Urgent appeal to drop charges against arrested Okinawa anti-bases activists

Demand that all charges against Hiroji Yamashiro, and his co-defendants, Hiroshi Inaba and Atsuhiro Soeda, be dropped and all attempts to silence the people of Okinawa in their just quest to rid their homeland of the many U.S. military bases be stopped.

Please sign this petition and have automatic letters sent to Japanese officials. The leaders of the Okinawan protests against the U.S. military bases are facing significant jail time with hard labor for their protest of these U.S. bases on their land.

To sign, click here: http://noforeignbases.org/1975-2/

 

 

Close Guantanamo! Return the Land to Cuba! Stop the Torture!

UNAC supports the call for actions around Feb 23, the 115th anniversary of the seizure of the Guantanamo Navy base on Cuban land.  This is generally considered the first U.S. foreign military base.  The call for actions was made at the Baltimore conference against U.S. foreign military bases.

Actions will happen in a number of cities.  Please go to the web site of the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Bases to see the list of actions.

http://noforeignbases.org/calendar/

UNAC: All Out for the APRIL 14-15, 2018 Spring Mobilizations to End the Wars at Home and Abroad

A broad coalition representing a cross-section of peace and social justice groups met to call for regional actions against the wars at home and abroad on the weekend of April 14 – 15 in cities across the country.

With the recent escalation by the Trump administration of the wars in Afghanistan and Syria and threats to North Korea and Venezuela; huge increases in military spending and the threats of nuclear war; as well as increasing attacks on the rights of workers and communities of color and the dangerous growth of white supremacist forces, the time is now to return to the street to make our voices heard. Join us on April 14-15 for united, nationally coordinated, regional mobilizations to challenge the war makers and defend humanity. The future is in our hands.

A web site has been created to organize the spring actions. Here you can endorse, send info on your action and see what’s happening near you.  The web site is at http://springaction2018.org

Meetings have been held in a number of cities across the country including the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago and Minneapolis and actions have been called in those area.  Please go to the web site to see the details and the  long list of national and local endorsers of the actions.

Milwaukee, Feb. 26, 2018: Beyond Resistance: Stories of Resilience and Inspiration

Beyond Resistance: Stories of Resilience and Inspiration

1040 N 4th Street, Milwaukee, 6:30 – 9:30 P.M.

Turner Hall Ballroom

From civil liberties, healthcare, immigration, racial justice, women’s rights and those of our LGBT community this past year has been a time of challenge and change. Join us for an evening brought to you by the Shorewood Solidarity Network of personal stories of hope from members of our Greater Milwaukee Community.

Turner Ballroom
February 26, 2018 | 6:30 – 9:30 pm
6:30 – Registration and Donations
6:30-7:15 – Reception and Mingle
7:15 – Storyteller introductions
7:30 – Storytelling begins

Storytellers include:
Pardeep Kaleka: Author – The Gift of Our Wounds
Janice Harrell: Cancer Survivor and Gospel Singer
Alejandra Gonzalez: Immigrant Rights Advocate
Darrin Madison Jr.: Racial and Juvenile Justice Advocate
Carmen A. Murguia, Award Winning Poet & Activist
Steve Ohly and Sharifa Binti Nur Mohamed: A Refugee Story
Ali Grays – Teacher and Child Advocate

This event will be emceed by Emilio De Torre of the ACLU and also features stories from those advocating for women’s rights, voting and justice and dignity.

Suggested donation of $10.00 will be used to cover event costs with remaining proceeds donated equally to:
Voces de la Frontera (www.vdlf.org)
Citizen Action Wisconsin (citizenactionwi.org)

Please note that no one will be turned away for lack of funds

A very special thanks to The Milwaukee Turners for their support of this event.

For more information email us at: beyondresistancemke@gmail.com

About the Shorewood Solidarity Network:
The Shorewood Solidarity Network is a community organization working to positively influence the Village of Shorewood, WI and surrounding communities through pro-immigrant legislation, protecting and making visible the rights of queer and trans people, ending racially discriminatory police behavior in our communities and schools, supporting worker’s rights, public education, and fostering a vision of economic development that meets social needs and respects environmental and labor conditions.

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West Virginia Public Worker Walkouts Statewide Feb. 22 and 23, 2018. Solidarity Forever!

Dedicated Teachers

It’s official – all closed! For those of you coming to Charleston Feb. 22, gather in the lower rotunda around 10 am.

AFT-West Virginia

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Solidarity from our union brothers and sisters at the United Food and Commercial Workers#unionproud #55strong

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“So just as I say we aren’t going to let any dogs or water hoses turn us around we aren’t going to let any injunctions turn us around.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Mass Incarceration for Profit: The Dual Impact of the Thirteenth Amendment and the Unresolved Question of National Oppression in the United States

https://www.globalresearch.ca/mass-incarceration-for-profit-the-dual-impact-of-the-thirteenth-amendment-and-the-unresolved-question-of-national-oppression-in-the-united-states/5629726

African Americans remain the targets of a system of institutional racism and super-exploitation

Note: This is a lecture which was delivered at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit on Sunday February 18, 2018. Abayomi Azikiwe presented the sermon or message for the day on the history and contemporary significance of mass incarceration and its link to the enslavement and continued national oppression of the African American people.