Monthly Archives: July 2022
Duluth and Ashland, August 5, 2022: Fight for Reproductive Justice! Rally
Building Unity: Will you do all 7 of these simple things to stop Line 5? – Water IS Life!
See if you can do all seven of these simple things before the convergence!
We will share seven more simple things that you can do to stop Line 5 on Friday, Aug. 5th, the first day of the Treaty People Convergence 2022 and on following Fridays at this link: https://tinyurl.com/7Things2StopLine5
- If you haven’t yet, please do as many of these simple things as you can – as soon as you can. (The Convergence starts in less than a week!):
- Sign onto the Treaty People Convergence Endorsement Letter. Copy it and share it with at least one other person.
- Review the Treaty People Convergence About.
- Consider physically joining and/or encouraging someone else who might be able to join at least part of this three-day convergence.
- Register if you might be physically joining the Treaty People Convergence, or sign up for info updates about how people are stopping Line 5 and how you can help.
- View, print, post, and/or electronically share this poster.
- Share this Facebook Event with at least 5 of your friends, (Quadruple extra-credit if you share it with 20 friends!) If you don’t have a Facebook account, you get credit for this by sharing this link in an email, text or some other way:
- Go to this document and check that you have done all 7 of these things. If you prefer, we could keep your excellent accomplishment of these ”
*** If you would like to make a suggestions for other simple thing that people can do to stop Line 5, we will most likely share your suggestion in our weekly updated document:
“Seven Simple Things You Can Do to Stop Line 5”
Milwaukee, August 6, 2022: Justice for Brieon Green ! Release The Footage!
Event starts at 5:30 , tabling will begin at 4:30pm @ Alfred C. Clas Park
(Milwaukee County Courthouse facing wells), 901 n 9th st.
Green was arrested on Sunday, June 26, and died three hours after his arrest while at Milwaukee County Jail. An entire month has passed since Green’s death, and his family has yet received clear answers as to why and how he died. Green’s family needs to know what happened. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office is refusing to be transparent. Issues around transparency are not uncommon for law enforcement in Milwaukee. In April, Keishon Thomas (20), died while in police custody at Milwaukee Police District 5. Cases like these further deteriorate the little, if any, trust that community members may have in Milwaukee’s law enforcement.
Milwaukee, August 6, 2022: Lanterns For Peace
1500 E Park, Milwaukee, WI Riverside Park Urban Ecology Center – 6 P.M.
Traditional Irish Music by “Ceol Cairde” Music of Friends, and music by James Oldenberg, and speakers
Floating of Lanterns in the small pond in front
Peace Procession with lighted lanterns to Oakland Ave.
Folding of Tsuru (origami Peace Cranes)
Story telling about Sadako and the 1000 Peace Cranes
Peace symbol coloring pages and peace games
Treaty People Convergence August 5-7, 2022 – Twin Ports, WI to Bad River
Condemn the FBI raids in St Louis, MO and St Petersburg, FL!
Defend our rights to speak and organize!
Stop political repression!
On the morning of Friday, July 29th, the FBI conducted raids at multiple locations, including the Uhuru House in St. Petersburg, Florida, the private residence of Omali Yeshitela in St. Louis, Missouri, as well as the Uhuru Solidarity Center, also in St. Louis. The FBI employed flashbang grenades and handcuffed Yeshitela and his wife while the house was raided. The FBI says that the raids are connected to the federal indictment of a Russian man, Aleksandr Ionov, alleging that he has been working to spread “Russian propaganda” in the United States.
The Committee to Stop FBI Repression and the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression unequivocally condemn these raids. We oppose all efforts by the U.S. government to target activists in any progressive movement in this country. We call for an end to investigations, political harassment, and threats against activists and our movements.
The DOJ is alleging that those raided collaborated with a “Russian asset” to spread “Russian propaganda.” At a time when the U.S. is engaged in an imperialist proxy war with Russia in the Ukraine, these raids have all the makings of a witch hunt. All progressive people should oppose any attempt by the FBI and police to attack people’s movements and organizations. We must always be vigilant about defending our democratic rights to organize and speak out against injustice – including communicating with activists in other countries and building international solidarity. It should also be said this repression come in the context of upsurge of struggle in the Black community.
The National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and the Committee to Stop FBI Repression are committed to pushing back against this repression and we stand in solidarity with those under attack.
We know from experience how importance resistance to repression is. On September 24, 2010 the FBI raided seven homes of anti-war activists and the office of the Twin Cities Anti-War committee. Twenty-three activists were subpoenaed to a Chicago-based grand jury that claimed to be investigating “material support for terrorism.” As time went on, the FBI continued their attack on anti-war and international solidarity activists by targeting important veterans of the movement who worked with the Anti-war 23, including Chicano activist Carlos Montes in Los Angeles and Palestinian organizer Rasmea Odeh in Chicago. A national defense campaign defeated most of these attacks.
All those active in the movements for peace and justice should use this moment as a reminder to never speak with agents of the federal government prying into your activism or the activism of others. “I have nothing to say, please speak with my lawyer,” are all that need to be said. If you are being taken into custody, all you are required by law to do is confirm your name and tell them that you would like to speak with your lawyer. If federal or local agents show up at your home or organizing office, do not let them in without a warrant, and if they have a warrant, inspect the details of the warrant closely – if any detail is incorrect, such as the spelling of a name or address, point out the error and do not permit entry onto the premises.
Don’t talk to the FBI!
Stop FBI repression!