Peace and Justice Organizations call for Freedom for Julian Assange

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Imprisoned Wikileaks founder, journalist and free speech champion Julian Assange today faces life imprisonment for telling the truth about U.S. war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and at the U.S. torture base in Guantanamo Bay. [read more]

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Organizations:  United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ), ANSWER coalition, Code Pink, Black Alliance for Peace, International Action Center, US Peace Council, Veterans For Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), World Beyond War, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, Popular Resistance, Alliance for Democracy, Ban Killer Drones, People’s Opposition to War, Imperialism and Racism, Free Palestine Movement, International Solidarity Movement (Northern Calif), Palestine Children’s Welfare Fund, Syria Solidarity Movement, NakbaTour, Resumen Latinoamericano, One State Assembly, Association for Investment in Popular Action, Upstate NY Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars, Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War, Sanctions kill Coalition.

Individuals:  Margaret Kimberley, Ann Wright, Ajamu Baraka, Medea Benjamin, Gerry Condon, Joe Lombardo, Kathy Kelly, Cindy Sheehan, Margaret Flowers, Bahman Azad, Sara Flounders, David Swanson, Brian Becker, Jeff Mackler, Jodie Evans, Bruce Gagnon, Nancy Price, Darien De Lu, Cassia Laham, Judy Bello, Rhonda Ramiro

Manitowoc, January 16, 2022: MLK Celebration Activities

After a time of discernment and the input from our planning group as well as other health experts, we are scaling back our MLK Weekend events. We believe that Dr. and Mrs. King would support community health safety during these pandemic times. We strongly encourage participants to adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols for our events.

[Note: There will be ongoing events in the spring and summer of 2022 and we plan on having our next MLK weekend in January 2023.]

Facebook Event:

List of Events, Sunday, January 16, 2022:

10:00 am – The Rev Kerri Parker, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Council of Churches will speak during worship at First Presbyterian Church (502 N 8th Street, Manitowoc) Also Livestream at:

5:00 pm – The community will gather in the Farmer’s Market Parking Lot to hear the official MLK proclamation read by Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels and remarks by others. We will then move to the 8th Street bridge with electric candles for a solemn vigil as we listen to the “I Have a Dream Speech”

For more information: 414-704-4571

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January 17, 2022: 19th Annual Virtual Detroit MLK Day Rally

For Immediate Release
Media AdvisoryEvent: 19th Annual Virtual Detroit MLK Day Rally
Date: Mon. Jan. 17, 2022
Virtual Rally: 11:00am-12:30pm (links will be provided)
MLK Website:

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jan 17, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: 2022 Detroit MLK DayRegister in advance for this webinar:…/reg…/WN_f7R1w_ZPTUyaX8WwlS6XAQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.Join the Detroit MLK Committee and a host of other organizations and activists in our commemoration of the 93rd birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968).

The event will be a virtual rally streamed live over Facebook and You Tube from 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST.Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, we have decided to hold the event virtually again for the second year in a row.

The event comes at a time of rising uncertainty and social crises in the United States and the world. Racism and racist violence are on the increase and is fueling the attacks on voting rights, housing security and quality education.Environmental racism and rapid degradation of the planet is now a primary issue for all social justice activists.

In Detroit and its environs, thousands of homes have been flooded and permanently damaged while the corporate-oriented City administration, state and federal governments have failed to provide adequate relief to the hundreds of thousands impacted.

On an international level the Pentagon is continuing its war drive throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Despite the defeat of the U.S. military in Afghanistan, Pentagon troops remain in their bases across the globe. We demand the ending of the Pentagon budget and the funding of peoples’ needs, not war and exploitation. Dr. King’s legacy encompasses all of these concerns. We must organize, mobilize and struggle vigorously for the eradication of all of these injustices taking place in the U.S.

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Milwaukee, December 19, 2021: Voces de la Frontera Member Holiday Party! ¡Fiesta para los Miembros!

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Join us this Sunday at 11am at our Milwaukee office as we celebrate the end of the year and all of the work we’ve done together to advance immigrant, worker and student rights.

Member Holiday Party

Sunday, December 19 

11:00am – 1:00pm

Voces de la Frontera

1027 S. 5th St

Milwaukee, WI 53204

RSVP on Facebook

Food and drinks will be provided. Attendees must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend and are encouraged to wear masks when they aren’t eating or drinking.

Thanks, and we hope to see you this Sunday at 11am!

-Voces de la Frontera team

Estimado amigo,

Acompáñenos este domingo a las 11 am en nuestra oficina de Milwaukee mientras celebramos el fin de año y todo el trabajo que hemos hecho juntos para promover los derechos de inmigrantes, trabajadores y estudiantes.

Fiesta para los Miembros 

Domingo, 19 de Diciembre 

11:00am – 1:00pm

Voces de la Frontera

1027 S. 5th St

Milwaukee, WI 53204

RSVP en Facebook

Comida y bebida serán proveídas. Los asistentes deben mostrar prueba de la vacuna COVID-19 para asistir y se les anima a usar máscaras cuando no estén comiendo o bebiendo.

Gracias, y esperamos verte este domingo a las 11 am!

Equipo de Voces

Voces de la Frontera
1027 S. 5th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53204
United States


Cuba Defeats Covid-19 with Learning, Science, and Unity

BY W. T. Whitney

Cubans have wholeheartedly carried out masking, social-distancing, testing and quarantining. Cuba’ s bio-medical research and production facilities created five anti-Covid vaccines. As of December 3, 90.1 percent of Cubans had received their first dose; 82.3 percent of them were fully vaccinated. Only seven other countries have higher rates. (1) Trials showed that Cuba’s workhorse Abdala and Soberana 02 vaccines were protective for over 90 percent of vaccine recipients. More

Destruction of the Soviet Union: A crime without statute of limitations

December 16, 2021 United Communist Party of Russia

Statement of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the United Communist Party of Russia (OKP) in connection with the 30th anniversary of the unconstitutional liquidation of the USSR in December 1991.

In December 1991, the largest state on the planet, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the first ever socialist state of workers and peasants, disappeared from the political map of the world.

In the context of the general crisis of Gorbachev’s “perestroika” policy, few people paid attention to the blatant violation of all conceivable and inconceivable constitutional procedures during the “dissolution” of the united socialist homeland. In its swiftness, it resembled either the shameful flight from the sinking ship of the completely bankrupt political elite of the “perestroika-reformers” headed by President Gorbachev, or the finale of a carefully planned action designed to put an end to the history of Soviet socialism, which was played out like clockwork before the eyes of the disoriented and disorganized Soviet people.

There is no doubt that at the time of the proclamation of “perestroika,” Soviet society needed changes, but at every turn the rational renewal of the country on the basis of socialism was opposed by voluntarist innovations in the spirit of the convergence of the socialist and capitalist systems. Thus, instead of scientifically grounded improvement of the Soviet command-distribution planning system, experiments were imposed on society to introduce capitalist market mechanisms into the socialist economy with the orientation of the entire national economic complex of the country towards the priority of profit, and, consequently, the formation of a system of consumer relations. 

This, in turn, created fertile ground for manifestations of individual and collective egoism, the shadow economy, the social differentiation of Soviet society — shameful social phenomena that discredited Soviet socialism in the eyes of the working people. Obvious failures in the ideological sphere and the transformation of the ruling Communist Party of Soviet Union from the political vanguard of society into a bureaucratic mechanism of government led to the depoliticization of communists and non-party people, to people’s disbelief in the proclaimed slogans and ideals, and contributed to the growth of social apathy and cynicism.

Taken together, the above circumstances and phenomena contributed to the formation of conditions for internal counterrevolution, expanded its social base, thereby facilitating the subversive activities of the forces of international reaction and anti-communism against the USSR and the socialist bloc. The policy of “perestroika,” designed to eradicate these tendencies according to Gorbachev’s assurances, carried out without a proper systematic approach, by the empirical method of trial and error, quickly moved from the stage of renewal of socialism to its actual dismantling. The events of August 1991 removed the last barriers to the forces that openly advocated the elimination of the socialist system and the Soviet Union itself, which makes us speak not so much about the spontaneous disintegration of the system, but about completely controlled and clearly coordinated processes….

In honor of the 80th anniversary of the Red Army’s 1941 anti-Nazi counter-offensive near Moscow, representatives of the United Communist Party and other left organizations laid flowers at the “Moscow – Hero City” monument Dec. 6. Photo: OKP