Madison, April 8, 2021: Sit-In For Trans Lives

Event by Rylee Jenich

In response to a recent transphobic verbal assault, and consistent racist rhetoric/ derogatory remarks, WE call on the community to join us in permanently boycotting BP East Wash. (4222 E Washington Ave. at 5;30 P.M. Central)

Additionally, to keep our communities safe, we will meet any hateful behavior, with direct ACTION. On Thursday April 8th, we will be staging a sit-in to DEMAND that the 3 employees responsible be terminated immediately.

We need you with us. Tomorrow we stand together to condemn hate in our community. We will protect the most marginalized people among us.

If you would like to help support this action, and fund food, water, and sign making materials I will leave my information below.

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Support Mine Workers on Strike in Alabama!

United Mine Workers of America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 31, 2021

UMWA issues strike notice at Alabama’s Warrior Met Coal

[TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) yesterday afternoon issued an unfair labor practice strike notice at Warrior Met Coal, Inc., to begin at 10:30 p.m. CDT on April 1, 2021. The notice covers more than 1,100 workers at all of the company’s operations, including the #4 mine, the #5 preparation plant, the #7 mine and its Central Shop.

“Our members are the reason Warrior Met even exists today,” UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts said. “They made the sacrifices to bring this company out of the bankruptcy of Walter Energy in 2016.

“These productive, professional miners at Warrior Met mined the coal that meant the company could become successful again,” Roberts said. “And Warrior Met has capitalized on their hard work, earning tens of millions in profits for their Wall Street owners. They have even rewarded upper management with bonuses of up to $35,000 in recent weeks.

“But today, instead of rewarding the sacrifices and work of the miners, Warrior Met is seeking even further sacrifices from them, while demonstrating perhaps some of the worst labor-management relations we’ve seen in this industry since the days of the company town and company store,” Roberts said.

“Despite repeated attempts by our negotiating team to bridge the differences we have at the bargaining table, Warrior Met is going backwards,” Roberts said. “We have always been ready to reach a fair agreement that recognizes the sacrifices our members and their families made to keep this company alive. At this point, Warrior Met is not.”

The UMWA has filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board relating to Warrior Met’s conduct during negotiations, and expects to prevail on the merits of those charges.

UMWA dues-paying members who participate in picket line or other strike duty will receive bi-weekly strike assistance payments from the union’s Selective Strike fund. The union is procuring health care coverage for members and their families for the duration of the strike.

“Nobody in their right mind ever wants to strike,” Roberts said. “But sometimes the company’s actions and disregard for the welfare of workers and their families forces a strike. This is one of those times. Our members at Warrior Met should know that they have the full backing of the entire International Union and working families across Alabama, the United States and the world. Despite Warrior Met’s apparent appetite for this conflict, we will prevail.”

United Mine Workers of America

Appleton, WI April 24, 2021: Climate Justice Rally

Event by Our Wisconsin Revolution

12 NOON Houdini Plaza, Appleton, WI

Please register for this event: https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/382720

Join us for a Climate Justice Rally in Appleton on Saturday, April 24th! From Noon to 2 p.m., we’ll be gathering on Houdini Plaza to demand climate justice and a sustainable future!

We are calling on elected officials at all levels of government to address the climate crisis with the urgency demanded by science, while creating good jobs and ensuring everyone has clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment.

Our demands are as follows:– We call on Congress to pass, and President Biden to sign, comprehensive legislation that will create millions of good jobs, rapidly decrease greenhouse gas emissions such that we reach zero greenhouse gas emissions no later than 2035, and ensure everyone has clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment.– We call on Governor Evers and legislators in Madison to implement the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change, and pursue 100% clean energy in Wisconsin by at least 2035– We call on our county boards and local common councils to create Offices of Climate Resiliency and Sustainability and hire coordinators to fully implement their Climate Action Plan Proposals.Join us to take action for climate justice and our sustainable future!

Sponsors include:
– ESTHER-Fox Valley
– League of Women Voters of Appleton
– Our Wisconsin Revolution
– PopEarth
– Sunrise Appleton
– Youth Climate Action Team

Please register for this event:
https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/382720/

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Fanmi Lavalas Press Release

Haiti Action Committee is honored to share this unofficial translation of a recent press release from Fanmi Lavalas Political Organization, the people’s party in Haiti.  The statement was issued at a moment of massive protests demanding the ouster of U.S.-backed dictator,  Jovenel Moise.  It highlights the continuing impact of the February 29, 2004 coup that overthrew the democratically elected government of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and stresses the critical importance of community self-defense at a time of brutal repression against the popular movement. We hope you will read this powerful message and distribute it widely.

Fanmi Lavalas Political Organization Press Release
March 2, 2021

Fanmi Lavalas salutes the Haitian people for the colossal February 28th demonstration. As is evident, our struggle is arriving at the crossroads of self-defense. Bravo to all the actors from civil society who have rejoined the struggle of the Haitian people. If, like Fanmi Lavalas, you had started to mobilize after the 2017 electoral coup d’etat, today we would not have a full blown and well entrenched dictatorship. The more all of us victims join in mobilizing together, the closer we will come to uproot the system. Hats off to all!

Indeed, today’s reality clearly lays bare the truth. If there had not been a February 29, 2004 kidnapping coup d’etat, today we would not have a government of kidnappers that causes each and every Haitian citizen to go about with his or her own coffin.

Yes, ever since the 2004 coup d’etat, the masses have never ceased to experience more and more suffering. Massacres, repression, misery, starvation, unemployment, bullets, tear gas, kidnapping… and more. The criminals have not stopped stealing the lands of the peasants. If we can’t go to school, can’t eat, can’t have decent housing, if we don’t have potable water to drink, if we don’t have security, if they are kidnapping us, it is a direct consequence of the 2004 kidnapping coup d’etat.

The February 28th demonstration shows that we are reaching a juncture that will require self-defense. It is a sacred and legitimate right to defend oneself. It will be at this crossroads of our struggle that victory will come forth. No matter what, we must establish a transition with a Sali Piblik government – a government for the public’s safety. The solution is in the hands of we the people, we the majority, we who are the mightiest power.

The dew of tyranny gleams until the sun of the majority population arises.

Alone we are weak,
Together we are strong,
All together we are Lavalas

For the Executive Committee,
Dr. Maryse Narcisse
Joel Edouard Vorbe
Dr. Myrtho Julien
Agronomist Anthony Dessources

CONTACT US

action.haiti@gmail.com

Copyright 2021 – Haiti Action Committee   

Indigenous Youth Take to DC Streets With Demands to #ShutDownDAPL and #StopLine3

https://bit.ly/3duWh9t

byAndrea Germanos, staff writer

A group of Indigenous youth activists rallied in the nation’s capital on Thursday to demand President Joe Biden reject fossil fuel pipelines including Line 3 and the Dakota Access Pipeline.

“We came to D.C. to give the fossil fuel snake back to the U.S. We don’t want the pipelines you snaked through our communities without our consent,” said organizers.

“Climate chaos is here. We cannot wait,” they said, and urged Biden to #BuildBackFossilFree….

Indigenous activists gathered in Washington, D.C on Thursday to demand to demand the Biden administration stop the Line 3 and Dakota Access pipelines.
Indigenous activists gathered in Washington, D.C. on Thursday to demand to demand the Biden administration stop the Line 3 and Dakota Access pipelines. (Photo: Nadahness Greene)

Detroit, April 10, 2021: March against DPD carrying out illegal evictions

Event by Detroit Will BreatheBlack 3utterfly Association and 9 others

Come out for a unity march against illegal evictions carried out by DPD!Residents Continue to Come forward to tell their own stories of Detroit Police Carrying out Evictions.

They Demand:

1. Fire Police Officers Who Help Landlords Illegally Evict Tenants

2. Create & Implement City Wide Changes and Supervision

3. Hold Landlords Accountable
Audit Police Involved Evictions and Make the Findings Public

4. Compensation for Every Victim

Flyers Available Here:
Color:
https://drive.google.com/…/16KbLK4iJig3W1…/view…Black & White
https://drive.google.com/…/16NCzduuvdRqQPd6h6oo…/view…

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