Shabazz Center, 3940 Broadway @ W 165th NYC
“…There is a palpable change in the tribe as it gathers its voice against the mine, Reiter says. Speaking events, fliers, websites and new partnerships proliferate, but that’s only half the story: Tribal members have taken to days-long walks from the reservation to the Menominee River, tracing their ancestors’ steps. They’ve re-seeded the river’s mouth with wild rice—Menominee is Algonkian for “People of the wild rice,” and other tribes in the region said that when the Menominee appeared, wild rice followed. When they left, the rice passed.
The tribe has also reinstituted language programs at schools. The mine debate, Reiter says, has rekindled the tribe’s river roots.
It’s a revival Reiter himself has lived. In rallying against the mine, he’s learned from elders of the obligation to watch over the river…”
Photo: Brian Bienkowski
On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, Keith Lamont Scott, a disabled Black man, was shot and killed by Charlotte police while he was sitting in his truck reading, waiting for his children to get off the school bus.
Charlotte community and organizers took to the streets all night and into the early morning to fight back against the continued police terror that criminalizes and murders Black people.
As the situation unfolds, organizers on the ground need support to get materials, supplies, and other needs met to continuing supporting folks as they connect their righteous rage to action.
All contributions collected on this page will go towards the CLT QTPOC Coalition, a group of organizers who have been taking action for Black Lives, against HB2, for Standing Rock, among other pressing front line issues.
Donations will go towards the following needs:
FREEDOM FIGHTER BOND FUND: http://durhamsolidaritycenter.org/bondfund/
Photo pulled from Al Jazeera
Encuentro Fronterizo: Espacio para Personas de Color en Tucson, AZ el 8 de octubre
Para información en español sobre el Espacio para Personas de Color del Encuentro Fronterizo y el nuevo colectivo, Frente X, liderando su creación – horario, logística, declaración de principios, registración para participantes, avisos para viajar para personas de todos estatus migratorios, aplicación para presentar un taller en el Espacio en Tucson, y más – por favor visite http://soaw.org/border/espacio_frentex o mandenos un correo electronic a FrenteX@protonmail.com
Border Encuentro: People of Color Space in Tucson, Arizona on October 8
We are excited to anounce the creation of a People of Color (POC) Space at the Encuentro! We believe that the Encuentro provides a unique opportunity for those most directly impacted by state sanctioned violence in the U.S., Latin America, and beyond to learn from one another, and begin building networks of inter-racial, transnational solidarity among each other.
The moral necessity to make the Encuentro/Convergence accessible to our undocumented family led us to create the POC Space in Tucson, AZ, where people are not forced to traverse a Border Patrol checkpoint in order to arrive. A workshop and/or space to discuss solidarity for white allies is being organized in Nogales, stay tuned for more details.
And please forward this email to your friends, comrades, family members, and colleagues that may be interested in this ongoing initiative, whether or not they are able to atend this year’s POC Space at the Border Encuentro!
SOA Watch POC Space/Frente X, FrenteX@protonmail.com
Here in Milwaukee, we will be organizing one of two powerful actions at each school around public education funding. Each school will hold either a morning walk-in or an afternoon neighborhood walk with parents, students, community members, and educators.
These actions will help us build our movement to expose and reverse the funding inequities that exist in Wisconsin’s public schools.
Begin organizing your school community’s Oct. 6 action today! Talk with your MTEA building leaders and register at mtea.org.
Come and hear directly from Martin Fernández at Alverno College (Alumnae Hall in the Sister Joel Read Center).
Martin is the National Coordinator of the Movement for Dignity and Justice (MADJ) in Honduras, which seeks to expose and combat state violence and corruption, while organizing communities around the principles of self-determination, ecological sustainability, and collective resistance. The grassroots organization has been routinely subjected to threats and intimidation due to their human rights work. Martín will discuss this work in the context of Honduras today, and how US policies and security aid contribute directly to the ongoing crisis.
The 2009 military coup in Honduras cemented the Central American nation as a hotbed of human rights abuses, the new frontier in the US-led War on Drugs, and an all-out plunder of national territory and resources. Those who resist are targeted and killed with a level of impunity unheard of in the 21st century in Latin America; the March 2nd assassination of beloved Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres is an example of state crime and impunity amongst many. Those who head North are often sent back to the very violence and poverty from which they fled. The heart of the crisis is the US policies of militarization, the legitimization of a brutal Honduran State, and the promotion of crony capitalism. For the Honduran people, the results are violent and devastating, but their inspiring resistance continues.
This event is supported by the Alverno Center for Academic Excellence, Department of World Languages, CHICA, College Democrats, and Global Studies Club.
“Marking the 55th anniversary of its founding, the Non-Alignment Movement (NAM) held its 17th Summit on Margarita Island in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. This meeting was held under the theme of “Peace, Sovereignty and Solidarity for Development…”
Contribute to bond fund for protesters arrested by police: http://durhamsolidaritycenter.org/bondfund/
More info: Peoples Power Assemblies
UPDATED INFORMATION FOR TONIGHT IF IT IS RAINING
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM Million Youth March Of Charlotte
EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION
Calling out Charlotte, Surrounding areas, and organizations, In light of the recent Police Shootings in Charlotte and world wide Join MillionYouth MarchofCharlotte tonight 9-21-16 for an Emergency Call to Action tomorrow evening 7 pm Marshall Park
THIS IS A PEACEFUL EVENT
COME WITH A PLAN A SOLUTION AND MOST OF ALL A HEART
**** RAIN LOCATION WILL BE LITTLE ROCK AME ZION CHURCH****
A special THANK YOU to Dr. Dwayne Anthony Walker and The Little Rock AME Zion Church
On September 23rd from 11 a.m. -3 p.m., come on out and enjoy FREE games and learn about social justice issues and how to get involved! There will be a raffle and one prize is a CASH PRIZE!!! Raffles, snacks, and t-shirts will be sold the day of. Half of the proceeds raised from the raffle tickets will go towards the Coalition of Justice.