Archive for the ‘Call to Action’ Category

and it is time that we as a people put an end to this foul and dirty rotten system.

Let it be known that our liberal democrats support this.

Schumer, Gillibrand Co-Sponsor Senate Bill That Would Make Boycotting Israel A Felony

Both of New York’s Senators have signed on to a bill that would criminalize any attempt by Americans to boycott Israel, according to a new report.
According to The Intercept, Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are among 43 U.S. Senators who have co-sponsored the Anti-Israel Boycott Act, a bill that the ACLU wote is “antithetical to free speech protections enshrined in the First Amendment” in a letter to lawmakers urging them to oppose the bill.
The Senate bill appears to target the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement that seeks to pressure Israel to end its occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip through economic isolation. Under the terms of the bill, a pair of U.S. laws that prohibit U.S. citizens from supporting a boycott request from a foreign government against an ally of the United States would be updated to specifically prohibit Americans from supporting international boycott efforts against Israel.

To read the full article go to HERE.

To watch a video of the destruction and life in Gaza go to Institute for Middle East Understanding.

Can you say with me that such people as these two should be jailed for war crimes against the people of GAZA.   This blog supports the boycott of Israel in all manners. and stands in support of the people of Palestine and of Gaza.

 

New Haven Forum
Wednesday, July 19 @ 6:30pm
608 Whitney Ave

Impeach the System!
As the Trump administration takes more and more outrageous reactionary steps, the response from many is that Trump needs to be impeached. Join us to discuss why impeachment is not the solution to overcome the abuse, poverty, bigotry and inequality represented by the Trump administration.

PLUS: Fight the “Alt-Right”!
City after city have been bravely standing up to the growing presense of white supremacy in the US. Recently, New Haven activists and community members also came together to successfully drive out a neo-Nazi group. Join together again to discuss what’s at stake, what the role of the police is in these struggles, and how to ultimately defeat the “alt-right”.

Free event! Refreshments served! Parking lot & street parking available.

Facebook page for this event is HERE.

Antifascist Women Warriors  (photo Its Going Down)

This is an excellent report back from folks who post at Its Going Down.  Elm City Report Back: Keeping the Green Clean. The article opens this way: Saturday, July 8th was a successful day for the U.S antifascist movement. In Charlottesville, VA, the KKK was run out of town. Here in New Haven, a group of fascist and white supremacists attempted to hold a rally on the Green downtown. Members of the nationalist, misogynist Proud Boys, who double as the Connecticut Fraternal Order of Alt-Knights or FOAK chapter, American Guard and neo-Nazi group Identity Evropa showed up in an attempt to “resist socialism” i.e. spread hate around the city. They even had scheduled pseudo-celebrity alt-right Proud Boy Augustus Invictus to speak at the rally.

In preparation, various east coast antifascist crews, local activists from several organizations, and residents from neighborhoods around the Elm City showed the fuck up and shut them the fuck down. A crowd of over 200 marched from one corner of the Green (a large park in the middle of the city) to the other, holding a banner that read “Welcome to Hell” as a show of solidarity with Hamburg and chanting “Run Nazis Run.”

To read the rest of the article go to HERE:

We thank Its Going Down for posting articles that we need to read and need to share with others

HOW TO GET A PROUD BOY OFF THE NEW HAVEN GREEN

Join the flotilla for environment & peace in front of the Pentagon on Sept. 16, 2017

One week before the #NoWar2017: War and the Environment conference, World Beyond War will work with the Backbone Campaign and other allies to organize a flotilla for the environment and peace, bringing kayaktivism to Washington, D.C. Pentagon war making is a leading cause of world-wide environmental degradation.

WHEN: 9 a.m. ET Saturday, September 16, 2017
WHERE: The Pentagon Lagoon right in front of the Pentagon.

Boating access to the Pentagon Lagoon is located at the boat launch area at the Columbia Island Marina. The Marina may be accessed by car from the southbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

The Lagoon has relatively still water, sheltered from the forces of the wind and the current in the Potomac River. We will paddle our kayaks, canoes, row boats, sail boats, and inflatable rafts a very short distance to the perfect spot for photographs. This is about the easiest boating experience imaginable outside of a swimming pool or bathtub. But we want safety to be the top priority. Everyone must have a life jacket. And we are offering two free optional kayak training sessions, on August 12 in St. Mary’s City, MD, and August 26, at the Columbia Island Marina (sign up for one or both when you click here to join the flotilla). (more…)

In the face of the assault waged against working class and poor communities and the environment by the Trump Administration a grassroots People’s Congress of Resistance will convene in Washington, D.C. on September 16 and 17, 2017.

The corrupt U.S. Congress represents and serves the already-rich and is regularly paid off by the 15,000 lobbyists who constitute a shadow government in Washington. It is not and cannot be the voice of the people. It is dominated by two corrupt political parties – neither of which is truly representative of the people.

The People’s Congress of Resistance will be the voice of the people – an expression of direct democracy of those who are left out and kept out of the Congress of plutocrats.

Facebook page HERE.

See: People’s Congress of Resistance for all updates.

Preamble

The United States Congress does not represent the people who live and work in the United States. Given the threat posed by the Trump regime, the people must take matters into our own hands, together, and claim the power we already have.

The People demand a new Congress, a fighting Congress of the working class of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, genders and ages. We must create a Congress of communities under attack by the reactionary Trump agenda and fighting back against it, a Congress of the grassroots and the working class, of resisters, organizers, and activists, of everyone who recognizes we can no longer continue as we have. Such a People’s Congress will confront the Congress of the millionaires. It will galvanize the energy of the many groups resisting Trump. It will demonstrate that this is what democracy looks like.

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Socialist Action CT is inviting you to help shape the direction of the environmental justice movement in Connecticut. You will have a chance to make proposals on actions, education, policies, structure and more.

350 CT General Assembly

Sunday August 13 * 11am
Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford, CT

Are you a climate activist?

Have you ever had an idea that would inspire people to join the climate movement in CT?

Do you have skills or experience that can help 350 CT speed up the transition away for fossil fuels?

Being a member-driven organization means we ALWAYS value & welcome new ideas, improvements, and even criticism at our regular meetings.

We have scheduled an assembly in August for this specific purpose. We need as many climate activists as possible to join us to propose, discuss and adopt policies, practices, structures, and action proposals that will make 350 CT successful in creating a Fossil-Free Future.

Remember, our voices are stronger when they are joined together!

For more information:
Visit 350CT.org
Email organizers@350ct.org
Call 203-350-3508