Milwaukee, June 5, 2018: Protest Israel’s Ambassador

Protest Israel’s Ambassador in Milwaukee

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750 N Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, 11 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. 

Since March 30th, Israeli snipers and military have killed at least 113 unarmed Palestinian in Gaza, and wounded more than 12,000. On May 14 alone, 19 medics were shot. Now one of Netanyahu’s closest allies, Ron Dermer, is coming to Milwaukee! Dermer is also close to Trump relative Jared Kushner, who withheld his role in funding illegal settlements on the West Bank, while Trump has put him in charge of bringing “peace” to the Middle East. Our taxes are paying for these murders. We cannot be silent.

Protest Israel’s Ambassador in Milwaukee

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Maduro wins Venezuela election by landslide

https://www.workers.org/2018/05/23/maduro-wins-venezuela-election-by-landslide/

By Andrew Mayton posted on May 23, 2018

With an overwhelming 68 percent of the votes cast, President Nicolás Maduro was re-elected president of Venezuela on May 20 for a six-year term, starting at the end of the year.

Despite Maduro’s clear and clean election, Venezuela and its Boliviarian government were immediately denounced by U.S. imperialism and its reactionary allies in Latin America and Europe. On the other side, the Cuban, Bolivian and Salvadoran governments congratulated Maduro, and the Chinese and Russian governments recognized Maduro’s victory and called for no intervention against his government.

Speaking from the balcony of the Miraflores Palace, Maduro said, “It has been a heroic, beautiful, popular victory forged in the struggle.”

“I’m the president of all the Venezuelans,” he added. “I call for a dialogue process. Permanent dialogue is what ­Venezuela needs.”

“The revolution is here to stay!” Maduro later told the crowd, promising to prioritize the country’s economy and socioeconomic development during his new term and fight off imperialism — the external forces that tried to derail the country’s election. (TeleSur, May 20)

Milwaukee, May 24, 2018: Stand For A Budget That Honors MPS Students & Classrooms

Hosted by Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association

Stand For A Budget That Honors MPS Students & Classrooms

5225 W Vliet, Milwaukee, 6:30 P.M.

No more tattered textbooks, torn carpet, and crowded classrooms! We need to show to #fightforfunding. Thursday is our next opportunity to speak in support of an MPS budget that honors the district’s students and classrooms. There is still time for the budget to be amended so let’s make sure we’re their to demand the best budget possible.

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Madison, June 30, 2018: Bail Fund/Eviction Prevention Fund Concert Fundraiser ALL AGES

Hosted by Free The 350 Bail Fund

Bail Fund/Eviction Prevention Fund Concert Fundraiser ALL AGES

953 Jenifer Street, Madison, 5 P.M. – 12 Midnight 

Join the Free The 350 Bail Fund for the second Bail Fund Concert Fundraiser. This one will be all ages!

Half of the funds raised will go to the Eviction Prevention for Black Moms fund:
https://www.gofundme.com/eviction-prevention-for-black-moms

The other half will go to the Free The 350 Bail Fund:
https://www.mightycause.com/story/Mou2of

There will be food, childcare and refreshments available! Please contact us prior for childcare needs.

Accesibilty: They have a ramp and an elevator for wheelchair access to the first floor. The lower level has elevator access but not ramp access, the elevator requires a key, we will make sure to have that available. There are two marked parking spots in the parking lot. If there are any other questions about accessibility we are happy to get them answered for you, please reach out!

Tickets: Just added an eventbrite link for folks who wanna reserve their seats early in order to assure you get in! Eventbrite charges a $1.42, so if you don’t want to pay that you can just purchase tickets at the door, but possibly risk being sold out. Thanks yall!

Bail Fund/Eviction Prevention Fund Concert Fundraiser ALL AGES

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Day 20 On Hunger Strike To Demand Healthcare For Substitute Teachers Working For Milwaukee Public Schools

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“Today is day 19.

My spirit is strong but I would be lying if I told you this hunger strike for healthcare didn’t take a physical and emotional toll on me. It’s hard to sit here tonight as we get ready to watch this board pass millions of dollars in contracts for disposable classroom furniture. Substitute teachers are not disposable.

The only thing worse than the physical suffering of not eating, not being able to sleep, work, or think clearly is the pain of coming to this building, meeting after meeting, standing before the school board on behalf of hundreds of MPS substitute teachers, looking them in the eye and telling them about the suffering substitute teachers endure without healthcare. And then getting nothing in return but silence.

Every day, my union sisters and brothers give me strength to go on. You give me strength. For my safety and well-being, you keep me company day and night. You take turns being my designated drivers and offer me teas and broths. You have chipped in donations so I can afford to see a doctor. You give me hope. I am heartened by the your show of humanity, love, and solidarity.

However, with each day that goes by I am more and more disappointed that the members of the board are willing to deny substitute teachers a basic human right.

I am here tonight to tell this board that the hunger strike will continue. Today is day 19 and I am NOT going away. I WILL. NOT. STOP.

I will not stop until healthcare is given to substitute teachers.”

– MPS Substitute Teacher Alex Brower on Day 19 of his hunger strike

Candlelight Vigil for MPS Substitute Teacher Healthcare

 

Milwaukee, June 7-10, 2018: PrideFest Milwaukee 2018

Hosted by Milwaukee Pride

Wisconsin’s largest and longest-running LGBTQ pride celebration returns to Milwaukee’s beautiful lakefront festival park June 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2018.

Join your friends, family and allies at Milwaukee Pride and show the world how to LIVE PROUD!

All shows. All stages. All weekend long. Just ONE ticket!

Your four-day weekend pass is just $40 when you say “Give Plus One” for local LGBTQ Health & Wellness and Diverse & Resilient!

It takes a village to throw a four-day party for 40,000 people! Contribute to the community as a PrideFest Milwaukee volunteer — and you’ll receive a free single day pass to the festival! SIGN UP NOW: http://bit.ly/volpride18

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