UE Workers at Aramark in La Crosse Walk Out July 31, 2017


United Electrical Workers (UE)

100% of union members walked out of Aramark La Crosse today in opposition to management’s latest contract proposals.

We are demanding higher wages, paid sick days, and no new wage tiers.

When workers are united and willing to fight, anything is possible.

WALKOUT IN WISCONSIN. Members of UE Local 1121 walked off the job for 45 minutes this morning at Aramark in La Crosse. The job action — the first work stoppage in the local’s more than 20 year history — had 100% participation. Workers are fed up with the way the company has been stalling negotiations and its terrible proposals. They’ve been working without a contract, and today’s work stoppage was to demand that, when the union and company meet again on Wednesday, the company put a decent proposal on the table that can lead to a settlement. The members are demanding wage increases, paid sick days, and saying “no” to the company’s proposal for a third wage tier.

United Electrical Workers (UE)

UE Aramark July 31 2017


Roanoke, VA, August 6, 2017: Defend The Hope Center Potluck & Letter Writing

Hosted by Black Lives Matter – Roanoke VA

Hope for the community
Roanoke Peoples’ Power Network

If you question what you can do to make things better in #Roanoke or how we can build community and peoples’ power, now’s the time to step up. #DefendTheHopeCenter

1. Write a letter of support for #TheHopeCenter

2. Respectfully call the property manager and give positive testimonies of why The Hope Center is amazing and VITAL to the NW community and 11th St. specifically, and that the lease should be renewed

3. JOIN US for a potluck and letter-writing event @ The Hope Center on Sunday (8.6.17) from 1-4pm

* We will have some burgers and hot dogs
** Please bring a side dish and post what you’re bringing!

Defend the Hope Center August 2017

Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast July 29, 2017


Listen to the Sat. July 29, 2017 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the stampede at South Africa’s FNB stadium which has killed two people; an article in the Global Times reports on the role of Chinese Non-Governmental Organizations on the African continent; the migration crisis from Africa to Europe has prompted calls for a more militarized response in the Mediterranean; and the political unrest in Libya continues amid efforts by France and Italy to halt internal strife and human trafficking. In the second hour we will review the developments surrounding the recently-held South African Communist Party 14th National Congress which took place earlier this month. A media briefing featuring SACP leaders and the political report of Secretary General Dr. Blade Nzimande is rebroadcast.


Lessons from the Detroit July 1967 Rebellion and Prospects for Social Transformation –Part III & IV


By Abayomi Azikiwe

Coalition building and the need for a united front against national oppression and class exploitation

Note: This third section of the report examines the days, weeks and months following the Detroit Rebellion of July 23-27, 1967 where working and middle class people in the city took different approaches on how to proceed. The report reviews the formation of broad-based coalitions and the approach of the ruling class towards various interests within the African American community from the proletarian radicals and revolutionaries to the more mainstream Civil Rights organizations and small business interests seeking to establish a stronger economic base. From the neighborhoods, schools and workplaces there was the desire to move quickly in order to ensure a qualitative advancement in the struggle for African American liberation.