Milwaukee, May 22, 2018: Candlelight Vigil for MPS Substitute Teacher Healthcare

Hosted by Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association

Hunger Strike for Substitute Teacher Healthcare

5130 W Vliet, Milwaukee, MTEA Headquarters, 6-8 P.M. 

As MPS Substitute Teacher President Alex Brower’s hunger strike climbs to over 20 days, we will gather in front of MPS Central Office for a candlelight vigil in support of full time MPS subs receiving healthcare. Following the vigil we will attend the Strategic Planning and Budget (SPB) Committee meeting to keep the pressure on MPS administration and the school board to do the right thing. Fund our students and our classrooms!

#standwithsubs #fightforfunding

Washington D.C., May 21, 2018: US / Big Oil Hands Off Venezuela

Hosted by Workers World Party – D.C.

Peoples Power Assembly

Youth Against War and Racism

Workers World Party – Baltimore

U.S. / BIG OIL HANDS OFF VENEZUELA
ConoccoPhillips Release PDVSA Assets!
NO SANCTIONS – NO WAR ON VENEZUELA

Venezuela is right in the middle of its election process with expectations that President Maduro, who has the backing of the working class and poor people of Venezuela, will win.

Right before the elections, ConoccoPhillips a billion dollar U.S. oil and gas company has attached the Caribbean assets of Venezuelan PDVSA. This move is meant to further attempt to strangle the economy of Venezuela and create unrest.

Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have threatened to target Venezuela’s oil industry if Maduro wins and to levy sanctions which would prohibit Venezuela oil to be sold in the United States.

Why is this important?

The attempts by the United States government and big business are an effort to strangle the Venezuelan people first, by making it difficult for the Venezuelan government to have the financial ability to provide needed services for the people i.e. education, food, housing; and secondly by promoting armed counter revolution led by the wealthy classes inside Venezuela and ultimately leading to the potential for outside intervention by the U.S. and other reactionary forces.

This is a battle between rich and poor.

These same big oil companies and the banks have jacked up oil and gas prices here at home and are part of the capitalist business wing that supported the rise of Trumpism. They are virulently racist and anti-union.

It’s important to remember that Venezuelan oil companies like Citgo helped to heat the homes of poor people right here in the United States with their free heating oil programs.

We demand that big oil and the U.S. government respect the rights of the Venezuelan people to govern their own country free of every form of intervention, not only military, but also economic strangulation and interference.

NO SANCTIONS! NO WAR ON VENEZUELA!

Endorsers include: Workers World Party – DC and Baltimore; Peoples Power Assembly; Youth Against War & Racism (list in formation)

CAR CARAVAN FROM THE SOLIDARITY CENTER
Leaving at 3 pm sharp. Call 410-218-4835 to catch a ride.

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U.S. Hands Off Venezuela! Solidarity With The Bolivarian revolution!

May 20, 2018: A message from WWP members who are observers invited by the Venezuela people’s government:

We are in the midst of the Venezuelan presidential elections, and working people all over the world are on the edge of their seats waiting for the results. The US ruling class has already declared they will not recognize the results, and the State Department is looking to implement oil sanctions.

The US ruling class wants to paint the election is illegitimate. But to the contrary, the Venezuelan government has invited delegates from all over the world—the US, Canada, several Latin American countries, Syria, Palestine, and many more—to observe the elections and learn all about the electoral process. Among the many organizations invited was Workers World Party. The photos and account below are first-hand observations from our comrades on the ground in Venezuela.

This is (probably) the first you’ll see of this. The National Electoral Council (or, in Spanish, Consejo Nacional Electoral or CNE) took this delegation to see the assembly, programming, quality check, and shipping of the electronic voting machines. The CNE gave presentations on electoral law and how it’s changed since the 1999 constitution. Then the delegation visited several polling centers all over Venezuela.

The electoral process is completely transparent and accountable, far more than what we have in the US. Perhaps just as important, polling centers are more accessible than ever, often located right within everyone’s neighborhoods—there are over 34,000 polling centers for the over 20 million registered Venezuelan voters. Polling centers are overseen and audited by representatives of any and all of the political parties that are participating in the election.

Be prepared for the wave of anti-Venezuela and anti-Maduro propaganda that the US ruling class will push, and be prepared to bring your solidarity for the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela to the streets. US hands off Venezuela!

Updates at: Workers World Party – Baltimore

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Waukesha, May 25, 2018: Next Steps in the Fight to Stop 287g! Próximos Pasos en la Lucha contra 287g

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Hosted by Voces de la Frontera

Próximos Pasos en la Lucha contra 287g

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Próximos pasos en la lucha contra 287g
Patrocinado por el capítulo de Voces de la Frontera de Waukesha
Cuando: viernes • 25 de mayo • 6pm
Ubicación: Casa de Esperanza, 410 Arcadian Ave en Waukesha
Info: 414-828-2692
abierto al público

¡Acompáñanos para celebrar el éxito del histórico Día sin Latinx e Inmigrantes del 1ro de mayo contra 287g y para platicar sobre los próximos pasos en la lucha contra 287g en Waukesha!
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Celebration & Next Steps in the Fight to Stop 287g! 
Hosted by Voces de la Frontera Waukesha Chapter
When: Friday • May 25th • 6pm
Where: Casa de Esperanza, 410 Arcadian Ave in Waukesha
Info: 414-828-2692
open to the public

Join us to celebrate the success of the historic May 1st Day without Latinx & Immigrants to Stop 287g and to discuss the next steps in the fight against 287g in Waukesha!

Hosted by Voces de la Frontera

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Milwaukee, May 30, 2018: Community Supervision of Community Supervision, Protest MSDF!

Hosted by CLOSEmsdf and Milwaukee IWW

819 N 6th Street, Milwaukee, 4-6 P.M. 

Please join us for a demonstration outside the state office building on 6th and Wells, where Administrative Law Judges and Parole / Probation officers who fill MSDF to overflowing with crimeless revocations.

Warning for people currently on supervision or otherwise facing a risk of retaliation from the officials: we haven’t done this before and don’t know how they’ll react, so participate with caution.

We will be doing actions at this and similar locations throughout the summer, collecting and sharing stories about the problems with Community Supervision in Milwaukee.

This is will be part of a new project we’re calling Community Supervision of Community Supervision. More details about that to come.

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Solidarity with Palestine on the 70th Anniversary of Nakba and the Tragedy of the Palestinian People

International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity
On Tuesday, May 15 the Palestinian people commemorated the 70th anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel, known to them as the Nakba Catastrophe that caused the forced expulsion of more than 800,000 Palestinian civilians from their homes and lands, scattering them throughout the world. These have been seventy years of Zionist expansion with the imperial support of the United States that continues to the tune of $10 million dollars contributed every day. Make no mistake this is a colonial project that since 1948 that has caused the destruction of more than 500 villages and towns in historic Palestine, committing massacres and ethnic cleansing against the heroic Palestinian people who continue to resist.
The Long March of Return that began on March 30 experienced its bloodiest days in Gaza this past Monday and Tuesday. Tens of thousands had joined the protests against the transfer of the US Embassy to Jerusalem by hoisting the Palestinian national flag, burning tires and throwing stones at the heavily fortified fence along the Gaza border. This was met by long distant sniper fire tear gas dropping drones that deliberately targeted journalists, medics and the defiant Palestinian youth. There were reports of Israeli soldiers cheering as each protester fell clearly demonstrating the cowardly character of Zionism.
The Ministry of Health in Gaza reported on Tuesday that the massacre had killed 61 Palestinians. Among the victims there are 8 children including Laila Anwar al-Ghandour an eight month old baby girl who suffocated from tear gas inhalation. According to the ministry, another 2,771 Palestinians have been injured in the last two days, including 225 children and 86 women.
Palestinian health officials said 105 Gazans have been killed since the protests began on March 30 and nearly 11,000 people have been injured. Some 3,500 people have been hit by live ammunition. No Israeli casualties have been reported.
Despite these long seventy years, the heroic Palestinian people continue to raise the banner of their national struggle, presenting to the world a model of struggle and resistance, in response to all the Zionist and imperialist attempts to deny their existence and undermine their national rights.
The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity reiterates our support and solidarity with the heroic Palestinian people with the following demands:
  1. The right of return of Palestinian refugees. It is an individual and collective right according to UN Resolution 194.
  2. The right of freedom for all Palestinian prisoners, starting with the hundreds of imprisoned children, along with women, the sick and the elderly.
  3. Protect and strengthen national unity, and the continuation of resistance in all its forms, as a strategic response to the Zionist enemy.
  4. Reject the Trump administration for designating Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which offends not only the Palestinian people and the Arab peoples but humanity, by installing in the Holy City the headquarters of the US embassy. Millions of believers of all religions are opposed to it.
  5. Condemn the international complicit silence that is threatening peace and security in the world, and in particular that of the United Nations and the International Criminal Court.
  6. Demand that an international independent commission be formed to investigate the crimes of the Zionist occupation against the unarmed Palestinian civilian population.
We stand for:
The liberation, independence and sovereignty of Palestine and the return of Palestinian refugees to their homes and lands.
Our unconditional love and solidarity to Palestine!
International Committee  for Peace, Justice and Dignity
510-219-0092 | info@TheInternationalCommittee.org | Website