Milwaukee, September 4, 2017: LaborFest

Hosted by 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

Border Patrol, Suspend the Checkpoints During Hurricane Harvey

https://action.mijente.net/petitions/border-patrol-suspend-the-checkpoints-during-hurricane-harvey

Why is this important?

When Tropical Storm Sandy hit New York City, immigration enforcement announced that the highest priority was promoting “life saving and life promoting activities, the safe evacuation of people who are leaving the impacted area, and the maintenance of public order.”

With that in mind, it suspended any immigration enforcement activity associated with the evacuation because of recognition of the deadly risk and public disorder that would cause.

With Hurricane Harvey approaching, Border Patrol has announced its intention to keep check points open: causing extreme traffic, endangering drivers, and potentially making people who need to evacuate decide to stay behind in the storm out of fear of interaction and interrogation.

Demand the suspension of checkpoints so that all drivers know that they can get to safety quickly and securely.

Sign the petition here: https://action.mijente.net/petitions/border-patrol-suspend-the-checkpoints-during-hurricane-harvey

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Milwaukee, September 4: March w Voces on Labor Day / Marcha con Voces el día del trabajo

Hosted by Voces de la Frontera

ENGLISH BELOW

¡Marcha el Día del Trabajo con tu familia de Voces! Marcharemos en la Marcha del Día del Trabajo en solidaridad con todos los trabajadores y exigiremos que el Gobernador Walker detenga el proyecto de ley antiinmigrante AB190.

Nos reuniremos a las 8:30am en la calle 12 y la State en Milwaukee. Después marcharemos al parque Zeidler.

¿Got Milk? ¡No sin inmigrantes! ¡Alto AB190!

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March on Labor Day with your Voces family! We’ll join the Labor Day March in solidarity with all workers and demand Governor Walker stop the discriminatory, anti-immigrant bill AB190!

Meet at 8:30am at the corner of 12th and State. Then we will march to Zeidler Union Square.

Got Milk? Not without Immigrants! Stop AB190!

Voces Labor Day Milwaukee 2017

Madison, September 16: Rhythm To Freedom Sessionz 1

Hosted by Rhythm To Freedom and Freedom Inc

Hello everyone! This year we will be having our 16th annual year of Freedom In’cs Freedom Health Day! Freedom Health Day is an event giving back to the community with free food, sports tournaments, and activities. If you all didn’t know, we established an all styles battle last year. This year we will be having two battles which is a 2v2 all styles dance battle all ages, and a 7 to smoke breakin battle.

NOTE: **We want this to be a fun and safe space for everyone** IF YOU ARE BEING DISRESPECTFUL, YOU ARE GOING TO BE ASKED TO LEAVE**

*PLEASE SIGN WAIVER AGREEMENTS BEFORE ENTERING BATTLE* WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURIES AND ANY LOST ITEMS

**YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN TWO CATEGORIES**

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2v2 All Styles (All Ages)

Judges: Vero (SoSwift), Bgirl Mama, Lady Jaxx (So Swift)

Winning Prize:
1st place: Trophies, F.I T-Shirts
2nd place: Medals, F.I T-Shirts
3rd Place: Medals, F.I T-Shirts
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7 To Smoke Breakin’ Battle (All Ages)

Judges: Chuck Rock (FDC, Rhythm Attack), Riven The Ribbon (THC, Gravity Benders), TBA

Winning Prize: Trophy, F.I T-Shirt

NOTE: EVERY PARTICIPANT IS GOING TO GET FREE F.I T-SHIRTS AS A PRIZE
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DJ: Boyfrieend

Any questions please contact: Peyton Z Yang at peytonzyang98@gmail.com

Rhythm To Freedom September 16 2017 Madison

Labor Forum August 28, 2017 Edition: Black August & Anti-Racist Worker Organizing

https://wrfglaborforum.org/2017/08/27/wrfg-labor-forum-program-on-monday-august-28/

https://www.facebook.com/LaborForumWrfg/

As The Labor Forum closes out Black August with a recounting of many more historic dates in the people’s struggle for liberation and against racism, repression and white supremacy, we will hear from members of UNITE HERE about the need for Atlanta to require a retention policy for workers when approving new contracts for airport restaurant, retail and service bids. This interview will be from 4:15-4:30pm.

At 4:30, UE 150 organizer, Dante Strobino will call in to discuss the anti-racist mobilizing work being done in Durham, NC and the connection to the fight for union recognition for public service as well as farm workers in NC. Strobino is one of the nine people arrested following the Aug. 14 toppling of the confederate statue in that city.

The Labor Forum brings news and analysis of issues affecting working and poor people in Georgia, the US and the world every Monday from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM.
Guests interviewed on The Labor Forum are union members, low-wage workers, community members, students and youth fighting for their rights on the job, in their neighborhoods and schools, and in prisons and detention centers.

For additional information, see http://www.wrfglaborforum.org and our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LaborForumWrfg/

Chicago, September 20: Marxist-Leninist Reading Group

Hosted by Chicago Workers World Party

**Invite Friends and Comrades**

Marxist-Leninist Reading Group is a discussion series for people hoping to learn more about socialism.

It is held the first Monday and third Wednesday of every month starting 9/20, location TBA, light snacks and beverages provided.

If you are not available in person, there will be a web option to video in!
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“Freedom” is a grand word, but under the banner of freedom for industry the most predatory wars were waged, under the banner of freedom of labour, the working people were robbed. The modern use of the term “freedom of criticism” contains the same inherent falsehood. Those who are really convinced that they have made progress in science would not demand freedom for the new views to continue side by side with the old, but the substitution of the new views for the old.

-Lenin, “What is to be done?”
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For the inaugeral Marxist-Leninist Reading Group, we will be reading the preface and sections I and II of Lenin’s “What is to be done?”

It can be found for free at this link below:
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/download/what-itd.pdf

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‘Unprecedented’ storm exposes gov’t failure as Harvey covers Houston with a lake

http://www.workers.org/2017/08/28/unprecedented-storm-exposes-govt-failure-as-harvey-covers-houston-with-a-lake/

By G. Dunkel posted on August 28, 2017

‘…The projected cuts in Trump’s budget for Homeland Security and the National Weather Service will directly impinge on how states and cities prepare for national emergencies.

Trump wants to cut $667 million out of FEMA programs and grants that help cities and states prepare Pre-Disaster Mitigation Programs. He wants to cut the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which includes the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center, by 16 percent. Research on the oceans and the atmosphere, which strives to understand the effects of global warming, would be cut by 32 percent.

These cuts unmask the real reason behind the chaotic, unplanned response to Harvey: Trump and the big bourgeoisie don’t want to spend any money or effort to help the poor, the needy, the oppressed and the workers survive.”

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