Archive for November, 2014

As posted on our facebook page. What can we say except we know that people like military police, police, the army will stoop to all levels as they always have. Thanks to Norman and Paola De Lorenzo for passing this on.

This video captures images worthy of investigation. The video seems to show military-clad police setting fire to a car outside of auto parts store. The store and…


Photo Christopher Hutchinson

Fight for $15 and the right to unionize!
Join us:
December 4 – 11:30am
Old State House Square Pavilion (Food Court)
30 State House Square – Hartford, CT

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Julie,, 202-645-5710

Judy Dworin Performance Project Presents

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One Night Only, Monday December 8, 2014 at Hartford Stage at 7:30 p.m.

In My Shoes brings the authentic voices and real-life experiences of women from prison to the stage, in this spirited, soul-searching performance piece. With startling clarity and compassion, In My Shoes examines the choices and twists of fate that lead to incarceration; the perseverance and hope, atonement and redemption found in walks during “time in;” the pathways out of prison; and what it means to be truly free. It is performed with warmth and wit by six women who have reentered Connecticut communities from York Correctional Institution, joined by JDPP’s award-winning Ensemble in a riveting and provocative evening that should not be missed!

We support Judy Dworin Performance Project and have enjoyed the art produced over the 25 years of the Projects life. If one could compare dance performance to writing her work resembles more that of a great poet than someone writing flowery prose or imitation. Judy Dworin takes issues that we need to stop and explore, puts them up on the stage and says what needs to be said. We know while attending a performance of the Judy Dworin Performance Project we are in the presence of art and from the opening to the ending these works are guaranteed to move us from one place to the next.

For more information on Judy Dworin Performance Project see HERE.

Get Your Tickets Today!

One Night Only, Monday December 8, 2014 at Hartford Stage at 7:30 p.m.

Purchase Tickets Online Here!

(snow date: Monday, December 15th)

General Admission $25

Seniors and Let’s Go Arts Members $15

Students $10

Special Pre-Performance reception (only 100 tickets available!) $75

Help us fund our programs in this our 25th year by purchasing a ticket to our Pre-Performance reception by December 1st for $75. A portion of the ticket price will be considered a donation to JDPP. These special tickets include reserved seats, hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, and a meet and greet with best-selling novelist Wally Lamb all beginning at 5:30 p.m.!

To order tickets over the phone please call our office at 860-527-9800


In from Payday Men’s Network in collaboration with the Women’s Global Strike

“Refusing to Kill” features seven Refuseniks from around the world speaking out against murder, rape & other torture. Payday is an international and multiracial network of men which works with the Global Women’s Strike. The range of participants in this project are impressive.

Follow the links and visit our website for more information. Do write to refusers, whistleblowers and prisoners – your letters will keep them going! Send us your news and circulate this newsletter to help build a stronger international network of refusal.
LONDON THUR 27 November – film showing of “The Whistleblower”, organized by The Whistler at 6pm that day. Based on the true story of Kathry Bolkovac (pictured), a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia who unveils corruption and cover-up amidst a world of UN contingents, private contractors, and diplomatic doubletalk.
INTERNATIONAL WED 17 December –  celebrate Chelsea Manning’s birthday! So far, events planned in Berlin, Boston, Istanbul, London, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Venice. Over 50 musicians, actors & Nobel laureates signed a statement supporting whistleblowers. Sign & circulate the Amnesty International petition demanding Chelsea’s pardon.
Don’t miss the film “Kill the Messenger”, the story of Gary Webbwho, in 1996, a reporter on a small newspaper who blew the whistle on a CIA drug operation in South Central Los Angeles aimed at undermining the Black movement and funding murder and destabilization in Nicaragua through arming the Contras.
LONDON ongoing –  Support Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder. Join the vigil at the Ecuadorian embassy in London: Tue, Wed, Thu4 -6pm and Sat5.30 – 6.30pmCAMPAIGNING NEWS


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New Haven community takes streets for Mike Brown

photo credit: Shelton Tucker, from Liberation News.

At the rally In New Haven, “Norman Clement, an Indigenous organizer and PSL member, said: “There is a river of blood from Plymouth Rock to Ferguson tonight. It has been there since this nation’s inception.” Clement went on to discuss the history of the police and military — institutions created to catch runaway slaves and massacre Indigenous people. He urged the people to take action and continue fighting for one another. The community agreed that police brutality is an epidemic of racist oppression throughout the country and can only be struck down through a militant fightback movement in the streets.”

See the rest of the story from Liberation, newspaper for the Party for Socialism and Liberation, New Haven Community Takes To The Streets For Mike Brown.

Footage from around CT last night…. as posted on Hartford Area-Ferguson Solidarity Witness.…/lack-of-indictment-in-ferguson-spawns-n…/

NEW BRITAIN–When the announcement came that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson on any of the five…