Where: First Presbyterian Church, 502 N 8th St, Manitowoc, WI 54220, USA (map)
Description: R.I.S.E., the Crusaders Of Justicia Youth Group, is having a Carnival at First Presbyterian Church in Manitowoc, Saturday, August 3rd, from Noon to 5 PM! Join in the fun and help the R.I.S.E. kids fund our youth group, and to help immigrant workers and other exploited families! The Carnival will feature food, games, soft drinks, live music, prizes and more!
Join us for the second Black Arts Fest mke in celebrating the magnificence of the African and African American culture! The festival features various music genres, traditional and contemporary African dance, food, wares, textiles and cultural activities for children. The festival will be held on Saturday, August 3 at the Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds).
History cannot be forgotten. At a time when U.S. imperialism and its regional allies are intent upon eliminating the idea that “a better world is possible,” the Cuban Revolution and its heroic people are resisting at all costs, convinced of the justness of their ideals, and celebrating the 66th anniversary of the assaults on the Moncada in Santiago de Cuba, and the Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Garrison in Bayamo.
These glorious events changed forever the direction of an entire country, their greatness recognized beyond the nation’s borders, opening a new stage in the history of Our America.
The justness of their revolutionary ideas led the generation of Martí’s centenary, led by Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, to risk their lives to plant the seed of this historic change, which despite the failure of the military action would bear fruit a few years later.
The daring attack on the cruel U.S. backed dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista, allowed the population to gain consciousness of the need for armed struggle to transform the nation’s dire circumstances, with which Cubans retook the road to full independence, that given its projections and significance, became an example for Caribbean and Latin American countries, also battling to win their “second and definitive” independence, as José Martí said.
The armed action was based on a progressive program, in which the most important aspirations for socio-economic and political transformation at that time were outlined masterfully by Fidel in his historic self-defense during the spurious trial that followed the frustrated assault, October 16, 1953, when the Comandante en Jefe ended with the celebrated phrase: “Condemn me, it doesn’t matter, history will absolve me.”
The group’s action and program reflected a Marxist-Leninist analysis of the prevailing objective and subjective conditions in Cuba, which had matured extraordinarily following Batista’s pro-imperialist coup, on March 10, 1952, in order to prevent a majority party, of a reformist orientation, from coming to power through an electoral process, convened within the framework of “representative democracy, ” which the bourgeois regime itself, dependent on the United States, did not respect.The tactical setback suffered on July 26, 1953, when the military objectives foreseen in the action were not achieved, did not modify the historical results of the events, which were definitively inserted into the annals of Cuba’s revolutionary history….
A few months ago a group of members of the CapTel Workers Union went to CapTel admin to present our demand for a living wage of $15 an hour for ourselves and our coworkers. We had a sit-down meeting and explained the many reasons the company- wide raise is needed.
We demanded that they give us their answer in our monthly team meeting so that our
coworkers could hear if they were getting a raise or, if the company decided against it, they could explain to us why they feel we don’t deserve a living wage despite being what allows the company to profit at all.
CapTel earns close to $2 for every minute of call content that CAs caption, and the company could easily afford to give its employees a better standard of life. CapTel refused to do so on the grounds that they believe their wages are competitive, despite being low compared to those of other call centers in Milwaukee.
Because CapTel admin did not honor our request to address all CAs on this matter and instead called a single union member into their office to give their answer in a secret meeting, we are picketing to inform our coworkers ourselves and we invite you to join us in making CapTel a better place to work.
Please feel free to invite friends and family and especially current and former CapTel employees.
The movement that forced Ricardo Rosselló to step down as governor of Puerto Rico is one of the largest in the island’s history. It unified people across the ideological and political spectrum toward a common purpose: ending the governor’s corrupt regime. On Monday, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in San Juan to demand “Ricky Renuncia.”
Traveling to her native Puerto Rico to witness what was unfolding, political activist and journalist Rosa Clemente told me in an interview that rumors had spread on Monday that Rosselló was readying his resignation. But then, she said, “He doubled down again by giving a horrific interview on Fox News, and that made especially young people more angry and agitated and ready to stay in the streets.” Rosselló told Fox News’ Shepard Smith that while he wouldn’t seek re-election, he also would not resign on the same day that half a million of the island’s people were demanding he step down….
Today, July 24, 2019, outside of the Pennsylvania Corrections Department protesting the refusal to treat the serious health problems of Mumia Abu Jamal who could lose his eye sight. Officials refused to take petitions.
We hold in our hearts the memory of anti-racist activist Heather Heyer and the dozens injured by the fascists in Charlottesville. While it was a Nazi thug who murdered Heather, it is the bigot-in-chief Donald Trump, endorser of the “very fine” Nazi and Klan scum, who has enshrined their genocidal ideology as his national policy against the disabled, the LGBTQ+ community, and all People of Color.
Migrants at our southern border, who are “engaged in a federally protected activity” of seeking asylum, are having their babies ripped from their parents arms, their children kidnapped and placed in cages, women forced to drink out of toilets. Cages are so crowded that no one can even lie on the floor. Food, soap, even toothbrushes are denied them, all on the orders from Trump because of their “race” and “national origin.” This meets the very definition of a federal hate crime multiplied thousands of times.
Trump is showing off his brutality “stripes” to his rich friends on Wall Street, to show them how tough he’ll be to those who oppose their cutbacks, like the dismantling of Obamacare. We’re supposed to fight over the scraps that they grant us. That’s why they’ve poured more than $100 million into Trump’s re-election campaign. We demand that Congress immediately impeach Trump for hate crimes and dump his whole gang of rich bigots!
We ask that organizations who agree with this message organize and publicize an activity within their community on these dates. Message us to have your group’s name added to this call.
We are four months away from the Re-Founding of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, scheduled to take place November 22nd through the 24th at the Chicago Teachers Union hall here in Chicago.
There are activists in cities across the country – New York, Jacksonville, Louisville, Dallas, St. Louis, Detroit, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, and others – preparing for this historic conference, which we believe will be a major contribution to the movement fighting to end police terror over the oppressed Black and Latino communities. We in the Chicago Alliance carry out this work with passion as we feel that the time has come to reestablish the organization that came out of the most momentous movement against political repression in U.S. history – the campaign to Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners.
The National Alliance website – http://naarpr.org/ – now contains: The Call to the National Conference; the list of initiating sponsors; a growing list of sponsors and endorsers; and the Draft Program and Schedule for the conference. There is also a link for you to add your organization or your name as an endorser.
Check back in the coming days for information on registration, speakers, housing, and other details as the organizing moves ahead.
In the 1960’s an anti-war movement emerged that altered the course of history. This movement didn’t take place on college campuses, but in barracks and on aircraft carriers. It flourished in army stockades, navy brigs and in the dingy towns that surround military bases. It penetrated elite military colleges like West Point. And it spread throughout the battlefields of Vietnam. It was a movement no one expected, least of all those in it. Hundreds went to prison and thousands into exile. And by 1971 it had, in the words of one colonel, infested the entire armed services. Yet today few people know about the GI movement against the war in Vietnam.