Chicago, Feb. 20: Building a Movement to Fight Racism, Police Terror & the Capitalist Prison System

Building a movement to fight racism, police terror & the capitalism prison system

Black and Brown people in the United States live in a brutal police state, subject to terror, incarceration, violence, or death on a daily basis. We have seen inspiring resistance, from Black Lives Matter to the heroic fight back by Latino youth against ICE. How can we build and strengthen this movement? What will it take to win?

Join these Black Liberation Movement veterans, community organizers, and activists for a community discussion:

•Pam Africa – of the MOVE Organization, Millions for Mumia Abu Jamal
•Lamont Lilly – Vice Presidential candidate of Workers World Party
•Chairman Fred Hampton Jr – of the Prisoners of Concience Committe/Black Panther Party Cubs
•Dorothy Pinkney – wife of Michigan political prisoner Rev. Edward Pinkney
•Daphne Jackson – Chicago community freedom fighter (and other speakers fighting the U.S. raids and deportations of migrants and other people’s struggles TBA)

The event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by Workers World Party Chicago
(312) 620-2305 ChicagoWWP@gmail.com

Chicago Workers World Party

[Shut Down ICE photo: Joe Brusky]

Act NOW To Stop Water Privatization in Wisconsin

On Thursday morning Jan. 27, a vote will be held in committee on a bill that paves the way for the privatization of Wisconsin’s water. Apparently our politicians have learned absolutely nothing from the ongoing and tragic situation in Flint, Michigan.

Please call these members of the Senate Workforce Development Committee and tell them that we do not want what happened in Flint to happen here in Wisconsin.

Senator Roger Roth (Chair) (608) 266-0718 Sen.Roth@legis.wisconsin.govSenator Richard Gudex (Vice Chair) (608) 266-5300 Sen.Gudex@legis.wisconsin.govSenator Duey Stroebel (608) 266-7513 Sen.Stroebel@legis.wisconsin.govSenator Chris Larson (608) 266-7505 Sen.Larson@legis.wisconsin.govSenator Julie Lassa (608) 266-3123 Sen.Lassa@legis.wisconsin.gov

 

[OLB Photo: Joe Brusky]

Young Gifted & Black, Freedom Inc. Testify at UN Working Group In Chicago

“No way to escape the system when you are Black in Madison…” – T Banks speaking at the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent.
‪#‎HumanRights‬ ‪#‎FreedomInc‬

“We must have self-determination starting with community control over the police.” – Adeyemi Balogu testifying in front of the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent. ‪#‎HumanRights‬ ‪#‎FreedomInc‬

YGB Ferguson To Madison

 

Madison, Feb. 19: Color That Canvass!

This is a Call to al Youth Artists!!! Feb 19th Freedom Inc will be having a Youth Art Showcase! Youth of Color need to use our art to raise our voices! Let’s Color The Canvass!

We are accepting submissions for DANCERS, SINGERS, SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, RAPPERS, PAINTERS, AND MORE ages 7-19. If you have some art you want to share like our page and inbox us on fb Freedom Youth Squad .

Apply online if you want to perform!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18Mksjw-hBp4rl0mWguTgKJQ4oOWFJqUCg4LqIJfIgQM/viewform?usp=send_form

Any questions? Please contact

Cynthia on fb @ Cynthia Yang or email cynthiayang05@gmail.com or

Shyra by phone (608)381-2430 or email kashyrahall@gmail.com

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Madison, January 31: BHM Kickoff Event We the 350: Stories of Racism, Poverty…

!!!!!!!2016 Black History Month Kickoff Event!!!!!!!
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. Written & Directed by UW Alum T. Banks and Prof. Sara McKinnon. In collaboration with WUD Performing Arts Committee.

Tickets become available for Students, Faculty, and Staff on 1/19-1/22, general public 1/25.

Pick Up location Memorial Union Ticket Box Office.

Limit 1 ticket per person 1st Come, 1st Serve

Milwaukee, Feb. 4: Coalition for Justice Mass Meeting/DOJ Listening Session Debrief

The Coalition for Justice will be hosting our next Mass Meeting on THURSDAY, February 4th at All Peoples Church, 5975 N. 40th Street at 6 p.m.

We plan to debrief about the DOJ Listening Session, our meeting with the DOJ/C.O.P.S representative, talk about what’s next, Dontre Day on Apirl 30th and more.

We will also continue the conversations and movements around awakening, strategizing, and mobilizing 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 (6:00p-8:00p). Please join us, and let your voice be heard.

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

Resources for Wednesday, January 27: Join social media day of action for #Justice4Rasmea

Join the Rasmea Defense Committee for a social media campaign Wednesday, January 27, 2016, in support of Palestinian American icon, Rasmea Odeh!  A decision is expected any day in Rasmea’s appeal of her unjust conviction for Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization.

Participate on Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday, January 27th, using these sample tweets, hashtags, articles, memes, and other resources. Rasmea has dedicated her life to the cause of a #FreePalestine and to Arab communities across the world, including the past 12 years in Chicago.  So we must continue to dedicate our organizing to win #Justice4Rasmea.

How to participate:
Help us spread the word about Rasmea on every social media platform you’re on!

1.    Twitter: Follow @Justice4Rasmea, re-tweet our messages, and tweet your own (based on our resource guide) throughout the day.

Promos to send before Wednesday:
Join the #Justice4Rasmea social media campaign Wednesday, January 27! Resources here: http://justice4rasmea.tumblr.com/

Why is Palestinian icon facing @TheJusticeDept repression? Tweet & post on FB Wed, Jan 27. #Justice4Rasmea http://justice4rasmea.tumblr.com/

2.    Facebook: Like and follow us at http://www.fb.com/Free-Rasmea-Now-678264732186412

3.    The resource page is at http://justice4rasmea.tumblr.com/, where there will be images and text that you can share on whatever social media you are using. Make sure to include the #Justice4Rasmea hashtag.

4.    Go to www.justice4rasmea.org for more information.

5.    Prepare your city, organization, and / or campus for our Emergency Response Plan:
Although we are confident that we will win the appeal and have the conviction overturned, there is a chance—as we reported right before the end of 2015—that the appellate court will uphold the conviction, ruling in favor of the government. If that happens, it is very likely that Rasmea will be ordered to turn herself in to federal prison authorities, while we petition to keep her out on bail.

If this worst-case scenario decision comes down BEFORE 12 NOON, and Rasmea is ordered to prison, we are calling for protests the VERY SAME DAY at 5 PM at federal buildings across the country.

If the decision comes down AFTER 12 NOON, we are calling for protests the NEXT DAY at 5 PM.

Allies and supporters across the world will also be participating in the emergency response by protesting at U.S. consulates and embassies everywhere.

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