Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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Listen to the Sun. Sept. 24, 2017 special 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 African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) which has conducted a training session for security forces in Mogadishu; the leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), President Joseph Kabila, has addressed the United Nations General Assembly on the future of the political situation inside this Central African state; the Zambian National Education Coalition has condemned the proposal to reintroduce corporal punishment to the school system; and the Zimbabwe Sunday Mail has criticized the work of Global Witness in relationship to the diamond industry inside this Southern African state. In the second and third hours we listen to some of the speeches delivered at the United Nations General Assembly 72nd Session last week. This segment reviews the addresses from the DPRK, Kenya and Cuba.

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Madison, September 27, 2017: People’s Hearing: Stop ab190! / Audiencia pública: ¡Alto ab190!

Hosted by Voces de la Frontera

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Audiencia pública: ¿Got milk? ¡No sin inmigrantes, alto AB190! miércoles, 27 de septiembre, 10:30am
Capitolio estatal en Madison, Cuarto 411 South
Autobuses salen de Voces Milwaukee a las 8am.
Info: 414-828-2692

Ven para hablar y mostrar oposición contra AB190 que converteria policia y sheriffs en rama de ICE.

Ven para apoyar la restauración de licencias de conducir a los inmigrantes.

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Citizen’s Hearing: Got Milk? Not Without Immigrants, Stop AB190! Wednesday, September 27th, 10:30am
State Capitol in Madison, Room 411 South
Buses leave from Voces Milwaukee at 8am
Info: 414-828-2692

No to police acting like ICE! Join us to speak out against the destructive impact AB190 would have on our communities and Wisconsin’s economy, particularly the dairy industry. Instead of turning police into ICE, Scott Walker should return driver’s cards to immigrants.

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Milwaukee, September 30: Black Women’s Empowerment March

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On September 30, 2017 a multi-community movement led by a coalition united demands for racial justice will host a March for Racial Justice in Washington, DC. to stand for racial justice. Within this march Black Women’s Blueprint will host a March for Black Women also in Washington, DC. We are living in a time where it’s either now or never we take a stand for and with one another. Many from all over the world will join them in D.C, but there are many of us who are unable to attend and Black Women’s Blueprint is asking folks who are unable to attend to organize a march in their own cities. We have reached out to women here in Milwaukee and there is great interest to stand in solidarity with those in D.C. So we are planning a local March for Black Women in Milwaukee also on Saturday, September 30th. We will not end our work the day of the march, but will continue to stand in solidarity and work within our own communities and pushing back against the system in our city, across the country, and world. In this highly political moment of the twentieth year anniversary of the Million Women March, we amplify UNITY among us, LOVE, and EMPOWERMENT. After the march we plan to continue the work and form an agenda around the work we need to do in regards to the struggles of Black women and girls that needs to be done here in Milwaukee.

Background and information from March for Racial Justice:
We will march because as long as U.S. laws, policies, and practices remain steeped in racism and white supremacy, basic human rights and civil rights for all our universal and constitutional rights will never be fully realized. Why September 30? It marks the anniversary of The Elaine Massacre in Elaine, Arkansas. The Massacre was part of a series of racist massacres and lynching during the Red Summer of 1919. Black soldiers returning from fighting in WWI would no longer tolerate the inhumane treatment, racism and terrorism that greeted their return to the U.S. They resisted the treatment and demanded their civil rights to be honored and upheld by their country. Instead of having their rights respected, they were met by murderous white mobs, many of whom were sanctioned by a white supremacist state. These brave African Americans fought, against all odds, for the protection of their families, communities and liberty. Their deaths and imprisonment highlighted the foundation of white supremacy in our justice system as not one person from the white lynching mobs was ever imprisoned for committing these criminal acts. On September 30, we mourn their lives and honor their resistance. The courage of their resistance reverberates through the generations and inspires our struggle today.

March for Racial Justice’s vision is to create a just and equitable future for communities of color.

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November 18-19, 2017: Workers World Party National Conference

Hosted by Workers World Party

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SAVE THE DATE!

Workers World Party National Conference
Sat. & Sun. Nov. 18-19, 2017
New York City
Venue TBA

Plenaries, discussion groups and workshops will take up:

– Commemorating the centennial of Russian Revolution and its lessons for today’s struggles

– Building a united movement against all forms of white supremacy, led by the Trump regime

– Connecting the struggle against racism to all class issues, including Hurricane Harvey

– The fight against imperialism and occupation continues

– And more!

Go to workers.org/wwp for updates, including program, logistics such as housing, childcare, registration and more.

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NYC, October 7: October 7th Rally to Resist War and Empire

Hosted by Right to Resist War & Empire

RALLY TO RESIST WAR & EMPIRE
Saturday, October 7th @ 1pm
Herald Square, 34th Street & 6th Avenue

Why October 7th?

16 years following the US invasion of Afghanistan and the start of the so-called war on terror, the longest war in US history has no end in sight. While the mainstream media would have us believe that the current rise of militarism in the US is a trump phenomenon, we know that the violence of the US war machine is bipartisan, that by the end of Obama’s second term the US was bombing seven Muslim-majority nations on any given day.

In the wake of 9/11 in the US we’ve seen the war on terror materialize in widespread Islamophobic and anti-arab racist violence. We’ve seen it materialize in the surveillance and criminalization of Palestinian youth activists and community leaders. We’ve seen it materialize in the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security, the massive expansion of Border Patrol and ICE, and the hyper-militarization of the police state. The lessons the empire learned in Baghdad and Kabul have been transplanted into oppressed nationality communities, through counter-insurgency tactics, new spying techniques, and a tsunami of military grade weapons in the hands of those who terrorize Black and Brown communities – the police. It’s no accident that the same federal prison where many of the Eastchester 120 are being held right now is where dozens of Arab and Muslim immigrants were disappeared to and tortured in the aftermath of 9/11. In short – the war on terror has really been a war of terror.

On October 7 it’s important that we come together to demand and end to this war of terror. But beyond condemning US imperialism, we are called upon to connect our local struggles against surveillance, criminalization, police occupation, raids, deportations, gentrification and displacement, to the global struggle against US empire.

No to racism & white supremacy! Black Lives Matter!
Stop attacks on migrants, refugees and Muslims!
Bring the troops home and close the bases!
End the sanctions and the threats!
Jobs, education & healthcare, not endless war!

This demonstration is part of the coordinated national effort of many antiwar, antiracist, social justice and community-based groups. See NoToWar.net

Participating Groups – as of Sept 24
Action 21 Jersey City,
Alianza Pais Militantes,
BAYAN USA Northeast,
Bolivarian Circle NYC,
Colectivo Honduras USA Resistencia,
Committee to Stop FBI Repression,
Free Mumia Abu Jamal Coalition,
Gabriela New York,
Haiti Support Network,
Hoods 4 Justice,
International Action Center – IAC,
International League of Peoples Struggles – ILPS,
International Working Women’s Day Coalition,
Jersey City Peace Movement,
Knowdrones.com
Margaret Kimberly & Glen Ford – Black Agenda Report,
New Abolitionist Movement,
Nodutdol for Korean Community Development,
NYC Students for Justice in Palestine
Pakistan USA Freedom Forum,
Parents to Improve School Transportation – PIST,
Peace Action Manhattan,
Peace Action NYS.
Peoples Organization for Progress,
Peoples Power Assemblies – PPA,
Peoples Video Network,
Right to Resist War & Empire
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network,
Shut It Down – NYC,
Socialist Action
Solidarity Center NYC,
Solidarity with Novorossiya & Antifascists in Ukraine,
South Asian Fund for Education, Scholarship & Training,
SPARC – Serve the People, Awaken Revolutionary Consciousness
U.S. Peace Council – USPC,
United National Antiwar Coalition – UNAC,
Veterans For Peace/Chapter 021 NJ,
Workers World Party

Stand With Black Athletes

From Color Of Change:

Once again, 45 has proven that Black people are nothing more than property to him. In response, athletes and individuals around the league and our country united to fight back. Now, we’re calling on owners to reject Trump’s words by doing more than linking arms with players but actually working to protect their safety, rights, and freedoms both on and off the field.

Tell the NFL: Support Player’s Platform & Plan for Racial Equality

On Friday night in Alabama, Donald Trump reaffirmed his disdain for Black people by referring to any NFL player who peacefully protests racial inequality during the pregame national anthem as a “son of a bitch” who should be forced off the field. During his rambling speech, Trump also took the time to criticize the NFL for implementing rules to promote player safety because those efforts impact his personal entertainment. This came about a week after Trump went after sports journalist Jemele Hill and tried to publicly strongarm ESPN into firing her for comments made on her personal social media.

Perhaps he was feeling emboldened by NFL buddies like Dan Snyder (Washington), Shad Khan (Jaguars), Bob McNair (Texans), Robert Kraft (Patriots), Woody Johnson (Jets) and Stan Kroenke (Rams), all of whom each contributed $1 Million to his inauguration. Kraft even gave him a Super Bowl ring. Or perhaps he had the consent of the league itself, as their marketing department contributed $100,000. Either way, Trump feels way too comfortable demanding the NFL be nothing more than a league of modern day gladiators whose sole purpose is to destroy their bodies for entertainment. Now it’s time for Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL owners to choose which side they’re on.

The NFL can’t have it both ways: either support the people who are the reason the league exists or continue to cower to a bigot.

Earlier this year, a group of players and a former player, Malcolm Jenkins, Michael Bennett, Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin, met with Goodell and NFL officers to discuss the Player’s Coalition’s activism in their local communities. They delivered a recently publicized memo calling on the NFL to declare November a month of social activism to advance racial justice causes, including criminal justice reform, to elevate the issue in the same way the NFL does with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The request is detailed and includes an ask for owners and league officials to attend player-led visits to local prisons and meetings with formerly incarcerated people and their family. It also makes clear that the request is not for permission but financial support and genuine collaboration.

Demand the NFL listen to players and designate November an official month for racial justice activism.

After Trump’s Friday night tirade, several NFL owners rushed to release statements condemning his words.1 But we need action- not more words. To this day Colin Kaepernick remains blackballed by league owners, despite public acknowledgment from elite quarterbacks around the league from Cam Newton to Tom Brady that Kaepernick is more talented that numerous QBs who have jobs today. Equivocation and calls for unity from the league are no longer acceptable.

Now that several NFL owners claim to support of their players’ rights, it is time for Commissioner Goodell to declare November a “month of unity.” NFL rosters are 70% black, and the league owes it to its players to recognize the heroes who have stood up to racial intolerance in America.2 Soccer leagues around the world are working to stand up to racism;3 it is past time for the NFL to do the same. As DeMaurice Smith, the president of the players’ union, said on Saturday, “We will never back down. We no longer can afford to stick to sports.”4

Tell the NFL: Support Player’s Platform & Plan for Racial Equality

Until justice is real,

— Brandi, Rashad, Arisha, Evan, Jade, Anika, Corina, the rest of the Color Of Change team.

References:

1. “NFL Owners Are Closing Ranks Against Trump — Here’s What They’re Saying,” Fortune, 24 September 2017. http://act.colorofchange.org/go/9019?t=10&akid=7939%2E1413709%2E9OH2qq

2. “White House doubles down on ESPN attacks, cites previous ‘suspension’ as reason Jemele Hill should be fired,” The Undefeated, 26 April 2017. https://act.colorofchange.org/go/9020?t=12&akid=7939%2E1413709%2E9OH2qq

3. “FIFA is finally stepping up its anti-racism measures in soccer,” Quartz, 15 June 2017. https://act.colorofchange.org/go/9021?t=14&akid=7939%2E1413709%2E9OH2qq

4. DeMaurice Smith, 23 September 2017. https://act.colorofchange.org/go/9022?t=16&akid=7939%2E1413709%2E9OH2qq

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Jacksonville Jaguars, September 24, 2017