Organization for Black Struggle St. Louis: Response to Stockley Verdict

http://www.obs-stl.org/newsevents/

The Organization for Black Struggle stands in staunch solidarity with the family of Anthony Lamar Smith. The Not Guilty verdict is salt in the wounds of the Smith family who sought real justice in the murder of their loved one.  The African American community is full of righteous rage as the ruling of Judge Timothy Wilson represents another douse of gasoline on the perpetual fire of racism and police violence against our community. OBS will not be used to quell the outrage by justice-seeking people to this verdict nor be an apologist for extreme actions by citizens.

OBS worked for over thirty years for local control of the police department to ensure we have accountability to our community. The mayor, the police chief and other city officials must understand there will not and cannot be business as usual in this city when a black life is taken.

OBS believes in non-violent protest and direct action. We also believe that our community must be focused on building alternatives to the police state. This calls for thoughtful education and strategic organizing. When we truly re-envision public safety and how to re-invest our hard-earned tax dollars, old power relationships will change and we are empowered to build something that works for us. We must be creative in our thinking and organizing, such as instituting neighborhood safety patrols, develop mediation centers and creating healing circles.

There is much work to be done as our community grieves its loss. We call for community, faith, civic and labor sectors to come together to plan effectively and to build a powerful racial justice movement in a city and a country that continues to daily engage in anti-black practices and actions. We are the people we have been waiting for.

Black Lives Matter Boston August 19 2017

 

Milwaukee, September 21: Rebuilding the Peace and Justice Movements

Hosted by Milwaukee Coalition Against Trump

UW-Milwaukee Student Union, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd., Room 191, 7-9 P.M.

Join the Peace Action WI End the Wars Committee and the Milwaukee Coalition Against Trump for a night of inspiration.

A panel of speakers will address the importance of linking struggles for justice and peace in the U.S. with those against U.S. wars and intervention around the world. They will be building on the tradition of Martin Luther King, Jr., who spoke against the U.S.’ three basic evils of poverty, racism, and militarism. The struggle against these evils is currently being carried by the Poor People’s Campaign led by Bishop Rev. William J. Barber II.

This event is FREE and open to the public! More information on the event and speakers will be published shortly.

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

Hosted by Voces de la Frontera

2 E Main Street, Wisconsin State Capitol, 10:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.

ENGLISH BELOW

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.

September 27 2017 Voces Madison

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

Hosted by Workers World Party

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.

Detroit Struggles Intensify Over Corporate Racism, Police Terror and Housing Rights

http://tinyurl.com/yblranor

“Over the last five years the city of Detroit has been under relentless attack by corporate interests seeking to both drive out the majority African American population and to force them to pay for their own national oppression and economic exploitation…

Real development in Detroit would focus on the rehabilitation of neighborhoods, the guaranteeing of jobs, housing, water services, heating and quality education for all. Those who have contributed to the underdevelopment of the city should be held accountable through criminal prosecution and the payment of reparations.

The funds utilized for the construction and operations of District Detroit should be halted and redirected to the communities most impacted by racism, national oppression and economic exploitation. Sports stadiums, arenas, bars, expensive restaurants and shops have never fostered genuine growth and development.

These approaches to municipal affairs represent the decline of the capitalist system. People must continue to build a movement that can guarantee the economic transition from capitalism and imperialism to socialism, the only solution to the crises of human society in the 21st century.”

Detroit September 13 2017

Moratorium Now Coalition protest in Detroit September 2017

http://moratorium-mi.org/