Trump will soon embark on a 12 day tour of Asia including stops in China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, and The Philippines.
Democracy Now! has just returned from Puerto Rico, where we interviewed Ángel Figueroa Jaramillo, head of the Puerto Rico electrical workers’ union, just as the island’s governor announced he was instructing the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, known as PREPA, to cancel its controversial $300 million contract with the tiny Montana-based company Whitefish Energy. The move came after enormous pressure and scrutiny of the contract to reconstruct Puerto Rico’s electrical power grid devastated by Hurricane Maria. Whitefish Energy is based in the tiny hometown of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. The head of the private equity company that backs Whitefish, Joe Colonnetta, was a Trump campaign donor. All of this comes as a leaked copy of the contract sparked even further outrage last week, when it revealed that the terms barred penalties for work delays and prohibited the project from being audited.
1 P.M. Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
JOIN WITH PROTESTS ACROSS THE US, CANADA, AND WORLDWIDE ON NOVEMBER 1! YOUR PRESENCE IS A VOTE IN SOLIDARITY WITH OUR NEIGHBORS IN CUBA!
AFTER THE RALLY, MARCH with us to the Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations on 38th Street and Lexington Ave.
DEMAND THE NORMALIZATION OF US-CUBA RELATIONS!
ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1, the United Nations General Assembly will debate and vote on a crucial resolution condemning the US policy of aggression against Cuba, the 50-year-old economic, commercial, and financial embargo. Last year’s vote was 191-0 with the US and Israel abstaining. Support for the Resolution has been overwhelming for over 20 years.
SAY NO TO A POLICY of aggression and hostility against the Cuban people. SAY NO to the ongoing assault on our right to travel to Cuba and the right of Cubans to visit the US. Support full people-to-people interchange with all sectors of society.
JOIN US IN SOLIDARITY with the sovereign nation of Cuba at a peoples’ rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza across from the United Nations right after the vote. A report on the vote will be presented at the rally.
List of cities so far where actions will take place:
ATLANTA, BAY AREA, BOSTON, CHICAGO, HALIFAX, HARTFORD
JOHANNESBURG-PRETORIA, MONTREAL, NEW YORK CITY, QUEBEC CITY, TORONTO, TWIN CITIES VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON, DC
For more information: 917-887-8710
Sponsored by a Solidarity Coalition of Organizations and Activists in New York City, New Jersey, and Albany.
Sign up today to help recertify the MTEA!
Thousands of MPS educators need to vote “YES” to Recertify the MTEA between noon, Nov. 1 and noon, Nov. 21. If someone does not vote, their vote is counted as NO.
To reach every eligible voter we need your help! Grab some colleagues and sign up for a Recertification Phone Banking Party at the MTEA! Have fun during the kick-off weekend brunch or try your luck at recert phone bank bingo.
5130 W Vliet Street, Milwaukee, 7:30 P.M.
MPS has a large budget shortfall and is planning a pay freeze for all employees. We MUST stand together and demand the school board:
SAY YES TO
• Class sizes that enable teachers to connect one-on-one with each student
• Well-rounded curriculum at EVERY school with arts, phy. ed., and music
• A budget that honors the AGR Board Policy
• Full funding of a salary schedule and raises for educational assistants
• Steps and a cost of living increase for every MPS educator
• Increasing administrative fees for privately operated MPS charter schools
• Raising the cost of leases on privately operated MPS charter schools
SAY NO TO
• Cuts to front-line educators
• Cuts to our students and classrooms
• Excessive use of no-bid contracts
• Additional layers of administration
We need those who signed up for the Rapid Response Team and anyone else able to attend this meeting to make sure we keep the pressure on the board to make the right choices. This meeting will immediately follow the special bilingual education special session that is scheduled from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
Photo: Joe Brusky
Hosted by Iraq Veterans Against the War- Milwaukee
Armistice Day began as a way to celebrate and promote peace, on Nov. 11, the day World War I ended. Congress responded to a hope among Americans for no more wars by passing a resolution calling for “exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding.” Later, Congress added that Nov. 11 was to be “a day dedicated to the cause of world peace.”
In 1954 Congress changed the name to Veterans Day, and in many cases it has become a celebration of militarism, honoring war rather than remembering the victims or veterans who served. Through this annual event, we want to restore the tradition of Armistice Day as a day to promote world peace.
Hosted by Young People’s Resistance Committee
839 S 5th Street, Walker Center For The Arts, 7-10 P.M.
Join the Young People’s Resistance Committee Legal Clinic on Friday November 10 for a fundraiser. We will have live music, dancing, and an art auction. The proceeds will be used to help people who are facing detention or deportation cases; as well as aid us in our efforts to organize free Know Your Rights and bond packet trainings.
Acompañe a la Clínica Legal del Comité de Resistencia Juvenil en el Viernes 10 de Noviembre para una Recaudación de fondos. Vamos a tener música en vivo, baile, y una subasta de arte. Los fondos serán usados para ayudar a la gente que se enfrenta casos detención ó deportación; también para ayudarnos a organizar talleres de conozca sus derechos y paquetes de fianza.
Hosted by Workers World Party – Michigan
Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution
Topics to be discussed:
– How the Bolshevik Revolution Inspired Socialist Revolutions in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
– How the Bolshevik Revolution Inspired Socialist Revolutions in Asia, Africa and Latin America
– How Young Revolutionaries View Socialism in the USSR — the gains achieved for the masses of people.
– Special Analysis by Deirdre Griswold, editor of Workers World newspaper: What led to the counterrevolution that overthrew socialism in the USSR – Why we continue to be optimistic for a socialist future.
– Dinner served