Milwaukee, December 27, 2017: Africans On The Move Kwanzaa Celebration

3020 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee, WI  53208, 6-8 p.m.

 

A celebration for the whole family with music, family games and food.

KUJICHAGULIA:  Self-Determination

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Wisconsin African -American Women’s Center

It’s a Kwanzaa celebration for the whole family with music, family games, and food. Bring all and let’s celebrate our right and responsibility to determine our own destination as a free African people.

“One had better die fighting injustice than die like a rat in a trap.”  — Ida B. Wells

“Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift. They claim it as their own and none can keep it from them.” — Kwame Nkrumah

The event is free and dinner will be served free of charge.

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WI AFL-CIO: Koch Brothers Attack Safe Licensing

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The Koch Brothers are pulling the strings of Wisconsin legislators yet again. Ideological Republican legislators in Wisconsin have picked-up and pushed multiple bills developed by the Koch Brother network to attack, weaken and undermine safe professional and occupational licensing standards in Wisconsin. De-licensing proposals have been backed by the Koch Brother organization Americans for Prosperity and the anti-worker Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty.

Reckless proposals, outlined below, will intentionally undermine our state licensure system which protects both workers and consumers.

Value of Licensing: State licensing provides the critical link between the customer and professional. Wisconsinites have come to trust that we will receive high quality work by licensed professionals. Whether it is electricians, plumbers, barbers, radiology technologists, or welders, the public can rest easy knowing that these workers have been adequately trained, tested and licensed by the state to ensure high-quality, safe service for all consumers as well as a safe, stable workplace for every worker.

When someone enters an exam room, turns on the air conditioning, or takes a drink from a bubbler, they can rely on the state licensure of the worker behind the service because that licensure means that the professional has been trained and tested for the job.

Licenses also protect the safety of the worker and the integrity of the industry. Wisconsin’s trained workers rely on the value of their licenses, ensuring that their colleagues and co-workers have also received training and appreciate high safety standards, as well as ensuring a consistent work product. State licensing protects the industries within Wisconsin as the industries have been built by trained employees and therefore ensure the skills are high, so that consumers don’t question entire industries or their skilled workforce.

Weakening or eliminating licensing standards will lower wages and lower quality.

What You Can Do: As you go about your daily life this holiday season, think about how many people you come into contact with occupational licenses that provide you and your family with a safe service or reliable good. Think about the value behind the license you have come to expect and appreciate. As you are reconnecting with family and friends, talk about safe licensing standards and the systematic attacks on safe professional licensing standards currently in the legislature.

A lot is happening behind closed doors in our state capital and flying under radar. Many people may not be aware these bills are out there to weaken whole industry standards.

Make a call to your legislators at 1-800-362-9472 and tell them you support safe licensing standards and oppose any legislation (outlined below) that calls into question safe, quality services that consumers have come to expect in Wisconsin.

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FL prisoners announce Operation PUSH starting Jan 15 to cripple prison system

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FL prisoners announce Operation PUSH starting Jan 15 aimed at crippling the prison system with non-cooperation in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr

The following message is from a group of prisoners who are spread throughout the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC). It was sent anonymously and compiled from a series of correspondences received on November 26 and 27 by both the Gainesville chapter of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) and the national Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons.

We have been able to verify the authenticity of this message which was also posted on SPARC (Supporting Prisoners and Real Change), a social media page for Florida prisoners and their families.

According to their statement, these prisoners plan to initiate a work stoppage or “laydown” beginning Monday, January 15th, coinciding with MLK Day, in nonviolent protest of conditions in FL prisons. They are calling it Operation PUSH.

Their primary demands are clear and concise: end prison slavery, stop price gouging, and fully return parole. They believe these issues have directly created the overcrowding that is responsible for the deplorable conditions in Florida prisons.

Their statement also raises other major issues that need to be grappled with, including the death penalty, voting rights and environmental health conditions.

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Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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Listen to the Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the second day of the 54th African National Congress National Elective Conference being held at NASREC in Johannesburg, South Africa; Zimbabwe’s ruling party ZANU-PF is assessing the recently-held Extraordinary Congress which took place last week; Egypt is continuing with its development of the natural gas industry in this North African state; and yet another report is surfacing in the United States corporate media related to the death of an African American Green Beret in the West African state of Niger. In the second and third hours we continue our coverage of the 54th ANC NEC featuring analysis of the event along with an interview with the ANC Women’s League President Bathabile Dlamini. We listen as well to a portion of the nominations process chaired by ANC speaker of the parliament Baleka Mbete…

Chicago, Jan. 21, 2018: Shut Down Racism, War & Bigotry on 1st Anniversary of Trump

Hosted by BLM Women of Faith

People United Against Oppression

Answer Chicago

When Trump and the 1% attack, we will fight back!

A year into his and presidency, Trump, the 1% and the establishment, feeling more confident that they will not have to face resistance in the streets, have gone on the offensive, approving the racist travel ban, empowering racist police departments and ICE, attacking Native lands and the environment, promoting the Tax Plan assault, threatening LGBTQ rights with the phony “religious liberty” nonsense, funding and escalating the Saudi genocide in Yemen, preparing for a disastrous war against perhaps Korea or Iran, backing election fraud against a progressive candidate in Honduras, threatening net neutrality, attacking the Arab and Muslim world by declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel and much, much more.

We will not be idle! We will not wait another minute, month or year to take action. We will march in the largest numbers possible. Spread the word! Bring your signs, banners and voices of resistance!

The initiating cosponsors of this action are BLM Women of FaithAnswer Chicago & People United Against Oppression. We welcome cosponsors as full partners. Give us a call at 773-885-3991.

Additional cosponsors: Chicago Students UnionFreedom First International;Gay Liberation NetworkIllinois Green PartyCentro Autónomo de Albany Park, ChicagoAnakbayan Chicago: International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines – Midwest; Free from HarmRefuse Fascism ChicagoChicago Workers World PartyThe Party for Socialism and Liberation ChicagoChicagoland Teamsters Against chump

Trump and the congress of millionaire’s agenda of unrestrained capitalism and white supremacy and the warmongering and fake resistance of democratic politicians can only be defeated by a united people’s movement to stop racist police terror, imperialist war, environmental destruction, the fascist mobilization and the attacks on immigrants and all oppressed people.

We stand with and will continue to defend immigrants, LGBTQ people, Muslims, People of Color, women, workers, the youth, poor people, the disabled and all those who are under attack!

 

Chicago, December 20, 2017 and January 1, 2018: Marxist-Leninist Study Group

Hosted by Chicago Workers World Party

7-8:30 P.M. 

ML STUDY GROUP: CHE EDITION!
**Invite Friends and Comrades**

Marxist-Leninist Study 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, light snacks and beverages provided.

If you are not available in person, tune in using Facebook Live to participate!
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“People in our country know that the glorious period in which they happen to live is one of sacrifice; they are familiar with sacrifice… Cuba is the vanguard of America and must make sacrifices because it occupies the post of advance guard, because it shows the masses of Latin America the road to full freedom. Within the country the leadership has to carry out its vanguard role. It must be said with all sincerity that in a real revolution, to which one gives his or her all and from which one expects no material reward, the task of the vanguard revolutionary is both magnificent and agonizing.” – Guevara in “Socialism and Man in Cuba”
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For the 7th Marxist-Leninist Study Group, we will be reading a few works from Che Guevara:
-Socialism and Man in Cuba
-The Cadres: Backbone of the Revolution
~Total: 22 pages

All readings can be found for free at this link below:
https://www.marxists.org/archive/guevara/works.htm

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January 1, 2018 Mao Edition: Chicago Workers World Party

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Milwaukee, January 13, 2018: How to Win a Discipline Defense, workshop by YWC

Hosted by Milwaukee Area Labor Council

633 S Hawley Rd., Milwaukee, 2-4 P.M. 

The Young Workers Committee of the Milwaukee Area Labor Council presents: How to Win a Discipline Defense

This free workshop is open to all and will take an up-to-date look at union discipline principles, expanding on the “seven tests of just cause”. Joe Sexuaer, organizer with UFCW 1473 will lead us through topics such as disparate treatment, due process, off-duty misconduct, presenting grievances, and more.

Saturday January 13th at 2pm in the Milwaukee Area Labor Council hall, 633 S. Hawley Rd.

A limited quantity of books will be available for purchase including Robert Schwartz’s essential “Just Cause, A union guide to winning discipline cases” and “The legal rights of union stewards”.

Milwaukee, December 20: Defend TPS and DACA: No More Attacks on Families!

Hosted by Young People’s Resistance Committee

920 N Water Street, Red Arrow Park, 6:30 P.M. 

Join us on December 20th at 6:30pm at Red Arrow Park as Young People’s Resistance Committee Community Chapter stands up for TPS and DACA!

We demand for the legalization for all, to put a stop to the terrorizing of our communities, and to put a stop to tearing families apart!

The Trump administration continues to viciously attack immigrants; his last strike was ending DACA, and TPS for Haiti and Nicaragua.

*Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a form of provisional relief granted to migrants escaping humanitarian crises. Congress established TPS through the Immigration Act of 1990 to offer humane protection to immigrants fleeing their countries due to national disaster, or wars and violence often brought by US imperialism. TPS is granted to over 300,00 immigrants from: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen, who work and live lawfully in the US. The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke has officially ended TPS for Haiti and Nicaragua. Other countries are left in fear whether they’ll stay protected under TPS.

*Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), created under the Obama administration, provides relief from deportation. On September 5th, 2017, the Trump Administration shamefully ended DACA for over 800,000 immigrants.

The Trump Administration pushes it’s relentless attacks on families, on working people, and immigrants fleeing wars and violence often caused by US imperialism, or natural disaster. Come join us as we fight back against these attacks, and struggle against the administration!

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