December 9, 2019: Milwaukee – Organizing for Justice, Teaching for Black Lives

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Milwaukee – Organizing for Justice, Teaching for Black Lives

Organizing for Justice, Teaching for Black Lives

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. -7:30 P.M.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
200 W. Pleasant Street, Milwaukee, WI

With special guest Jesse Hagopian

Jesse Hagopian is an Ethnic Studies and ELA teacher and is the co-adviser to the Black Student Union at Garfield High School–the site of the historic boycott of the MAP test in 2013. Jesse is an editor for the social justice periodical Rethinking Schools and is the co-editor of the book, Teaching for Black Lives.

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Registration and refreshments
6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. | Discussion with Jesse Hagopian on Teaching for Black Lives and teaching and organizing for culturally relevant ethnic studies.
7:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Networking and book signing

All MPS educators, parents, and community members are invited. Complimentary childcare is available by RSVP here:

Milwaukee Community School Partnership
Milwaukee Public Schools
Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association
Rethinking Schools
Zinn Education Project

Be one of the first 100 to RSVP online at and receive a free Copy of Teaching for black lives at check-in, compliments of Rethinking Schools and the Zinn Education Project. One per household please.

Milwaukee, November 16, 2019: Emergency Rally! No Military Coup in Bolivia! (Stand for Peace) U.S. Hands Off Bolivia!

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Emergency Rally! No Military Coup in Bolivia! (Stand for Peace)

E Locust Avenue & Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., Milwaukee 12 NOON

We strongly condemn the military coup in Bolivia, and extends our solidarity to the Bolivian people who are struggling to defend the massive gains won under the leadership of President Evo Morales in the face of this counter-revolution. U.S. imperialism is clearly the sponsor of the coup and we
are outraged at this crime against Bolivian sovereignty and democracy.

Come rally with us at the Stand for Peace Rally, which has been upheld on a weekly basis for many years by Peace Action Wisconsin, to condemn US intervention in the democratic affairs of a sovereign state. The battle in Bolivia and all of Latin America continues between the forces that want to empower the people and those that want to restore the power and wealth of the elite. People in the United States can play an important role in this intense struggle by pressuring our imperialist government to end its war on the people in Latin America and the Caribbean. U.S. Hands Off Bolivia!

Come to Cuba with IFCO!! Come with us and visit our long-time friends!

IFCO/Pastors for Peace has been organizing trips to Cuba ever since our first US-Cuba Friendshipment Caravan in 1992. Over the years we’ve made many friends: within the religious community, at ecumenical Centers such as the Martin Luther King Center, within the fields of medicine, education and arts, and within the various governmental, non-governmental and community-based institutions of Cuban society working together to make a better world possible.
Our Cuban friends share our desire for people from the US to know more about Cuba – its history and culture, and most importantly its people and their struggles. After decades of being exposed to misinformation about Cuba, it is only through traveling to the island that the people of the US can begin to get an accurate first-hand picture of Cuba and make up their own minds about our neighbors to the South.
By hearing their stories, meeting people, visiting a wide variety of places to which IFCO / Pastors for Peace has unique and special access, visitors can get a true glimpse of Cuba. Through interacting with the Cuban people you will be able to bear witness to Cuban daily life, learning about the context for Cuba’s actions, positions, policies and decisions and gaining a better understanding of their country – and of our own.
Read more about these delegations;
email us for more info
Race and Gender in Cuba  Jan 31-Feb 7:
Cuban Health Care System:  Jan 13-23, 2020
Social Justice, Human Rights and Incarceration In Cuba:  April  6-16,  2020
Art and Culture: April 7-17, 2020
Latin American School of Medicine July, 2020
Africa in Cuba
Religion in Cuba
Education in Cuba
Organic Farming
 Some important details:
 Often delegates will stay at the Martin Luther King Center in the Mariañao. Just 10 minutes from the heart of Havana, this working class neighborhood gives you a taste of the ‘real’ Cuba, not the ‘tourist’ version. Accommodations are comfortable with double occupancy and private bath. We also can arrange for accommodations at affordable hotels. Double occupancy, (or single occupancy at the additional cost of $400 per person.)
All delegations include visa, guide, translation, transportation, meals and accommodation. Price does not include US/Cuba airfare.  Trip costs typically range between $2000 and $2800 per person, depending on specific details.  More information is available for each delegation.
We can also arrange custom tours for a group of 10 people or more.  Choose the date and the itinerary that suits your needs – let us know.   We can work to make your vision a reality!

Reject Corporate Fake News from Bolivia! Follow Alliance for Global Justice’s Bolivia Updates!

Bolivia Updates is for activists who want to know about resistance to the US-backed coup in Bolivia. We will publish the stories and videos directly from the front lines in Bolivia that the corporate press doesn’t want you to know – both the successes and failures of the popular movements’ efforts to restore their indigenous-led democracy.  Most of the posts will be in Spanish. A good translation program is DeepL at

Bolivia coup led by Christian fascist paramilitary leader and millionaire – with foreign support

Camacho hails from a family of corporate elites who have long profited from Bolivia’s plentiful natural gas reserves. And his family lost part of its wealth when Morales nationalized the country’s resources, in order to fund his vast social programs — which cut poverty by 42 percent and extreme poverty by 60 percent.

In the lead-up to the coup, Camacho met with leaders from right-wing governments in the region to discuss their plans to destabilize Morales. Two months before the putsch, he tweeted gratitude: “Thank you Colombia! Thank you Venezuela!” he exclaimed, tipping his hat to Juan Guaido’s coup operation. He also recognized the far-right government of Jair Bolsonaro, declaring, “Thank you Brazil!”

Camacho had spent years leading an overtly fascist separatist organization called the Unión Juvenil Cruceñista. The Grayzone edited the following clips from a promotional historical documentary that the group posted on its own social media accounts:

Demonstrations Escalate in Haiti Demanding the Resignation of Washington-backed Regime

By Abayomi Azikiwe

A new round of popular unrest in Haiti on October 27 has left two people dead and many others injured. On October 25 and 27, the embassies of France and Canada were firebombed by angry crowds. Since August the rising price of fuel sparked protests calling for economic relief and the immediate resignation of President Jovenal Moise.

Moise, who represents the Haitian Tet Kale party, is accused of corruption and failure to address the monumental social problems facing the Caribbean nation which is still the least developed in the Western Hemisphere.

During the events of October 27, those marching against the government were fired upon by an unidentified individual, fatally wounding one person. The crowd set upon the assailant and killed him in retaliation.

The current administration in Haiti has been under scrutiny since it came to power in February 2017 amid accusations of malfeasance. A nationwide rebellion in the early months of 2019 shook the foundations of the administration. Unrest during the final days of October represents the seventh straight week of renewed opposition activity. Over two million children have not been able to attend school due to the fuel shortages and demonstrations while the humanitarian situation inside the country is worsening.

Moise has appealed to the United States for material assistance. The U.S. appears to maintain its support for the government while calling for dialogue between the opposition forces and the current administration.In a radio broadcast on October 28, Moise told the listening audience that: “I am hooked on reforms. I want to talk about constitutional reform, for example. I want to talk about the reform of the energy sector, the digitization of the public administration. Today we are in an acute crisis, but we can take advantage of this crisis to make this crisis an opportunity. We need stability in the country and to find that stability, we have to attack the system….”

Haiti demonstrations against corruption and for the resignation of President Moise