Africa: Contradictions between Regional Security and Imperialist Interventions

Global Research, July 18, 2018

On July 1-2, 2018, the 31st Ordinary Summit of the African Union (AU)was held in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott under the theme of “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation.”

This gathering took place amid the burgeoning challenges facing the African continent involving the efforts to realize a meaningful peace process in the Republic of South Sudan, an ongoing independence movement to liberate the Western Sahara from Moroccan occupation, gender equality and end to violence against women, the recently-announced African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the role of imperialism as it relates to the question of national and regional security.

USA | Activists Call On-going Saudi-led Coalition War on Yemen a Genocide

Wednesday 18 July 2018

https://tinyurl.com/y7m38b2u

US activists denounced the on-going Saudi-led coalition war on Yemen, which is supported by their country’s administration, where they described it as “a war of genocide”.

The rally was sponsored by several organizations including One Hamtramck, the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI), Women in Black, Peace Action of Michigan, among others.

Hamtramck, a municipal enclave of Detroit on the east side, has the largest concentration of Yemenis in the U.S. Hamtramck is a majority Muslim area and has a very diverse population from many regions of the world.

The participants expressed their anger over the war on Yemen and the US participation alongside the Saudi-led coalition, which would make the “American people disgusted if they knew the truth about what the US is doing to Yemen in their name (..) Not only does the US sell weapons, but they enforce the blockade with naval ships throughout the Red Sea,” as activist Randi Nord said in her speech during the rally.

She added that today marks the 1200 day of Saudi-led coalition war on Yemen, where 37000 were killed and thousands of houses, schools, farms, institutes, and markets are destroyed, while tens of thousands died of hunger, malnutrition, and lack of medication.”

Nord stressed that “we do have troops there (Yemen), and our taxpayers are funding this war, and not only that, but the United States provides logistical support to select airstrike targets.”

Another activist said that “we should say no to the war on Yemen,” while her male colleague stressed on the notion that “standing in solidarity with Yemen is a moral issue.”

Abayomi Azikiwe, protester who filmed the rally, said on a facebook post that the Yemenis are suffering from a blockade and a genocidal war coordinated by Washington and implemented by Saudi Arabia and UAE, under the rubric of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) utilizing United States manufactured warplanes, bombs, intelligence coordinates and diplomatic cover.

He added “At least 30,000 people have died since the beginning of the relentless bombings and ground offensive in March 2015. The country, the poorest in the Middle East, has been struck by the worst cholera epidemic in the world infecting hundreds of thousands of children and adults.”

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Photo taken July 12, 2018 by Abayomi Azikiwe in Hamtramck, MI

Milwaukee, July 19, 2018: Community Forum: Restoring Driver Licenses to Wisc. Immigrants

Hosted by Voces de la Frontera

Community Forum: Restoring Driver Licenses to Wisc. Immigrants

1027 S 5th Street, Milwaukee, 6 – 7 P.M. 

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ESPAÑOL ABAJO

Restoring Access to Driver’s Licenses for Immigrants in Wisconsin
Thursday, July 19th, 6pm
1027 S 5th St, Milwaukee
Special guests State Rep. David Crowley, Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa

Join us on July 19th at 6pm at Voces to plan the fight to restore driver licenses for immigrants in Wisconsin!

In the 2019 Wisconsin legislative session, State Representatives JoCasta Zamarripa and David Crowley will introduce legislation to ensure that the right to drive in Wisconsin is not denied to anyone based on their immigration status or income.

Since 2007 following the implementation of Jim Sensenbrenner’s federal REAL ID legislation, immigrants have been unable to obtain or renew a driver’s license in Wisconsin. At the same time, hundreds of thousands of US Citizens in Wisconsin have had their licenses suspended or revoked solely because they lack the money to pay punitive fines, and not due to any traffic points violations.

Denying Wisconsinites the right to drive makes our roads less safe and harms our economy. Lack of driver licenses for immigrants has increased racial profiling and led to the separation of immigrant families.

Under Trump, ICE agents have increasingly targeted people stopped for driving without a license. ICE has gone to people’s homes, detained people at work, and arrested people coming to the courthouse to pay fines. Police and sheriffs in some places have arrested community members for driving without a license and turned them over directly to ICE. It has to stop.

¡Queremos licencias! Join us on July 19th to begin this campaign. Visit vdlf.org/drivercards for more info.
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Devolviendo el acceso a las licencias de conducir para inmigrantes en Wisconsin
Jueves, 19 de julio, 6pm
1027 S 5th St, Milwaukee
Invitados especiales representantes estatales David Crowley y JoCasta Zamarripa

¡Únase a nosotros el 19 de julio a las 6pm en Voces para planificar la lucha para restaurar las licencias de conducir para los inmigrantes en Wisconsin!

En la sesión legislativa de 2019 en Wisconsin, los representantes estatales JoCasta Zamarripa y David Crowley presentarán legislación para garantizar que el derecho de conducir en Wisconsin no es negado a nadie sólo por su estatus migratorio o ingresos.

Desde el 2007, después de la implementación de la legislación federal REAL ID de Jim Sensenbrenner, los inmigrantes no han podido obtener ni renovar una licencia de conducir en Wisconsin. Al mismo tiempo, cientos de miles de ciudadanos estadounidenses han sufrido la suspensión o revocación de sus licencias únicamente porque carecen el dinero para pagar multas punitivas, y no debido a infracciones de puntos de tráfico.

Negando el derecho de conducir en Wisconsin aumenta el peligro en las carreteras y perjudica nuestra economía. La falta de licencias de conducir para inmigrantes ha aumentado el perfil racial y la separación de familias inmigrantes.

Con Trump, los agentes de ICE han perseguido a personas paradas por manejar sin licencia. ICE ha ido a las casas de las personas, ha detenido a personas en el trabajo y ha arrestado a personas que han ido a las cortes para pagar multas. Policías y sheriffs han arrestado a miembros de la comunidad por conducir sin licencia y los han entregado a ICE. Esto no es aceptable.

¡Queremos licencias! Únase a nosotros el 19 de julio para comenzar esta campaña. Visita vdlf.org/es/drivercards para más información.

Milwaukee, August 1-8, 2018: Pa Mi Gente // For My People Workshop Series

Pa Mi Gente // For My People Workshop Series

423 W Bruce Street, Milwaukee, Casa Romera Renewal Center

Come through Wednesday August 1st and 8th at Casa Romero! This workshop series will be youth centered and feature workshops based on navigating and organizing against ICE and the police and know your rights training. We will also be having banner painting and tips on starting an organizing campaign at your own school! Dinner will be provided both nights.

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Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice

https://michiganemergencycommittee.blogspot.com/

Opposing National Oppression, Class Exploitation, Institutional Racism and Imperialism

The Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice was founded in Detroit during September 2002 at a meeting of over 30 people at Wayne State University. Nearly six years later in 2008, a sister organization, the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures and Evictions was established as a direct result of the economic crisis sweeping the United States and the world. Both of these organizations meet on a weekly basis to plan activities related to myriad of issues involving anti-imperialism, social justice, anti-racism, state repression, environmental justice, gender equality, self-determination and global revolution. The purpose of this website is to serve as a platform for revolutionary news, progressive thought and theoretical formulations.

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Milwaukee, August 26, 2018: Heal The Hood MKE Back To school Block Party and Resource Fair!

Heal The Hood MKE Back To school Block Party and Resource Fair!

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Join Heal The Hood MKE for our Annual Back to School event on August 26th 2k18! We at Heal the Hood MKE firmly support efforts to send our youth back to school in the fall ready to be great and ready to learn all that they can. This year, we are back and better and excited to help Heal now more than ever!

At our Heal The Hood MKE Back To school Block Party and Resource Fair, we will have:
☆free food
☆free book bags and school supplies
☆live music
☆the MKE flyers tumbling team
☆vendors
☆a childrens play area
☆music/DJing by Homer Blow
☆Dance contests
☆free haircuts for children
And much more!

To register as a vendor or volunteer, email us at HealTheHoodMKE@gmail.com.

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Chicago, July 16, 2018: Justice for Harith “Snoop” Rally

Hosted by Black Lives Matter Chicago and Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

Justice for Harith “Snoop” Rally

71st and Jeffery, Chicago, 6 P.M. 

No justice, no peace!
Come out Monday at 6 to demand justice for Harith “Snoop” Augustus. He was shot and killed in South Shore. he was a barber, beloved community member, and father of a 5 year old daughter. He was shot 7 times in the back because officers said he was “exhibiting the characteristics of an armed man”

When people began to protest at the scene on 71st and Jeffrey, CPD responded by aggressively pushing the crowd. They jumped their own barricades to beat protesters with batons. There were 100 police officers using full force against peaceful demonstrators. People were shoved and attacked, and some people were arrested. Check out this twitter thread from Nader Issa, Suntimes Reporter, for videos and pics from Saturday night: https://twitter.com/naderdissa/status/1018284580250488832?s=21

We demand:
-the release of the officer’s name
-her immediate arrest
-the release of the names of all officers that attacked protesters last night and their arrest
-drop the charges against all protesters
#CPACNow!

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