Voces de la Frontera, YES and Allies Mobilizing in Multiple Cities in Wisconsin to Build for May Day Rally & March in Milwaukee


Voces de la Frontera
Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES)


¡No trabajo • No escuela • No consumo!

¡Alto a la legislación estatal anti-inmigrante!
¡Sí a las licensias de conducir!
No 287g • Fuera Clarke
¡Alto a la presupuesto racista y militarista de Trump!
Provea fondos para el cuidado de salud para todxs, la educación pública y buenos trabajos

Marcha estatal en Milwaukee
12pm • 1027 S 5th St
Info: 414-828-2692 • vdlf.org

Información sobre buses y herramientas para organizar: www.vdlf.org/maydaytoolkit


May 1st Day Without Latinxs, Immigrants & Refugees
General Strike: No work • No school • No shopping!

Stop anti-immigrant state legislation
Driver’s Cards for Immigrants
Fire Sheriff Clarke • No 287g
Stop Trump’s War & Deportation Budget
Fund Health Care for All, Public Education, & Good Jobs

Statewide March in Milwaukee
12pm • 1027 S 5th St
Info: 414-469-9206 • vdlf.org

Statewide bus information and tools to organize: www.vdlf.org/maydaytoolkit

End Racist War On Migrants

By Teresa Gutierrez posted on April 26, 2017


“…But the real terrorists are the white supremacists and warmongers now running Washington. A “Blue Lives Matter” ideology is pushing policy that means more war here at home and abroad.

This makes the May Day 2017 strike much more important — and the struggles for migrant and worker rights that will go on after May Day that much more ­decisive.

More than ever our movements in the streets — whether for immigrant rights, against police terror, to stop wars abroad and climate change, for women’s or LGBTQ rights — must become anti-capitalist as well as internationalist.

We must show not only in slogans but in our actions that there are no borders in the workers’ struggle, that we stand united with workers in every country, from every country. Our lives depend on it.” http://www.workers.org/


13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance U.S. Tour with Melissa Cardoza and singer Karla Lara April 20 – May 13

Karla Lara and Melissa Cardoza will be touring the U.S. in honor of their dear friend, assassinated indigenous leader Berta Cáceres, to whom this bilingual edition of 13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance is dedicated.

Karla Lara (izquierda) y Melissa Cardoza (derecha) están haciendo una gira por los EE.UU en honor de su querida compañera Berta Cáceres, la lideresa indígena asesinada, a quién está dedicada esta edición bilingüe de 13 Colores de la Resistencia Hondureña.

Cardoza Lara Honduran Resistance Tour Spring 2017


#LetSarahTeach #SaveSpecialEd

Friends and allies,
Chicago Public Schools suspended special ed educator Sarah Chambers for speaking out against policies that harm our kids.

Call Rahm Emanuel & Frank Clark tomorrow (Thursday) all days. Demand to reinstate Sarah Chambers!  Please call and share with your network! Thank you!  An injustice against one, is an injustice against all.

Sarah Chambers Chicago

2017 National Week Of Action Against Incarcerating Youth May 15-21, 2017

Hosted by Durango Save the Kids

May 15 – 21, 2017
National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth
events all over the United States for the week


National Week Website: http://savethekidsgroup.org/noyouthinprison2017/

We are looking for groups and individuals around the United States to organize events.

During the 2017 5th Annual National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth organizations, groups, collectives, mosques, synagogue, community centers, bookstores, schools, clubs, churches, recreation centers, and temples, are organizing in their communities around the country daily events during the week aimed at raising awareness about the school to prison pipeline and ending the incarceration of all youth.

Another world is possible, and it begins with community based programs and alternatives such as rehabilitation, therapy, counseling, job readiness workshops, tutoring, more community programs and centers, and transformative and restorative justice programs in the community and in schools to address conflicts. Incarceration is not the solution, but the problem. Once youth are involved in the juvenile justice system, it is hard for them to get out of it. Please support youth and their futures and demand that no more youth are incarcerated no matter the crime/harm they have committed. Incarceration does nothing to address the needs of the community, those harmed, and the youth who have committed the harm.

For more info: Anthony Nocella 3156572911 or nocellat@yahoo.com

Pan-African Radio Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast, April 26, 2017 Edition


Listen to the Wed. April 26, 2017 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features reports on France, the DPRK, Somalia and United States militarism. Other segments will review the contributions of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in honor of the 45th anniversary of his transition.

Viewpoint: Finance Capital and Neo-Fascism: The French Elections Mirror the Crises of Western States


By Abayomi Azikiwe
Editor, Pan-African News Wire
Tuesday April 25, 2017

“…Le Pen could easily follow the same path as the current U.S. President Donald Trump who ran for office saying he would lessen tensions with the Russian Federation over Syria and place more emphasis on infrastructural projects while erecting trade barriers with other states. Nevertheless, Trump after gaining office, drew from the same coterie of Pentagon generals, intelligence operatives, bankers, oil magnates and ideological racists which have served as the administrators of imperialism for decades.

The Western industrialized states do not have the political or economic capacity to break with the reliance upon unequal terms of trade, militarism and the super-exploitation of labor. Racism and xenophobia are utilized to fortify the system of capitalism where the financial institutions determine the parameters of both domestic and foreign policy.

Until the workers and oppressed within the imperialist states can organize to effectively transform the status quo, there are relatively few prospects for a genuine qualitative improvement in living standards among those who have to toil for their existence. The ruling class has articulated no program for resolving the crises of joblessness, poverty and the burgeoning inequality within capitalist society. Consequently, these two candidates in France represent the duality of an unresolvable quagmire within a social system that has served its usefulness to humanity.”


New statement from the Palestinian prisoners’ movement reaffirms urgent call for support


The Palestinian prisoners’ movement participating in the hunger strike in Israeli prisons issued a new statement on 26 April, the 10th day of the hunger strike which began 17 April 2017, Palestinian Prisoners’ Day.

The over 1500 hunger strikers have a series of demands, including an end to the denial of family visits, the right to appropriate health care, the right to education in prison and an end to solitary confinement and “administrative detention,” imprisonment without charge or trial.

The following statement was released today in Arabic by the Palestinian Prisoners Movement on behalf of the strikers and is translated to English in full below:

In the name of God, the most merciful

“Those to whom hypocrites said, ‘Indeed, the people have gathered against you, so fear them.’ But it merely increased them in faith, and they said, ‘God alone is sufficient for us and he is the best disposer of affairs.’” – the Holy Qur’an

Statement issued by the Palestinian Prisoners’ National Movement
Follow-Up Committee for the Hunger Strike

As the battle of empty stomachs (the battle of freedom and dignity) continues in its tenth day, a wide-scale targeting of activists and strugglers on hunger strike is taking place at the hands of the forces of the occupation prison administration, fully supported by the government of the Zionist enemy. Its prime minister and officials daily declare their refusal to deal with the just demands of the prisoners as they raise the ceiling of racist incitement against the prisoners while promising further oppression and abuse. They do not take advantage of the lessons of the past, where the prisoners have trurned the tables of the prison officials, the intelligence agencies and the occupation state through their steadfastness, determination and struggle. This is another battle in a series of battles fought by the prisoners’ movement throughout its history. It is a landmark of steadfastness and struggle, emphasizing the course of resistance, unity, liberation and victory.

In this context, we are sending a series of messages through this statement to the striking prisoners and those ready to fight in this battle, to the Palestinian people everywhere, to the national and Islamic forces, and to all forces of freedom in the world, in which we affirm our need for support, solidarity, participation and unity as prisoners to confront the challenges imposed by the government of occupation. In this context, we emphasize the following:

First, to the heroic striking prisoners carrying out the battle of empty stomachs for the tenth consecutive day, we are all with you in support and not only with words. The occupation prison administration will be subject to the free will of the captives. We speak with insistence that we will proceed until the achievement of our goals. We are now at the stage of biting our fingers; we are together as brothers, mujahideen and comrades from the first cry. Support is on the way and the coming days will carry new actions to escalate the pace of the strike and achieve its goals. The message now is first to stand up, first to insist and first to adhere to the demands, all of us, and we will stand united to confront the executioner.

Second, all dialogue will be with the striking prisoners and we will not allow any interference whatsoever. We also warn against rumors circulating about the strike that aim to suppress the morale of the strugglers and attempt to limit the popular support for the strike and create a climate of confusion and hesitation. We call for refusing to circulate the news items that the occupation is attempting to broadcast and promote.

Third, we call upon the masses of the Palestinian people for even more support and solidarity through the daily struggle and clashes with the occupation in all locations. Every serious action and movement shortens the duration of the strike and makes it clear to the occupation that the prisoners are not alone. In occupied Palestine ’48 and in Jerusalem, it is possible to be in front of the prisons, and in the West Bank, in the places of engagement with the occupation forces, and in Gaza, which is steadfast every day, your support is critical, and outside Palestine, you are the call of the campaign and the voice of freedom, so that the Palestinian cause will prevail.

Fourth, we call upon the national and Islamic forces to unite under a comprehensive program for Palestinian, Arab and international support and to exert all efforts to support this strike of freedom.

In conclusion, we affirm that the coming days bear the promise of victory, “and those who do wrong will come to know by what overturning they will be overturned.”

Your brothers, mujahideen and comrades
Palestinian Prisoners’ National Movement
26 April 2017
The tenth day of the strike of freedom and dignity