SEPT 11-17: Topple White Supremacy! Durham 9/12 + local actions

Hosted by Workers World Party and Workers World Party Durham Branch

Coming to Durham or planning a local action? Let us know using this form: http://iacenter.org/supportsep11-17durhamweekofaction/

SEPT. 11-17: TOPPLE WHITE SUPREMACY!
Come to Durham Sept 12 and/or host local actions

An informal alliance of national, regional and local organizations are pulling together a national call for a coordinated week of actions to topple white supremacy and state repression from Sept. 11-17, in the wake of events in Durham and Charlottesville.

Tuesday, Sept. 12, will be the first court date for activists who allegedly toppled a Confederate statue in Durham, as well as the one-month anniversary of the righteous resistance to white supremacists in Charlottesville and the murder of anti-fascist protester Heather Heyer there.

In Durham, Sheriff Mike Andrews has been attempting to intimidate the movement by targeting activists allegedly involved in toppling the statue on Aug. 14, and others involved in protesting at a planned Ku Klux Klan rally on Aug. 18. The activists who have been arrested so far have court dates on Sept. 12 and Oct. 11.

We are asking for folks who can to come to Durham for the 12th as well as organize local actions in their cities to protest monuments of white supremacy (whether they be statues, prisons, police brutality, etc). The vision is to spark hundreds of actions, and find hundreds of new organizers.

Join us!

Durham Sept 11 to 17 2017 Week Of Action
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National Call to Action to Smash White Supremacy

In the wake of the violent attacks in Charlottesville by organized Neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and the KKK, with complicity from the police, we are calling for organizations and individuals to join this call to smash white supremacy!

Take action between Monday, September 11th and Monday, September 18th for Charlottesville, for Durham, for your own community such as rallies, marches, direct action, press conferences, teach-ins, etc.

Actions across the country have shown that now, more than ever, is the time to take bold and courageous action. We must act now to counter the rise and emboldening of white supremacists in our communities and in the state.

Tuesday, September 12th is the one-month anniversary of the the murder of anti-racist protester Heather Heyer. It is also the court date for the courageous young people in Durham, N.C., who pulled down a confederate monument in their city. On September 12th, organizers are mobilizing in defense of these arrestees and the Durham community. Will you join them by coming to Durham and/or planning a solidarity action in your city?

In Durham, Sheriff Mike Andrews has been attempting to intimidate the movement at large by targeting activists allegedly involved in toppling the statue on Aug. 14, and others involved in protesting at a planned Ku Klux Klan rally on Aug. 18. Andrews has been targeted by activists for allowing horrible conditions to continue at the Durham County Jail, where at least five people have died as a result and where, in the most recent outrage, prisoners are only allowed visits from their loved ones via video; and for his department’s collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The struggle against white supremacy in all its forms is just! The events in Charlottesville, followed by the action in Durham that toppled the Confederate monument, are part of a growing movement to combat some of the most heinous, racist sections of far right that have been emboldened by Trump. In response, cities across the country have preemptively taken down Confederate monuments — not because these politicians want to “do the right thing,” but because they fear rebellion and the strength of a united, multinational movement.

In spite of this, Trump’s bellicose attacks on our movement have continued — including the egregious pardoning of arch-racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio — providing an opening for the witchhunt by the Durham sheriff against anti-racist activists and for attacks from the far right. The days of action from September 11-17, both in Durham and around the country, will continue the march forward to tear down white supremacy.

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2017 Wisconsin Labor Day Events

2017 Wisconsin Labor Day

Events take place on Monday, September 4, unless otherwise specifically stated

Milwaukee

Parade: 11:00 am; LaborFest: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Parade begins at Zeidler Union Square Park. We will march to LaborFest at Henry Maier Festival Park.

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Come celebrate Labor Day with those who created it: organized workers at the festival built with volunteers and donations. Starting with a parade at Carl Zeidler Square Wisconsin Union Memorial in Downtown Milwaukee featuring union affiliates, partners and allies at 11 am. The festival opens at noon at the Summerfest grounds with free entertainment all day long for the kids and family.

Racine

12:00pm to 4:30pm at Mt. Pleasant Park, 9614 Northwestern Avenue, Franksville, WI 53126

A non-perishable food donation entitles you to one free food plate ticket and two free beverage tickets. Additional tickets are available for purchase for $5.00 (food) & $1.00 (beverage).

Join us for food, fun and great company while celebrating our wonderful labor community!

Kenosha

11:00 am to 5:00 pm, St. Therese Picnic Grounds, 9005 22nd Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53143

The annual Kenosha Laborfest features booths from all labor organizations in the Kenosha area. Raffle prizes, beer tent, and activities for the whole family are offered. The Labor Person of the Year will be recognized, too! Rain or Shine! Food items for the Shalom Center are needed and earn raffle tickets at the event. Contact: Kenosha Area Labor Council President, Rick Gallo at 262-652-6242,  kenosha.afl-cio@wi.rr.com

Janesville

Date: 9/2/2017 through 9/4/2017

Location: 1795 Lafayette Street, Janesville, WI 53546

Saturday, September 2nd

8 am                           Grounds Open
8 am – all day Adult Co-Ed Mud Volleyball

10 am  –  6pm Kids Games – Bounce Houses

10 am – noon               Fire Department Display

11 am                         Junior Ninja Warrior Course
1 pm                           5-6-7-8 Dance School Interactive Dance
1 pm – 5 pm                 Face Painting

3 pm                           Junior Ninja Warrior Course

Saturday Bands:

9:30 am – 5:30 pm       DJ Music (Mud Volleyball)

4 pm – 6:45 pm           Bass Creek Boys  (Beer Tent)

7:15 pm – 11 pm         Zac Matthews Band (Beer Tent)

Sunday, September 3rd

8 am – all day Bags Tournament

10 am – 6 pm   Games – Bounce Houses

11 am                         Junior Ninja Warrior Course

1 pm – 3 pm                 Janesville Police Department  K9 Demonstration

1 pm – 5 pm                 Face Painting

3 pm                           Junior Ninja Warrior Course

8 pm                           Raffle Drawing (Main Stage)

Sunday Bands:

9:30 am – 2 pm        DJ Music

2pm – 4pm               Shawn Sharpe (Beer Tent)

4 pm – 6 pm                 Gas Can Alley  (Beer Tent)

7 pm – 11 pm   Done Deal  (Beer Tent)

Monday, September 4th – Downtown Parade

10 am                         Car Display (Dee’s Barber Shop – 510 W Centerway)

10 am                         Parade Registration (Academy & Milwaukee)

1 pm – 3 pm                 Parade (Milwaukee St & Main St)

Madison

12:00 pm to 5:30 pm at the Madison Labor Temple Grounds, 1602 S. Park Street, Madison, WI 53715

South Central Federation of Labor presents: LaborFest. Harley Davidson Motorcycle Raffle, Magic Shows, Bounce House, Face Painting, & Caricature Artist. Featuring: Chris Plata w/ Extra Hot at Noon; Natty Nation at 3pm.

Special Labor Day collection to help students who are homeless in the MMSD Transition Education Program. We are collecting deodorant, small bottles of laundry detergent, liquid body wash, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hand/body lotion, and food gift cards.

For more information, visit www.scfl.org.

La Crosse

10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Copeland Park, 1130 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse, WI 54603

Sponsored by the Western Wisconsin Central Labor Council, ten-block family-friendly parade beginning at the intersection of Gillette Street and Kane Street. After the parade, festivities will move to Copeland Park with free kids games, face painting, and other activities. Soda, beer, brats, and snacks will be offered for sale.

Eau Claire

10:30 am to 3:00 pm, Phoenix Park, 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire, WI 54703

Solidarity walk at 10:30 am, rally at 11 am, picnic and prizes from Noon to 3 pm.

Wisconsin Rapids

11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Robinson Park, 1150 17th N Street, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Come on over to the park to enjoy a family event featuring free band music, free children’s rides, food, bingo, ice cream, popcorn, and raffle. We will have two bands playing, the first with polka music from 11 am – 1 pm and Rumours from 2 pm until 5 pm. Free children’s rides will be available from noon until 4 p.m.

Wausau

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wausau Labor Temple, 318 S. 3rd Avenue, Wausau, WI 54401

Wausau Labor Day Parade. Parade starts at 4:00pm (line up starts at 3pm) and will go down 3rd Ave and end at the Wausau Labor Temple @ 318 s 3rd Ave. Bring a chair to sit. The Marathon Co. Central Labor Council will recognize Grand Marshal, Citizen of the Year, and Business of the Year at the end the parade in the Labor Temple parking lot.

Line up for parade is @ 3pm from 3rd Ave to Cherry St along West Wausau Ave.

Food Drive: IBEW will be collecting non-perishable food Items and cash donations, which will be donated to the Neighbors Place. Look for IBEW Local 388 workers pushing shopping carts in the parade, or drop off at the Labor Temple; 318 S 3rd Ave Wausau, WI 54401

Green Bay

11:00 am to 4:30 pm, Bay Beach Amusement Park, Shelter #2, 1313 Bay Beach Rd, Green Bay, WI 54302

Join the Greater Green Bay Labor Council for the Annual Family Labor Day Picnic in Green Bay. Tickets are $10 for adults and kids over 13, $5 for kids ages 3-12, and free for kids under age 3. A family package for 2 adults and 4 kids is $25. Tickets are available by calling 920-432-0053. Proceeds from the picnic go to food pantries and homeless shelters in the area.

Neenah

10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Neenah Labor Temple, 157 S. Green Bay Road, Neenah, WI 54956

Join the 35th annual Fox Valley Area Labor Day celebration on Sept. 4th at the Neenah Labor Temple. Parade goes from Menasha-Neenah at 10am. Live music available with Desperate Ottos playing 11:30-2pm and Beaker Street 2-3pm. There will be casino style games 12-3pm, beverage and food tents, family fun entertainment, retiree’s club food tent, and a huge crafts and white elephant sale. Raffle drawing is at 6pm.

Oshkosh

11:00 am to 5:00 pm, South Park, 659 W. South Park Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54902

Come celebrate Labor Day with Winnebago Co Central Labor Council and the community. This year marks the 17th annual car show. There will be food for sale, starting at 11am, a live band: Bobby Evans Band in the afternoon, afternoon raffle drawing, and fun for the kids (playground, splash pad, and book prizes). If you’re showing an antique, classic, or special interest vehicle registration is at 9am.

Fond du Lac

11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Lakeside Park, 555 N. Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI 54935

The Fond du Lac County Labor Council will have the annual Labor Day parade and the picnic at Lakeside Park this year. The parade line up is at 9:30am and the Parade starts at 11am., beginning at Rees and Main Street traveling north on Main Street past Scott Street.

The picnic on Oven Island at Lakeside Park begins at noon and ends at 5pm. There will be live music. This event is free and open to the public.

Milwaukee, September 4: LaborFest

Milwaukee Area Labor Council

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Come celebrate Labor Day with those who created it: organized workers at the festival built with volunteers and donations. #LABORFESTMKE

Starting with a parade at Carl Zeidler Square Wisconsin Union Memorial in Downtown Milwaukee featuring union affiliates, partners and allies. at 11 am, the festival opens at noon at the Summerfest grounds with free entertainment all day long for the kids and family.

Featuring:
Classic Car show
Entertainment Shows for Children
Grappling (Wrestling)
Live Music
Food and Beverages available for purchase
Raffle tickets to win CASH PRIZES. Grand prize is a Brand New Harley-Davidson motorcycle union-made in MILWAUKEE!

For Local Unions to download paperwork for this event go to https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B46cALakqnsKa1dlVXdaVXphd2M

We hope to see you Monday, September 4 as we celebrate our national DAY OFF together. And, if you think of it, please bring a pair of NEW SOCKS for those in need for our SOCK DRIVE for local charities and MPS schools.

Take care! IN SOLIDARITY,
The Milwaukee Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO

These Dockworkers Just Showed the Labor Movement How to Shut Down Fascists

http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/20465/ILWU-Dockworkers-fascists

“…The ILWU offers an example of a labor union being widely and deeply involved in social justice beyond its own workplaces. It boycotted ships loading material for fascist and racist regimes in Japan in the 1930s, Chile in the 1970s, and South Africa in the 1980s. It stood as one of the few organizations to condemn the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. It actively fought racism in its own workplaces, cities and nation. The ILWU shut down all West Coast ports, on May Day of 2008 to protest the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. On Trump’s inauguration day, 90 percent of rank-and-file members in Local 10 refused to report for work.

In its anti-fascist statement, the ILWU cited its own “proud history of standing up against racism, fascism and bigotry and using our union power to do so; on May Day 2015 we shut down Bay Area ports and marched followed by thousands to Oscar Grant Plaza demanding an end to police terror against African Americans and others.”

The labor movement has been greatly weakened by decades of anti-unionism, but the ILWU and Local 10 remain unbowed. Other unions should follow their lead. And, for the 89 percent of American workers not in unions, they must be reminded that individual acts of resistance—while noble—are nowhere as effective as collective action. Sadly, there will be many more opportunities to act.’

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Committee To Stop FBI Repression: National Call-In Day Aug. 30: Stop Durham Witch-hunt! Drop the Charges!

http://www.stopfbi.net/events/8-30-17/national-call-day-aug-30-stop-durham-witch-hunt-drop-charges

Event Information

Date:

Wed, 2017-08-30 (All day)

The Committee to Stop FBI Repression is circulating the following call in day in solidarity with the anti-racists who pulled down the racist Confederate statue in Durham, NC. Please call-in tomorrow—Wed. Aug. 30!  

National Call-In Day: Stop Durham Witch-hunt! Drop the Charges!

Fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/931342290346134

Weds. August 30 – All Day

Call Sheriff Mike Andrews and demand that he end the witch-hunt against activists involved in fighting white supremacy!

Call Durham, N.C., Sheriff Andrews’ office at (919) 560-0897 and demand:

  • Stop the witch-hunt on activists protesting white supremacy
  • Drop the charges against those already arrested

Over the past two weeks, thirteen activists have been arrested and slapped with outrageous felony and misdemeanor charges for their defense of the Durham community against white supremacists, first in relation to the toppling of a Confederate statue in front the Durham courthouse on Aug. 14, and then for protesting in response to a planned Ku Klux Klan rally on Aug. 18. Most recently, three more activists were issued warrants on Aug. 28; two were arrested the day before.

Sheriff Andrews recently attempted unsuccessfully to prosecute activists with Inside-Outside Alliance for protest charges, and was exposed for his exaggerated attempts to target demonstrators. These arrests are clearly a form of retaliation against the movement at large.

#DefendDurham

August 30 2017 Durham Call In Day

Court Support For Freedom Fighter Rebecka Jackson

Hosted by Rebecka Jackson

Friends! Please help me pack the courthouse for my federal suit against the police officer who beat me with a baton in 2014.
Court begins Wednesday August 30th at 1:30PM. It will continue until Friday.
Tuesday PUSHED BACK! PLEASE COME WEDNESDAY
Wednesday- 1:30PM-5:00PM
Thursday – 9AM-12:30PM AND 1:30PM-5:00PM
Friday – 9AM-12:30PM AND 1:30PM-5:00PM

See the LA Weekly story here:
http://www.laweekly.com/news/black-lives-matter-protester-sues-cop-who-cracked-her-head-with-baton-7643251

If you can’t go please share the story above!

Rebecka Jackson

Cruel & Unusual: Demand Durham Sheriff Mike Andrews End the Witchhunt Against Anti-Racist Activists & Be Held Accountable for His Criminal Treatment of the People of Durham!

https://southernvision.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/petition/sign?sid=23&reset=1

Over the past two weeks, thirteen activists have been arrested and slapped with outrageous felony and misdemeanor charges for their defense of the Durham community against white supremacists, first in relation to the toppling of a Confederate statue in front of the Durham courthouse on Aug. 14, and then for protesting in response to a planned Ku Klux Klan rally on Aug. 18. Most recently, three more activists were issued warrants on Aug. 28 and turned themselves in; two were arrested the day before.

Sheriff Andrews recently attempted unsuccessfully to prosecute activists with Inside-Outside Alliance for protest charges, and was exposed for his exaggerated attempts to target demonstrators. The IOA has held weekly protests at the jail for more than a year. These arrests are clearly a form of retaliation against the movement at large.

The jail that Andrews runs is an institution committed to the preservation and perpetuation of white supremacy. Under Andrews’ tenure, at least five people – Matthew McCain, Dennis McMurray, Niecey Fennell, Terry Lee, and Raphael Bennett — have died in the Durham County Jail due to the criminal conditions inside. Detainees have described the jail as being designed to “break you” and to “make you want to kill yourself.” Andrews has gone out of his way to cover up these deaths, and has made patently false statements about the conditions of the jail. Meanwhile, he has frustrated attempts by the community and elected officials to audit the conditions there, and has lied about the Durham County Sheriff’s collaboration with Immigration, Customs, and Enforcement (ICE).

In what can be described as nothing other than cruel and unusual, Andrews has recently taken steps to completely restrict in-person visitation for Durham County jail detainees, and only allow video visitation.

We say no more!

Stop the witchhunt against activists involved in protesting white supremacy!

Drop the charges against the 13 anti-racist activists!

End the criminal treatment of the people of Durham inside the Durham County Jail!

SIGN PETITION: https://southernvision.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/petition/sign?sid=23&reset=1

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