March for KTL Lives: Washington Park, Milwaukee

Shared from a Facebook event, found here.

We need justice. Please come stand with Karen (Kah-REN) people from Milwaukee, help them get their home back, honor the lives lost on the battlefields, and the innocents who have to run from their own homes.

You may have heard about protests and a coup in the country called Myanmar, or Burma. Its a very intense and confusing conflict that hasn’t been covered very well in US media, but when Myanmar was established, its borders were imposed on a few different ethnic groups in the area. Some of these groups have been subject to terrible oppression and genocide for decades. That violence is getting worse under the military dictatorship.

We’re marching in solidarity with one of those groups, called the Karen. I know, nowadays the first thing people think of when they hear the name Karen is white women acting up, but it’s also a people who have been running, dying, and surviving under different military regimes since 1949. Many lives were lost, even under the democratic government before the recent coup.

The Karen call their homeland Kaw Thoo Lei, which means “land without evil.”

Karen homes are being burned, their land bombed, women raped, men and even children killed. Children have been trained early to become soldiers for the Tatmadaw military that is killing protesters in the streets so much today.

******SCHEDULE OF EVENTS******
11:00am******
Speakers, Singers, Flyers, T-shirts, Snacks, Water, Music & More (we will also pass out signs to hold up during the march – no need to bring your own unless you want to!)
WASHINGTON PARK, MILWAUKEE, WI

12:00pm******
March – cars, bikes, skateboards, other ways of transport also encouraged!
(Specific route is TBA – we will get everyone back to Washington Park by 3:00pm)

Please invite, share, and help to raise awareness!

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Find more information about what’s happening in Myanmar here.

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DIY Stickers: East Side, Milwaukee

Nice little DIY stickers have been popping up all over the East Side and Riverwest for years. These USPS stickers can be found at any post office, and they’re free to take. Next time you’re sending off some packages or even just out for a walk, feel free to pop in and grab a stack for yourself so you too can see your work up here!

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Free Old Law Captives Now: Ring Street Bridge Banner Drop, Milwaukee Wi

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A banner drop on the Ring Street walking bridge over I-43, “John Tate Free Old Law Captives Now #ParoleWatch2021”

John Tate is the Parole Board commissioner, and though he’s made some progress in releasing people, he has yet to go far enough. He could make much more substantial decarceration moves, but continues not to. Despite Mr Tate having reduced the requirements for old law prisoners who qualify for a parole hearing, deferrals and denials continue. So far, since he’s taken over, they’ve release about 10% of the old law prisoners in Wisconsin. With only 1 person being re-incarcerated, due to something unrelated to their initial arrest, it’s unjustifiable to continue holding people in cages.

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Amnesty For All—Remnants of 2020: Milwaukee, Wi

On a walk about the neighborhood, I spotted this poster originally posted by Sprout Distro on 9/13/2020. The arrests may be behind us, but the trials are ongoing.

Let’s make sure we’re supporting all the people who joined us in the streets in 2020, and anyone who’s facing charges as a result of the protests this summer. There was a great amount of support for people at the time of arrest, with bailfunds being donated to, etc. Let’s keep it rolling as trials begin.

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More AAPI Solidarity Wheatpasting : South Side, Milwaukee

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As anti-Asian violence continues across the country, some anarchists went out on the southside of Milwaukee and wheatpasted some of the posters designed by Just Seeds.

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Fuck White Supremacy, Defend AAPI: Lower East Side/Downtown, Milwaukee

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This last year of the pandemic has been hard on all of us, but for the 3,800+ Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) who have been victimized, it could have been better. The multitude of race-based bigotry that has gone relatively unnoticed by the media, and therefore the public, has predominately targeted women and has even prompted the formation of defense patrols in some of the more heavily targeted US cities. Here in Milwaukee, we saw just one very PC, very faith-based, rally in support of AAPI communities – sadly, the pigs were even invited to speak. We chose to remind the public that the anti-AAPI hate must stop, that we DO have a right to exist here, and that defense of AAPI lives is a duty we ALL must take part in. Around the city, pedestrians and hop-riders will see colorful posters, provided by JustSeeds that remind Milwaukeeans that THIS IS OUR HOME TOO.

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27th Street Bridge: Raise The Wage!

Badass #RaiseTheWage banner spotted on the 27th Street Bridge on the Southside of Milwaukee.

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Banner over Burleigh: Milwaukee, Wi

Spotted this banner on a bridge over Burleigh.

“Abolition Can’t Wait: Defund Police!”

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Billboard Rewording: Milwaukee, Wi

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This stupid billboard used to say “Answering the toughest call” & “Bravery! Pass it on.” Being a cop legally entitles a person to murder if they simply site feeling afraid. It is the perfect job for a coward.

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Solidarity Action & Fireworks Outside Oshkosh Correctional: Oshkosh, Wi

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Oshkosh CI has had over 1,000 positive COVID19 test results, this is the second highest in the DOC system. Between March and December 1 of 2020, ten people at OSCI died.

The DOC has reported 23 deaths from COVID19 across the system, more than that have very likely died.

There are 1,494 people currently held in OSCI risking their lives daily. Mourn the dead and fight like hell for the living!!

Date taken: 12/31/2020 Location: Oshkosh WI.

 

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