Please save the date Wednesday March 23rd at 7 p.m. for a night of reading and sharing pieces from Cries for Justice at Woodland Pattern, 720 East Locust. We have invited poets who wrote pieces for this book to come their poems. Books will be available onsite for purchase. Meet us there.
Join us in a lecture and workshop led by Julio Salgado, a Chicano artist whose artwork empowers undocumented, queer and allies in the immigration movement. Julio Salgado is as an undocu-queer artivist from Long Beach, California. His experiences as and undocumented queer has transformed much of the content in his art. His artwork naturally depicts individuals and moments during the DREAM Act movement. His artwork has been used as a way to demand attention by many youth-led movements across the country.
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¡ALERTA! ¡Walker puede firmar S533 (la propuesta de ley para bloquear los IDs locales) en cualquier momento! ¡INVITAMOS A TODXS MIEMBRXS DE LA COMUNIDAD QUE LLAMEN A WALKER AL 608-266-1212 Y QUE ORGANICEN PROTESTAS AFUERA DE OFICINAS REPUBLICANAS EN SU ÁREA LO MÁS PRONTO POSIBLE! ¡SI SB533 O AB450 PASEN, LLAMAREMOS PARA UN BOICOT NACIONAL E INTERNACIONAL DE LAS COMPAÑÍAS QUE HAN DONADO DINERO A WALKER PARA SUS CAMPAÑAS ELECTORALES! Llame al 414-828-2692 o 414-469-9206 para recibir apoyo en organizando su acción. #WisconsinIsNotArizona #daywithoutlatinos #AltoSB533
URGENT! Governor Walker could sign SB 533 (the bill blocking local IDs) at any time! WE CALL ON COMMUNITY MEMBERS ACROSS WISCONSIN TO CALL WALKER AT 608-266-1212 AND TO ORGANIZE PROTESTS BEFORE THURSDAY AT REPUBLICAN PARTY OFFICES IN YOUR AREA AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! IF SB533 OR AB450 PASSES, WE WILL CALL FOR A NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BOYCOTT OF COMPANIES THAT HAVE DONATED MONEY TO WALKER’S CAMPAIGNS! Please call 414-469-9206 or 414-828-2692 for support in organizing your action.
[Photo: Day Without Latinos in Madison where 50 K marched and rallied to protest racist anti-immigrant attacks. / Credit: Joe Brusky]
On March 6 the two Democratic Party presidential candidates and nominee hopefuls, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders, will take part in a televised debate in Flint, Michigan. Flint has been the subject of global media attention after it was revealed that the city’s residents have been continually poisoned by the water coming from their faucets.
Flint, along with many other cities in the so-called U.S. “Rust Belt,” has been absolutely decimated by deindustrialization. These cities, primarily in the Midwest and especially in Michigan, were built from the ground up by the working class tied directly to the auto industry. Once hotbeds of militant trade unionism and a burgeoning revolutionary movement, they have been nearly destroyed by the closing of the vast majority of production facilities. Capitalism’s robotization, offshoring and union-busting have left these cities devastated. Flint has a 40% poverty rate, official unemployment close to 10% (which is an underestimate) and 20,000 vacant homes caused by bank and tax foreclosures.
The decision by the Democratic National Committee to host its debate in Flint is the height of shameless opportunism. Neither the Democratic Party as a whole and certainly neither Sanders or Clinton have pointed fingers at the source of the crisis: the major banking institutions and the auto manufacturers. Sanders has called for the resignation of Gov. Rick Snyder and Clinton has complained of his not requesting federal aid to the city. Neither would dare demand reparations from GM and finance capital for those who have been lead poisoned, particularly the 8,000+ children who will be permanently damaged. They are not calling for criminal charges against those involved in the poisoning and cover-up.
Many in the Democratic Party rightly call for Snyder’s resignation, albeit for political gain, to regain the governor’s office. But if the criminal, anti-people Snyder were to step down and face jail time, would his successor, presumably a Democrat, be any less callous towards the working class? Would they enact a jobs program to put people back to work with good wages to fix the roads, feed the hungry and educate our next generation? Democratic Gov. Jim Blanchard presided over GM’s mass plant closings and Gov. Jennifer Granholm did nothing about the racist banks’ mass home foreclosures.
The disaster of Flint and other cities like it is not an issue of Republican versus Democrat, but rather a fight between the multinational working class and the capitalist class which profits directly from its attacks against us. We need an independent and militant movement, based among the working class and oppressed, separate from the two major imperialist parties and capable of challenging capitalist class rule and their ability to exploit us and put our very lives in danger. Our goal must be a revolutionary movement with the power to overthrow those who deprive us of homes, decent jobs, food, healthcare, education and clean water. The resources exist and it is the task of the majority to seize what we’ve built from the hands of the minority of exploiters who own it!
$5 // 21+ // 10PM
The Step by Step Collective is a group of social workers and organizers working to establish Milwaukee’s first overnight drop-in center, a temporary safe space for people who cannot access shelter through Milwaukee’s Emergency Shelter system. Step by Step will create a self-sustaining, community-powered solution. Your support is vital to the success of this project. Join us for a night of music and community building and help raise funds to build a healthier Milwaukee.
Featured Poet: Chloe Stingley
Ms Lotus Fahnk
Boom Boom Klap!
Fivy+Special Guests Necy and Dria
Al-Awda, The Palestinian Right to Return Coalition and the ANSWER Coalition are co-sponsoring the National March to Support Palestine and Protest AIPAC. We are expecting hundreds of organizations and individual leaders to endorse this activity and join the effort!
12 Noon: Assemble at the White House
1pm-5pm: March to the Washington, D.C. Convention Center
On March 20, 2016 we aren’t just protesting AIPAC but we are being direct about supporting Palestine hence the theme! We are asking people from all over The United States of America to come support justice for Palestine by standing against AIPAC which will be convening in DC on this day! We cannot continue to let AIPAC (which advocates for an illegal foreign entity not on US soil) dicatate our American foreign policy.
SUPPORT PALESTINE! PROTEST AIPAC! #SupportPalestineInDC2016
Please support our work in making this national rally the great success it deserves! Thank you! Please click on this link to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/resistance48