The Movement Against Police Brutality and Racism

Public Forum with activists involved in the ongoing movement against police brutality and institutionalized racism.

Wednesday, June 24th @ 7PM

Thomas Crane Public Library
40 Washington St
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169
Quincy Center T Stop on the Red Line

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1640151019536547

The Jobs Not Jails Movement Needs YOU!

(from Jobs Not Jails)

We are coming together to advance economic and racial justice by ending mass incarceration and ensuring living wage jobs for all. To succeed, we must put “Jobs NOT Jails” in front of every Massachusetts resident and force people to make a choice:

Am I for Mass Incarceration? Or am I for Job Creation?

It’s time to take DIRECT ACTION!

Join us to prepare for the Summer of Solidarity: to create powerful actions in small teams and support people who are suffering in the current criminal justice system.

Training! Saturday, June 27
1:00-4:00 p.m. Freedom House, Dorchester

For more info please contact: Steve O’Neill of EPOCA
steve(AT)exprisoners.org

Two chances to join the Fight for $15 with #WageAction!

(source: #WageAction)

From NY to LA to right here in Mass., the Fight for $15/hour and workers’ rights is continuing to gain momentum.

Join us on Monday, June 15th at 3:00PM as we promote the Fight for $15 at Somerville’s new Assembly Row Shopping Center. We’ll be leafleting and having conversations with retail and restaurant workers about the campaign. Here are the details:

#WageAction: Monday, June 15th at 3:00PM. Meet at the Assembly Square Orange Line MBTA Stop

Click here to RSVP on the Facebook event!

Next week we will also be defending the rights of workers at Logan Airport! Join us in solidarity.

#PovertyWagesDontFly: Wednesday, June 17th Day of Action
7:30AM: Speak Out and Press Conference
@ East Boston Memorial Park (next to the Blue Line Airport MBTA Stop)
3:00PM: Rally @ Massachusetts State House Steps
to Support Airport Workers

To RSVP or for more info on the airport actions, e-mail KSmalls(AT)seiu32bj.org.

On the 15th of every month in 2015, we’re taking action to win $15/hour.

In Solidarity,
The #WageAction Coalition

June SpokesCouncil and #StopSpectra Week of Action!

Hey Everyone!

Lots to share as we head into our June SpokesCouncil, and the #StopSpectra Week of Action, which starts THIS SATURDAY.

Back in April, in coordination with our allies at FANG, we warned Spectra Energy that they had 40 days to stop the AIM Expansion. 40 days have passed.

Here’s an overview of the actions currently planned, or in the works for the coming week:

Saturday, June 6th, 9am, Swampscott, MA

Workshop, March & Rally to Keep Fracked Gas Out of Massachusetts

This event is an amazing demonstration of coordinated action, and will start the week off right. For more information, take a look at the Facebook event, and get in touch with 350MA or FloodBoston and we’ll get you plugged in. https://www.facebook.com/events/837581519689905

Sunday June 7th, FloodBoston SpokesCouncil, 3-6pm Encuentro 5, 9A Hamilton Place, Boston, MA (next to Park Street Station, Suffolk Law, and The Orpheum theatre)

If you are interested in plugging into the #StopSpectra Week of Action and haven’t found a way to engage yet, this is a great opportunity to meet folks who are planning and coordinating actions and get involved.

Monday, June 8th: 350MA Boston Node has organized a day for calling our Senators regarding the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline and the AIM Expansion more broadly. Look out for more details to come on this.

Saturday, June 13th: FRRACS has planned actions at Bank of America locations in Weymouth, Hingham, Quincy, and invites you to join them or organize your own action at your local Bank of America branch. For information, check out nocompressor.wordpress.com

In addition, on the evening of the 13th, I (James), am planning a fundraiser, hopefully at East Meets West Bookstore, to benefit Madii ‘Lii Camp, an Indigenous camp resisting LNG Export in “Northern British Columbia.” I am looking for support on this, so please, if you can help, e-mail me at jameswbillman(AT)gmail.com

In addition, there will be both a FANG Open Mtg during the week, in Providence, and a 350CT Open Mtg, as well as other actions across the Northeast, and in Atlanta and Florida.

For more information and details, stay tuned to www.stopspectra.org and follow @FANG_Together and @FloodBoston on Twitter.”

Onwards in struggle,

James for the FloodBoston Convening Committee

Contact(AT)stopspectra.org

http://floodboston.wordpress.com

Baltimore is Everywhere: Speak Out and Organize against Police Violence

Monday, June 8th @ 6pm
Madison Park High School
75 Malcolm X Boulevard
Roxbury Crossing Station

Hear from victims of police brutality and meet activists who are fighting against racism in this city.

Monica James is a Black trans woman from Chicago who survived years of police abuse, including one brutal beating by a police officer in 2007. Through a community campaign, she successfully fought the 20-80 year sentence that followed, and has since been an inspiring activist in the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Carla Sheffield is the mother of Burrell Ramsey White who was murdered by the BPD in 2012. She has been an activist for justice for her son since he was killed.

Khury Petersen-Smith is a longtime anti-racist activist in Boston and member of the
International Socialist Organization. He has written on the Black Lives Matter movement and spoken from Boston to Australia about the movement’s significance.

Current Sponsors: International Socialist Organization, Families for Justice as Healing, Communist Party of Boston, People of Brookline Against Racism

For more info contact: eladirb(AT)yahoo.com