

Four hundred antiwar and social activists from 29 states and representing over 110 organizations spent the weekend of May 8-10 at a Secaucus, New Jersey national conference, with international guests from a score of countries, planning and preparing a series of local and national actions to keep our fighting movements in the streets.

The UNAC conference unanimously approved a broad and multi-faceted Action Plan aimed at engaging and uniting a broad range of groups in ongoing struggles against the seemingly never-ending wars across the globe and the deepening wars against working people, especially oppressed nationalities, at home. The theme of Black Lives Matter and the vibrant conference participation of anti-racist fighters across the country were integral to all of the conference proceedings. [read more]

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