Madison, July 23, 2019: Our Neighborhood, Our Decision

Our Neighborhood, Our Decision

-It’s our community’s choice, not the choice of seven land developers.–

With the anticipated leave of the Southside Pick ‘n Save and the City’s plan to develop land intended to serve the Southside community’s needs, we MUST show up to the Tuesday July 23rd meeting!

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THE FACTS:
– Pick ‘n Save has considered several times throughout the years to leave their Southside location. They currently have a three year lease (short for commercial standards) that can be broken with a six months notice.
– The City is trying to sell the Truman Olson lot (the empty lot just south and next to Pick ‘n Save) with one requirement that a grocery store must be built.

The possibility that Pick ‘n Save is leaving is very high.

OUR DEMAND:
The development of the Southside properties that will serve low-to-no-income Black & Brown folx MUST BE LED BY LOW-TO-NO-INCOME BLACK & BROWN FOLX.

CALL TO ACTION:
Alder Tag Evers and Alder Sheri Carter will be hosting a listening session about the development of the Truman Olson lot.
City of Madison officials and land developers will be there.
Show up and support COMMUNITY-LED SOLUTIONS OF POVERTY & FOOD INSECURITY.

Join us Tuesday, July 23rd, 5:30 pm
Madison Labor Temple
1602 S Park St, Madison, WI 53715

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Milwaukee, August 16-17, 2019: 30th Annual GarveyFest

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July 10, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information, please call: (414) 702-2698

AFRICANS ON THE MOVE TO CELEBRATE 30TH ANNUAL GARVEYFEST IN MILWAUKEE AUGUST 16-17, 2019

All are invited to come and participate in the 30th GarveyFest Celebration here in Milwaukee sponsored by Africans on the Move (AOM).  This year’s GarveyFest theme is “Celebrating Thirty Years of GarveyFest:  We Couldn’t Have Done It without You!”  AOM is very thankful that GarveyFest will be held at the historic Wisconsin African-American Women’s Center (WAAWC), 3020 W. Vliet Street.

This year’s theme, “Celebrating Thirty Years of GarveyFest:  We Couldn’t Have Done It without You!” celebrates those who have consistently supported GarveyFest for many years, including organizations and institutions such as Running Rebels, Urban Underground, N’COBRA, The Milwaukee Times, Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin African-American Women’s Center, the Nation of Islam and many more.

It is a two-day celebration.  On Friday, August 16, 2019, the Pan-African Social will be held from 6-9 p.m. inside the Wisconsin African-American Women’s Center.  The Pan-African Social is a family party/gala with conscious music, dancing, conscious Karaoke and Hors D’Oeuvres.  Let’s dress in African attire, if we can.  Children, Teens, Adults—all are welcome.

Bring your lawn chairs on Saturday, August 17, 2019.  The celebration will take place from 1-5 p.m. on the grounds of the Wisconsin African-American Women’s Center. Long-time supporters of GarveyFest will be honored and attendees will enjoy a cultural showcase, demonstrations, conscious fashion show and more.  Experience the delicious foods for sale and the many products offered by a variety of vendors at our African Marketplace.  It’s a family affair!  Bring the children to our Children’s Arena for science, art and history activities as well as free snacks and school supplies.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  In case of rain, the Saturday event will be held inside the Wisconsin African-American Women’s Center.

Africans on the Move is a non-profit, community organization.  It provides cultural and educational programs and information concerning people of African descent.  AOM is proud to be organizing our 30th GarveyFest celebration here in Milwaukee.  AOM also sponsors the Watoto Uhuru Shule (Children’s Freedom School), a free weekend school for children, providing free vegan meals for each child.

For more information, please call: (414) 702-2698. ###

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Milwaukee, September 2, 2019: LaborFest

Laborfest 2019

SAVE THE DATE! September 2nd, 2019

While Wisconsin is getting a wintry mix right now, we’re looking towards warmer weather! You can find all updates for Laborfest in this event and on our website (milwaukeelabor.org) as we get more details.

Every year, labor unions and union members of the Milwaukee Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO, put on the biggest festival on the Milwaukee Lakefront that’s free and open to the public. Through the generosity of local unions and the companies at which they work, we can bring you a day of fun at the lakefront that includes live music for adults and families, children’s entertainment like science and magic shows, a classic car show and union raffle which has included a genuine union-made Harley-Davidson motorcycle for several years.

But before you head to the lakefront, be sure to visit the parade route to see the union members in their trucks, on their Harleys, and marching with their locals in downtown Milwaukee.

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LaCrosse, August 5, 2019: 5th Annual Wisconsin Public Education Network Summer Summit

5th Annual Wisconsin Public Education Network Summer Summit

SAVE THE DATE for our 5th annual convening of all who believe every student in Wisconsin’s public schools deserves an equal opportunity to succeed! Stay tuned for details on how to register and the full lineup of action-focused fun!

Our Summer Summit is a full day of speakers, workshops, networking opportunities, and an opportunity to connect and plug into the growing movement to support strong public schools that ensure the success of ALL students! Join us!

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AFGE Vows to Fight Appeals Court Ruling That Greenlights Union-Busting Executive Orders

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Our union is calling on members of Congress to protect federal employees’ workplace rights and freedom to join a union after the U.S. Court of Appeals issued a decision greenlighting President Trump’s union-busting executive orders.

The U.S. Court of Appeals July 16 ruled that the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia did not have jurisdiction to rule on the matter of the legal challenge by AFGE and other federal unions to President Trump’s May 2018 union-busting executive orders. The district court had ruled in favor of the unions, striking down the bulk of three anti-worker executive orders affecting all federal employees.

“The U.S. Court of Appeals’ terrible decision is a tremendous blow to federal employees and their voice in the workplace,” said AFGE President J. David Cox Sr. “The decision is mistaken about the jurisdictional question, wrong on the law, and jeopardizes the rights of federal employees across the government. We will fight this decision using every legal tool available to us.”

At its heart, this case is about the administration’s attempts to deprive federal workers of their rights to address and resolve workplace issues such as sexual harassment, racial discrimination, retaliation against whistleblowers, workplace health and safety, and reasonable accommodations for workers with disabilities.

“While we pursue our legal options and next steps, we also call on members of Congress to stand with federal workers and protect our workplace rights,” Cox added. “The union-busting framework laid out in the executive orders and the actions already taken at the bargaining table so far demonstrate clearly that there must be a check on the president’s power to destroy federal employees’ union rights.”

Click here for more information about our campaign against the EOs.

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Waukesha August 2 &16, 2019: Voces de la Frontera Membership Meetings

Junta de membresía de Waukesha: La lucha sigue por las licencias

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Junta de membresía del capítulo de Waukesha
Cada otro viernes, 6pm
305 E Main St, Waukesha

¡La lucha sigue por las licencias de conducir! Acompáñanos para la próxima junta de membresía de nuestro capítulo de Waukesha. Platicaremos sobre los próximos pasos en la lucha por las licencias después del 1ro de mayo. Tenemos las juntas de membresía cada 2 semanas.
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Waukesha Chapter Membership Meeting
Every other Friday, 6pm
305 E Main St, Waukesha

The fight for driver licenses continues! Join us for the next membership meeting of our chapter in Waukesha! We will discuss next steps in the fight for driver licenses following May 1st. We have membership meetings every other Friday.

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US Government Violates International and National Law in its Destabilization of Venezuela

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By Gerry Conover

In the face of the continued onslaught of U.S. mainstream media misinformation and disinformation, let’s look at what led to the attacks on the Venezuelan embassy in Washington D.C. by members of the Venezuelan opposition at the end of April of this year, all part of what threatens to become a U.S. invasion in Venezuela.

What is at stake in Venezuela
Who in Washington, D.C. is promoting an invasion of Venezuela, and why?
Venezuela has what U.S. oil companies want and it has set an example the ruling circles in Washington would like to have you never hear about.

While owning the largest oil reserves in the world, the government of Venezuela, since Hugo Chávez came to office in 1999, has served as an example for working people throughout the world by embarking upon a process of using its resources to lift millions of Venezuelans out of poverty. It began with a nationwide referendum that installed a new constitution and created the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Poverty in Venezuela was reduced from 31.2% to 19.12% between 2002 and 2015, and extreme poverty from 13% to 4.76%. 95% of Venezuelans are guaranteed a pension, including housewives and farmers.

In Venezuela, 74% of the country’s budget is dedicated to social services, including food, housing, health care and education programs for low-income working families.
The government has built and delivered over two million homes to low-income Venezuelans.

Venezuela now has the lowest homelessness rate in Latin America.

These social programs are funded largely by income from Venezuela’s vast natural resources. Venezuela has not only the world’s largest proven oil reserves and one of the largest fresh water reserves in the world, it is also rich in natural gas, aluminum, iron ore, manganese, gold, phosphates and diamonds.

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The Venezuelan government did not stop there – Venezuela extended assistance to other South American and Caribbean countries in the form of greatly discounted petroleum, and provided heating oil free of charge to poor working people in the U.S. who could not afford to pay for oil in the harsh winters. In doing so, the Venezuelan government and its people serve as an example of international solidarity and as an example of how you can eradicate poverty.

However, at the same time, the Venezuelan government has stood against – and consequently inflamed – the imperial economic forces that for centuries have drained resources from the continent, concentrating wealth in the hands of a few while leaving Latin American nations underdeveloped and impoverished.

The administrations of both Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump have worked to destroy the Bolivarian Revolution by misrepresentation and manipulation of laws through international bodies; economic attrition from sanctions to block the country’s international trade; direct dirty war tactics by hiring paramilitaries; infiltration of weapons; creating false flags and narratives (“humanitarian aid”); and an aggressive and deadly mass media campaign against the Venezuelan government….

Nicaragua’s success pains imperialism

July 19, Cuban First Vice President Salvador Valdés Mesa participated in the national commemoration of the Sandinista Revolution’s 40th anniversary, in Managua