Milwaukee, April 3: Colombian Peace Talks and Trade Unions: A presentation by Colombian agricultural union leader Nidia Quintero

Colombian Peace Talks and Trade Unions: A presentation by Colombian agricultural union leader Nidia Quintero

Event is in Spanish with English translation.

FENSUAGRO (agricultural workers union) General Secretary Nidia Quintero will discuss the aspirations and fears of workers in Colombia. This event is part of a national tour hosted by Alliance for Global Justice, and Colombian Action Network.

The world is hopeful about new peace accords that will end more than 50 years of civil war. But despite the progress that has been made, Colombia is still the most dangerous place in the world to be a unionist, and assaults against human rights defenders have spiked in recent years. Fifteen of Nidia’s fellow organizers were assassinated for their activities between 2000 and 2004. These included both her husband, a union leader who was killed in 2002 and, ten days later, her 19 year old son who was also active in the union.

Rural workers and their families are especially vulnerable and no labor organization is more targeted than FENSUAGRO. They represent the population most affected by forced displacement; many of their leaders have been jailed for political reasons; and since FENSUAGRO’s founding in 1976, more than 1,500 of their members have been murdered.

Popular movements in Colombia have said international awareness is key if this peace is going to be just and durable.

Milwaukee event hosted by United Workers Organization, and Latin America Solidarity Committee, and LCLAA. Special thanks to the Machinist’s for the use of their hall.

6pm Sunday April 3rd at the Machinists Lodge
2609 W Oklahoma Ave Milwaukee WI

FENSUAGRO

Milwaukee, April 3: BlackLivesMatter Live

What? – An open mic opportunity to artistically express or listen to feelings about the events which have created the #BlackLivesMatter movement. This could be in the form of spoken word, a dialog with the audience, a story or anything else which only requires a single mic.

When? – Sunday, April 3 at 7 PM

Where? – Bremen Cafe, 901 E Clarke Street, Milwaukee

Free. Donations welcome.

Chicago, April 1: Teachers, Staff, Fight For $15 & More For A One Day Strike

#FightFor15 will be on a one day strike with members of the Chicago Teachers Union April 1. Join us!

6:30 a.m. Roosevelt High School (3436 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60625) or Harlan High Schools (9652 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60628)

4 p.m. Thompson Center, 100 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

http://www.ctunet.com/blog/fight-for-15-to-join-chicago-teachers-unions-april-1-strike

Chicago Teachers Union: http://www.ctunet.com/

Solid Picket Lines Make for Solidarity

by ctu communications  |  03/29/2016

“On Friday, April 1, the solidarity of Chicago Teachers Union sisters and brothers, along with the solidarity of more than 50 union and community organizations, will be on full display before the entire city, state and nation. In this unprecedented strike for political demands and state funding that encompass the entire state, our picket lines represent our strength and our resolve to fight for the schools our students deserve. We are in a battle with powerful forces that want to privatize schools, permanently reduce our livelihoods and divest from struggling neighborhoods. Our unity right now is the only protection we have against continued financial instability in the school district.

We are still at the beginning of a struggle that has already proven to be protracted and difficult. This one-day unfair labor practice strike will set in motion the larger forces that will ultimately be necessary to save our schools. Only a strong showing on April 1 and remaining united with our allies will help secure the revenue we need for a fair contract and adequate investments for our students’ futures. Below are some key points on the practicalities and politics of strong picket lines… http://www.ctunet.com/blog/solid-picket-lines-make-for-solidarity

Hundreds Protest Trump in Janesville & Milwaukee To Demand: ‘Get your hate out of our state!’

Defeat “Right to Work” in Wisconsin

And From Voces de la Frontera in Milwaukee:

Today we marched with hundreds of community members to say that Milwaukee is ‪#‎UnitedAgainstHate‬ and united against Trump and Cruz and the politicians who support their ideas ‪#‎StopTrump‬

This afternoon we march with hundreds of members of the community to say that Milwaukee is united against the hatred of trump, Cruz, and all politicians who support your ideas!

And Janesville:Multi-racial crowd here at ‪#‎StopTrumpJanesville‬ now chanting “No human being is illegal!” / Todo@s las razas en la protesta de Trump gritando “Nadie es ilegal!”

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