Milwaukee Stand For Peace! October-November 2019 Locations

Stand For Peace Locations October-November 2019 Locations

Oct. 5: Capitol & Teutonia

Oct. 12: 51st & Silver Spring

Oct. 19: Howell & Howard

Oct. 26: Brady & Farwell

Nov. 2: Sherman & North

Nov. 9: 16th & National

Nov. 16: King & Locust

Nov, 23: Port Washington & Silver Spring

Nov’ 30: Hwy. 100 & North

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End the Wars Coalition meetings, 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7 pm

Next meeting will be Oct. 16 , 2019 at 7 PM

Peace Action Center, 1001 E Keefe Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53212

414-269-9525,  info@peaceactionwi.org

Office hours: Mon – Thur, 10 AM – 3 PM

“In the US, No Rich Man Awaits Execution,” Underlines Abayomi Azikiwe

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“In the US, No Rich Man Awaits Execution,” Underlines Abayomi Azikiwe.

Abayomi Azikiwe is a political analyst and the editor-in-chief at the Pan-African News Wire. He has been cooperating with freedom movements and thriving African and Caribbean governments for decades. Mr. Azikiwe continued his education in the realm of political sciences and has founded numerous organizations in Detroit and other parts of the United States. In an interview with him, we took a deeper loot at the role of the US in the developments in the Middle East and the relations with Iran.

AVA Diplomatic’s Exclusive Interview with Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor of the Pan-African News Wire

 You are the editor-in-chief of the Pan-African News Wire. What main objectives was this website designed to serve?

We have been in operation since 1998 when the internet became a mass phenomenon among African people. Our objective is to provide alternative information and viewpoints on developments in Africa, the African Diaspora and the international community in general. Prior to establishing the Pan-African News Wire, we published the Pambana Journal monograph series between 1984-1999 at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Which liberation movements have you cooperated with?

We support all genuine liberation and progressive forces in Africa and around the world. We believe that the Palestinian people have a right to a state of their own. During the struggle against the settler-colonial regimes in Southern Africa we provided first hand information and analysis of the movement for national liberation and social justice. Today we see our role as providing information about efforts to develop Africa economically, politically and socially. Also inside the United States the African American people, the Latin Americans, Asians, Middle-Easterners, Native Americans and other groups suffer from national oppression and discrimination. All of these oppressed nations and nationalities have a right to self-determination, full equality even up to the point of autonomy and separation.

In Detroit, you have had remarkable anti-violence activities. What has formed the main foundation of your anti-violence approach?

The main source of violence in Detroit and other cities stem from the oppressive and exploitative character of the U.S. state. Systematic discrimination against people of color communities place them at great risk involving opportunities for employment, business activity and cultural affairs. Although numerous Civil Rights laws have been passed in the U.S. beginning after the Civil War in 1866 through 1875 and then later during the height of the Civil Rights Movement between 1957 and 1968, there is still widespread racism on an institutional level. In order to end violence in the U.S. there must be a fundamental change in the political economy of the society. Our news agency exposes acts of police brutality and terror directed against the people. We reveal that all levels of government within the U.S., whether local, state or national, place greater priority on the interests of the banks, corporations, the Pentagon and their agents operating within the state.

You are the head of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR). When and for what purpose was this coalition established? What have its activities been?

I served as Chairman of the Board of MCHR between 2007-2011 and then as President between 2011-2014. This organization was established in 1980 mainly by religious leaders who were concerned about the right-wing political direction of the U.S. The organization was involved in the anti-apartheid struggle during the 1980s and early 1990s. Also MCHR has taken a progressive stance in support of the Palestinians in both Gaza and the West Bank. Other issues involving the struggle against racism, gender discrimination and environmental degradation are addressed through educational forums, film series, etc.

Why did you focus on the very concept of anti-violence among the police forces of Detroit?

Police in Detroit historically have represented the interests of the automobile companies and other multi-national corporations. They have exercised brutality against the majority working class and later African American populations. Throughout the decades there has been resistance to police brutality and misconduct. These struggles exploded in 1942-43 during World War II and later in 1967, when National Guard and Army forces were sent in to restore order. Police brutality prompted the U.S. Justice Department to impose two federal consent decrees on the city between 2003 and 2014. Even though the Justice Department consent decrees were discharged there are still problems involving law-enforcement. At present some of the most wealthiest interests in the city are hiring their own private police who not only patrol the downtown commercial area but also engage in intelligence operations against mass organizations such as the Moratorium NOW! Coalition. These issues are now being addressed both through protest actions and in the courts….

Milwaukee, October 10, 2019: Art Build for the VA and Federal Workers

Art Build for the VA and Federal Workers

633 S Hawley Rd., 4-7 P.M., Milwaukee Area Labor Council

We stand for high quality care for our Veterans. We stand in solidarity with the AFGE members, Nurses, Medical Staff, and all Federal Workers that care for our Vets.

Join us for an Art Build to support our sisters and brothers making sure that our Vets get the highest quality of care.

Family friendly event! Bring a member with you!

Milwaukee Area Labor Council

Milwaukee, October 1, 2019: Community Town Hall Regarding Ascension St. Joseph Hospital

Please join us October 1, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center St. for a TOWN HALL hosted by the St. Joe’s Accountability Coalition-SJAC.
We will share the results of our COMMUNITY SURVEY regarding services at St. Joseph Hospital and we will call on Ascension Health leadership to negotiate a COMMUNITY BENEFIT AGREEMENT with specific, enforceable commitments for the future of this important healthcare resource.
Come join the community effort to ensure quality accessible healthcare, greater investment, and family sustaining jobs for Milwaukee’s north side.
SJAC is a coalition of community groups and unions committed to ensuring that St. Joseph Hospital – and its corporate parent Ascension Health – live up to their obligations as nonprofit institutions. SJAC believes that St. Joe’s must not only provide healthcare services that address the community’s pressing health needs, but also be a high-road employer, a responsive community partner, and a responsible local business.
SJAC formed in 2018 to fight Ascension’s plan to close St. Joe’s. The coalition includes Metcalfe Park Community Bridges, African American Roundtable, Black Leaders Organizing for Communities, Sherman Park Community Association, Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, Milwaukee Area Service and Hospitality Workers Organization, and Citizen Action of Wisconsin.
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WORT Madison, Community Radio @ 89.9 FM

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WORT FM

Noncommercial radio & webcast emanating from Madison to South Central Wisconsin via broadcast, & available worldwide through online streaming and archives. We provide an outlet for communication, education, free expression, entertainment, training and access for the purpose of sharing musical and cultural experiences. Please visit our website at www.wortfm.org for information on how to submit news tips or music, get in touch with the music or news departments, volunteer for WORT, contact individual program hosts, etc.

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Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Passes Solidarity Resolution Supporting UAW Members On Strike at GM

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)

In a unanimous vote of the delegates to the ATU Convention transit workers pledged their support for the UAW strike of General Motors! #solidarity #ATU

ATU INTERNATIONAL MOBILIZES TO JOIN UAW PICKET LINES!

The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) represents over 200,000 working families in the United States and Canada.

Yesterday, over 640 delegates at our convention voted unanimously to mobilize solidarity trips to United Auto Workers (UAW) strike picket lines.

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…SOLIDARITY TRIPS TO UAW PICKET LINES

September 25, 2019

WHEREAS, 49,000 United Auto Worker (UAW) families are currently on strike for good healthcare and a fair contract; and

WHEREAS, a win this big for labor will have ripple effects throughout the labor movement; and

WHEREAS, ATU members’ putting our bodies at the front lines of the first major national industrial strike in a generation will have a transformative effect on our union;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that our International President will urge International Vice Presidents and International Staff to coordinate with Local Unions across the United States and Canada to organize trips of ATU members and supporters to UAW picket lines; and

FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED, that where possible, we will organize solidarity collections of money or food to help our UAW brothers and sisters sustain and win this fight; and

FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED, that we will record and document these solidarity actions and make them very public in an effort to help build our UAW brothers’ and sisters’ morale as well as to help win the national public relations battle between UAW and GM.”

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GM thinks they can starve workers into submission. They underestimate the power of solidarity. We urgently need help from rank-and-file workers, leaders, and activists.

If you are a GM-UAW worker, retiree or leader, please contact your nearest ATU local union (see list below) and invite us to join you as a group at your picket line!

If you are an ATU worker, retiree, supporter or leader, contact your local union and offer to help organize buses or caravans to UAW picket lines. Please also contact ATU International.

We urgently need pictures and video of ATU workers and supporters (in ATU shirts or carrying ATU signs) at picket lines, GM dealerships, etc. Pictures, videos and press conferences of ATU standing with UAW is also very useful to our national public relations battle with GM. Please send images to your nearest ATU local, the UAW, and also the field mobilization department of ATU International.

ATU local union contact info list: https://www.atu.org/union/directory

List of UAW picket lines https://www.labornotes.org/…/lend-hand-heres-list-general-m…

Uaw contacts by region: https://uaw.org/regions/uaw-detroit-offices/

Your fight is our fight! An injury to one is an injury to all!

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