March 4-18: Voces de la Frontera Statewide Tour to Defend Our Families

Voces de la Frontera y el Consulado Mexicano llevará a cabo a traves del estado un serie de talleres organizativos. Temas incluirán:

• Preparación de documentos en caso de emergencia
• Conozca tus derechos con inmigración
• Linea de emergencia de Voces (414-418-9409) y del consulado (888-755-5511) en caso de emergencia
• Como documentar y reportar incidentes

Fechas y ubicaciones son los siguientes:
Saturday, February 25 @ 5 pm
St. Francis Church • 148 Main St.

Saturday, March 4 @ 10 am
Centro Hispano • 810 W. Badger Rd.

Saturday, March 4 @ 3:30 pm
Jenn’s Java • 1124 Washington St.

Sunday, March 5 @ 1:30 pm
Candela’s • 2537 W National Ave.

Sunday, March 5 @ 3:30 pm
Labor Center • 2100 Layard Ave

Saturday, March 11 @ 1pm
Vida Nueva United Methodist Church
919 Schwartz Street, Green Bay

Saturday, March 11 @ 1pm
Casa de Restauración Church
21300 W. Greenfield Ave., New Berlin

Date and time TBA

sábado, 25 de marzo @ 1pm
Abbottsford, WI – lugar pendiente

Feb. 13, 2017 Milwaukee / Photo: Joe Brusky

Free Alexander Kushnarev! We will not allow Kiev to silence May 2 massacre in Odessa!

Appeal to left and anti-fascist organizations in Europe and worldwide on the arrest of Alexander Kushnarev


Yesterday a flagrant event happened in Odessa – agents of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) arrested Alexander Kushnarev, the father of anti-fascist Gennady Kushnarev, who was slain on May 2, 2014.

He is accused of organizing the kidnapping of Verkhovna Rada Deputy Alexei Goncharenko, who was photographed posing with Gennady’s body on May 2.Alexander Kushnarev, like the other relatives of the dead, is a major obstacle to the Ukrainian government, which is trying to cover up the massacre that occurred on May 2, 2014, in Odessa.

They refuse to be silent about this tragedy. They hold memorial rallies, produce literature about the events of May 2, and knock on the doors of all international human rights organizations.

Such activity by the relatives of the dead is a “sore spot” for the Ukrainian authorities, as it prevents them from presenting Ukraine to the international community as a democratic country.

Gennady and Alexander Kushnarev

In order to silence these people, the regime took a vile step: using the grief from the loss of his son, they set up the father of the deceased anti-fascist to seek revenge. For greater resonance, the chosen target was a deputy of the Ukrainian parliament who took part in the suppression of the opposition on May 2, 2014 — Alexei Goncharenko.

To be fair, it must be said that Alexei Goncharenko didn’t kill anyone, and was not the organizer of the massacre, but it was he was reported the victory of pro-government forces during the live broadcast on the country’s main TV networks. And he did it against the background of the dead Gennady Kushnarev. As a result, the hatred of Odessites for this character is extremely great.

But the problem goes deeper. This situation was made possible because of the sabotage of the investigation of the mass murder at the House of Trade Unions by law enforcement agencies. For nearly three years, Odessa anti-fascists have languished have languished in Ukrainian prisons, while the murderers who finished off those who leapt from windows to escape the burning building, those who shot peaceful citizens of Odessa, are still at large. It is this absence of justice which makes people seek justice on their own.

The authorities provoked this act intentionally, to have an excuse to arrest other activists of the anti-fascist movement. And so, immediately after the arrest of Alexander Kushnarev, searches began of the homes of activists of Kulikovo Field.

Alexei Goncharenko next to murdered Gennady Kushnarev,
Odessa House of Trade Unions, May 2, 2014.
We appeal to all concerned people for solidarity! We ask you to organize pickets and rallies outside Ukrainian embassies and consulates, as well as in the streets of your cities!We ask for the maximum circulation of the information that the Ukrainian government, after assassinating the anti-fascists, wants to imprison their parents!

We will seek the release of Alexander in all international legal bodies, and in case of failure — through prisoner exchange.

We will not allow them to silence the May 2 massacre in Odessa!

Borotba is always on the side of those who think and fight!

Union Borotba (Struggle)
February 24, 2017


Translated by Greg Butterfield

NYC, March 11: Women in Rebellion! To Resist is Justified! Unite to Fight Trump

Commemorate International Working Women’s Month
Women in Rebellion – To Resist Is Justified
Celebren el mes de la Trabajadora Internacional
Mujeres en rebelión: ¡Resistir es justificable!

Sat., March 11 / Sábado 11 de marzo

12 Noon – Rally / Asamblea al mediodía Herald Square
1 pm – March / Marcha a Penn Station luego marcha al
2 pm – Roundtable
‘Women Rise & Organize’
Intergenerational & International

2 pm – para el mesa redonda panel:
‘Las mujeres se levantan y organizan’
Mesa redondo internacional e intergeneracional
¡A unirse y luchar contra Trump!

Rountable / El mesa redonda @ 2 pm
Auditorium / Auditorio 135 W. 23rd St.
(bet. 6th and 7th Aves./ Apuesta 6º y 7º Aves.) Manhattan

Free refreshments & child care
Cuidado de niños/as y refrigerios ligera gratis

Rain Date: Sat., March 18

En caso de lluvia: Sábado, 18 de Marzo

International Working Women’s Day Coalition
Coalición del DIa de la Trabajadora Internacional


Milwaukee, Feb. 28: Solidarity March and Rally Sign Making Event

We are creating a space for folks to come together and help make signs prior to the March 5th Selma Solidarity March and Rally.

We will take the first 30 mins or so to discuss messaging and then go into sign making.

We are asking folks to bring their own signs, we will have markers and provide snacks.

Follow signs to Yatchak Hall.

ALSO: Milwaukee March 5: Solidarity March and Call to Action; Selma’s Bloody Sunday


Sterling Heights, MI: Counter-Demonstration against “March 4 Trump” Group

Trump’s fascist supporters are gathering in our own backyard, Sterling Heights, as a part of a national right wing mobilization. It is our responsibility to show that racism, sexism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, bigotry, and wanton corruption are not acceptable here, or anywhere else.

Join us in saying NO to Trump and his cabinet of billionaires and generals, and to call for a united and independent working class struggle to fight for the right to jobs at living wages, healthcare, a clean environment, an end to the Pentagon build-up and imperialist wars and a decent life for ALL working people in the U.S. and worldwide.

Parking can be found at the Freedom Hill parking lot and on lots off of Schoenherr. We will gathering near Metro Parkway across from Freedom Hill.


Milwaukee, March 12: Street Medic Training 101

Sue Bietila will be leading a discussion and Q & A on the topic of emergency medical support in the context of street mobilizations. This discussion will address basics of medical care, as well as strategy for situations like Standing Rock when the police target medics. There will be extensive time for questions and answers to meet the specific areas of interests of training participants.
Sue Bietila is an IWW member and Registered Nurse with over 40 years of experience in radical organizing.
This event is Sunday, March 12, at the large meeting room of the Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave, Milwaukee.
If you have translation or childcare needs, please contact us in advance so we can arrange them.

Milwaukee, March 7: Phone Zap: Waupun prison censorship

Short form:
Tuesday, March 7, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Call Waupun Correctional at (920) 324-5571, and ask to be transferred to the mailroom.
Sample Script: “I am calling to ask you to reconsider your censorship in Waupun Correctional mailroom. Your facility has consistently blocked access to the prisoner publication Voices From Behind Wisconsin Prison Gates. By blocking this you are smothering prisoners voices. Other facilities have let this publication in, we are asking you to do the same.”

They may ask you to identify which prisoners this publication was sent to. If challenged on this, say “It has gone to many people on the inside. Other prisons in Wisconsin have not blocked this. Why is Waupun censoring this publication?”

Voices Behind Wisconsin Prison Gates is a publication written by people incarcerated in Wisconsin, it provides a way for people who are incarcerated to talk to teach other about problems they experience, to be less isolated, and less vulnerable to abuse by prison authorities.

The latest issue can be seen online here:

More context on the conditions of abuse and restriction at Waupun Corectional Institution:

More information on Milwaukee’s Incarcerated Worker Organizing Committee can se seen here:

If you want to help, you can also fill out survey form identifying tasks that you can do to be part of the movement against prison abuse:

Here is a “How-To” video for calling prisons (the example used is a lot longer than what’s expected for this call, but it shows how the process can often look like)

If you’re participating internationally, you can make an international voice call to the US very cheaply using google voice / hangouts. When you make a call, please post in the facebook thread how it went to provide more information to people and remind others to take a minute to call-in.

An injury to one is an injury to all. Please contact us if you have additional concerns.

March 5: International day of action called to condemn war crimes in Donbass

By Greg Butterfield, Workers World

Since late January, people living in the Donbass mining region of eastern Europe have been battered by the worst wartime bombing from neighboring Ukraine in nearly two years. Schools, hospitals, water treatment facilities and chemical plants have been targeted, as well as residential homes in cities and villages along the front line.

Nearly 10,000 people have been killed in the region since a right-wing coup overthrew the elected government of Ukraine in 2014.

Photo: The Lost Children of Donbass
In response to the intensified attacks, people have been taking to the streets, from Russia and Italy to South Africa and Britain, demanding an end to war crimes by the U.S.-backed regime in Kiev.

More than 230,000 residents of the independent Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk and thousands internationally have also signed a petition to leaders of Russia, Germany and the United States, demanding that they force Ukraine to abide by the Minsk peace agreement.

Despite signing this agreement in 2015, President Petro Poroshenko’s government continues to violate it every day.

Meanwhile, the new administration in Washington – which raised expectations of a peaceful resolution to the Ukrainian crisis in the Russian-speaking world with Donald Trump’s campaign overtures to Moscow – has taken an increasingly belligerent tone, threatening a new nuclear arms race while condemning non-existent Russian “aggression” in Ukraine at the United Nations and reassuring NATO allies of its commitment to the imperialist alliance.

South African trade unionists protest in solidarity with Donbass.
Photo: WFTU

Now an international day of action has been called for Sunday, March 5, to press the demand for an end to Ukraine’s war, which is enabled by U.S. funding and NATO military training and assistance.

Protesters will also call for Ukrainian President Poroshenko to be charged with war crimes at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Actions are planned in at least 16 cities in Europe, Asia and North America, at Ukrainian embassies, United Nations sites and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) offices.

In New York, Solidarity with Novorossiya & Antifascists in Ukraine, a project of the International Action Center, has called for a picket at the United Nations on March 5 at 12 noon. Protesters will gather at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza at 1st Avenue and 47th Street, across from UN headquarters.

There, anti-war and anti-fascist activists will also demand freedom for Alexander Kushnarev, who was arrested by the Ukrainian Security Service on February 23. Kushnarev’s son Gennady was among at least 48 people killed in the fascist massacre at the Odessa House of Trade Unions on May 2, 2014. This latest attack on the victims’ families is part of Kiev’s campaign to cover up its complicity in the massacre.

For more information on the protest, visit At the website, readers can also find out how to sign the international petition.