See bottom for links to various struggles/organizations.
Happy New Year —
**Help build the People’s Assembly!
–Sat, Jan 28, 2017: 12 PM – 4 PM
700 S Salisbury St / Raleigh, NC 27601
2017 must be a time uniting our strength, developing greater political insight and a collective, strategic action plan!
Join and help build the People’s Assembly. The past few weeks have shown us just a glimpse about what we are up against at the state and Federal levels. The recent convening of 2017 Session of Congress announced major plans to attack health care and Federal employees rights on their first day. Trump has appointed corporate and Wall St. executives and enemies of the working class and oppressed peoples to his cabinet, wealthy elites that hate the very people their departments are designed to safeguard. The right-wing in Raleigh is trying to maintain their control of the Governor’s office and has made power grabs altering control in many state departments. We have to fight back and our movements MUST DIG DEEPER INTO OUR COMMUNITIES, SCHOOLS AND WORKPLACES if we are to be more united than ever.
We must develop the People’s Assembly as the front line of resistance, uniting all the organizing forces in our communities, schools and workplaces and engaging newly active people. At the last assembly on December 4th, 2016 we had representatives from many of the local struggles for Black, immigrant, Muslim, worker, woman, environmental and electoral rights and power. But we must continue to unite and learn from the many other battlefronts and struggles that are fighting back. We must learn lessons from each other’s practice, struggle and organizing so that we can raise our collective mass political consciousness. We must learn together about the critical role and timely need for the Peoples Assembly organizing process as an independent political action necessity in 2017!
We need your help to develop a People’s Assembly process to serve as a fundamental component of sharing reports, learning from each other, strengthening a democratic, bottom-up grassroots movement to engage a stronger vision and struggle for working peoples power and transformative change in our communities, workplaces and society.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT PEOPLES ASSEMBLY ON JANUARY 28TH !
–Sat, Dec 3, 2016: Shut Down Trump and the KKK!
No white supremacy & state violence. FB Event.
–OCT4, 2016:No More Strange Fruit! Call to Action from Charlotte Uprising. FB Event.
Take Action Now! Let protests sweep nation after Keith Lamont Scott murder: Read more
**SEPT 24, 2016; 1pm: SHOW UP IN CHARLOTTE :A call to mobilize 1,000s against police violence
March starting from Marshall Park in Uptown Charlotte / 800 East 3rd St.
All ages, rain or shine
–Eyewitness account / Bond Fund for Charlotte protesters / NYC FB Protest/ Balt FB Protest
Keith Lamont Scott was a 43 year old Black Father who was Autistic.
On Tuesday September 20, 2016 Keith was sitting inside of his car reading a book when an undercover Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Officer by the name of Brentley Vinson ran up to his car and shot him Four times, killing him.
Folks were out in the streets that night until early Wed. morning, shutting down I-85 (a major interstate) for several hours up until 4am. Demonstrators were teargassed and cops were flashbanging. At the height of the action, Facebook cut almost all livefeeds, so some people couldn’t catch on camera when the teargassing began.Local organizers are meeting to strategize and then canvassing to build further actions.
People’s Assembly Forum
Sat, Sept 17, 2016 / 3 – 6pm
6317 Angus Drive, Raleigh
Join the Triangle Unity May Day Coalition for a forum to discuss, plan, and take action to begin to build for a broader series of People’s Assemblies before and after the 2016 elections. Click for more details.
Southern Workers School participants from 6 Southern states gathered for the 8th Session of the 2016 School of the Southern Workers Assembly — discussing strategic worker organizing and how to use the 2016 Presidential elections climate to help organize workers into unions. Learning lessons from the Verizonstrike lead by Communication Workers Union and organizing lessons of public workers by UE150 NC Public Service Workers Union, and historic lessons from International Longshorman Association Local 1422 and Raise Up. See FB . Also http://southernworker.org/
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 / 1pm
#FightFor15 march on the old Confederacy in Richmond!
Monroe Park, Richmond, VA