Milwaukee, July 21: Freedom Now: Justice for Jay Anderson

If you’ve been marching on the streets or been on the sidelines, this is your opportunity to join the movement for justice. We believe in a future where Black and Brown people live in peace and possibility, not under a police state.

On Thursday July 21st, we respond to a national call from the Movement for Black Lives and a local call from the family of Jay Anderson to take action.

At 9pm on Thursday we will do a BLACK LIVES MATTER Overpass Light Brigade action to demand justice for Jay Anderson, who was murdered by a WPD officer in Madison Park.

We will honor Jay and all those we’ve lost by fighting for the world we can build together, the world we know is possible, the world our children deserve. #FreedomNow

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Madison, July 21: Rally at Police ‘Union’

As part of a national day of action on July 21, we will rally at the police union to demand accountability and community control of the police. The police union prevents officers from being held accountable to the people they are supposed to protect and serve. We call for community control of the police to put an end to violence against communities of color.

Sponsored by Freedom, Inc., Young Gifted and Black Coalition, Groundwork, No New Jail, First Unitarian Society Equity Ministry Team, Racial Justice Tipping Point, Families for Justice Operation Welcome Home, U.N.I.T.Y. Inc. Now!, and the International Socialist Organization.

Join us for a Civil Disobedience and Direct Action training on Monday: https://www.facebook.com/events/181124352302200/

Show up for police accountability at the common council meeting on Tuesday: https://www.facebook.com/events/646926805460197/

Madison: BLACK FREEDOM NOW

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#‎Shutitdown‬! Disrupting one of the biggest ongoing Madison events where thousands of predominately white people come Wednesdays during the summer. We can’t wait for ‪#‎CommunityControlOverPolice‬ and for ‪#‎BlackFreedomNOW‬!

Here is a statement from the coalition of groups that put this weeks actions together including: Groundwork, Freedom Inc, YGB, No New Jail, ISO, UNITY, and others.

We are here to invite you to join us in the Movement for Black Lives, and to call on the city and county for community control of police.

We are here because our conscience calls us to interrupt business as usual. When business as usual in our city and our country is murder, none of us can justify inaction. We all must ask ourselves, What are we doing to take a stand?

This interruption is an inconvenience, yes, but your inconvenience is negligible compared to the fear, violence, and death that our Black neighbors experience every day.

We are here to bring your attention to the fact that Black people in our community are being arrested at 11 times the rate of white people.

We are here to call your attention to the fact that 50% of young African-American men in our community are under control of the department of corrections.

That our jails are disproportionately full of Black people and other people of color locked up for trying to survive poverty.

We are here to voice our noncompliance with business as usual in our city, and to urge you to join us in taking action.

We want an end to police officers murdering our neighbors and facing no accountability.

We ask you, who was being protected and who was being served when a mental health officer brutally beat an 18-year-old Black woman, Genele Laird, last month in the name of keeping the peace? Peace for whom? We will not allow this to happen in our names.

We want Black community control over the police, so that people most impacted by police violence set the policies, practices, and priorities of the police. So that we can hire and fire and bring true accountability to those who are supposed to protect and serve.

We demand the City of Madison invest in community not cops, that $6 million of the Madison Police Department budget dollars be redirected into needed community based resources, such as culturally relevant mental wellness and conflict mediation.

We want Black Freedom Now!

We want Community Control of the Police!

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Milwaukee, July 23: Picket Training

Picket to win! How to organize successful pickets to achieve the specific goals of the Union or organization in struggle. This training developed by the IWW General Defense Committee, includes sharing experiences of picketing, determining goals, identifying players and roles, role playing, and mapping and strategizing in preparation before picketing. The training will also include material regarding marshaling.

Join us at the large meeting room of the Forest Home Library on Saturday, July 23rd. IWW members from Minneapolis will come in to Milwaukee to help train us in strengthening our tactics and organizing. This event is free and open to the public, food is provided. Childcare is available upon request. Please be punctual.

July 21: Freedom Now: Collective Action for Justice #FreedomNow

Freedom Now: Collective Action for Justice #FreedomNow

Free from violence. Free from oppression. Free to be our full selves. Free to love. Freedom Now.

If you’ve been marching on the streets or been on the sidelines, this is your opportunity to join the movement for justice to make sure today is different than yesterday. We can create a future where Black children live in peace and possibility, not under a police state.

We will honor those we’ve lost by fighting for the world we can build together, the world we know is possible, the world we deserve.

What you can do:
This is a moment where all of us, driven by love, can make a change that will define this generation. Image what world we can live in if we follow our dreams instead of fear?

On Thursday July 21st we’re asking you to take action. Join a march, or rally, stage a walk-out or sit in. Hit the streets and stay engaged.

Find an action near you and join people in your communities demanding justice.

If there are no actions near you, don’t ask for permission, organize one.

If you need support, have questions, or feedback contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

If you can’t hit the streets, take action online all day. Use hashtag #FreedomNow

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Milwaukee, July 16: 100 Mil Conversaciones en contra del racismo y odio antiinmigrante / Neighborhood Canvass to Stop Anti-immigrant Hate

100 Mil Conversaciones en contra del racismo y odio antiinmigrante / Neighborhood Canvass to Stop Anti-immigrant Hate

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Día de Acción Nacional:

100 mil conversaciones en contra del racismo y odio anti-inmigrante

Sábado, 16 de julio
11am-2pm

Reunimos en Voces de la Frontera
1027 S. 5th St. en Milwaukee

Después de un entrenamiento breve y almuerzo, pasaremos por el South Side hablando con la comunidad sobre sus necesidades y la importancia de organizarnos para ser una fuerza política para la justicia en las elecciones del 8 de noviembre.

Almuerzo proveído. Más información: 414-828-2692

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National Day of Action:

100,000 Conversations Against Anti-immigrant Hate & Racism

Saturday, July 16
11 am-2pm

Meet at Voces de la Frontera
1027 S. 5th St. in Milwaukee

After a brief training and lunch, we will walk through parts of the South Side to talk with community members about their needs and organizing ourselves to be a political force for justice in the November elections.

Lunch provided. More information: 414-828-2692

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Stop the Torture of WI Prisoners! End Solidarity Confinement!

http://wisconsinwatch.org/2016/07/judge-refuses-to-halt-force-feeding-of-inmate-in-solitary-confinement-protest/

https://www.facebook.com/milwaukeeiww

Excerpt of letter by Cesar De Leon, written 7/8/16
“My complaints against the guard Joseph Beahm were finally accepted by the prison complaint examiner but not without her first changing the subject of the complaint to minimise the allegation. These people are shameless. They don’t care that many people are paying close attention to this hunger strike. And why should they care, when tehre is no consequences for them?”
You can write statements of support to him at:
Cesar DeLeon #322800
Waupun Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 351
Waupun, WI 53963.
You can call the prison to do a wellness check on his condition and others and put pressure on them to stop torturing inmates by calling Warden Brian Foster at 920-324-5571, or emailing at brian.foster@wisconsin.gov Wherever there is exploitation let’s grind it to a halt.

SIGN to Defend Right to Protest at RNC and DNC

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Sign HERE: Defend People’s Right to Protest at the RNC and DNC!

The 2016 election features the most unpopular candidates in recent history. Donald Trump’s candidacy represents an attack on immigrants, Muslims, people of color, women, LGBTQ people and the entire working class. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton’s pro-Wall St, pro-war candidacy offers nothing to working class and oppressed people, just pandering and a “lesser evil.”

The people of the US and the world deserve a space to express their outrage against the two parties of racism, capitalism, and war. Organizers of the Shut Down Trump & the RNC action on July 17 as well as the Shut Down the DNC  action on July 26, along with dozens of other organizations, are planning major demonstrations in Cleveland and Philadelphia. We are outraged by the attack on our rights to organize. Cleveland and Philadelphia, with the support of Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the Secret Service, have made it clear that they do not plan to allow the people to express their outrage during the most unpopular election in recent history.

We expect tens of thousands of people to be in Cleveland to express outrage at Trump’s invasion, with his army of immigrant-bashers, Islamophobes, misogynists, anti-LGBTQ haters and right-wing racists. (See facebook event page) They will also express outrage at the audacity of holding a convention of bigots in a city that, since the murder of Tamir Rice and others, is so closely identified with Black Lives Matter. The week of protests will be a magnet for courageous activists around the country who have been militantly confronting Trump.

In Philadelphia, thousands more will be demonstrating against Hillary Clinton’s coronation as the leader of the Democratic Party, a party which continually defends racist police brutality, endless wars, and deepening austerity. Demonstrators are planning to confront the Democrats on the issues of racist police terror with a Black Resistance Marchpoverty , the environment, the Bernie Sanders movement, and more. You can find a list of events for the RNC HERE.

While the right-wing racists who defend Donald Trump have the right to carry firearms in Cleveland, working class and oppressed people have not been afforded the right to voice their concerns. With the police murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and the escalating war against Black people and Black Lives Matter, the Peoples’ right to protest, resist and fight back has never been more important.

SIGN HERE to send petition to the Mayors of Cleveland and Philadelphia, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, the RNC, the DNC, President Obama, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Secret Service.

We Demand:
Guarantee Our Right to March! In Cleveland and Philadelphia, protesters are denied the right to march within sight and sound of the Convention sites. Both cities have placed heavy restrictions in the time and place of demonstrations, while planning extra space in local prisons to detain demonstrators. Mass arrests are common during the RNC and DNC, such as in 2004 and 2008 when thousands of protesters were rounded up by police, only later to win major lawsuits based on the denial of protected First Amendment activity. The agreement between the city of Cleveland and the ACLU still contains far too many restrictions on the right to protest.

Stop Repression of Activists! At least a dozen Cleveland activists report that they or their families got a knock on the door by the FBI, Homeland Security, Secret Service and Cleveland cops. When the RNC was in Philadelphia in 2000, the major organizing hub was raided by police just days before the convention. Other times key activists have been detained days before major demonstrations. Government repression of activists, whether through spying, raiding, or intimidation, must end immediately. No to excessive fines against people engaged in protests that are protected under the First Amendment.

Money for Communities, not Repression! Millions are being spent for state repression against protests, which will be part of city and state arsenals far into the future. We are worried about the long term effects of an increasingly militarized, anti-Free Speech police force which is empowered by these laws. Meanwhile Labor, LGBTQ, impoverished, immigrant and Black and Brown communities – those who have the most reasons to protest in the streets – will be denied their rights long after the RNC and DNC leaves town.

Stop Militarizing the Police! Through a $50 million Homeland Security grant, Cleveland police have acquired riot gear, retractable steel batons, fencing to pen in protestors, plastic cuffs and Long Range Acoustic Devices, which disperse crowds by emitting loud, painful noise. The city also purchased state-of-the-art surveillance tools including cameras, laptops, Pointer Illuminating Aiming Lasers and Stingray cell phone tracking devices. After the RNC the African-American community will have even more reason to fear the cops, who get to keep their new instruments of terror. Philadelphia has received a similar grant.

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Workers World Party street meeting July 7, 2016 in Milwaukee, WI at 27th and Wisconsin Avenue. [Photo: WI BOPM]

Madison, July 31: Awareness March Rally

July 31st
Madison Wi, (location isn’t up yet )
Awareness March Rally

This event is contributing all the families whose lost their loved ones to police seeking for justice , ❤️
Also this will be another March , marching for justice , racial issues and America & for peace to all come together as one , ! If you have a voice used it

This event will have a lot of
-Media coverage , from news reporters , and radio guest
-Entertainers ( Spoken word , singers & rappers & anyone else whose interested )
-Voices from the community and one as a whole anyone and everyone who wants to talk
-There will be an March around the downtown area as of last time
-Special speakers from family victims
& a candle light for every victim in Wisconsin & whom ever else it contains too whose life has been taken due to these critical times
-Bring your signs , & Banners

MORE INFO WILL BE UPDATED , in the mean time share this event much love

REMEMBER THEIR NAMES ❤️
#Tony Robinson
#Darius Lowery
#Christopher Davis
#Dontre Hamilton
# Jay Anderson
#Paulie Heenen
#MichaelWilliamSchumacher

If there is more families of people who have been killed by law please inbox me thank you

#Wisconsin #WhatAreTheirNames #WeNeedJustice #BlackLivesMatterToo #ThisIsntAMomentThisIsAMovement

#NoJusticeNoPeace #UntiedWeStand
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