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Blaze Bernstein

Samuel Woodward, the man charged with murdering College sophomore Blaze Bernstein, was part of an extremist, neo-Nazi group, according to a report published by the nonprofit news organization ProPublica on Jan. 26.  Based on the accounts of three sources with close knowledge of Woodward’s past, ProPublica reported that Woodward has been a member of the Atomwaffen Division, which the Southern Poverty Law Center listed in 2016 as an active hate crime group. The Anti-Defamation League has described the group as “a loose group of neo-Nazis” that has been targeting college campuses. The group was allegedly among a range of other alt-right organizations behind the racist flyers that appeared at various American universities, including Penn, in late 2016. For more on this see HERE.

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Rest In Power

To honor the life of College sophomore Blaze Bernstein, the Kelly Writers House will host a memorial on campus on Feb. 18.
The goal of the memorial, which was planned in collaboration with Bernstein’s friends and other Penn administrators, is to memorialize Bernstein in a way that would be most fitting to who he was, said Bernstein’s pre-major advisor Jamie-Lee Josselyn.   To read more go to HERE.

These neo-Nazi scum mean business. We must form a united front with all who oppose them and send them packing.

For more on this see from Huffington Post White Supremacists are Targeting College Students Like Never Before.



From the Gay Liberation Network, Chicago


Shut Down Racism, War & Bigotry

on 1st Anniversary of Trump

When Trump and the 1% attack, we will fight back!

A year into his and presidency, Trump, the 1% and the establishment are feeling more confident that they will not have to face resistance in the streets.

They have gone on the offensive, approving the racist travel ban, empowering racist police departments and ICE, attacking Native lands and the environment. They’re promoting the Tax Plan assault which threatens Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security.

They’re threatening LGBTQ rights through phony “religious liberty” laws and a forthcoming Supreme Court decision. These moves threaten equal access to public accommodations, a basic right won by the black-led Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, today using hostility against LGBTQs as a wedge to attack a basic right that should be guaranteed to all oppressed people.

On an international front, they’re funding and escalating the Saudi genocide in Yemen, preparing for a disastrous war against perhaps Korea or Iran, backing election fraud against a progressive candidate in Honduras, threatening net neutrality, attacking the Arab and Muslim world by declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel and much, much more.

Trump and the congress of millionaire’s agenda of unrestrained capitalism and white supremacy and the warmongering and fake resistance of democratic politicians can only be defeated by a united people’s movement to stop racist police terror, imperialist war, environmental destruction, the fascist mobilization and the attacks on immigrants and all oppressed people.

We stand with and will continue to defend immigrants, LGBTQ people, Muslims, People of Color, women, workers, the youth, poor people, the disabled and all those who are under attack!

The initiating cosponsors of this action are BLM Women of Faith, Answer Chicago & People United Against Oppression. They can be contacted at 773.885.3991. Please join and share the Facebook event here.

Additional co-sponsors are: Chicago Students Union; Freedom First International; Gay Liberation Network; Illinois Green Party; Centro Autónomo de Albany Park, Chicago; Anakbayan Chicago: International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines – Midwest; Free from Harm; Chicago Chapter of Veterans for Peace; La Voz de los de Abajo; Chicago Campaign to Expose Crisis Pregnancy Centers; Kofi Ademola, an activist in the Movement for Black Lives; International Socialist Organization; Refuse Fascism Chicago; Chicago Workers World Party; The Party for Socialism and Liberation Chicago; Chicagoland Teamsters Against chump; Albany Park, North Park, Mayfair Neighbors for Peace and Justice; Chicago Socialist Alternative; Chicago Stop Moving Backwards; No War on North Korea; Party for Socialism and Liberation – Milwaukee; Wisconsin Bail Out The People Movement; Southwest Suburban Activists; March 19th Anti-War Coalition; No Amazon HQ in Chicago; and Justicia en Ayotzinapa Comité Chicago.

In from Autostraddle via No Justice No Pride

Black Lesbian Kerrice Lewis, 23, Shot and Burned Alive in Washington DC

Written and Posted by Riese 1/7/2018

On December 28th, residents of the 800 block of Adrian Place SE in Washington DC called police after hearing multiple gunshots, and officers arrived around 7:20 PM to find a Lexus on fire, and a woman’s body inside it. Some residents now say they could hear the victim, 23-year-old black butch lesbian Kerrice Lewis, screaming from the trunk, where she’d been stuffed before the car was set on fire. She was unconscious, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, and by the time medics arrived, she was gone.

Lewis’s grandfather, William Sharp, raised Lewis from when she was around 11 years old, after her mother died of a brain aneurysm. Her father was tragically murdered in Washington DC a year later. “Anytime you lose a family member, especially like this, it just rips your heart out,” Sharp told Fox 5.

Sharp described Lewis as a “free spirit” who was “full of life” and that she would “light up a room, just talking and laughing.” Lewis had understandably struggled as a teenager after the deaths of both of her parents, and her grandfather said she’d spent time in jail, but had been doing well lately and doing construction work. Her grandfather said she “was very excited because she had just finished taking some classes and was looking forward to taking some more.”

Her ex-girlfriend and best friend, Mercedes Rouhlac, still talked to Lewis every day, and said, “No matter what, she still loved me and my son.”

Lewis was murdered just a week after a brutal quadruple homicide in upstate New York took the lives of a family that included a 5-year-old girl, and 11-year old boy, their 36-year-old mother and her 22-year old girlfriend who, like Lewis, was masculine-of-center. An arrest was made in that case a few days later. (more…)

It’s almost our one-year anniversary—and while we will be bringing our power to the polls in Las Vegas on January 21, Women’s March state organizers are holding marches, rallies and actions throughout the anniversary weekend.

Many people thought the Women’s March was the peak moment of the resistance. But it wasn’t—It was just the beginning. The weekend of January 20-21, we will gather again, in Las Vegas and in cities and towns across the country. Because our resistance is stronger than ever.

Find a march near you. 
We’ve created a map of all of the official Women’s March events taking place on January 20 and 21 to help you find a Women’s March anniversary event near you! And if you can’t find one in your state, use this tool to host one!

2017 was the Year of Women. 2018 will be too.

In community,

Women’s March
P.S. Want to support our work in 2018? Donate to Women’s March today!

Let’s just hope that there is no monkey business with the recount. A big thank you to all  voters of Alabama who voted against this man and his racist, homophobic, sexist crap. A big thank you to the African American voters who saved us from this evil. Onward and chase all like him from public office.

Story for the NY Times Moore

“I was born in a bourgeois community and had some of the better things in life, but I found that there were more people starving than there were people eating, more people that didn’t have clothes than did have clothes, and I just happened to be one of the few. So I decided that I wouldn’t stop doing what I’m doing until all those people are free.”

“I believe I’m going to die doing the things I was born to do. I believe I’m going to die high off the people. I believe I’m going to die a revolutionary in the international revolutionary proletarian struggle.”

From the Hampton Institute.

Folks traveled far and wide to pay their last respects to our namesake, Chairman Fred Hampton. Hampton and Mark Clark were assassinated in a coordinated effort by Chicago PD, Cook County SWAT, and the FBI on this day (December 4) in 1969.

Chairman Fred was 21 years old on the day of his death. He died advocating for “international proletarian revolution”:

“We got to face some facts. That the masses are poor, that the masses belong to what you call the lower class, and when I talk about the masses, I’m talking about the white masses, I’m talking about the black masses, and the brown masses, and the yellow masses, too.

We’ve got to face the fact that some people say you fight fire best with fire, but we say you put fire out best with water. We say you don’t fight racism with racism. We’re gonna fight racism with solidarity. We say you don’t fight capitalism with no black capitalism; you fight capitalism with socialism.”

He died advocating for black liberation via working-class emancipation. He died as a champion for all people. It is in his memory that we carry out this struggle.

In solidarity.