Maribel, WI, June 11-12, 2021 – People’s Power Summit

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May 28, 2021

For more information contact:Briony Smith(732)
Or: 414-395-0665

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People’s Power Summit to Build Community Power!
Community members from throughout Wisconsin and Beyond will be gathering for a two day People’s Summit in June, 2021 to build power!

MANITOWOC, Wis., May 10, 2021 – Community members from across Wisconsin and throughout the country will be gathering in Maribel, WI on June 11 and 12 for a two-day People’s Power Summit event. Participants will be coming from Detroit, Boston, New Jersey, Denver, Milwaukee, Virginia and from across Wisconsin.

The event will be a chance to continue building a mutually empowering network of progressive organizations and community members and will feature cultural events, local artists, workshops, and more.

There will be Indigenous presentations as well. Longtime activist Mr. Larry Hales from the People’s United Front in New Jersey, will be the keynote speaker Saturday evening.

The public is invited to attend but individuals must register: Suggested donation is $15 per day.

“I’m participating in the People’s Power Summit to help bring change to Wisconsin, to fight for an equitable society. I’m fighting to reclaim our states’ progressive legacy and to fight for fair wages across the board. But most importantly, I’m participating to stand in solidarity with those who have been the target of prejudice and racism throughout our society and to guarantee that we can start a movement which will spread across the state,” said Henry Pahlow, Youth Leader on the People’s Power Summit Coordinating Committee.

Things are already bad — and they are about to get a lot worse if we don’t fight back and build our people power! The summer uprisings of 2020 have demonstrated what the people are capable of when mobilized. The people must be prepared to build diverse alliances to defend ourselves against the life-threatening and ever-intensifying economic and social misery that Wall Street and its politicians are imposing on us, including endless war, the senseless murder of Black and Brown people by the state, and almost no relief from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The People’s Power Summit is an independent initiative to fight for the rights of the poor and working people, including jobs, education, housing, food security, and healthcare. We struggle against racism, sexism, and low wages. We oppose war and U.S. interventions abroad. We support the LGBTQ community, Black Lives Matter, the Indigenous, immigrant rights, family farmers, and unions. We fight for the environment and believe Water IS Life. We are building our power!

This event will be family friendly. Social distancing and masking is required. No alcohol or other drugs or firearms are allowed on the farm where the event is taking place.

More details about the full schedule will be forthcoming and will be posted:

For more details and to register, visit or:

For interviews or questions, contact: (732) 672-2162 or 414-395-0665 or

Partners: MLK Day Manitowoc, Crusaders of Justicia, Ebony Vision, Food Not Bombs Fox Valley, Moratorium Now Coalition, People’s Alliance – Bay Area, Justice For Jonathon Tubby, Wisconsin Bail Out The People Movement, People’s United Front (List In Formation).  

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Juneteenth Day – Milwaukee 2021 – 50th Anniversary

Juneteenth Day – Milwaukee

To mark its 50th anniversary, Milwaukee’s Juneteenth Day Parade and Celebration is set to take place Saturday, June 19. The parade will start at 8 a.m. from 14th and Atkinson and will travel to Burleigh and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

The 2021 Juneteenth Parade will be broadcast live on Milwaukee’s TMJ4. The station is also producing historical and educational pieces to run during the 8-10 a.m. broadcast on June 19.Juneteenth Day commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. The world-wide event, dating back to June 1865, began when the Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with the news that the war had ended and the enslaved were now free. The Juneteenth Day Celebration in Milwaukee is among the oldest and longest running such parades in the nation.

Opening Ceremonies, signaling the start of the festival, will kick off at 9:30am. with festivities running along King Drive, between Burleigh and North Avenue. All activities will end by 4 p.m.

To keep community residents safe, Northcott Neighborhood House (NNH), the organizer of the Juneteenth Day Celebrations, made the decision to cancel last year’s event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, NNH is working with its health partners, Milwaukee Health Department, and the Milwaukee Heritage Health Center, to set safety standards as well as follow the guidelines set by Center for Disease Control.

All attendees will be required to wear face masks. Volunteers will be handing out free masks to those who need them. Anyone who is not wearing a mask will be asked to leave by NNH security. 

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Fond du Lac, Juneteenth 2021


Ebony Visions Juneteenth celebration is back! Join us in person (wearing masks and following guidelines) for food, entertainment, vendors, raffles, kid activities and more!

Our food booth is a little different this year, we are selling food tickets AHEAD of time to mitigate long lines. Food tickets include meat, sides, dessert and drink all for one price of $10. You can pick up your food and exit the event or stay, eat and enjoy the event! Food tickets can be obtained from any Ebony Vision board member. You can comment below or message us to obtain tickets. See you June 19 (actual day of Juneteenth) at Buttermilk Creek Park!

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Federal court says Georgia BDS law violates First Amendment

A federal judge has ruled that Georgia’s anti-BDS law is unconstitutional. The ruling comes in response to a lawsuit that was filed against the state by journalist Abby Martin.

Martin, a longtime advocate for Palestinian rights and director of the film Gaza Fights for Freedom, was invited to give a talk at Georgia Southern University as part of a media conference in 2020. Shortly before the event the school sent her a contract to sign and, because of the state’s anti-BDS law, it contained a loyalty oath to Israel. By signing the contract Martin would have promised not to boycott the country. The Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund filed a lawsuit challenging the law on behalf of Martin.

On May 21 District Court Judge Mark Cohen blocked the state’s attempt to dismiss the lawsuit. Cohen’s 29-page decision asserts that the Georgia law “prohibits inherently expressive conduct protected by the First Amendment, burdens Martin’s right to free speech, and is not narrowly tailored to further a substantial state interest.”

“Whether in speaking out against voter suppression laws here in Georgia or human rights violations against the Palestinian people, Georgians are actively engaged in their constitutionally protected right to free speech and coordinated boycott,” said CAIR Georgia Executive Director Murtaza Khwaja in a statement. “Now, as much as ever, these rights must be cherished and preserved. The court’s decision’s today is a significant step in ensuring Georgians are able to do so freely today and in future….”

Abby Martin (center) in a press conference detailing the lawsuit, along with representatives of CAIR and PCJF (Photo: Empire Files/Youtube)


The Volans ship, operated by the Israeli and apartheid profiteering ZIM shipping company, was set to try and dock in the early morning of May 27th.  Our organizing efforts to protest Israeli apartheid delayed its plans, and now it will not be unloaded during the 5/27 6pm work shift. We are still calling on people to be prepared to mobilize any moment. Stay tuned for updates. Let’s ensure that the Zim-operated “Volans” ship is not unloaded!
Port of Oakland – Exact Location, Day, and Time TBD


June 4, 2021: Stop Line 3 Solidarity Tour – Green Bay

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Building Unity

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Join us in standing up for treaty rights and supporting the Indigenous-led resistance to Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline! This is one of 3 caravans from around Wisconsin traveling to the Treaty People’s Gathering.

People from across North America are answering the call to come to the Treaty People Gathering in northern Minnesota to support the First Nations-led resistance to the Line 3 pipeline. This gathering is about supporting direct action to stop the Line 3 pipeline. Camping and food will be available at the gathering. For those who can’t or don’t wish to camp, there are lodging options in the area. Please review and share this information to learn more about this gathering: and sign up.

Line 3 would cut through Indigenous lands while violating treaty rights. It would carry 700,000 barrels of tar sands oil from Canada each day. Nearly twice as much as the current pipeline does!

The caravan will meet on Friday, July 5th at 8 am at Pamperin Park in Green Bay. It will stop in Keshena at 9:30 am to allow more people to join in. Together we can stop Line 3!

To learn more about the caravans from Wisconsin or to be a part of one of them, sign up here:

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May 29, 2021: National March for Palestine | #SanctionIsrael

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American Muslims for Palestine

We need to go big and bold right now for Palestinian liberation now that a ceasefire has gone into effect. No return to the status quo. It is time for Israeli settler-colonialism, ethnic cleansing, apartheid, military occupation, and blockade to be dismantled now!

Today, we’re launching a new national campaign with a petition to Biden to sanction Israel now, and calling for a national march on Washington, DC a w/ USCMO and our partners on Saturday, May 29.Visit our new website for the details.

For bus information, visit

– Muslim American Society (MAS)
– ICNA Council for Social Justice (ICNA SJ)
– Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA)
– Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
– Islamic Leadership Council of New York
– Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC)
– Palestinian Youth Movement