40 years ago Ernest Lacy was killed by the Milwaukee police on a hot summer day on July 9, 1981. Today we will join the Lacy family and friends and celebrate Ernie’s life on what would have been his 40th birthday. Food, speakers, love will all be expected as we say Long Live Ernest Lacy.Details: Location: Johnson’s Park, 1919 W. Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee Time: 3:00pmTake some time to read the Lacy Law that was enacted after much organizing and recognizing of law changing in the fight for justice and accountability. Statute 940.291, which was adopted in 1983 Act 27 https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/document/statutes/940.291
Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki-Lanterns for Peace
Second Annual Milwaukee Lakefront Candlelight Vigil for Peace and Global Nuclear Disarmament
Saturday, August 7, 2021, 7 ~ 9 pm
Please join Peace Action of Wisconsin for a candlelight vigil along Milwaukee’s Lincoln Memorial Drive, near the Bradford Beach Pedestrian Bridge. We will commemorate the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and renew our commitment to a world free from nuclear weapons.
Free parking and distribution of lanterns, signs and banners in the parking lot across from Bradford Beach. Additional parking available in the North Point lot south of the beach.
Everyone please wear masks. Special peace masks will be available for sale.
Peace Action of Wisconsin 414-269-9525 leave a message
Milwaukee needs 35,000 low cost housing units to make sure everyone can have an affordable home. The President sent Milwaukee $390 million to help our city. We want $200 million to create housing for low wage working families.
The Mayor and City Council have control over how the money will be spent. If you can not make the rally please call the Mayor’s Office at 414-286-2200 and ask him to support the Housing Justice Coalition’s proposal.
PEOPLE VOTED FOR CHANGE. MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD SO OUR PEOPLE HAVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING ASAP!
Sponsored by HOUSING JUSTICE : AFT Local 212 MATC Fast Fund, BLOC, MASH Workers, Metcalfe Park Community Bridges, MICAH, NAACP-MKE, RISE FREE, SEIU, Souls to the Polls, Working Family Party, Voces de la Frontera.
For more information, contact Bruce Colburn (414) 559—7006
President Joe Biden announced several months ago that the United States would end its two decades-long occupation of the Central Asian state of Afghanistan.
Since the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon outside of Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001, the U.S. government has been at war with several countries and organizations all of which are within the oppressed regions of Africa, Asia, Latin American and the Caribbean.
The U.S. intervention in Afghanistan began clandestinely in the late 1970s when the administration of former President Jimmy Carter authorized efforts to undermine the socialist-oriented government which was aligned with the then Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). By the early 1980s, the administration of President Ronald Reagan escalated the interference in Afghan affairs by training, funding and providing diplomatic cover for the armed opposition groups in that country….
Today, in Haiti, the violent rule of Jovenel Moise has come to a violent end. Moise himself had recently said he had “about a million enemies”, and that was undoubtedly true. In his effort to maintain power and exercise full dictatorial control, he not only sparked a powerful grassroots uprising, but angered other factions within Haiti’s elite.
It may take quite a while to fully decipher the internecine battles within ruling circles that led to his demise. In the midst of all the confusion and sensationalism surrounding what happened — Colombian hit squads, a Haitian American doctor and politician arrested as a conspirator, the supposed ignorance of the U.S. Embassy as armored SUVs rolled up on Moise’s house, DEA informants and other U.S. assets involved in the plot, the arrest of Moise’s head of palace security — we need to analyze the fundamental issues at stake in Haiti right now.
As we do this, it is important to identify and reject the racist tropes that have always dominated mainstream media discussion of Haiti and are once again at play. From the time of its revolution against the brutal French slave system, and its historic victory against that system, Haiti has been derided and demonized. In the wake of Moise’s assassination, we have been subjected to the usual racial code words: “dysfunction”, “chaos”, “gang warfare”, “failed state”. All of this hides the guiding hand of the United States and other imperial powers in creating the conditions that have brought about this disastrous period for Haitians. And it studiously ignores the steadfast fight for democracy, education, health care and dignity embodied by Haiti’s unshakeable popular movement….
Defending the few “democratic rights” granted to the masses is necessary but only insofar as it gives us some room to build a revolutionary movement that can and will overturn the capitalist economic system, end exploitation and institute a socialist system. Then the vast wealth of this country and the world will be used for the benefit of the many instead of enriching the few.