Monthly Archives: April 2017
The Grass is Greener, 04-29-17,Brian Eisold on the Climate March
Organizer Brian Eisold is back to talk about the April 29 actions against climate change. Then we have a few announcements and in rabbit news, R.I.P. Simon the super-gigantic bunny.
May Day Events & Coverage of Worldwide Protests at Peoples Power Assemblies
May Day Protests in Madison & Milwaukee
Detroit, April 29: WWP Series on Russian Revolution
Hosted by Workers World Party – Michigan
Workers World Party Class Series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution
First Class – The February Revolution of 1917 which overthrew the Tsar
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 5:00 pm
5920 Second Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
Dinner served at 5:00 – Class and discussion follows dinner
Reading Material – 5 Days in February from Trotsky’s History of the Russian Revolution
This great work describes the February insurrection that began on International Women’s Day and which led to the overthrow of the Tsar. The material gives tremendous insight into how a demonstration matures into an insurrection, with a vivid description of the tensions and dynamics at play during the decisive moments.
Here is a link to the chapter from which we will read segments. file:///C:/Users/Owner/Downloads/trotsky%20history.pdf..The re which will also be provided at the class. We read and discuss the material together.
Here is a link to reading material. https://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1930/hrr/ch07.htm
For more information call: 313-319-0870.
Chicago, May 19: Joe Mshahwar and Randi Nord To Speak About the People’s Defense of Syria and Yemen
Hosted by Chicago Workers World Party
FLIER: WWP Joe Randi Illinois Wisconsin Tour May 2017 FLIER
Location: Jesse White Community Center, 410 W Chicago Avenue, Meeting Room 132, 6:30 – 8:30 P.M. / Free and open to the public
Join us at a public forum to discuss the origins and significance of the bloody wars raging in Syria and Yemen. Speakers will include Joe Mshahwar, a young Syrian-American activist with the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice, and Randi Nord, a journalist who covers the Middle East for Geopolitics Alert.
Our panel will dig behind the headlines to address why the U.S. government is spending billions of our tax dollars to seek the violent overthrow of Syria’s democratically elected president, Bashar al-Assad, and the defeat of Yemen’s Popular Resistance Coalition. What was the real reason for Trump’s cruise missile attack on Syria’s Shayrat airbase? Why is the U.S. supporting Syrian offshoots of the very terrorist groups that Trump claims to oppose? Why is the U.S. arming Saudi Arabia with planes and bombs used to massacre tens of thousands in Yemen, one of the world’s poorest countries?
Our speakers will answer these questions as they expose the role of the western oil companies, big banks, and arms makers in promoting the continued bloodshed in Syria and Yemen. We also will discuss how we in the Midwest can build a movement to demand money for human needs, not for racist wars.
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May 23: Join the Milwaukee Fight For $15 Delegation to Protest at McDonald’s Shareholder’s Meeting in Illinois
I got two words for McDonald’s: Get. Ready.
Hardworking people everywhere are demanding $15 an hour and union rights.
States like Illinois and Massachusetts are the latest to push for $15 an hour minimums – and even the US Senate and House introduced a new $15 per hour bill just yesterday!
McDonald’s stands against us ALL. Time to fight back.
FIGHT BACK: Join the March on McDonald’s on May 23. RSVP right here to reserve your spot on the bus from Milwaukee to Chicago today.
I work all day at McDonald’s – but how am I supposed to survive on the measly $8.50 an hour they pay?
I can’t afford bills, can’t afford rent, can barely even keep food on the table.
That’s why I’m marching – will you march with me?
May 23 is the day before McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting – their most important business meeting of the year.
The people, the key people, will be in that room, who can decide to do the right thing and agree to the $15 and union rights McDonald’s employees need.
They need to hear from us. They will hear from us.
Take the #FightFor15 to McDonald’s doorstep – join the march in Chicago on May 23. Spots on the bus are limited – sign up today!
What: The March on McDonald’s with the #FightFor15
When: May 23, 2017
Where: Join the Fight for $15 bus in Milwaukee. We will drive you directly to the protest in Chicago, IL!
Join the March on McDonald’s. We are worth MORE.
Fight for $15
Why did the PA DOC move political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal from his cell at SCI Mahanoy last night?
He only had time to tell a nearby prisoner to let Mumia’s supporters know he was being moved before he was gone. When his attorney Bob Boyle called the prison, they said he was in the infirmary for tests.
If in fact Abu-Jamal is in the infirmary:
- Why? Numerous visitors and callers report he was in good spirits and better health after three weeks of receiving medicine that can cure his hep C infection.
- Why did the prison administration wait until the end of the day to move him?
- Why place him in the infirmary where he is permitted little movement, where visitors are not allowed, and where guards are more hostile to him?
- Why are guards being told that there may be layoffs because Mumia is costing the prison a lot of money? All people have a right to humane medical care. Instead of blaming the patients who need the medicine, the state should be demanding lower prices on hep C medicines from the companies that charge up to $1000 a pill.
- Why is he being suddenly isolated in the infirmary, just days after a court hearing which may overturn a number of appeals denied Mumia and three weeks after the DOC was forced by mass pressure and court orders to finally treat his deadly illness? Is this retaliation?
- Will two people now on the way to visit him be allowed to see and speak to him?
When Mumia came off death row in 2011, Philadelphia DA Seth Williams and others made public threats that his life would not be safe in general population. We must take any new threat against Mumia seriously. The people must increase the pressure to finally free Mumia.
Please call the PA DOC at 570-773-2158. Tell them to let his family and friends know where Mumia is being kept, and to let them visit him.
Mobilization4Mumia@gmail.com l 215-724-1618
May Day in Madison: Day Without Immigrants & Refugees
Hosted by UTI- Union de Trabajadores Inmigrantes
(ESPAÑOL MAS ABAJO)
Joining hundred plus countries in the world celebrating the International Workers Day, hundreds of cities across the USA will march to stop the attacks to our the poor, the immigrants, the refugees, the women, the environment, the public education, and a long list of important issues for most of us.
Come and join us in the International Workers Day and helps us to stop the Attacks on Immigrants, Refugees, Workers, Unions, and other Marginalized Communities.
Against Trump’s policies of hate and divisions, today more than ever
AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL
No More Deportations
No More Attacks To The Poor And Marginalized
No More Atacks To Our Union, Human And Democratic Rights
Amnesty For All Immigrants
Quality And Affordable Housing, Food, Education And Healthcare For All
Living Wages And Good Work Conditions For All
Uniéndose a más de cien países en el mundo celebrando el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores, cientos de ciudades de todo Estados Unidos marcharán para detener los ataques a los pobres, los inmigrantes, los refugiados, las mujeres, el medio ambiente, la educación pública y una larga lista de cuestiones importantes para la mayoría de nosotros.
Venga y únase a nosotros en el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores y ayúdenos a detener los ataques contra inmigrantes, refugiados, trabajadores, sindicatos y otras comunidades marginadas.
Contra las políticas de odio y divisiones de Trump, hoy más que nunca
UN ATAQUE CONTRA UN@ ES UN ATAQUE CONTRA TOD@S
No Más Deportaciones
No Más Ataques A Los Pobres Y Marginados
No Más Ataques A Nuestros Derechos Sindicales, Humanos Y/O Democráticos
Amnistía Para Todos Los Inmigrantes
Vivienda, Comida, Educación Y Atención Médica Para Todos De Calidad Y Barata
Salarios Dignos Y Buenas Condiciones De Trabajo Para Todos
ALSO: UW WalkOut: Day without Immigrants and refugees: http://tinyurl.com/mz9w8x6