Milwaukee, November 3, ATU 998: 92 Red Tulips to Commemorate 92% Vote

Red flowers have long been a universal symbol for labor struggles and movements.

It is in this tradition that ATU Local 998 is planting 92 red tulip bulbs in front of the union hall to commemorate the 92% of Milwaukee transit workers who stood strong and voted to reject an intolerable contract proposal that would have opened the floodgates to new lower-wage part time workers.

Every spring, when the red tulips unfold, we will be reminded of our unity, solidarity, and strength. Let’s celebrate our victory for years to come!

Planting will take place on Tuesday, November 3 at 10:00am. Everyone is welcome–no green thumb necessary.


Help Chicago Activists Travel to Guantanamo, Cuba


On November 20-28, activists across the globe are gathering in Cuba to unite the fight against the global powers that have built military bases in all continents against the will of the people. This meeting will take place in Guantanamo Province, where a US military base has become one of the most brutal torture centers on the planet and a symbol of the gross human rights abuses committed by the US government in the name the war on terror. Anti-War Committee Chicago (AWC) is honored to announce that three of its younger members, Kait McIntyre, Holly Kent-Payne, and Jeff Westberry, have been invited to participate in this historic event, the World Peace Council’s Fourth International Seminar for Peace and Elimination of Military Bases. We will be part of the delegation with the United National Antiwar Coalition…

…We appreciate donations of any size but, if possible, hope that individuals can give at least $50 and that organizations can donate at least $100. If you would prefer to mail your contribution, please send checks to Anti-War Committee, c/o CCDBR, 1325 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60605. If you cannot contribute financially, we value the time you spend spreading the word about this important cause. If you have any talents or resources that may aid this campaign, do not hesitate to contact us. Holly, Kait, and Jeff, along with the entire Anti-War Committee Chicago, look forward to sharing the fruit of the experience you help make possible.


50 years after Revolution in Cuba

Workers World Party National Conference November 7-8 in NYC

Workers World Party Conference 2015: Putting Socialist Revolution on the Table

Check out the conference schedule at

Workers World Party 2015 National Conference
‘Putting Socialist Revolution on the Table’
November 7 – 8, 2015
Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Educational Center, 3940 Broadway (at W. 165th St.), New York, NY
Twitter @WWPNatl

Saturday, Nov. 7
8 a.m. – Register / coffee
Sessions 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 8
9 a.m. – Register / coffee
Session 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Discussion groups
Cultural presentations

Go to for updates on schedule, pre-registration, housing, childcare and more.


Nov. 16-21, Milwaukee: Not1More Deportation! Ni1Mas Deportacion – Week of Action

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It’s been 1 year since Obama’s announcement for deportation relief to almost half of undocumented people in the U.S. Since his announcement, relief has been delayed but ICE has been on the loose. Come make history in Milwaukee & nationwide, join thousands of people standing up for immigrant rights this November.


1) November 16th at 6:30pm – Deportation Defense Workshop
Divas Hair Studio – 618 W. Lincoln Ave.

2) Nov. 19th at 6:30pm – Community Fundraiser
Location TBA. All proceeds will be going to a family/families who have a loved-one facing deportation whom are currently undergoing a difficult and painful situation.

3) Nov. 21st at 12pm – Protest & March: ICE is in the Streets, So Are We!
Cesar Chavez/16th St. & Washington St.

***More details for all these events coming soon!***
ANIVERSARIO DEL ANUNCIO DE DAPA #Ni1Mas – Semana de Accion. Ha pasado 1 año desde el anuncio de Obama para el alivio de deportación para casi la mitad de los indocumentados en los EE.UU. Desde el anuncio el año pasado alivio se ha retrasado, pero ICE (la migra) sigue como siempre, sin limites.

1) 16 de noviembre a las 6:30 pm – Taller de Defensa de Deportación
Divas Hair Studio – 618 W. Lincoln Ave.

2) 19 de noviembre a las 6:30 pm – Evento Comunitario para recaudar fondos

3) 21 de noviembre a las 12pm – Protesta y marcha: ICE está en las calles, tambien nosotros!
Cesar Chávez / 16th St. y Washington St.

*** Más detalles sobre todos estos eventos vienen pronto! ***


Madison, November 7: “We the 350” Stories of Poverty, Racism and Incarceration in Wisconsin

We the 350 is a narrative-based performance exploring themes of racism, poverty, and incarceration in Wisconsin. The content of the 45 minute performance is based in interviews done with Black activists in Wisconsin about their experiences as youth and adults living in some of the most racially segregated (Milwaukee) and racially disparate (Madison) cities in the country.
The performance paints a compelling picture of what the intersections between racism, poverty, and disparate incarceration rates for Wisconsin’s Black population look like in someone’s daily life. We the 350 explores the ways that state structures rely on intersections between race and class, along with many other intersections, to maintain racially disparate arrest and incarceration rates in Wisconsin.

Please be advised that the show includes narratives describing physical, mental and sexual violence.

This event is sponsored by the Young Gifted & Black Coalition, UW-Madison’s Comparative US Studies and Overture Center’s Community Arts Access Program.


Madison, November 17: YGB Recruitment Gathering

To anyone interested in being more involved with YGB, we are having our first recruitment gathering November 17th from 6-8pm at the UW South Madison Partnership Space 2312 S Park st.

This is an opportunity to learn more about YGB’s ideology, different campaigns, and how to get involved. If you want to help our communities get free, come out and build with us!

Any questions please contact Alix Shabazz on fb or at


ATU LOCAL 998: November 10, march on the GOP debate with the Fight for $15

ATU Local 998 is helping to build the march on the GOP debate!

The Republican Party will hold its debate in Milwaukee on November 10. Join fast food, retail, and home care workers as they march on the debate demanding justice and a living wage! Together, we can shift the focus from GOP theatrics to the failure of conservative policies.

​The rally will begin at City Hall at 5 pm. Click here to RSVP.


No one who works full time should live in poverty. At ATU Local 998, we are committed to the fight to improve wages and living conditions for all working people.

Follow Fight for $15 Wisconsin on Facebook.