Educators, Students and Supporters Protest At North Division High School to Say NO to Privatizers & Budget Cuts

Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association

Defend Our Schools Rally at North Division High School to say NO to privatizers circling their school and NO to another 5% budget cut to students and classrooms.

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North Division staff, students, and community supporters rallied outside the school this afternoon April 19, 2018 to call attention to the current budget proposal which cuts 5% from district schools. Our students and our schools cannot sustain more cuts!

Join us in the #fightforfundingPicket To Defend Our Schools

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Photo: Joe Brusky

WI AFL-CIO Calls On Members To Support Informational Picket Line of Milwaukee Educators and Supporters April 24, 2018

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The Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association will be holding an Informational Picket on Tuesday, April 24th from 4:30pm-6:30pm at MPS Central Office, 5225 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee, WI 53208. Please join educators, parents, students, and community members to fight for a just budget!

Last week, over 1,200 Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association (MTEA) members, parents, students and supporters packed Milwaukee Public Schools Central Office, filling three overflow rooms and hallways with educators, parents, and students demanding a budget that honors the classroom and education workers.

MTEA’s demands are simple:

• Keep budget cuts away from schools!
• Time for teachers and educational assistants to meet the needs of their students.
• Quality, affordable healthcare for ALL full-time education workers – including subs!
• Raises to attract and retain the education workers our students deserve.

Will you stand in solidarity with the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association on April 24th for an informational picket?

MPS Administration has accepted and passed along years of budget cuts and austerity to Milwaukee Public School students and classrooms. Tattered textbooks, crowded classrooms, and shrinking art, music, and physical education programs are just a few of the consequences students and educators face thanks to Scott Walker’s unprecedented public education cuts.  Enough is enough!

Click here to let the MTEA know you’re coming to join educators, students, and families at the 4/24 Picket to Defend our Schools outside MPS Central Office at 5225 W Vliet St., Milwaukee, WIfrom 4:30-6:30pm!

See you on the picket line!

In Solidarity,

Phil Neuenfeldt, President

Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer

WI AFL-CIO, http://wisaflcio.typepad.com/

Chicago, April 21, 2018: STOP the WARS! March and Rally!

Hosted by Chicago Anti-War Coalition

Michigan Avenue & Congress Expressway, 12 Noon 

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The U.S. government has been at war for over 16 straight years. It has killed hundreds of thousands of people and devastated several countries in the Middle East and Africa, creating millions of refugees, all in flagrant violation of international law and the Constitution. It continues to regularly bomb and drone-strike in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen and Somalia and is funding a murderous covert drug war in Mexico. Now it is threatening new wars against North Korea, Iran and Venezuela, and has adopted a dangerously more aggressive policy on nuclear war, while engaging in dangerous brinkmanship with Russia.

The result? We have literally been made to pay TRILLIONS of dollars to make our lives LESS safe and secure. This money has benefited only the wealthy owners of energy, weapons and other corporations, while millions of working people in Chicago and around the nation, especially communities of color, struggle to survive. Every bomb that’s dropped and every missile that’s fired is a theft from our communities, robbing us of the good quality jobs, schools, public services, infrastructure improvements and just transition to a clean energy future that should be created instead.

These wars have also devastated our environment. In addition to contaminating the nations under attack, the military is a huge consumer of fossil fuels and the wars are mainly being waged for rich corporate owners to control supplies of oil, natural gas and other valuable resources in order to profit from their consumption. Thus, these wars are major contributors to catastrophic climate change.

It’s time to stand up and say ENOUGH is ENOUGH! END the WARS at HOME and ABROAD! If you have had enough of war, please JOIN US on Saturday, April 21st, marking Earth Day, for a RALLY and MARCH, beginning with a rally at noon at Michigan Ave. and Congress Expressway in Chicago, and marching to the Tribune Tower at 435 N. Michigan Ave. for a concluding rally. Featured speakers will include Dr. Anne Scheetz of Physicians for a National Health Program, journalist Randi Nord and Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Non-Violence.

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ESTE EL MOMENTO DE PARAR las GUERRAS!

¡Marcharemos en protesta!

El gobierno de EE. UU. ha estado en guerra por más de 16 años consecutivos. Cientos de miles de personas han sido exhiliadas y refugiadas abandonando sus seres queridos, familiares y hogares. Igualmente, miles de personas han muerto en lo que podriamos llamar crimenes de leza humanidad. Varios países en el Medio Oriente y África han sido nefastamente devastados por los Estados Unidos, creando cientos de refugiados, todo esto en flagrante violación a los derechos humanos, tratados internacionales y la Constitución nacional. Estados Unidos continúa bombardeando y lanzando drones con regularidad en Afganistán, Irak, Siria, Libia, Yemen y Somalia, y está financiando una guerra clandestina contra las drogas en México, donde aparecen miles de personas asesinadas aplicando penas de muerte in forma ilegal. Y como lo anterior fuera poco, es eminente la amenaza de nuevas guerras contra Corea del Norte, Irán y Venezuela, adoptando una política peligrosamente más agresiva de guerra nuclear, mientras se involucra en prácticas arriesgadas con Rusia.

¿El resultado? Se nos ha obligado a pagar TRILLONES de dólares para que nuestras vidas sean menos SEGURAS. Este dinero ha beneficiado solo a los ricos propietarios de corporaciones que producen energía, fabricantes de armas y otras mientras que millones de personas que trabajan en Chicago y en todo el país, especialmente las comunidades de color, luchan por sobrevivir. Cada bomba que se arroja y cada misil que se dispara es un robo a nuestras comunidades, nos roban la oportunidad de desempenarnos en trabajos dignos, buenas escuelas, servicios públicos, servicios de salud, inversion en infraestructura vial y servicio de transporte, la falta de inversion en trabajos locales que promuevan technologia limpia (sin el uso del petroleo y otros materiales quimicos que deterioran el medio ambiente).

Estas guerras también han devastado nuestro medio ambiente. Además de contaminar a las naciones atacadas, las fuerzas armadas son un gran consumidor de combustibles fósiles y las guerras se llevan a cabo principalmente para que propietarios de empresas ricas controlen los suministros de petróleo, gas natural y otros recursos valiosos, con el fin de sacar provecho de su consumo. Por lo tanto, estas guerras son importantes contribuyentes al catastrófico cambio climático.

Es hora de ponerse de pie y decir ¡BASTA YA!!! es SUFICIENTE! ¡PAREN las GUERRAS en casa y en el extranjero! Si tu consideras que Ya ha habido suficiente guerra! ÚNATE A NOSOTROS el sábado 21 de abril, celebrando el Día de la Tierra, en una marcha de protesta, comenzando con un mitin al mediodía en la Michigan Ave. y la calle Congreso en Chicago, y marchando a la Torre Tribune en 435 N. Michigan Ave. Los oradores incluirán a la Dra. Anne Scheetz de Médicos para un Programa Nacional de Salud, la periodista Randi Nord y Kathy Kelly de Voices for the Creative Non-Violence.

Chicago, April 26: Marxist-Leninist Study Group (Livestreamed)

Hosted by Chicago Workers World Party

Marxist-Leninist Study Group

TOPIC: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

**Invite Friends and Comrades**

Marxist-Leninist Study Group is a discussion series for people hoping to learn more about socialism.

It is held the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of every month, light snacks and beverages provided.

If you are not available in person, there will be a fb live stream available that will be posted in the event.

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NOTE: Do not feel like you have to come to the event knowing everything – it is okay to sit, listen, and learn. ♥
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“For the only great men among the unfree and the oppressed are those who struggle to destroy the oppressor.”
― Walter Rodney, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa
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We will be reading section 5.2 (“The Strengthening of Technological and Military Aspects of Capitalism”) from Walter Rodney’s “How Europe Underdeveloped Africa.”

A PDF of the reading can be found for free at this link below:
http://abahlali.org/files/3295358-walter-rodney.pdf

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Milwaukee, April 24, 2018: Picket To Defend Our Public Schools

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We will continue to fight to demand our students & educators have the resources they deserve:

• Keep budget cuts away from schools!
• Time for teachers and educational assistants to meet the needs of their students.
• Quality affordable healthcare for ALL full-time education workers – including subs!
• Raises to attract and retain the education workers our students deserve.

Facebook event page: http://bit.ly/2qwQFmu

51st & Vliet, Milwaukee Public Schools, 4:30 P.M.

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Educators and Supporters in Milwaukee Pack Community Meeting To Defend Public Schools

Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association

Thanks to all who came out to tonight’s (April 18, 2018) Parent and Community Meeting to Fight MPS Cuts despite the less than favorable weather! A brighter future lies ahead for our children thanks to the efforts of everyone in attendance.

Next up: Picket To Defend Our Schools

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Public schools are the  of our communities! We held this beautiful 24-foot parachute banner designed by Douglas Elementary/ Bryant Elementary art teacher John Fleissner at the conclusion of tonight’s Parent and Community Meeting to Fight MPS Cuts. The community came out despite a blizzard outside because this fight is too important to skip. See everyone Tuesday at the Picket To Defend Our Schools!

photo: Joe Brusky

#fightforfunding

Madison May Day 2018

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Day without Immigrants and Refugees – Madison WI

(ESPAÑOL MAS ABAJO)
TO ALL WORKERS, STUDENTS: JOIN THE MAY DAY MARCH!
Joining hundred plus countries in the world celebrating the International Workers Day, hundreds of cities across the USA will march to stop the attacks to our the poor, the immigrants, the refugees, the women, the environment, the public education, and a long list of important issues for most of us.

Come and join us in the International Workers Day and helps us to stop the Attacks on Immigrants, Refugees, Workers, Unions, and other Marginalized Communities.

Against Trump’s policies of hate and divisions, today more than ever
AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL

No More Deportations
No More Attacks To The Poor And Marginalized
No More Atacks To Our Union, Human And Democratic Rights

Amnesty For All Immigrants
Quality And Affordable Housing, Food, Education And Healthcare For All
Living Wages And Good Work Conditions For All
(ESPAÑOL)
TRABAJADORES Y ESTUDIANTES: UNIDOS Y ADELANTE!
Uniéndose a más de cien países en el mundo celebrando el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores, cientos de ciudades de todo Estados Unidos marcharán para detener los ataques a los pobres, los inmigrantes, los refugiados, las mujeres, el medio ambiente, la educación pública y una larga lista de cuestiones importantes para la mayoría de nosotros.

Venga y únase a nosotros en el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores y ayúdenos a detener los ataques contra inmigrantes, refugiados, trabajadores, sindicatos y otras comunidades marginadas.

Contra las políticas de odio y divisiones de Trump, hoy más que nunca
UN ATAQUE CONTRA UN@ ES UN ATAQUE CONTRA TOD@S

No Más Deportaciones
No Más Ataques A Los Pobres Y Marginados
No Más Ataques A Nuestros Derechos Sindicales, Humanos Y/O Democráticos

Amnistía Para Todos Los Inmigrantes
Vivienda, Comida, Educación Y Atención Médica Para Todos De Calidad Y Barata
Salarios Dignos Y Buenas Condiciones De Trabajo Para Todos